Via Comic Book Conventions comes the joyous word that the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego will be available via Travel Planners for both Comic-Con International and the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) tradeshows.

Although not scheduled to open until the fall of 2007, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has already been secured through Travel Planners Inc. to host the 2008 attendees from two of the largest lifestyle and entertainment conventions in the country – Comic-Con International and the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) tradeshows. Through its partnership with Travel Planners Inc., the host travel agency for Comic-Con and ASR, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has arranged for 300 rooms during each event, as well as space for private media events associated with each convention, including a planned gala during ASR to benefit several action sports environmental organizations like the Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Institute and Heal the Bay.

With its prime location across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and at the ceremonial entrance to the historic Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s dining and entertainment district, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego provides arguably the best Downtown location for hosting guests of the city’s burgeoning meetings and conventions market. With over 40,000 square feet of unique meeting space, guests of the 12-story, 315,000-square-foot property will also enjoy a stunning lobby lounge and rooftop pool bar created by Rande Gerber, Nobu restaurant by celebrated chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a fourth floor urban garden overlooking the Gaslamp Quarter, a live concert venue, coffee shop, Rock Spa and fitness club.

Unique pooltop bar! We smell party! IN other San Diego hotel news, most popular spots are still unavilable for pre booking, but the Marriott just went live, and rooms are going for $435 a night. Book early!


  1. “…the Marriott just went live, and rooms are going for $435 a night.”

    Just a note that Comic-Con hasn’t opened their room blocks yet, so the Marriott going live is an internal rate, not a rate negotiated by the convention.

  2. 300 rooms available at the Hard Rock?

    Seeing as how it’s only supposed to have 420 rooms total (suites included) I think we’ve found the per capita geek central through 2012. Even the Hyatt and Marriott seemed to be 50/50 with “con rate” rooms and rooms not made available to TP. (Though admittedly I might be wrong on that front.)