Hot new club Hakkasan Las Vegas opens at MGM Grand

Trio of entertainers at Hakkasan Las Vegas

Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Tiësto are just three of the countless big-name DJs lined up to appear during Hakkasan Las Vegas' opening weeks at MGM Grand. (Photos courtesy of Hakkasan Las Vegas)

Hakkasan Las Vegas, a five-story nightlife and culinary destination, is about to become the brand new home for Sin City’s party animals. It debuts on April 18 at MGM Grand.

Spanning 80,000 square feet, this amazing facility will offer an array of experiences. Amid lavish interiors, merging Eastern and Western stylistic elements, guests will be able to relax in an Oriental garden or let loose on the dance floor, savor a gourmet-caliber meal or sip a finely crafted cocktail – whatever their hearts desire.

Hakkasan Las Vegas is born from the partnership of Hakkasan Limited, a restaurant group based in London that operates more than 10 modern Chinese and Japanese dining concepts worldwide (including Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Sake No Hana), and Angel Management Group, the largest entertainment and nightlife company in North America. Guests can expect magnificent Cantonese-style food and superior customer service combined with immersive nightlife opportunities – like performances in the main club that may occur in mid-air.

“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.”

Curious about the layout of this metropolis-like place? The main club at Hakkasan Las Vegas is located on the fourth floor. It boasts an optimal live entertainment space with a huge dance floor, a custom DJ booth, a suspended performance area, floor-to-ceiling LED screens and oversized VIP booths that are sure to be stocked with today’s most highly touted amenities. Of course, only the world’s biggest electronic music headliners are being enlisted to appear here.

A mezzanine on the fifth floor provides views of and access to the dance floor below. It houses a mix of private and semi-private rooms available for those who crave a more exclusive, VIP environment.

Adjacent to the main club on the fourth floor of Hakkasan Las Vegas is a pavilion of sorts with a Chinoiserie design that fosters the feeling of being in an Oriental garden. Equipped with its own DJ booth and a bar, other notable elements include amphitheater-style seating, lifelike foliage and a two-story water feature.

The elegant 10,000-square-foot Ling Ling Club is situated on the third floor of the facility and will showcase a similarly impressive lineup behind the turntables of its DJ booth.

“Expanding the selection of live music offered at Hakkasan Las Vegas is very exciting for us,” said Moffitt. “The incredible talent we have lined up this year ensures fans of all genres will experience the very best of their favorite music when they come.”

Indeed, the DJ roster for Hakkasan Las Vegas’ first three weeks (outlined below) contains some of the top figures the world of electronic dance music has to offer.

Preview Weekend
· Thursday, April 18 – deadmau5 (main club); Vice (Ling Ling Club).
· Friday, April 19 – Hardwell (main club); Eric D-Lux (Ling Ling Club).
· Saturday, April 20 – Bingo Players (main club); Questlove (Ling Ling Club).
· Sunday, April 21 – Tommy Trash (main club).

Grand Opening Weekend
· Thursday, April 25 – Steve Aoki (main club); Jessica Who (Ling Ling Club).
· Friday, April 26 – deadmau5 (main club): Ruckus (Ling Ling Club).
· Saturday, April 27, Calvin Harris (main club); Irie (Ling Ling Club).
· Sunday, April 28 – Laidback Luke (main club).

Mayweather vs. Guerrero Fight Weekend
· Thursday, May 2 – R3hab (main club); Gusto (Ling Ling Club).
· Friday, May 3 – Tiësto (main club); Jesse Marco (Ling Ling Club).
· Saturday, May 4 – Calvin Harris (main club); Ross One (Ling Ling Club).
· Sunday, May 5 – Tiësto (main club).

A more relaxed atmosphere combined with a first-rate mixology program is also available to guests on the third floor in the adjoining Ling Ling Lounge.

Finally, the first two floors of Hakkasan Las Vegas will form the restaurant, which is to be unveiled next month on May 3. Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Ho Chee Boon, anticipate a delectable menu filled with wok, dim sum and other Chinese cuisine favorites. Positioned in the center of the restaurant, the kitchen is being compared to a dramatic culinary theater.

So put on your most stylish club wear and make tracks for MGM Grand this weekend. You won’t want to miss the stellar DJs or any of the innovative experiences to be had at Hakkasan Las Vegas – which is hitting the city’s pulsating nightlife scene (and soon its dining scene) like a big wave!

Note: Beginning April 18, the nightclub portion of Hakkasan Las Vegas will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10 p.m. until the wee hours. Beginning May 3, the restaurant will be open for dinner on Sunday through Thursday from 5 – 11 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. – midnight.


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