Hakkasan to add a new Jewel to its Vegas nightlife portfolio

A rendering of Jewel, which will take the space formerly occupied by Haze nightclub when it opens at Aria in 2016.
A rendering of Jewel, which will take the space formerly occupied by Haze nightclub when it opens at Aria in 2016.

The haze is lifting at Aria Resort & Casino. Lifting as in changing, being remade, reformed into something different, something new, something sparkly. When the literal dust settles at the resort next spring, in place of Haze, the former nightclub that ruled Aria’s lower level, there will be Jewel, a new venue from hospitality giants Hakkasan Group.

“The addition of Jewel to Aria’s entertainment and nightlife portfolio will provide our guests with a new and exclusive nightclub destination,” said Aria President Bobby Baldwin via release. “Nightlife is an integral part of the Las Vegas scene and in partnering with Hakkasan Group, the preeminent operator in the industry, we will offer a distinct experience unique to our resort.”

That experience will be designed by the Rockwell Group and will stretch across more 24,000 square feet over multiple levels. The DJ booth will include a “production wall” with LED screens and effects lighting, and above the main floor, the mezzanine will feature five private suites, each with their own entry for customers who want to pop bottles discretely. A rendering of the space depicts a venue bathed in purple and gold tones with curvaceous wood finishings and an overhead chandelier that evokes a spaceship. Or perhaps a space yacht.

Jewel joins a Hakkasan portfolio that’s grown dramatically in Las Vegas during the last few years and includes venues like Omnia, the Bank, 1 OAK and Wet Republic on the nightlife side and restaurants like Yellowtail, Kumi, Citizens and Hakkasan.  

Described as an “immersive experience, cut and polished to perfection,” Jewel won’t just be the new club on the Strip, it will be the latest bauble added to Hakkasan’s already shiny collection.


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