A rendering of Hakkasan Group’s nightclub Gem, which is going in the former area of Haze at Aria in the spring of 2016.
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Through the haze, there will be a gleaming things.
And Jewel is exactly what we’ll call it.
That’s the brand-new nightclub set to open in place of Haze at Aria in the spring of 2016, a relocate to be formally announced today by club operator Hakkasan Group.
Hakkasan took control of the nightspot in its purchase of the Light Group in December and is partnering with MGM Resorts and Dubai World to end a more than yearlong absence of a major nightclub in the luxurious Strip resort.
Haze closed in November. The space near Aria’s north entryway has because sat dark.
“There was a great deal of interest for us doing this sooner rather than later,” said Hakkasan Group President Nick McCabe, “but I provide credit to MGM Resorts in providing us the type of lead time we need to create and invest to establish the kind of product this market gets out of Hakkasan.”
Sitting in on the call with McCabe was Hakkasan CEO Neil Moffitt, who included, “We’re not interested in opening a product that will not make a difference. We are really focused on making a difference with Gem.”
Jewel is to be considerably smaller than the 2 night life fortresses opened by Hakkasan the last 2 years on the Strip (Hakkasan at MGM Grand is 80,000 square feet, and Omnia at Caesars Palace is 75,000 square feet).
However as the operators state, Jewel was chosen as a name because it advises of a gem box, filled with fanciness.
“It has an intimate nature. A gem is really precious,” McCabe stated. “It’s a best descriptor.”
The club’s designer is a familiar entity: Rockwell Group, which also designed Omnia and will offer a high step of improvement that has ended up being a requirement among Strip bars over the last 5 years.
The club will be a multilevel venue, as are Omnia and Hakkasan, with a primary club and mezzanine level equipped with tucked-away VIP suites.
The idea is to match the sophisticated design and vibe of Aria.
“Technology times out extremely fast, however architecture is ageless,” McCabe stated. “What we are very interested in is developing sophistication with a fantastic piece of architecture in a strong property, a wonderful building, and we feel we can match that level.”
However there is some advanced technology planned with a video wall that showcases dual-sided LED screens and special results lighting that steps in a complete 360 degrees. This element will work as the “wow” aspect, similar to the LED chandelier that greets clubgoers at Omnia.
“We found that we need to keep developing our own requirement,” Moffitt stated. “If you look at Caesars, Pure was nonexistent on the radar for a very long time, so exactly what replaced Pure needed to be more than just a club in a casino.”
The Hakkasan chieftains guarantee a mix of music shows that welcomes variety.
“I believe, again, the difficulty is how do we separate ourselves?” McCabe stated, establishing his own answer. “We think of it as a wonderful music station, like exactly what Apple is trying to do with (its brand-new music platform) Beats One, where the underlying resource is to make a terrific party.
“It’s not wholly electronic. It’s commercial and DJs, a mix of everything that makes a celebration atmosphere.”
Said Moffitt: “We do not have any preconceived ideas as far as predicting what’s hot today and cold tomorrow.
“Hakkasan is one of the largest purchasers of skill worldwide, and exactly what I can say is we have actually shown in the past that we can bring skill to the marketplace, and we can keep a sustained audience for a very long time.”
As the Hakkasan officers explain, Jewel will show a set of great pieces.
“What we need to do,” McCabe stated, “is stroll the line in between wow, luxury and intimacy. If we can do that, we will be fine.”
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MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand showcases KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class home entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort provides trademark dining establishments by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes 5 star dining establishment, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has actually remodeled all rooms and suites in its primary tower and is including a number of new experiences to its lineup consisting of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Club, a new high end dining/nightlife concept (can be found in April 2013).
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