It’s no surprise that the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is the coolest all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya. It’s Hard Rock, after all. However, they have just come up with an unbelievably unique program, one that takes an already rockin’ vacation to a whole new level.
Music Lab was recently introduced at both the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and Cancun’s Hard Rock, as well. Surprisingly, there's no extra cost for the program, where guests get to live out their rock star dreams.
There are four different Music Lab sections – Jam Band, Spin Session, RockTube and My Tracks – for guests ages 12 and older, and sometimes you can even fit more than one in during one session.
RockTube allows guests to star in their own music video — Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse
The Jam Band program puts guests in a rock band of seven people, regardless of their ability to play an instrument or sing. Guests can choose to sing or play one of various instruments, including the drums, the piano, the electric guitar or bass.
A Rock Star Counselor takes guests through the rehearsal process and, that same evening, onto the stage, where they play a live show.
During Spin Session, guests are placed in a DJ Remix group and are assigned a DJ Counselor who guides them through the rehearsal experience and onto the stage to perform a live show later that evening. Guests have the opportunity to mix electronic dance music, adding melody, bass, special effects and, if they choose, vocals.
RockTube allows guests to star in their own music video and walk the red carpet like a celebrity. The video is debuted that evening. Afterwards, the newly created star will be able to upload the video onto their social media pages to share with friends and family.
During Spin Session, guests mix electronic dance music — Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse
My Tracks lets guests jam along and record themselves with some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most popular hits in Hard Rock’s Jammit studio. Using iPad recording stations powered with Jammit software, music-lovers can isolate or remove an instrument from the mix and record themselves with the original tracks from iconic rock n' roll bands.
Jammit's scrolling scored, section looping and variable slow mode let guests experience music like a professional. (My Tracks is not currently available in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.)
At Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, located in Puerto Aventuras, Music Lab is Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.. Contact the public relations desk to register.
At the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun – located at km. 14.5 in Cancun’s Hotel Zone – Music Lab is Fridays at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12 p.m. Contact the concierge desk to register.