Take a Look: Auggie Cipollini

Name: Auggie Cipollini

Title: President

The word “FUN” is top-of-mind when thinking of the Hard Rock brand. What would you identify as the most fun part of your position?

The customer and employee interaction that I have on a daily basis.  I can’t believe the number of times I have asked team members how long they have worked here and their answers have been “since day one.” There are so many interesting people here which I feel is due to the diversity of this area.

Seminole Hard Rock is an international destination situated in sunny South Florida. What are the top five “must-do’s” for anyone who travels to the resort?

In no particular order…

  1. Enjoy a dinner at our steakhouse, Council Oak, or our new-style Japanese restaurant, Kuro.
  2. Grab a drink and enjoy the live Latin music at L Bar every Thursday night.
  3. Relax at our highly acclaimed outdoor pool.
  4. Rock out to high-energy bands at Hard Rock Cafe every Friday and Saturday night.
  5. Enjoy our live table games and slots.


What do you like to do on your time off?

After living in New Jersey for so long, I spend as much of my free time enjoying this South Florida weather as much as I can.

The surf might not be as great in South Florida, but nothing paddleboarding can’t fix!

Where do you like to go for vacation?

I lean towards adrenaline-type vacations, whether I should be doing them at my age or not, I do not go on many relaxing vacations. I am either skiing, hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, surfing or biking. My whole family gets together for an annual ski trip, which always ends up with some great stories to tell. The latest one had us skiing a few feet from a big brown bear in Lake Tahoe!

Auggie and his wife, Beth, on one of their recent ski-ventures!

Who is one of your favorite music artists and why?

I have always been a Progressive Rock fan at heart, so Genesis, Yes, Marillion and Steven Wilson / Porcupine Tree are at the top of my list.  Steven Wilson is my current favorite as he is extremely versatile with writing songs, performing and producing for other artists.