Are you ready to get wet?

This is what the promotion flyers were asking and last night (Saturday 17th September 2011) those Hard Rockers at Hard Rock Hotel Penang pulled off yet another excellent event and boy, did they get wet for the celebration of their 2nd anniversary with the kick-off of their first Ultimate Foam Party.

The team (or should we call them the “cast” or “crew”) behind the scenes pulled off this exciting and funky fun party with their usual style and professionalism and a great time was had by all.



Speaking to John Primmer, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang since its opening, said of the anniversary event; ” It has been a great two years and we have successfully created unbeatable exciting events, parties and various music showcases in Penang. For holiday goers, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is the choice for all those who are looking for a fun and happening vacation. It’s going to be pretty awesome as we move forward.”

The Ultimate Foam Party may have been the Hard Rock Hotel’s first foam party but it is set to be a permanent fixture on the Calendar. Starting with this Ultimate Foam Party, situated alongside the Hotel’s massive swimming pool, weekly Foam Parties have been slotted into the schedule every Saturday night.

Over 200 people had paid the RM 20 net per Little Rocker (under 12 years old) or RM 30 net per Hard Rocker (12 years+), with the kids fun and excitement in the vanilla flavored foam starting at 5pm until 7pm and then the older Rock Stars (Adults to you and me) started at 7.30pm until midnight.

Smashing Good Time

The tradition of Guitar Smashing has been part of the Rock Star livery since the start of Rock ‘n Roll and at 10pm

General Manager john Primmer, Executive Assistant Manager Shane Coates, and two other Rockers had a smashing time with their guitars. Similar to the way in which a ship is christened with the smashing of a bottle of Champagne on the bow at its launch, Hard Rock hotel Penang christened the 2nd Anniversary of their opening in Penang with the smashing of 4 guitars. This was immediately followed by a sky smashing pyrotechnic display that had the crowd gasping in awe.


The foam pit has a capacity for 100 revelers at a time but with the dance area next to the pool and the floodlit beach beckoning, with additional security guards patrolling the beach for guest security and safety, the venue could easily cater to over 500 people.

A number of top local celebrities were spotted at the event including top Malaysian singer Zainal Abidin; Fly FM Radio Announcers, Ben and Fabes; and Astro TV-Host, Roshan Narayan to name a few. I am sure that future events will have a few well-known faces scattered amongst the crowd too, although with all that foam around will you be able to spot them?


The night featured DJ Desire, an icon to the regular punters of the KL dance scene which is rapidly growing. Regionally, DJ Desire has had her fair share of tours including Singapore, Osaka, Tokyo, Cheng-Du, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taiwan, Jogjakarta, India and Jakarta.


The party really got swinging with Top Malaysian Rap Rock band Dragon Red, whose charismatic front man had the foam covered Rockers partying on throughout the night. To add to the Party, fun and games as well as competitions kept the happy crowd on their toes and a few went home lucky winners of commemorative platinum discs that were originally cut at the opening ceremony of the Hard Rock Hotel Penang two years ago. These highly collectible discs are becoming quite the collectible to have and due to their rarity could be more valuable in time.

In addition there was a dance competition with several bikini and foam clad girls getting up on the side of the foam pool.


Turning Two For The Record Package

In conjunction with the 2nd anniversary, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is offering an exclusive anniversary package, where guests will get a limited edition Gold Record during their stay.

The anniversary package which includes, one night’s accommodation for two, a full buffet breakfast, a Limited Edition Anniversary Gold Record and internet access are as priced below.

Hillview Deluxe Room – RM399++

Seaview Deluxe Room – RM499++

Lagoon Deluxe Room – RM599++

A minimum of 2 night’s stay applies and prices as usual are subject to 10% service charge and 6% Government taxes. Offer valid from now until November 18th, 2011 and blackout dates may apply. For more information contact the Hard Rock Hotel Penang directly – penang.hardrockhotels.net or +604-8811-711