Hakkasan Las Vegas resident DJ Tiesto performs for the crowd on Sept. 15, 2013 — Photo courtesy of Al PowersSome of Las Vegas’ most popular nightlife venues have their own restaurants attached, so it should come as no surprise that the hottest new nightclub on the Strip evolved from one of the world’s most recognized names in dining.
A project that was in the works for more than two years prior to construction beginning in February 2012, the 60,000-square-foot Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub opened its doors inside MGM Grand on April 18, with the adjoining restaurant opening its doors on May 3. Encompassing more than 80,000 square feet of space over five levels, Hakkasan Las Vegas marks the globally renowned dining group’s first foray into the nightclub business.
“Las Vegas is known for having the best nightlife and entertainment destinations, and we knew this would be the perfect location to introduce Hakkasan’s first nightclub,” said Alex Cordova, vice president of marketing at Angel Management Group. “Hakkasan is a globally renowned dining group, and we felt that taking the fundamental elements of the brand and evolving them into a nightlife experience would set a new standard in the Vegas market. Under one roof we offer modern Cantonese cuisine from our Michelin-starred chef as well as a truly unique nightlife experience.”
With resident DJs Tiësto and Calvin Harris providing the beats, along with featured artists like Steve Aoki and Questlove, it’s no wonder Hakkasan has already welcomed numerous celebrities to its club, including Jennifer Lopez and Kate Upton. While guests never know who they might see, there are plenty of other reasons to keep one's eyes peeled while visiting.
The nightclub at Hakkasan Las Vegas is known for its breathtaking production aspect — Photo courtesy of Angel Management Group“The production aspect is incredible,” Cordova stated. “On any given night guests will see a number of different performances put on by our renowned choreographed dancers and aerialists, as well as lighting effects that are simply mind-blowing.”
Sounds like a real feast for the senses.