A Hard Rock resort and accompanying cafe will open in the Maldives next October.

A 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will have 178 rooms, suites, on-land villas and overwater villas.

As with other Hard Rock resorts, the hotel will loan guests Fender guitars and Crosley record players for in-room jam sessions. The hotel will combine modern and tropical architecture with the music memorabilia synonymous with the brand.

The hotel is part of the first phase of the Emboodhoo Lagoon resort development. The Hard Rock will be the first of three hotels to be built at the resort.

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