(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Hard Rock International, owner and operator of the Hard Rock Cafe locations in New Orleans and Biloxi, MS and Premier Entertainment Biloxi LLC, owner and operator of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino property in Biloxi, are currently assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast area on August 29.
"Our thoughts and concerns are with our employees and the members of our communities, many whose lives have been devastated by this unprecedented storm," said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International.
"Right now our primary concern is for the safety and well being of our employees and neighbors on the Gulf Coast," said Joseph Billhimer, chief operating officer, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. "We are committed to the region and encourage our staff to contact us for more information."
Premier Entertainment LLC believes that it is adequately insured and intends to rebuild the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi property. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner