LAS VEGAS – Envisioned and created by Hakkasan Group and its partners Angel Management Group (AMG), Hakkasan Las Vegas is a five-level culinary and nightlife mecca located at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The highly anticipated venue is a bold evolution of the prestigious global restaurant brand into an all-encompassing nightlife experience. It showcases a unique convergence of dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists across numerous genres. Hakkasan Nightclub opened to the public Thursday, April 18 while the restaurant debuted Friday, May 3.
“Combining our nightlife and entertainment expertise with such a reputable name in the culinary world has produced a venue that will provide an unforgettable experience for all who visit Hakkasan Las Vegas,” said Neil Moffitt, CEO of Angel Management Group. “After more than two years of hard work and intricate planning, we are thrilled to open the venue and see our guests’ reactions.”
Executive Vice President of Restaurants for Hakkasan Group Didier Souillat added, “We view a partnership with Angel Management Group as an invaluable asset to the Hakkasan brand’s first venture into nightlife. It’s been a thrilling process to fuse our award-winning dining program with immersive nightlife elements to create an all-encompassing venue for our foray into Las Vegas.”
Together, Hakkasan and Angel Management Group produced an immersive five-level space that offers a variety of environments, including the restaurant, private dining room, Ling Ling level, main nightclub, pavilion and mezzanine. Its progressive design is the next iteration of the brand’s distinctive aesthetic: a contemporary vision inspired by classic Chinoiserie and re-imagined for Las Vegas.
Enveloped in shades of blue signature to the brand, the entrance to Hakkasan is like entering a different world. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by ambient sounds, scents and lighting, all key elements making up Hakkasan’s DNA, creating a relaxed mood and sensual vibe. Located on the first level is the main dining area, separated by latticed woodwork known as the “Cage” allowing for intimate dining spaces within the main room while still sharing the atmosphere of the entire dining area.
At the heart of the restaurant is the kitchen, a dramatic culinary theatre helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon and his team of highly skilled wok and dim sum chefs at center-stage. Their artistry is responsible for Hakkasan classics such as stir-fried black pepper rib-eye beef with Merlot, and silver cod with champagne and Chinese honey. Accompanying the delectable menu are expansive wine and cocktail programs, carefully curated by the talented Hakkasan team. Patrons will be pleased to explore the restaurant’s selection of internationally- and locally produced libations chosen to complement different aspects of the menu. The private dining room on the second level overlooks the main room giving guests a birds-eye view of the awe-inspiring immense “Cage” sure to wow any onlooker.
The restaurant is open nightly for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Please visit Hakkasan.com or call 702.891.7888 to make a reservation.
As the evening progresses the ambience gradually transforms, energized by a vibrancy that builds and inspires guests to move seamlessly upstairs to the third level where the first nightlife elements are unveiled. This begins with the Ling Ling Club, a 10,000-square-foot experience and a separate, more intimate environment known as the Ling Ling Lounge, which offers a more relaxed atmosphere with top-notch mixology. On the fourth level lies the main nightclub where oversized VIP booths surround the dance floor, offering a high-energy experience for table guests who wish to be at the center of the action. Positioned at the forefront of the dance floor is the DJ area, designed with its celebrated artists in mind. The space is complete with a custom DJ booth and suspended performance area, all enveloped with floor to ceiling LED screens.
Adjacent to the main nightclub is the pavilion, a nightlife experience with an outdoor feel featuring an oriental garden, classic to its Chinoiserie design. The space operates as an extension of the main nightclub or individually. Equipped with its own DJ booth, the Garden Bar, an amphitheater-style setting, a visually stunning two-story water feature and lush life-like foliage completes what is certain to be Vegas’ most unique and engaging destination.
Elevated above the main nightclub is the mezzanine on the fifth level, which provides an area for guests who desire a more private, VIP environment while still having access to the energy of the dance floor. It can accommodate large groups in the semi-private rooms, featuring their own customizable screens, coolers, sound control and mixology supplies.
Premier entertainment is at the core of the nightlife element, offering a diverse collection of in-demand talent across genres appealing to an eclectic audience. Hakkasan and Angel Management Group have curated a roster of world-renowned electronic music headliners including Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, in addition to performance series from celebrated electronic artists (in alphabetical order) Bambi, Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Dada Life, Danny Avila, Fergie (DJ), Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Michael Woods, NERVO, Quintino, R3HAB and Tommy Trash. All of these artists have worked closely with Hakkasan and Angel Management Group to tailor their performances to suit the unique capabilities of the venue and their own versatile styles.
Reservations for the nightclub can be made by visiting hakkasanlv.com or by calling 702.891.3838. The nightclub is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 p.m. until late. Guests must be 21 years or older. Cover charges and table reservations will vary.
The restaurant and nightclub can be accessed from the casino floor across from Centrifuge.