Construction for Hakkasan Las Vegas Underway at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

June 13, 2012 by  

Construction for Hakkasan Las Vegas Underway at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Construction is underway for Hakkasan Las Vegas, an upscale dining experience with a lavish lounge and nightclub created by Hakkasan Ltd. and its partners Angel Management Group (AMG). Unveiling this December at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the notable development has taken over the former Studio 54 space and the main exterior façade at one of the busiest intersections on The Strip: Las Vegas Boulevard South and Tropicana Avenue (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/

Spanning approximately 75,000-square-feet over five levels, the space will offer a number of experiences including Hakkasan’s signature restaurant and lounge as well as a new nightclub component, signifying an evolution of the prestigious brand that is unique to its Las Vegas location. The two venues will embody the design philosophy of Hakkasan, built on the design foundations of the luxurious interior at its flagship London location. Hakkasan Las Vegas will capture the distinctive modern Chinoiserie with rich interiors, epitomizing a cool charm that translates into a luxurious and contemporary environment.

Niall Howard, CEO of Hakkasan, said, “With Las Vegas as our fourth opening in the U.S., we are pleased to be part of such an established city, known widely for its impeccable dining and entertainment offerings.” He added, “We are thrilled to partner with Angel Management Group who we see as the best nightclub operators in the United States.”

Neil Moffitt, CEO of Angel Management Group said, “We are delighted to work with Hakkasan Ltd. to introduce one of the world’s finest and most well-respected dining brands as well as a new nightlife concept to MGM Grand. This will be the first of its kind in the market, delivering an unparalleled environment for guests to indulge in andexperience.”

With the launch of its new website,, future guests can stay up to speed on the development of the venue. Featuring a lifestyle video with an overview about the brand, a live construction camera and an option to sign up for insider information, news and announcements, visitors can get a preview of what’s to come at the future hot spot. Guests can also find Hakkasan Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter.

Hakkasan’s original location in London’s Hanway Place opened in 2001, becoming the only Chinese restaurant in Europe to receive a Michelin Star. Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair in London both hold Michelin Stars. Additional properties currently exist in Mumbai, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In the United States, it has opened restaurants in Miami in 2009 and last month in New York City. In addition to Las Vegas, Hakkasan also plans to expand to San Francisco and Los Angeles over the next 12 months.

About Hakkasan Ltd.
Hakkasan was founded in 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

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