Duncan/Channon has officially landed the global media planning and buying business for Hard Rock Hotels. While the Hard Rock brand has been a longtime, worldwide client of the agency, for both creative and media, this is the first time the relationship has been specifically extended to the burgeoning, and strategically key, hotels group. With existing urban and resort properties in Chicago, San Diego, Orlando, Vegas and other gateway US cities, as well as in Pattaya, Thailand, and Bali, the brand’s hotel portfolio is currently undergoing a massive expansion. Major properties are now under construction or in plannning in Macau, Dubai, Panama, Boston, Palm Springs, Penang and Atlanta, among other locations. Hotel creative is done in-house.