Hard Rock Punta Cana

Living in the Limelight


  • Casino


  • Interior Design

The Gettys Group entered into a new joint venture with all-inclusive world leader Palace Resorts and The Hard Rock Hotel Development Group to create The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, the largest casino in the Dominican Republic.


The Gettys Interior Design team converted an existing resort’s neutral palette into an energetic Hard Rock Hotel and Casino by layering vibrant colors, using dramatic lighting, playing with textures and utilizing playful memorabilia from the Hard Rock library. The result was an unforgettable, chic statement that brought the Hard Rock essence to life.

The renovation included the guestrooms, suites and public areas, successfully blending the relaxing expectations of a Caribbean vacation with the rock ‘n’ roll soul of Hard Rock. We designed the main lobby, VIP check-in, Rock Shop, retail and restaurant corridor, three internal patios, group check-in and a pre-function space. We also administered and coordinated construction on-site.

Our success at the Hard Rock hotel in Macau established our strong working relationship with the Hard Rock brand at the outset of this project. The resort is fully equipped to handle the largest events, from rock concerts to small, intimate occasions, offering more than 65,00 sf of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.


  • 2015 U.S. News Rankings #9 Best Punta Cana Hotels
  • 2015 U.S. News Rankings #5 Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Lonely Planet Recommended
  • 2015 World Travel Awards, Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Suite
  • 2014 Magellan Awards Gold Winner, Hospitality, Overall, Casino Resort/Hotel
  • 2014 Magellan Awards Gold Winner, Hospitality Elements, Upscale (Four-Star), Penthouse Design