It's a rare opportunity to feel like a rock star & see one of your favorite Grammy-winning performers at the same time. With Rihanna taking the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana Oct. 26, though, that's just the chance you'll get. Under the stars, you'll watch the diva sing hit songs from her Diamonds World Tour right on the all-inclusive resort's pristine beach. Rihanna has sold 41 million albums worldwide, but Diamonds the the fastest chart-rising single of her career thus far. If you stay at the Hard Rock Hotel for five nights, you're automatically guaranteed two tickets to see her explosive show.
Royal treatment With the Hard Rock Hotel treatment, you might forget you're not the headline act. All rooms are equipped with a multitude of luxury amenities, including a double Jacuzzi, liquor dispensers with brand name spirits, LCD TVs & top of the line, trendy decor. Hungry for a snack at 3 a.m.? Around-the-clock room service means you can satisfy any craving at any time. You can even order a snack or an exotic drink poolside. Lounge au natural at the Eden Pool, or head to the Isla Pool for a nonstop Latin-style party. Additionally, you're bound to feel like a celeb while dining at any of the nine gourmet restaurants on site, which feature cuisine from all over the world made with only the freshest ingredients.
If you're looking for the ultimate extravagant experience, book a room on the rock star level. After arriving in your suite, fix yourself a cocktail at the in-room bar & take a dip in the private pool area. There's no need to unpack, the staff does that for you. A menu of different pillow options, sleeping mask & luxury robe ensure you get your beauty sleep. Even though these rooms come with essentially everything you could desire, including an espresso machine, beach bag & aromatherapy, you can always make a call to your dedicated butler for any other needs & wants. No rush checking out – as a VIP, you have until 3 p.m.
Extras fit for a celeb Have you always secretly fantasized about your own music career? This is definitely the place to indulge those dreams. The Sound of Your Stay music amenities program includes a room service menu with 20 electric Fender guitars. Just choose your weapon & start jamming. There's unlimited calling to the U.S., so go ahead & ring an agent or book a gig for when you return. In fact, this vacation could be the best time for you to re-discover & hone your passion for music.
No luxury vacation would be complete without a spa treatment. Pre-Rihanna concert, stop by the Rock Spa to relax in the color therapy or clay steam rooms & soak in the whirlpools. The Royal Citric experience, which is more than two hours of bliss, might be just the thing to prepare your body & mind for the show of a lifetime.
Whatever you do, make a reservation for dinner at the Simon Mansion & Supper Club. The only way to fuel up for RiRi is with akaushi beef carpaccio, roasted red snapper or grilled rack of lamb from Chef Kerry Simon, who Rolling Stone magazine dubbed the "Rock n' Roll Chef."
Seeing Rihanna live is guaranteed to be a memorable experience, but seeing her under the stars in Punta Cana? That's a whole different level of baller. Tickets are $70 for general admission, $100 at the diamonds level, $150 at the platinum level & $500 for special guests. You can book them on the property, but to avoid disappointment when they sell out, purchase them ahead of time at uepatickets.com/rihanna.