We often speak of the state of EDM in Las Vegas, but it is not as often that we are able to hear the state of the Vegas from some of its biggest proponents. Showing just how integral dance music is to corporate interests, Forbes has released a series of short interviews with Steve Angello, Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, and Angel Management Group (of Hakkasan)’s CEO, Neil Moffitt, and several others. They talk about everything from “how it used to be,” to why they love the way Vegas is now, to its future and plans for expansion outside of Nevada.
All eyes have been on Vegas in recent weeks. Between claims that the Las Vegas Strip is the new Playa d’en Bossa, a slew of impressive new residencies at the city’s hottest clubs, and the grand opening of the MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Las Vegas, any fan of nightlife would be hard pressed to ignore what’s going on in the Nevada desert these days.
The New York Times recently sat down to pick the brain of the Angel Management Group’s CEO, Neil Moffitt, who together with the Hakkasan company will be responsible for running the show at Las Vegas’s biggest new club. This is the man that was there from the very beginning, he speaks about his “first foray” into the electronic music market in 2004, when he booked fellow Brit Paul Oakenfold at Ice.
Hakkasan Las Vegas at the MGM Grand is quickly positioning itself to become a juggernaut in Las Vegas nightlife, offering it’s guests a fully-curated experience that seeks to combine fine dining with unparalleled entertainment and nightlife inside the 5-level, 75,000 square foot venue.
Grammy award winner Calvin Harris has just announced his exclusive residency beginning in April for the megaclub’s opening month. Set to perform 46 dates at Hakkasan, Calvin will also be bringing his residency to the famed WET REPUBLIC 22 times throughout the summer months.Posted by
Like any native of New Jersey, much of my younger 20s were spent stumbling through the neon lit and awkwardly carpeted atriums of Atlantic City’s dated casinos. In terms of luxury and elegance there wasn’t much to look forward to along the Jersey coastline. Debauchery? yes, luxury? hell no. When news of Revel’s development began, our eyes once again looked towards the Jersey coast. Their mission was bold – make Atlantic City a destination for more than just geriatrics on slot machines. It’s aim was to bring all of the luxury and grandeur of Vegas’s preeminent hotels to the North East, giving the residents of New Jersey and New York a Vegas of their own. The second we set foot inside the world class establishment last summer for Avicii’s performance at Ovation Hall, there was no question — they had succeeded.