Kuala Lumpur, June 14, 2018: Hard Rock International announces the appointment of
Yogeswaran Veerasamy as the general manager for the highly anticipated upcoming
property, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. Yogeswaran is new to the brand, bringing
decades of hospitality industry experience to the team.

In his role, Yogeswaran will oversee the hotel’s administration and will be responsible for theoverall functioning of the 365-room property. Working closely with Hard Rock Internationaland hotel team members, he will assist with developing and executing plans surrounding theproperty’s grand opening in 2018, while also implementing strategic administrative procedures to enhance operational efficiency.

“Yogeswaran joins our team with a combined total of more than 21 years of experience, and we’re confident that he is a great fit for this property and team as we look forward to opening the hotel,” says Dale Hipsh, senior vice president of hotels for Hard Rock International.

Yogeswaran Veerasamy has most recently served as the hotel manager for Grand
Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, which was honored as the Best Convention Hotel for 2015
by the worldwide MICE bureau. In addition, Yogeswaran gained management experience
holding positions across Asia – from W Singapore Sentosa Cove and The Westin Hyderabad,to The Raffles Grand D’Angkor, Swissotel Grand Shanghai, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, and The Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh. Yogeswaran played a crucial part in garnering global brand recognition for many of the organizations he previously worked for and won several awardsincluding Condé Nast Best New Hotel Award for 2013, Business Traveler Award for 2013,and the World Luxury Spa Awards for 2014. The appointment of Yogeswaran Veerasamy comes as Hard Rock International prepares to manage and open the highly anticipated Malaysian property in 2018.