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HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT AND NIGHTCLUB OPENS AT MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

10/16/2013

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, authentic 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.

THE RESTAURANT

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-fry black pepper beef ribeye 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 Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Please visit Hakkasan.com or call 702.891.7888 to make a reservation.

THE NIGHTCLUB

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.

About Hakkasan Ltd.
Hakkasan was founded in London in 2001 and has now established itself as one of the most successful modern Chinese restaurant concepts to become a worldwide fine-dining brand. Locations include London Hanway Place, London Mayfair, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai and New York. Owned by Abu Dhabi’s property investment company Tasameem, the Hakkasan Group also operates Japanese restaurant Sake no Hana and Michelin starred dim sum restaurant Yauatcha in London, with an outpost in Mumbai. Hakkasan opened to critical acclaim, achieving a Michelin star in 2003, and was the only Chinese restaurant in Europe to receive such an accolade that year. For further details, visit www.hakkasan.com.

About Angel Management Group
Angel Management Group (AMG) has built an unrivalled reputation as a premier entertainment and nightlife company led by an executive team combining over 100 years of experience. AMG specializes in venue operations, food and beverage management, marketing, promotions, festival and arena event production as well as brand licensing, sponsorship development, public relations, talent booking and music programming. It currently handles 15 premier entertainment properties including WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool and Hakkasan Las Vegas (opening April 2013) at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, Social House inside The Shops at Crystals at CityCenter and many more. AMG also is the entertainment and nightlife partner for Revel, a $2.4 billion beachfront resort in Atlantic City, where it opened HQ Nightclub and The Social April 2012. For more information, visit www.angelmanagementgroup.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides the ultimate Vegas experience. A variety of newly remodeled luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new fine dining/nightlife concept (April 2013); a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit www.mgmgrand.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

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For More Information
Jackie Oribello
Angel Management Group
702.212.8804

Scott Ghertner/Katharine Sherrer
MGM Resorts International Public Relations
702.891.1818
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