AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HotSchedules, an award-winning provider of mobile and web-based employee scheduling, forecasting and paperless hiring solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industry, today announced it has been named "Technology Vendor of the Year" by Hard Rock International during the company's annual Global Conference Awards dinner. HotSchedules was chosen for its technology that helps streamline employee scheduling processes for management teams, while improving flexibility for team members. Hard Rock International's Global Conference brings together team members from all over the world, including company and franchise-owned cafes, hotels and casinos, as well as key corporate partners in the retail, culinary, beverage and project development industries. Each year, Hard Rock utilizes the Global Conference as an arena in which to unite all areas of the brand and elevate the Hard Rock experience throughout the world. HotSchedules Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development, David Cantu, accepted the award at the annual event in Cancun, Mexico on January 31, 2013. "The Hard Rock team has been an incredible partner to work with, and we have a tremendous amount of respect for the brand," Cantu said. "Their culture is amazing and their entire management team is extremely loyal, passionate and dedicated to constant improvement. We absolutely love working with their team." Founded in 1999 by restaurant veterans, HotSchedules' mobile and web-based suite of solutions deliver fast, proven ROI by streamlining the scheduling process, reducing controllable labor costs and increasing employee retention. Whether accessing the solution via phone, online or mobile app, managers and staff are empowered with the robust tools they need to be more efficient and effective. About Hard Rock International With a total of 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies' two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Melaka and San Jose. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.