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Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya to host 2016 Cancun Basketball Challenge in November

The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico will be hosting the 2016 Men's and Women's Cancun Challenge basketball tournament this November. The annual event is one of the leading collegiate basketball events, and it will take place in the luxury resort's convention centre ballroom which will be converted into a court especially for the competition.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya to host 2016 Cancun Basketball Challenge in November

The 2016 Men’s and Women’s Cancun Challenge basketball tournament will be taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya next month. The luxury resort in Mexico will host the annual event, which one of the leading collegiate basketball games.

The tournament will take place in the luxury resort’s convention centre ballroom, which will be transformed into a court and will offer seating where fans can get a front row view of the game. The tournament will be held over two days on the 22nd and 23rd November, 2016.
Fans and the basketball teams will be able to enjoy unlimited dining and beverages throughout their stay, as well as entertainment, numerous basketball games, and a range of activities at the resort. Teams include NJIT, Georgia State, Idaho State, Eastern Kentucky, Texas Tech, and Auburn. Last year, the Maryland team won the championship.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is situated on a private white sandy beach, encircled by tropical landscapes and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea. The property opened its doors to holidaymakers in 2014, and has become a favourite for families, couples and groups of friends.

The all-inclusive resort offers Heaven, a "resort within the resort," adults-only section, which boasts a Hard Rock Hotels signature Rock Spa with 75 treatment rooms, four gourmet restaurants, and three stylish bars and lounges, and nightclub.

The resort has a total of 1,264 guest rooms and suites which can cater for families or small groups. Accommodation features private terraces or balconies with hammocks and sea views, as well as and modern amenities such as luxury hydro spa tubs, complimentary wireless internet, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, mini-bars, and 24-hour room service. The hotel also boasts the largest celebrity-branded Rock Star Suite in the hotel group’s portfolio which was designed by Bret Michaels, the singer from the metal band Poison.

During their stay, holidaymakers will have unlimited access to a wide range of upscale and themed facilities. These include outdoor swimming pools and a private beach; nine gourmet restaurants and eight bars and lounges; the HIT Entertainment’s Little Big Club and Teens Lounge & Club; and 88,915 square feet of modern meeting and event space, including the ball room where the basketball games will take place.

Hard Rock International is an international hospitality group that owns and operates more than 180 venues including 20 hotels Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos. The company has hotels in glamorous destinations such as Hollywood, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, Bali and Singapore. The Hard Rock brand also owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, including an Eric Clapton Guitar. Many famous pieces are exhibited in hotels all over the world for fans to see. 

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