DAYTONA BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - February 25, 2014) - The championship-winning TRG-AMR North America sports car racing team and Bayshore Capital Inc. announced a partnership Feb. 25 to drive ownership opportunities at the exciting new Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach.
TRG-AMR will promote the luxury Residences project on the shores of world-famous Daytona Beach, Fla., during March at exclusive lifestyle events throughout Florida and at the prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event March 12-15 at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.
The team's No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 race car that competes in the GT Daytona class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will carry a striking, unique livery featuring Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach logos and branding at the Sebring race and preliminary events.
Included among those events are the Amelia Island "Festivals of Speed" March 7-8 in concert with the Amelia Island Concours weekend and an exclusive wine dinner March 10 in Orlando at Eddie V's Prime Seafood restaurant. TRG-AMR also will host an Adobe Road wine reception March 12 at Sebring for media and corporate executives.
"The prestige and sophistication of the TRG-Aston Martin Racing brand is a perfect, natural fit for the luxury of the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach," TRG-AMR CEO Kevin Buckler said. "Our team's commercial and personal network, developed during nearly 20 years of championship-winning racing and building thriving businesses, can connect the power of Aston Martin and sports car racing and their customers and fans with this unique property at beautiful Daytona Beach like no other promotional and sales vehicle. We have all seen the growth at Daytona Beach over the last 20 years, and this is the perfect project at the perfect time."
Bayshore Capital is developing the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach on a 10-acre oceanfront location on A1A, less than three-quarters of a mile south of the famous Daytona Beach pier. The dynamic project consists of 99 luxury Residences on the 11 floors above the Hard Rock Hotel. Two floors additionally are reserved for Penthouses.
Each floor includes just nine one-, two- and three-bedroom Residences, with all featuring gorgeous, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River. The "ground floor" residences sit 176 feet above the sand, towering above surrounding structures.
Owners at the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach will enjoy an elevated luxury lifestyle similar to what is found in New York, Los Angeles or Miami's South Beach. Lavish amenities will be numerous, including:
-Private poolside area for owners featuring priority food and beverage, towel/water services and a reserved seating area
-VIP access to hotel amenities, vibrant oceanfront pool area, Body Rock® fitness facility and Rock Spa®, a Lobby Lounge, a Hard Rock Cafe® and adjacent Rock Shop®
-10-foot high ceilings
-Top-of-the-line finishes and appliances
-Priority elevator service
-24/7 room service
-VIP membership in Hard Rock Rewards
"Hard Rock is the most exciting, unique hospitality brand in the world," Bayshore Capital CEO Henry Wolfond said. "TRG-AMR and Aston Martin also have that same quality and share the same affluent, discerning audience in global sports car racing and automobiles. The melding of these brands and their customers will create an attractive platform through which we can identify ownership opportunities for residences that will set the new standard for luxury and style that Daytona is ready for."
Added Nelson Parker, Head of Development, The Americas for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos: "Daytona Beach is a perfect fit for the global energy lifestyle of the Hard Rock brand and the high-performance racing world where TRG-AMR shines. We are thrilled to bring our unique positioning and experience to this legacy Florida market in concert with Bayshore and their important strategic alliance with TRG-AMR."
The new partnership between TRG-AMR and Bayshore Capital expands a program that began at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in late January at Daytona International Speedway, a classic global race in which TRG-AMR has won the GT class four times since 2002.
Bayshore launched the VIP WORLD PREVIEW of the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach during the Rolex 24 at Daytona, including an invitation-only VIP Launch Party in the Infield Display Area at Daytona International Speedway open to attendees throughout the weekend. One of the largest Rolex 24 crowds in recent history turned out for the race, and many visited the presentation center to gather information or to reserve the opportunity to own a Residence at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach.
"The response has been tremendous," Wolfond said. "In less than a month since launching sales at the Rolex 24, we've taken reservation deposits for more than 50 percent of the available residences."
TRG-AMR North America is a full-service motorsports company focused on winning competition at every level, with one of the most successful track records of any North American racing operation.
TRG-AMR exclusively operates the Aston Martin sports car racing program in North America. In 2014, TRG-AMR fields a V12 Vantage GT3 car in the GT Daytona class of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, multiple Vantage GT4 cars in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and four entries in the Pirelli World Challenge. This year, TRG-AMR is also launching a one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America, and services multiple customer racing programs through its total driver ladder approach.
TRG-AMR, based in Petaluma, Calif., has competed in the top levels of motor racing since it was founded in 1993. The team has earned four series championships, four Rolex 24 At Daytona victories, a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a victory at Petit Le Mans and entered 2014 with 122 combined podium finishes in major North American sports car competition, the third-highest total in history and the most for a privateer team.
The company also offers comprehensive sponsorship and business opportunities, including traditional sponsorship, executive events, business-to-business and experiential marketing. These programs can be activated from events ranging from track days through professional motorsports. For more information on TRG-AMR, visit trg-astonmartinracing.com.
About Bayshore Capital
Bayshore Capital finances and builds companies that create value in real estate, financial services and information technology. Their success is based on leveraging their proven strengths and strategic assets: experienced management, deal-making expertise, worldwide relationships, and access to patient capital.
The Bayshore team has more than 100 years of cumulative experience and expertise in the real estate and hospitality industries, private equity, asset management, financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions. For more information on Bayshore Capital, visit www.bayshorecapital.com.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 179 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies.
Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.
The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China.
For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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