Costa Rica's Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo to Open in 2019

Hard Rock International is planning to open the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo, Costa Rica's first Hard Rock hotel, in early 2019. Hard Rock is collaborating with Sunwing Travel Group on the 294-room property, which will be located 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport and managed by Blue Diamond Resorts. Papagayo is located in Guanacaste, known for its beaches, landscapes, and wildlife.

"Costa Rica has seen a steady rise in international arrivals and the country's worldwide appeal aligns with our development strategy deeply rooted in expanding into desirable locations," says Marco Roca, global head of hotel development at Hard Rock International. "We look forward to electrifying the destination with a musically-charged differentiated product never before seen in the area." 

The resort will feature The Sound of Your Stay music amenity program, which offers free in-room Fender guitar checkouts; a full-service Rock Spa; and the Rock Royalty Level, with VIP services including preferred room locations, personal assistants, upgraded bath amenities, and other perks. The Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo will feature a vast array of dining options, ranging from an all-day buffet to four a la carte eateries, including a North American steak house, an Asian restaurant, an Italian trattoria, and an internationally inspired eatery.