The industry conference will take place at the new Playa D'en Bossa venue in 2014.
Held annually at the Ibiza Gran Hotel since 2009, the seventh edition of the conference will see it move down the coast to Playa D'en Bossa. The Hard Rock Hotel, which will officially open on May 18th, is being built on the remains of the Hotel Don Toni, next to Ushuaia Tower. All talks, panels and workshops will take place within the five-star complex, with satellite parties relocating from the port to various venues in the Playa D'en Bossa area.
"This is a major opportunity for us to create a new home as we expand with the genre and with the ambitions of our delegates," says IMS partner, Ben Turner. "We are impressed with the work of the Hard Rock group and feel we are in good hands. The irony of the history and name of the hotel is not lost on us—this is a true reflection of how our music is seeping into mainstream culture worldwide and continuing to break down barriers of entry.”
The IMS Grand Finale parties will be unaffected by the move, taking place at Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town on Thursday, May 22nd, and Friday the 23rd. The lineup for IMS Ibiza 2014 is yet to be announced.