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Hard Rock International to move Orlando headquarters

Hard Rock International is moving its corporate headquarters from Orlando to Hollywood in 2018.

The casino, hotel and restaurant conglomerate made the announcement on its website. It will bring staffers together by joining with its ownership, The Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Seminole Gaming organization.

Hard Rock has been based in Orlando since the Seminole Tribe bought it in 2007.

“The opportunity to combine the world-class talent of all three companies will create an even more powerful organization,” a statement from the company said. “At this time, details of the move and timing are still to be determined.”

The move may have been triggered by the resignation last year of CEO Hamish Dodds, who was based in Orlando. The current CEO Jim Allen leads the company from its South Florida casino.

Hard Rock International has venues in 75 countries, including 176 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos. One of the company’s two most successful hotel and casino properties is in Hollywood and operated by the Seminole Tribe. The other is in Tampa.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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