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Soho Garden will be a mix of dining, poolside and nightlife experiences, and it opens this December…

There’s no shortage of new openings in Dubai. From restaurants to beach clubs to bars, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to checking out new spots in Dubai. In fact, here are 20 we’re still waiting on opening before the year is over.

But a new concept has just been announced that combines clubs, pubs, restaurants and more. It’s called Soho Garden, and it will be ‘a diverse mix of dining, pool lounging and nightlife experiences in an idyllic setting in Dubai’, according to its Instagram page.

The 14,000 square metre complex, which will house Drai’s Las Vegas (you can read more on that here) as well as several other outlets, will be located at Meydan near Nad Al Sheba (about 15 minutes from Downtown).

The first phase of the project, which will open this December, will include a daytime pool area and four bars with a seating capacity of 800 people. The closely positioned bars (Glasshouse Bar, Bellini Bar, Tiki Bar and Negroni Bar) will allow guests to move freely between them, and they will all have a distinct look and feel.

When fully operational, which is expected to be some time in 2018, Soho Garden will also feature a 10,000 capacity concert stage, nightclubs, pools and several other restaurants and bars. 

Soho Garden is described by the team behind it as ‘a unique mix of eclectic luxury, with laidback chic, creating a buzzing urban scene inspired by the international cultural melting pots of London and New York,’ [and Dubai?]. Also, it’s expected to throw a larger-than-life New Year’s bash this year, with a headliner announcement expected soon.

Although we’re not sure who the New Year’s Eve act will be, we’re already seeing other acts announced, with DJ Steve Lawler, Sash, Art Department and Erik Hagleton all promoting that they’ll be playing gigs at the venue next year.


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Hakkasan Group is generating $500 million in revenue from its nightclub and restaurant venues as it sets up to boost its global party and dining presence by half over the next 36 months, CEO Neil Moffitt told a conference Monday.

Hakkasan, which currently has about 60 venues globally, including at least a dozen in Las Vegas, such as Wet Republic and Hakkasan, plans to open another 30 over the next three years, Moffitt told several hundred attendees at the Nightclub and Bar Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The group now employs 7,000 people worldwide, he said.

“The company has gone from nothing to half a billion dollars” in a short time, he said. The ability of nightclubs to generate such revenue means club owners and managers “have become the most important people in the hotels and resorts globally. Period. Fact.”

Wet Republic at MGM Resorts pulled in $44 million in 20 weeks last year, he told the crowd.

The group’s leap from restaurants into the night club and entertainment business began when it hired Moffitt to open the Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel in 2013. The five-story, 80,000 square foot venue generated $100 million in revenue in its first year, making it one of the highest grossing clubs worldwide. That drove Hakkasan Group to buy Moffitt’s management business and roll out more clubs and restaurants globally.

Moffitt, who has since expanded the group’s business through mergers and acquisitions, including a majority stake in high-end nightlife and restaurant operator H. Wood Group, told the crowd that consolidation will help industry profits.

“When we fight the guy down the street, all we do is chip away at our margin,” he said, adding, half-jokingly, that he has been battling with Steve Wynn for five years. Steve Wynn owns the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, which run popular clubs XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club.

Wynn and Hakkasan have battled for the world’s top DJ talent over the years.

Moffitt said Hakkasan beat its revenue forecast last year by $7 million by focusing more on social media. The company has invested in social media specialists and trimmed traditional advertising like billboards and magazines by $9 million.

“Direct marketing through social media is one of the most powerful things you will ever get your hands on,” he said.

The British-born executive said he is budgeting for revenue growth this year in Las Vegas even though visitation may remain flat. Hakkasan’s Las Vegas revenues are up about 6 percent in the first quarter, he said.

Moffitt said the next stage of development for Las Vegas nightlife will be establishments like the high-end, 1920s-styled Los Angeles restaurant and lounge Delilah, owned by H. Wood Group.

“That is going to become the future, where we really combine food and beverage with atmosphere and late-night experience,” he said. “It’s creating the early money, to the mid money and late money.”

Hakkasan Group’s current restaurant portfolio includes Hakkasan, with 11 locations worldwide, Ling Ling, Yauatcha, HKK, Sake no Hana, Herringbone and Searsucker. Under the nightlife/daylife umbrella of brands are Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic, OMNIA and Jewel.

Hakkasan Group is fully owned by Alliance International Investments LLC, an investment company out of Abu Dhabi. The group has headquarters in London and Las Vegas.



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The timing could not have been more perfect! Just as winter’s chill vanishes and the summer sun arrives to push temperatures into the 80s today and all week long, our mega dayclubs are celebrating their season openings. It’s time to break out those bikinis and board shorts.

Now the day-into-night parties storm in with a vengeance. Accountants who keep eagle eyes on the bottom lines of hotel balance sheets love it as the brutal temperatures begin to beat down on us and beverage sales boom around the clock — by day at pool parties and dayclubs and by evening in the nightclubs with barely a break in between.

In other words, the focus is now on the other bottom lines! Following in the footsteps of Encore Beach Club, which opened for the season last weekend, are …

Daylight Beach Club

Daylight Beach Club is back for its fifth year at Mandalay Bay with its sneak preview led by resident DJ E-Rock on Saturday. Grand opening weekend includes DJ Tommy Trash with support from Cut Snake and Sam Blacky on March 25 and Tyga on March 26. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

Daylight’s season lineup also includes Metro Boomin’, Laidback Luke, Morgan Page, Bassjackers, T-Pain, Steve Powers and Jerzy and one-off events with Flume, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Ice Cube and Nicole Moudaber. The night party Eclipse is returning, and Daylight is introducing hip-hop party Lit Sundays.

Daylight boasts a 5,000-square-foot pool; two pool-to-service VIP pools; 1,400-square-foot elevated stage with unobstructed views of DJs and artists; daybeds; 23 private VIP cabanas; two VIP bungalows with private dipping pools; two new VIP pools, including a 448-square-foot pool to service north-side cabanas; and 245-square-foot pool to service south and west cabanas.

The deck includes 50 daybeds, LED screens and 25 U-shaped banquets. Daylight is run by management consulting and marketing company Play founded in 2015 by hospitality execs Colin Comer and John Pettei.

Rehab Beach Club

Rehab Beach Club, the original Las Vegas dayclub, returns for a Spring Break celebration at The Hard Rock Hotel with pool parties and performances Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend through April 9.

The five-acre tropical playground is hosting Austin Mahone’s 21st Birthday Bash, Heroes & Villains party featuring DJ Jamie Iovine in partnership with Meltdown Comics and a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Lexy Panterra and DJs Cheat Codes and Jazzy Jeff also are set at Rehab as partygoers enjoy sandy beaches, cocktails, swim-up blackjack tables and cabanas.

The college bikini contest is April 9.

Wet Republic

This also is the opening weekend of the 53,000-square-foot Wet Republic ultra-pool at MGM Grand with six VIP private dipping pools and more than 6,000 square feet of pool areas. The open-air lounge is more than a quarter of the length of a football field.

I’m reminded of the South of France with Wet Republic’s linen white palette adorned with vibrant hues of blue. That LED wall above the DJ both is a whopping 1,200 square feet. On Saturday and Sundays, it’s a who’s who of DJs and music stars, including Tiesto, Shift and Fergie, this first weekend. Wet Republic also is open Mondays and Thursdays.

Source: Reviewjournal.com

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Tuesday, 23 January 2007 18:01



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New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is an experience for the ages. To put it bluntly, things can get wild on The Las Vegas Strip, with hundreds of thousands of revelers frolicking about the casinos, nightclubs, and even the streets of this destination.

Officially, the draw to The Strip is the fireworks at midnight, with the pyrotechnics launching from multiple casino roofs. Revelers who score a room–with some price tags higher than the top floor of The Cosmopolitan towers–can get a bird’s eye view from up in the sky. But the show is designed to be seen on the ground, and anyone on the Strip can simply look up and be enveloped by the spectacular show all around them.

The city stops traffic from Las Vegas Boulevard, starting from Mandalay Bay at the south to around the Stratosphere at the north, giving people the right-of-way on foot to walk the streets. Carrying “open containers” (translation: alcoholic beverages in public) is legal in Las Vegas, so be prepared for a crowd the size of a small city to descend on The Strip, with some sort of a glittery kazoo or other noisemaker in hand.

Want to try something way out of the norm? Check out some suggestions to make New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas your most special trip.

1. Go for a ride on the High Roller


Get up close and personal with the fireworks inside an enclosed car on this beautiful observation wheel, on the eastern edge of The Strip. Rides on NYE can include an open bar with a bartender.

2. Zumanity by Cirque du Solei


This pan-sexual, and very erotic, Cirque show features special surprises for NYE audiences. The show ends early enough to hit the strip and see the fireworks.

3. Hard Rock Hotel


The Hard Rock is where Las Vegas locals go to party, and this place is always simply a class act. Just off the strip on the southeastern corner, it features an excellent view of the fireworks, and great DJ’s to boot.

4. Downtown Las Vegas


If you would rather skip the celebrity DJ’s and see some real bands, go to downtown Las Vegas to the Fremont Street Experience. Although there won’t be as much of a view of fireworks, under the covered pedestrian walkway, you will be treated to the sights of Elvis impersonators and big-haired rock bands who really are great.

5. Celebrate on The Strip


The whole strip opened up like a block party with several hundred thousands of your new best friends. At midnight, the casinos spark a huge fireworks display that light up the desert sky like a billion candles. If jubilant crowds are not your thing, watch it from a hotel room overlooking The Strip or from a rooftop club. Whatever, just don’t miss this once in a lifetime spectacle.

Source: queerty.com

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