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The best flicks in life are free at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

The LA Travel Diva Examiner rocks out in Palm Springs
The LA Travel Diva Examiner rocks out in Palm SpringsRichard Pietschmann

In a time that seems hotels are coming up with new ways to make more money from guests, one property has decided to make movie watching free in your room. Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs (HRHPS) announced today, June 30, 2014, the roll-out of a new, consumer-friendly in-room entertainment that includes complimentary Nexus Tablets and Google Chromecast that let guests stream movies and television shows without additional hotel fees.

Free iIn-room entertainment added to Hard Rock Palm Springs
Free iIn-room entertainment added to Hard Rock Palm SpringsRichard Pietschmann

"We're excited to be one of the first hotels to offer this modern technology to guests," said Andy Carpiac, majority owner of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. "With today's streaming options, paying $15.99 to watch a movie in your room seems antiquated and unfair. A more consumer-friendly approach makes sense and the Google system we provide for free is one of the best and most user-friendly options available. We think guests are going to really appreciate the innovative new approach."

The new systems include a bedside tablet that syncs to the room's 42-inch flat screen television. By logging in to subscription based services such as Netflix, guests can stream viewing content to their room's TV for free. The new entertainment systems are already installed in the majority of pool view rooms and suites, with complete roll-out anticipated by the end July.

"The City of Palm Springs is thrilled that the Hard Rock Hotel is utilizing this technology to offer visitors this consumer-friendly way to watch content in their hotel rooms," said Mayor Steve Pougnet. "I commend Andy and his team for bringing this forward thinking entertainment option to the Hard Rock Hotel and to Palm Springs and I would not be surprised if other hotel chains followed suit because it just makes good business sense and it's great for our visitors."

The relatively new music-centric hotel is one of the hottest spots for the young and trendy who like to party hardy. It has 163 rooms and sits in the center of downtown Palm Springs, California. Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is owned by Kittridge Hotels & Resorts, LLC. For more information visit