The Hakkasan Group has recently announce plans to open a number of their nightlife and daylife venues in Las Vegas. Now, it has been announced that Hakkasan Las Vegas, the premiere nightlife destination inside of MGM Grand, will soon be reopening as well. However, to comply with local restrictions related to the pandemic, Hakkasan Nightclub will make its comeback as a lounge. 

Hakkasan is Returning, with a Different Feel

With other popular Las Vegas venues reopening, it was a matter of time before the ultra-popular Hakkasan club made a return. However, out of an abundance of caution and with respect for their customers, the Hakkasan Group is changing things at Hakkasan to allow for more effective social distancing. The nightclub will reopen as a lounge, with capacity restrictions and a little reshuffling of function. 

In a statement, Hakkasan Group announced, “In adherence with State of Nevada restrictions for nightclubs, Hakkasan Nightclub will pivot from its regular offerings and will resume operations as a lounge in a unique socially distant environment. Reservations are required for hotel and non-hotel guests. No general admission is permitted under current local restrictions.”

The 10,000 square-foot club has an electrifying, futuristic feel to it and the new restrictions lend themselves to the atmosphere. The lounge will use a touchless menu system via scannable QR code from cell phones. VIP tables will be separated to allow for physical distancing and rigorous cleaning plans will also be implemented.

With the signature blue LED glow and futuristic tech at your fingers, a night at Hakkasan will be a little different from visits in the past, but will still offer the same opulent feel. 

Other Hakkasan Group Re-Openings Announced Recently

Hakkasan Las Vegas lounge

Hakkasan’s club-turned-lounge isn’t the only Hakkasan Group venue to reopen in a long line of Vegas locations on the path to normalcy. 

In the announcement about Hakkasan, the Group adds, “This is a very positive first step in returning to normal business operations and bringing additional staff back to work,” says Derek Silberstein, executive vice president of food and beverage of Hakkasan Group. “The re-opening of OMNIA’s Terrace and Wet Republic on March 5 was a great start. With Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA reopening March 12, then Hakkasan Nightclub’s reopening and our latest restaurant offering, Casa Calavera’s grand opening in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas towards the end of March, Hakkasan Group will have welcomed back over 350 colleagues to Las Vegas’s hospitality sector this month alone. We look forward to announcing further reopenings in the near future that will equate to additional jobs for our industry.”

Hakkasan lounge will open on March 26. The Group shares, “Hakkasan Las Vegas is open Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 p.m. until late. For reservations, visit hakkasannightclub.com or call 702-891-3838. Guests must be 21 years or older.”

Las Vegas Nightlife is on the Comeback

Now that COVID-19 is better understood and the vaccine rollout is underway, nightlife venues across the country are beginning to re-open. In Vegas, local restrictions still prevent full comebacks of many of the most popular spots. However, with some adjustments to their operations, most Vegas destinations either already plan to re-open or should soon. It’s been a heartbreaking year for the entertainment industry, and especially so in destinations like Las Vegas. Now, with hope on the horizon, industry professionals are facing the changes with determination and relief.

Their message? We’re back, and happy to be. 

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