MORGANS HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL THE LIGHT GROUP TO HAKKASAN GROUP FOR $36 MILLION

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MORGANS HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL 
THE LIGHT GROUP TO HAKKASAN GROUP FOR $36 MILLION

 

Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) (the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its 90% controlling interest in The Light Group (“TLG”), a leading lifestyle food & beverage company, to Hakkasan Group, a worldwide dining, entertainment, and hospitality company, for a total enterprise value of $36 million.  The purchase price includes the remaining 10% equity interest in TLG held by Andrew Sasson, TLG’s founder, and Andy Masi, TLG’s Chief Executive Officer.  The transaction was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors as a part of its ongoing review of strategic alternatives to maximize value for stockholders.

 

As part of the transaction, Morgans Hotel Group will assume control of the food & beverage offerings from TLG at its iconic Delano South Beach hotel.  The Company will also retain its leasehold interests in the three Mandalay Bay restaurants that will continue to be managed by TLG, as well as an option to buy a minority interest in TLG for a period of up to 18 months post-closing.

 

Hakkasan Group’s 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 and Omnia Nightclub (opening in Las Vegas and in San Diego, Spring 2015).  Herringbone’s Los Angeles location is currently located in Morgans Hotel Group’s Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood.

 

Jason T. Kalisman, Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Morgans Hotel Group, stated: “The sale of The Light Group allows us to deliver significant value to stockholders and demonstrates the success of the Special Transaction Committee’s ongoing strategic review process.  Not only does the transaction strengthen Morgans Hotel Group’s financial position, but we will also have an enhanced focus on our core assets.  Under Andy Masi’s direction, The Light Group has established itself as a strong brand, and we expect the business will thrive as part of Hakkasan Group.”

 

“We are thrilled to be bringing The Light Group and its unrivaled nightlife, daylife and restaurant offerings under Hakkasan Group’s umbrella,” said Neil Moffitt, Chief Executive Officer of Hakkasan Group.  “The acquisition of a majority stake in The Light Group is another step forward in our ambitious investment strategy to deliver exceptional guest experiences.  The agreement increases our dining and entertainment portfolio with an additional 22 nightlife, daylife and restaurant properties, making Hakkasan Group Las Vegas’ largest non-gaming dining, entertainment and hospitality company.  Hakkasan Group and The Light Group are highly complementary businesses and we intend to assume and maintain the vast majority of The Light Group’s contracts, licenses and events.”

 

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in January 2015.  Following the successful completion of the sale, Morgans Hotel Group will continue to own, operate, manage, franchise and/or license its 14 hotel properties around the world.  Additionally, the Company’s Special Transaction Committee continues to work with its financial adviser, Morgan Stanley & Co., to identify all additional potential strategic alternatives, including capital raising, asset sales, strategic partnerships, a sale of the entire Company, a sale of component parts of the Company, acquisitions and other alternatives.

 

Morgan Stanley & Co. served as financial advisor to Morgans Hotel Group and Ropes & Gray LLP served as its legal advisor. Greenberg Traurig LLP served as legal advisor to Hakkasan.

 

About Morgans Hotel Group

Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) is widely credited as the creator of the first “boutique” hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industry’s boutique sector. Morgans Hotel Group operates Delano in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles, New York, South Beach and London, Hudson in New York and under the Morgans Original umbrella, Morgans and Royalton in New York, Clift in San Francisco, Shore Club in South Beach, Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group has ownership interests or owns several of these hotels. Morgans Hotel Group also licenses a Delano in Las Vegas and has a franchise agreement for 10 Karaköy, a Morgans Original in Istanbul, Turkey. Morgans Hotel Group has other hotels in various stages of development to be operated under management or franchise agreement, including a Mondrian property in Doha, Qatar. For more information please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com.

 

About Hakkasan Group

Hakkasan Group is a worldwide dining, entertainment, and hospitality company with establishments 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 restaurant, nightlife, daylife and soon-to-be hotel concepts into world-class lifestyle brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation, and 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 and Omnia Nightclub (opening in Las Vegas 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.

 

 

Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend with performances by Ke$ha, Common, Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida and more!

THE LIGHT GROUP CELEBRATES LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE LINE-UP THURSDAY, AUG. 29 – MONDAY, SEPT. 2

 

WHAT: Beat the heat this Labor Day Weekend with The Light Group in Las Vegas and enjoy the best dining, nightlife and entertainment on The Strip. Highlights and event details are below, including appearances by Busta Ryhmes, Flo Rida, and Kesha. For reservations and additional information, visit www.lightgroup.com.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 30

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
1 OAK Nightclub welcomes back Major Lazer for Labor Day Weekend with a trip back to Future Jungle!  An exotic transformation unlike anything seen on The Strip, 1 OAK  becomes a wild and sexy rainforest where body-painted servers and uninhibited adventure await. The Major commands all to come dressed in costume and “Get Free” with the most exciting residency in Las Vegas at the best dance club on the Strip during one of the wildest weekends of the year!

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

 

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA
HAZE kicks off Friday night with a spectacular guest DJ set from Team Bayside High. Resident DJs Loczi and EarwaxXx are in on the action, and you can skip the gym Friday because you’re going to be up on your feet all night long.

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 31

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA Las Vegas
It’s Saturday during Labor Day Weekend at LIQUID, and the party is just getting started with an exciting guest DJ set from the Chicago-based Team Bayside High! Trap music fans are in for a treat, and resident DJs IKON & Exodus provide just the right blend for an outstanding day by the pool.

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage
Kick off Labor Day Weekend strong at Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage where house music pioneer Donald Glaude will be bringing his funky, high-energy sound for a special set to officially start Labor Day Weekend.

Bare Pool & Lounge at The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.588.5656

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
1 OAK welcomes a special guest DJ set from The Cataracs, the duo behind Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” and Martin Solveig’s “Hey Now”. Experience the very best nightlife experience on the Strip.

Door Open: 10:30pm
1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio
The Bank gets this Labor Day Weekend started right with another fantastic live performance by the illustrious Common! DJ EarwaxXx rounds out a great night of music Saturday night at The Bank. Tickets are on sale now!!! Don’t miss this amazing LDW performance!

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA
HAZE is the go-to Labor Day Weekend spot, hosting the wildest parties and the most unforgettable live performances.  Be there Saturday night, as rapper Flo Rida dazzles guests with a stunning, exclusive live performance. Expect nothing less than the best from resident DJ E-Rock as he gets the party started Labor Day Weekend at HAZE.

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300


SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA Las Vegas
LIQUID keeps Labor Day Weekend pumping with an electric performance from hip-hop superstar Flo Rida! Get things bumping poolside with DJ E-Rock as you experience the best Labor Day Sunday party ever at LIQUID!

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio
Producer and actor Busta Rhymes will hit The Bank Nightclub stage Sunday night. Busta keeps the partying going with his biggest fans for a Labor Day celebration not to be missed.

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
One of the top nightclubs in Vegas knows how to celebrate Labor Day Weekend with a special Sunday night with superstar Ke$ha! Don’t miss this exclusive performance of her top hits at 1 OAK, and dance the night away straight on till Labor Day with DJ Karma at The Mirage’s superlative dance club.

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA
HAZE is the go-to weekend nightlife spot hosting the wildest parties and the most unforgettable live performances and open-format guest DJs.  Expect nothing less than spectacular as hip-hop superstar T-Pain parties on a hot August night!

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Las Vegas
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.693.8300

MONDAY, SEPT. 2

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA Las Vegas
Say goodbye to Labor Day Weekend at LIQUID Pool Lounge on Monday with beats by DJ Karma. Doors open at 11 a.m.

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.588.5656

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DJ duo Scooter & Lavelle return to LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA starting Saturday March 16th *

LIQUID POOL LOUNGE WELCOMES THE RETURN OF SAN DIEGO-BASED DJ DUO SCOOTER & LAVELLE FOR A FOURTH SEASON

Duo to Premiere Saturday, March 16

LIQUID Pool Lounge

 

WHAT:  LIQUID Pool Lounge, The Light Group’s exclusive VIP-poolside retreat at ARIA Resort & Casino, is proud to announce the return of resident DJs Scooter & Lavelle to the daylife oasis for an exciting fourth season.  Known for a strong following in their native San Diego, Scooter & Lavelle will bring their high-energy, eclectic open format set to LIQUID for a monthly residency, treating guests to an unforgettable experience.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 16
Doors open at 11 a.m.

WHERE:              
LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
For reservations, call: 702.693.8300

For additional information, visit www.liquidpoollv.com.

The Light Group rings in the New Year with Kim Kardashian, Fun, Foster the People and many more!

THE LIGHT GROUP RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH UNFORGETTABLE LINE-UP

Foster The People, Kim Kardashian & FUN, Among Others, Offer A New Year’s Eve Celebration For Everyone

FRIDAY, DEC. 28 – MONDAY, DEC. 31

WHAT: The Light Group welcomes guests to ring in the New Year Las Vegas-style, celebrating with a full line-up of star-studded entertainment. Start the countdown with a glass of champagne and kick off 2013 at one of the hottest nightlife venues on The Strip. The Light Group’s New Year’s Eve line-up includes special celebrity appearances and live performances by Kim Kardashian, John Legend, FUN, Laidback Luke, Foster the People and Lloyd, among others!

MONDAY, DEC. 31

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino
Get ready to ROCK New Year’s Eve as rock band FUN – known for its hits “Some Nights” and “We are Young” – comes to HAZE Nightclub for a special performance, hosting the countdown to 2013! All year, HAZE has been the place to be for the hottest parties and most unforgettable performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Come join the ‘fun’ and say goodbye to 2012 with DJ E-Rock behind the turntables.

$125 per person for VIP entry; tables start at $3,000. For reservations, call 702.588.5656.

Visit the HAZE Nightclub website for more information.

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio Resort & Casino
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Bank Nightclub where partygoers will ring in 2013 with Foster the People. The group will perform its hit “Pumped Up Kicks” along with other favorites. The Bank has been the hottest destination on The Strip for the best music acts all year and this will be another one that should not be missed! Say farewell to 2012 with the one and only DJ Karma, ringing in the New Year in style at The Bank Nightclub.

$150 per person for VIP entry; tables start at $2,500. For reservations, call 702.588.5656.

Visit The Bank Nightclub website for more information.

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino
There will be no better place to see and be seen on New Year’s Eve than 1 OAK Nightclub as reality star and international sensation Kim Kardashian hosts the evening in style. Carouse in the uber-chic and sophisticated surroundings or shake it on the dance floor all night to the unparalleled sounds of Las Vegas’ crowd favorite DJ Que while Kim counts down to 2013!

$125 per person for VIP entry; tables start at $3,000. For reservations, call 702.588.5656. Visit the 1 OAK Nightclub website for more information.

GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge at ARIA
GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge will be the place to be on New Year’s Eve as DJ Shadow Red keeps partygoers celebrating on the dance floor all night. An open bar is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight, including a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

$100 per person for VIP entry; tables start at $800. For reservations, call 702.588.5656. Visit the GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge website for more information.

                       

The Deuce Lounge at ARIA

The Deuce Lounge at ARIA welcomes stunning Playboy Playmate Jessica Burciaga to say goodbye to 2012 in style! Join Jessica at this intimate & high energy party while you dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Mike Fusion! Grab a glass from the bubbling champagne tower for a complimentary toast during the balloon drop at midnight to welcome in 2013! With plenty of Fireball Whiskey on hand and one of the sexiest Playmates around, The Deuce Lounge is guaranteed to be HOT this New Year’s Eve!

$50 per person for VIP entry; tables start at $800. For reservations, call 702.588.5656. VisitThe Deuce Lounge website for more information.

The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge at The Mirage
Come join multi-platinum superstar Lloyd at REVOLUTION Lounge as he hosts a special New Year’s Eve countdown. The R&B artist will perform hits including “Get It Shawty,” “Bed Rock” and “Lay It Down” while partygoers enjoy the open bar from        9 p.m. to midnight. The best party in town will be going down at REVOLUTION Lounge!

$75 per person for VIP entry; tables start at $800. For reservations, call 702.588.5656. Visit The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge website for more information.

Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio
Come party in style at Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio as this sexy, world-class lounge celebrates its inaugural New Year’s Eve. This upscale lounge, featuring an amazing DJ set by favorite DJ Shaun O’Neale and a champagne toast at midnight, provides the perfect atmosphere to ring in 2013!

$75 per person for VIP entry; tables start at $800. For reservations, call 702.588.5656. Visit the Lily Bar & Lounge website for more information.

SUNDAY, DEC. 30

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA
R&B sensation John Legend will thrill the crowd at HAZE as he performs some of his best hits at one of the hottest nightclubs on The Strip. Partygoers will not want to miss this intimate and unforgettable evening. Visit the HAZE Nightclub website for more information.

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
Continue the New Year’s Eve weekend celebration with Young Money’s Tyga who will be at 1 OAK Nightclub for a special live performance. Visit the 1 OAK Nightclub website for more information.

SATURDAY, DEC. 29

HAZE Nightclub at ARIA
World-renowned DJ and producer Laidback Luke will help ring in 2013, spinning an unforgettable set that revelers won’t want to miss! Visit the HAZE Nightclub website for more information.

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio
What better way to enjoy New Year’s Eve weekend than with a special performance by international superstar Ludacris whose hits include “What’s Your Fantasy” and “Yeah.” Visit The Bank Nightclub website for more information.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage
Join Kanye West’s personal DJ A-Trak who will kick off New Year’s Eve weekend at 1 OAK, treating the crowd to a one-of-a-kind set. Visit the 1 OAK Nightclub website for more information.

Bellagio Las Vegas ~ Entertainment and Nightlife October Listings

BELLAGIO



“O” THEATRE

“O” BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production of “O.” The international cast of world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on and above water to create a breathtaking experience in a magnificent theatre reminiscent of a European opera house.

Dates: Wednesday – Sunday
Dark: Monday and Tuesday
Additional Dark Date: Sunday, Oct. 14
Times: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $98.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Bellagio box office, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/o or www.bellagio.com , or by calling (888) 488-7111 or
(702) 693-8866.

NIGHTCLUBS AND LOUNGES

THE BANK
Hospitality powerhouse The Light Group offers unrivaled service in a unique atmosphere with The Bank – a chic and contemporary nightclub. Its unique ambient and mood lighting on both the ceiling and floor creates an ultra-sensory experience and, combined with a state-of-the-art sound system, brings the club to life. The exquisitely elegant 8,000-square-foot space makes The Bank the most sought-after club experience in Las Vegas.

Dates: Thursday – Sunday
Hours: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY SUNDAYS
The Bank’s Sunday night festivities attract celebrities and locals-in-the-know every week as the high-energy experience features beautiful crowds, the hottest dance music being spun by resident DJ Karma and complimentary admission for locals.

HYDE BELLAGIO
Hyde Bellagio is the first nightlife venture in Las Vegas by renowned hospitality leader sbe and visionary design icon Philippe Starck. Boasting a seamless indoor/outdoor space and floor-to-ceiling windows, Hyde features an expansive terrace showcasing Las Vegas’ most celebrated landmark, the Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde introduces an early evening experience, highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of gourmet small plates from Osteria del Circo. Long after the sun sets, Hyde evolves into Vegas’ hottest nightlife destination with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs, live performances and the city’s most exclusive clientele.

Dates/Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8700 for more information

“LOST ANGELS” INSIDER TUESDAYS
Every Tuesday, Hyde Bellagio welcomes insiders and influencers worldwide to experience “Lost Angels” Insider Night, an evening that pays homage to the culture, music and style of Los Angeles. With an energy that is rogue, sexy and uncompromising, “Lost Angels” provides an unforgettable VIP experience while showcasing an unprecedented rotation of DJs and musicians whose art defines Los Angeles’ transcendent culture.

LILY BAR & LOUNGE
Lily Bar & Lounge – The Strip’s newest ultra lounge – infuses a calm, cool ambiance with elements of a high-energy nightclub. Located in the epicenter of Bellagio’s casino floor, Lily provides an intimate nightlife experience while offering panoramic views of the energetic resort. The lounge serves signature drinks and an assortment of culinary offerings from FIX Restaurant & Bar.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Monday – Friday: 2 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Table reservations offering bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:                                 Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

BACCARAT LOUNGE
Live entertainment nightly.

Act: Shelly Taylor
Dates & Times: October 8; 14 – 15; 21 – 22; 28 – 29: 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Act: Peter Radd
Dates & Times: October 5 – 7; 9; 12 – 13; 16; 19 – 20; 23; 26 – 27; 30: 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Act: Joey Singer
Dates & Times: October 5 – 6: 8:45 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Act: Ray Glover
Dates & Times: October 10 – 11; 17 – 18; 24 – 25; 31: 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
October 9 – 11; 16 – 18; 23 – 25; 30 – 31: 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m.
October 12 – 13; 19 – 20; 26 – 27: 8:45 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Act: David Osborne
Dates & Times: October 7 – 8; 14 – 15; 21 – 22; 28 – 29: 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m.

PETROSSIAN LOUNGE
Live entertainment nightly.

Act: Peter Radd
Dates & Times: October 7 – 8; 15; 21; 29: 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
October 16: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Act: Norman Vito
Dates & Times: October 6; 8; 13; 15; 18 – 20; 22; 27; 29: 3 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
October 7; 9 – 10; 14; 17; 21; 23 – 24; 28; 30 – 31: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Act: Whitney Phoenix
Dates & Times: October 10; 24; 28; 31: 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
October 5; 9; 11 – 12; 16; 23; 25 – 26; 30: 3 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
October 8; 15; 22; 29: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Act: Shelly Taylor
Dates & Times: October 16; 30: 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Act: Marta
Dates & Times: October 5 – 6; 9; 11 – 13; 18 – 20; 23; 25 – 27: 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
October 7; 10; 14; 17; 21; 24; 28; 31: 3 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Act: David Osborne
Dates & Times: October 5 – 6; 11 – 13; 18 – 20; 25 – 27: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Act: Tony Carnota
Dates & Times: October 17; 22: 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas ~ October Entertainment and Nightlife

ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas ~ October Entertainment and Nightlife

ZARKANA THEATER

 

ZARKANA by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Zarkana is an acrobatic rock experience blending circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange. A visual vortex, Zarkana is set in a twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.
Dates:
Friday – Tuesday
Dark: Wednesday and Thursday
Additional Dark Dates: November 5 – 6; 9 – 10
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: Zarkana is scheduled to premiere Thursday, Nov. 1
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Resorts ticket office, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com or www.arialasvegas.com

 

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

HAZE NIGHTCLUB
HAZE Nightclub is a dramatic 25,500-square-foot cutting-edge space where guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. HAZE features oversized hanging props over the entryway, drawing guests to a grand central staircase which transports them to the mezzanine level where one can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor, filled with beats from the world’s best DJs, is home to 100 square feet of interactive projection screens on a structure where world-renowned artists have performed impromptu surprise acts. Suede walls and plush surfaces speckle the weaving interior of this nightlife destination, boasting a unique 20-foot wall of lights incorporating the latest technology. Full-color laser shows add to the sensory experience, creating a nightlife mecca that has raised the standards of nightclubs worldwide.
Dates: Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
HAZE, ARIA’s premier nightspot, caters to mavens of the Vegas nightlife scene and locals with the hottest music spun by resident DJs Karma and David Christian as well as the most exciting special guests imaginable.

THE DEUCE LOUNGE
The Light Group brings The Deuce Lounge, an invigorating destination fusing elements of an upscale lounge with high-limit gaming, to ARIA. With stylish décor, first-class service and a seductive ambiance, The Deuce Lounge offers an unmistakable and distinctive nightlife experience.
Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week just got better with industry nights at The Deuce Lounge. Every Wednesday guests can enjoy an open champagne bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and half-price bottles are offered to locals all night.

GOLD BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB & LOUNGE
Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge is the latest from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip hand-crafted cocktails or to party into the night while experiencing Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.
Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Hours: 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge are the sexiest industry party in town. Kick it at the best mid-week party on The Strip with some “Local Love,” featuring guest DJ sets from DJ Tommy Lin and DJ Funk Solo.  “Local Love” features an open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight and there is no cover for those with valid Nevada ID.

VIEW BAR
Guests can enjoy masterfully crafted signature cocktails while basking in the lively atmosphere. View Bar features live music Sunday – Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Thursday – Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight.
Hours: 24 hours
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

ULTRA POOL

 

LIQUID POOL LOUNGE
The ultimate in poolside opulence, LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA is defined by its distinctive contemporary ambiance and ultra VIP service. Poolside music sets a lively mood as guests enjoy the exclusivity and seclusion provided by towering palms. Two luxury pools create a tempting and cool oasis from the hot Vegas sun. Private cabanas equipped with modern technologies, comfortable furniture and contemporary design are available as well as chaise lounges and day beds which provide a summertime refuge. Guests can expect to swim and sunbathe among Hollywood’s hottest stars including Kelly Osbourne, Carrie Underwood, Audrina Patridge, Kristin Cavallari, Zac Efron, Jamie Kennedy and Mario Lopez, among others. LIQUID also treats daytime revelers to unparalleled live performances from top musical acts as well as renowned DJs.
Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information
Note: Final day of the 2012 pool season at LIQUID is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
LIQUID is back with its Thursday industry swim. Resident DJ Que spins the hottest beats and partygoers can expect plenty of surprise guests.  No cover for locals who present a valid Nevada ID.