Behold, The Mighty Axe!

The soon-to-be-opened Hard Rock Hotel in Penang recently unveiled its Giant Hard Rock Guitar, something of a signature item found at most Hard Rock Hotels and restaurants around the world. Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s 18-foot guitar is located at the lobby’s entrance and is soon to be a landmark for the island’s locals.

In addition to the guitar, the hotel will be filled with over 500 pieces of rock memorabilia. The unveiling of the gargantuan instrument (Ho! Ho!) was celebrated with a bang as 190 recently inducted staff (called band members) paraded down the streets of Batu Ferringhi.

The Hard Rock Hotel Penang and Hard Rock Cafe Penang will be opening its doors on 19 September 2009. For info and reservations, visit