Las Vegas to Welcome Distinguished Destination March 13


Hakkasan Group announces its first premiere ultra-lounge concept, Heart of OMNIA, located within OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace set to open Friday, March 13.  The VIP destination will be owned and operated by Hakkasan Group with assistance from The h.wood Group, previously acquired by the global hospitality company last June.

“We welcomed The h.wood Group to the Hakkasan Group family last Spring with the intention of joining our teams to deliver new concepts and unmatched offerings for our guests,” said Nick McCabe, President of Hakkasan Group. “Heart of OMNIA is an exciting project for us as it combines the knowledge and talents from both our companies. We are thrilled to unveil this next level premiere ultra-lounge concept to the Las Vegas market as it truly will be a unique experience.”

“Hakkasan Group has a thriving track record and amazing global presence and we can’t think of a better represented nightlife organization in the Las Vegas market,” said John Terzian, co-founder of The h.wood Group. “The h.wood Group is looking forward to an exciting future working with Hakkasan Group with Heart of OMNIA.”

The seductive Heart of OMNIA is a dark, plush and intimate space highlighting a rich and sultry material palette that plays on masculine and feminine design elements. Positioned strategically next to the nightclub’s entrance and adjoining the main club, Heart of OMNIA invites VIP guests to experience its powerful beauty and sophistication. The venue will welcome a legendary collection of iconic artists to perform including DJ Ruckus and Rev Run, Questlove, DJ Irie, DJ Jazzy Jeff, D-Nice and Eric D-Lux & Five to create the most immersive, open-format experience in Las Vegas.

Heart of OMNIA marks a venture between Hakkasan Group and The h.wood Group following the announcement made in June 2014 of Hakkasan Group taking over as majority stakeholder in the Los Angeles based nightlife and event production company. The h.wood Group, created by founders John Terzian, Brian Toll and actor David Arquette, includes various nightlife venues that are now under Hakkasan Group’s hospitality portfolio: Bootsy Bellows in both Los Angeles (currently undergoing a major renovation) and Aspen, Hooray Henry’s, THE NICE GUY, Blind Dragon and SHOREbar. The h.wood Group remains headquartered in Los Angeles as a subsidiary of Hakkasan Group.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased at omnianightclub.com or by calling concierge services at 702.785.6200.

Future guests have the option to sign up for insider information, news and announcements about the nightclub by visiting omnianightclub.com. Guests can also find OMNIA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For private or corporate event buy-out opportunities, please call 702.853.4342, or visit omnianightclub.com.


 Heart of OMNIA



Conceptualized around the elements of opulent, classic design and modern technology, OMNIA Las Vegas Nightclub is an interactive nightlife experience by global hospitality company, Hakkasan Group. The 75,000 square-foot multi-level destination encompasses a seductive ultra-lounge, Heart of OMNIA, a high energy main club and balcony, as well as a breathtaking outdoor terrace showcasing panoramic views of the Las Vegas strip. The nightclub features a variety of musical talent spanning diverse genres for an all-inclusive nightlife experience. Filled with interactive features and luxurious finishes at every turn, Omnia sets the stage for patrons who enter our world to discover the unexpected.


Open Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday from 10 p.m. until late. For reservations, visit omnianightclub.com or call 702.785.6200. Guests must be 21 years or older. Cover charges and table reservations will vary.



Hakkasan Group is a worldwide entertainment, dining, nightlife, and hospitality company with establishments currently located across the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.  Its namesake is taken from its Michelin-star restaurant that set the high-level standard for the group’s collection of diverse brands.  Its ‘brand-first’ philosophy builds dining, nightlife, day life, and soon-to-be hotel concepts into world-class lifestyle hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation, and the experience.


Its restaurant portfolio includes the flagship Hakkasan Restaurant with 12 locations worldwide, as well as Yauatcha, HKK, Sake no Hana, Herringbone, Searsucker, and Social House.  Under the nightlife/daylife umbrella of brands are Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic, HQ Nightclub, HQ Beach Club, Bootsy Bellows, The Blind Dragon, Hooray Henry’s, THE NICE GUY SHOREbar and Omnia (opening at Caesars Palace and in San Diego, Spring 2015). In 2014, Hakkasan Group and MGM Resorts International announced the formation of a joint venture hotel management company named MGM Hakkasan Hospitality with a series of hotel and resort projects already under development including MGM projects in the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia along with Hakkasan projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Hakkasan Group is owned by Tasameem Real Estate LLC, an Abu Dhabi-based investment company. For more information, visit www.hakkasangroup.com.



World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Mariah Carey and Jerry Seinfeld. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcase more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. Opening in Spring 2015 are Searsucker Las Vegas, the restaurant from celebrity chef and “Top Chef” finalist Brian Malarkey, as well as the 75,000 square-foot OMNIA Nightclub. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.


Johnny Galecki, Alison Sweeney, Laurie Metcalf, Questlove and more celebrate the opening of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and ‘FRANK – The Man. The Music.’ at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas


Johnny Galecki, Alison Sweeney, Laurie Metcalf, Questlove and more celebrate the opening of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and ‘FRANK  – The Man. The Music.’ at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas


The stars shone brightly this weekend at The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas as Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, actress and Biggest Loser reality show host Alison Sweeney, The McCarthy’s and famous for her role as Jackie Harris in Roseanne, Laurie Metcalf, drummer, D.J., journalist and producer Questlove, NCIS alum Cote de Pablo and more attended the opening of Yardbird Southern Table and Bar and FRANK – The Man. The Music.


The Premiere Weekend on the Town kicked off by welcoming The Venetian’s newest restaurant, Yardbird founded by John Kunkel. Yardbird is the newest culinary venture for longtime Las Vegas chef Todd Harrington. Harrington joined the Yardbird to team to create a menu that honored Yardbird classics, such as the critically-acclaimed Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken, while adding dishes that are exclusive to the Las Vegas location. DJ Questlove got the party started laying down the beats while guests enjoyed Yardbird signature cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres.


Following the opening of Yardbird guests moved to The Palazzo Theater to see the World Premiere of ‘Frank – The Man. The Music.’ starring Bob Anderson. This show is the most authentic Frank Sinatra tribute ever created. Under the musical direction of Sinatra’s former musical director Vince Falcone, Bob Anderson and his thirty-two piece orchestra are able to transport guests back in time to the days when Frank Sinatra ruled the Las Vegas Strip.


Longtime friends Johnny Galecki and Laurie Metcalf had a Roseanne reunion, catching up over a drink before the show. Johnny then went into the theatre with Cote de Pablo where they enjoyed Sinatra classics such as Come Fly With Me, The Way You Look Tonight, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You Make Me Feel So Young and more. After the show Johnny Galecki, Cote de Pablo, and Alison Sweeney caught up with the show’s star and praised him for his engaging performance. Galecki said how amazing it was to see such an authentic Frank Sinatra representation.

After the show, guests were invited back to Yardbird for a dessert after party hosted by DJ Questlove.


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About Yardbird: 
At the helm of Yardbird Las Vegas’ menu is executive chef Todd Harrington, a mainstay on Las Vegas’ restaurant scene. The menu will feature both Yardbird classics including the critically-acclaimed Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken and dishes exclusive to the Las Vegas location, including an 18 oz. Smoked Niman RanchTomahawk Porkchop with roasted heirloom potatoes, kale pesto, pickled mustard seed and spiced cracklings and Smoked Backyard BBQ Chicken with barbecue sauce, roasted marble potatoes and charred okra. Yardbird Las Vegas’ interior design embraces the large-scale aesthetic that is quintessentially Las Vegas. The 8,000 square-foot-space designed by 50 Eggs, Inc.’s internal design team seats 180 guests, with a private dining room accommodating up to 25 guests. Yardbird Las Vegas also boasts several rare and never-before-seen photos of film stars, musicians and icons taken over several decades, from the 1940s through the ’90s. The all black and white collection, shot by cinematic photographer John R. Hamilton, features images of over 800 celebrities, including John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, and Paul Newman, among others. The restaurant displays over 75 photos from the collection, framed and hung throughout the interior in various sizes, from 5×7 snapshots to 18×24 prints.


With the larger space comes an expansive bar and amplified beverage program from Lead Mixologist Robert Ortenzio, showcasing an ice program unlike any other on the Las Vegas Strip. Yardbird Las Vegas provides five different types of hand-harvested craft cocktail ice from its onsite ice room. In addition to Clinebell-made craft ice sourced from Las Vegas-based company Premium Ice, guests can expect a variety of flavored ice cubes and garnishing cubes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, such as the Yardbird Old Fashioned, a Southern spin on the timeless classic that features bacon-infused Buffalo Trace bourbon, Angostura bitters, orange bitters, and maple syrup, served in a lowball and paired with a 2-inch sphere ice. Yardbird will offer a menu of inventive cocktails, craft beer, bourbon infusions, and select boutique distillery spirits. Unique to the restaurant’s bar will be its extensive craft beer selection, sourced exclusively from the United States, with the entire draft menu from local Nevada breweries.

About FRANK The Man. The Music:
Conceptualized by an all-star creative team, FRANK The Man. The Music. has been called the most authentic re-enactment of a Frank Sinatra concert ever performed on stage.  The show is produced by Hoboken Productions and stars Bob Anderson the most revered singing impressionist in the world. It features a lush 32 piece orchestra under the direction of Sinatra’s former musical director Vincent Falcone.

With the help of Hollywood’s leading makeup artist Kazu Tsuji, Anderson takes on the appearance of Frank Sinatra.  His prowess for assuming the persona and vocal styling’s of this legendary artist is the major component of this production. The original orchestrations of Sinatra’s music catalog performed with the same musical instrumentation will bring it all to life.  Anderson as Sinatra stylishly leads us through the intimate execution of his craft, with chilling performances of the man who transcends all generations. The 90 minute production depicts FRANK The Man. The Music. in three distinct areas of his music; the recording studio, television specials, and personal appearances.

The elegant set portrays to the audience an earlier time when glamorous nightclubs were in their heyday. This quintessential salute to the greatest singer of the 20th Century will contribute to sustain his enormous popularity, as well as the music of The Great American Songbook of which he made so famous.


Brooklyn Bowl


Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas to take part in Brooklyn Bowl New York’s milestone
celebration with live simulcast on THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM PST

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the flagship Brooklyn Bowl, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Williamsburg  Brooklyn, with a real-time simulcast of a special set from American music legend Questlove.

Recently declaring, “I love Brooklyn Bowl so much I’d put a ring on it,” Questlove – whose vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records – will tear up the dance floor with an eclectic set of hip-hop, house, 80’s, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.

Questlove will perform Bowl Train in his usual Thursday night slot, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos. This occasion will mark the first time an event has been simulcast from Brooklyn Bowl New York to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

“There is no better way for Brooklyn Bowl to celebrate its 5th anniversary than with Bowl Train,” says owner Peter Shapiro. “The eclectic music Questlove plays, the unique vibe he creates, the use of the Soul Train visuals on the big screen — it’s an experience you can’t find anywhere else that captures the spirit of Brooklyn Bowl perfectly.”

The special 5th Anniversary Bowl Train will take place on Thursday, July 10th — almost five years to the day after Brooklyn Bowl opened its doors on July 9, 2009.

This event will be simulcast through a partnership with http://nugs.net/.


Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand’s third location. The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at the O2 in London, and was hailed by the London Evening standard as a “…wonderland of food, drink, music and pins”.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has hosted a diverse range of acts; including Elvis Costello and The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Spoon, Gogol Bordello, Primus and Cake. Brooklyn Bowl New York has been named Zagat’s “Best Music Venue – New York City” for three consecutive years (as well as “Best Bowling Alley” and “Best Brooklyn Venue”) and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone.  Eater described their menu as “epic,” while the New Yorker hailed the club’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling, and food as “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split.”

For additional information about Brooklyn Bowl, visit www.brooklynbowl.com. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com

Ling Ling Club Inside Hakkasan Las Vegas Releases January 2014 DJ Lineup




Ling Ling Club inside Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has released its highly anticipated January DJ roster featuring some of the industry’s most respected open-format artists. Weekend after weekend, the third level of the nightlife mecca will welcome (in alphabetical order) Eric Dlux, DJ Kayper, DJ Sinatra, Ruckus and more when they hit the turntables at one of Las Vegas’ most thrilling party destinations.

In addition to the month’s exciting lineup, the Ling Ling Club will welcome resident DJ Questlove when he celebrates his birthday with an unrivaled evening of revelry. The legendary DJ, recently named ‘Coolest Person of 2013’ by TIME magazine, will have partygoers dancing into the early hours of the morning with an unforgettable set Saturday, Jan. 11.

Tickets are now available for purchase at hakkasanlv.com. The nightclub is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 p.m. until close. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Cover charges and table reservations vary.

January DJ Lineup:

  • Friday, Jan. 10 –  DJ Sinatra
  • Saturday, Jan. 11 – Questlove
  • Friday, Jan. 17 – Eric Dlux
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 – DJ Kayper
  • Friday, Jan. 24 – Gusto
  • Saturday, Jan. 25 – Ruckus
  • Friday, Jan. 31 – Justin Credible


About Hakkasan Nightclub
The nightclub at Hakkasan Las Vegas is the bold evolution of the prestigious global restaurant brand into an all-encompassing nightlife experience. A collaboration between celebrated international dining group Hakkasan Ltd. and leading entertainment and nightlife company Angel Management Group, the nightclub features creative partnerships with premier musical talent across various genres who have tailored their performances to suit the unique capabilities of the venue and compliment their own versatile styles. Hakkasan Nightclub offers a diverse nightlife experience with a variety of areas and atmospheres, cutting-edge technology and inspired design immersed in three levels of refined decadence.

About MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  The AAA Four Diamond hotel features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; master illusionist David Copperfield and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.  MGM Grand offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki who share residencies between the brand new Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, CSI: The Experience and an inviting six-acre pool complex. Upscale accommodations include SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, an exclusive boutique luxury hotel within the hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.com or call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog.