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Hard Rock Cafe KK Sabah Opening April 2015

Hard Rock Cafe KK Sabah Opening April 2015

Hard Rock Cafe KK Sabah is opening on April 2015, and this brings awesome news to the Sabahans as they have been patiently waiting for the HRC KK to open since the announcement a couple of years ago. Finally after renovations, fittings and fixtures, the Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu in Sabah is set to open its doors to the public. Please note the image above is the former rock Shop and it is no longer there. They have moved in to the Hard Rock premises in the mall.

Located at the Oceanus Shopping Mall at the new Waterfront in Kota Kinabalu, this is touted to be the most happening place in KK. The Hard Rock Kota Kinabalu is also being branded as the first Hard Rock Cafe in East Malaysia and the official soft opening date is set for 1st April, 2015 - No, not an April Fool's joke. HRC KK is also located at the Oceanus Waterfront Mall which will offer visitors and diners a beautiful seaside ambiance which is well known in Kota Kinabalu, not forgetting the amazing sunsets here too.

Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu interior design
Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu interior design - Image from Sayang Sabah
Inside the 7,914 square feet cafe, visitors will experience the traditional HRC ambiance where a 114 sets of memorabilia which include a top hat from legendary rock icon Slash (From Guns n Roses), a Silver Chrome G.S. Cort Punisher guitar from Gene Simmons of KISS, a Blue Kramer Pacer guitar from Vivian Campbell of Whitesnake, Rihanna’s Black and White “Boy” outfit, a Fender Stratocaster guitar from Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5, John Lennon of The Beatles outfit from Time magazine cover and many others which was shared by Hard Rock Memorabilia Designer, Giovanni Taliaferro.

Photos of Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Photos of Hard Rock Cafe KK - Images by Sabah Tourism
Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu General Manager Floyd Mervyn Pereira spoke at a media press conference and said that the opening of the cafe will help to bring a positive impact to the tourism industry in Sabah. 
“Kota Kinabalu is not as laid back as people think. I believe the Hard Rock Cafe KK will add to the city’s exciting entertainment scene,”
- HRC KK GM Floyd Mervyn Pereira
Photo of Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu Sabah
The Saxophone Beer Tap at Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu Sabah
According to the GM, the soft launch of Hard Rock Cafe KK will be open to the general public and highlights will include performances from a Filipino popular band called Drizzle with D.N.A. The full lineup for the entire week has yet to be published or announced but rest assured, you will be seeing popular bands and musicians performing here.

Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop Kota Kinabalu Sabah
The Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop outside the Oceanus Mall in Sabah
Hard Rock Cafe KK Merchandise Rock Shop

The Hard Rock Merchandise Rock Shop will also moving from its current location to the Oceanus Waterfront Mall, just below the cafe. Visitors and collectors can find both rock and roll-inspired items as well as classic collectible Hard Rock merchandise at the Rock Shop in Kota Kinabalu.

When I was there in 2014, I noticed quite a number of interesting souvenirs, especially the HRC T-Shirts that came in men's and ladies. The pins will also be a very sought after item, especially on the official opening day so collectors take note of this. 

Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu Sabah Souvenirs
Hard Rock Cafe KK Souvenirs at the Rock Shop - Image Sabah Tourism
For more information, you can visit the Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu website. Or you can go directly there if you are in KK. The address is;

Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu
Unit G-26 & F-28,
Oceanus Waterfront Mall
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Telephone: +(6) 088 - 447 188 / 484 588

Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu will be the fourth Hard Rock location in Malaysia. Other sites of Hard Rock Cafes in Malaysia are Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Melaka. I also did an article on the Hard Rock Hotel Penang a few years ago if anyone is heading in that direction.

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Again, anyone visiting Kota Kinabalu in April will be in for a treat as the HRC KK will open its doors to public. There will be a lot of buzz and I can assure you that this place will be the talk of town for months to come and the entire city will be there after the Hard Rock Cafe KK Sabah Opening in April 2015. See you there! 

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