Founded on the belief that music makes people feel good, the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos group has been infusing hospitality with a hearty dose of rock 'n' roll since 1971. The company says that its existence in the travel sphere originated out of necessity: Hard Rock guests love to play hard, but as the festivities die down and the sun rises, even rockers need a place to crash. These distinguished hotels — with their themed decor, fine dining facilities, dazzling casinos and in-house night clubs — strive to provide the ideal after-hours locale with "VIP treatment and 24/7 good times in the world's most exciting destinations." Plus, every time you stay at one of these upscale properties (found everywhere from Asia to the Caribbean), you can rack up points through the Hard Rock Rewards program. The Hard Rock properties that made the U.S. News Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in the Caribbean and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings appear below.