Hard Rock Park files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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HRP Myrtle Beach Holdings, LLC ("HRP Holdings"), the parent company of Hard Rock Park, today announced that it and certain affiliated entities have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This process will give HRP Holdings the opportunity to restructure its balance sheet and reduce its debt to ensure the future health and sustainability of the company.

"The downturn in overall consumer spending combined with rising fuel costs have had a significant impact on tourism in Myrtle Beach and other markets. Additionally, the frozen credit markets and the unprecedented volatility in the global financial markets has severely limited our ability to line up the planned financial resources needed to execute our summer marketing plan and adequately promote the Park," said Chief Executive Officer Steven Goodwin. "As a result, we have made the strategic decision to utilize the Chapter 11 process to proactively address these issues and provide the Park with the financial resources it requires for future success."

In conjunction with the filing, Hard Rock Park has closed for the remainder of the 2008 season to allow management to focus on the restructuring process. Following the completion of this process, Hard Rock Park intends to re-open for the 2009 season.

Read the full press release on PRNewswire via Marketwatch.

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