LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY Award-winning Calvin Harris will launch a new and exclusive residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas opening in April at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The highly acclaimed DJ will debut his residency at the nightclub beginning in April, and is set to perform 46 dates. Additionally, the artist will bring his residency to WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool creating a daytime experience for fans where they can see the iconic DJ perform for 22 dates.
Neil Moffitt, CEO of Angel Management Group said, "Calvin Harris is celebrated as one of the most influential and talented DJs in the world. We are delighted to have him on board."
"I have worked with Neil Moffitt for years and I have a lot of faith in his vision for Hakkasan Las Vegas," said Harris. "I am excited to be part of this historic venture, it will be a new era for Las Vegas and for the dance music scene."
DJ, songwriter and producer Harris first hit the music scene with his gold-selling album I Created Disco in 2006. Originally from Scotland, he has since gained worldwide attention for his work in the electronic scene. Harris has been recognized with multiple awards, including winning Best Electronic Video for "Feel So Close" and Video of the Year for "We Found Love" with Rihanna at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. He also took home a GRAMMY Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the recent 2013 GRAMMY Awards. Additionally, he was nominated for "Best British Male" at the BRIT Awards in 2010 and 2013 and was named the "World's Most Successful Songwriter" in 2011 and 2012 by Music Week.
Harris has worked in various capacities with a number of internationally known recording artists including Rihanna, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole and Kylie Minogue. Single sales are 24 million and growing, and his album sales are in excess of 1 million. His current album 18 MONTHS released October 2012 (Roc Nation/Columbia/Ultra Music) is available to check out here.
Hakkasan Las Vegas, a restaurant and nightclub complex, will offer guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and unparalleled entertainment and nightlife inside a beautifully designed five-level structure. A collaboration between the celebrated international dining group Hakkasan Ltd. and leading entertainment and nightlife company Angel Management Group, the venue is a dramatic extension of the brand as it will include the restaurant's first venture into nightlife.
WET REPUBLIC set the standard for innovation in Las Vegas as The Strip's first daylife destination. Evoking a sensuous South Beach ambiance with a seductive modern vibe, the alluring 53,000-square-foot party pool features spectacular saltwater pools, individual dipping pools, exclusive VIP Bungalows, hip party cabanas, spacious daybeds and oversized deluxe chaise lounges. The venue boasts a spacious pool deck doubles as an entertainment stage for the hottest in-demand DJs, celebrity guests and entertainers at WET REPUBLIC's weekly and monthly signature events. Unique culinary offerings, signature cocktails, premium bottle and pitcher service can be enjoyed in the lounge or ordered poolside. Wet Republic is an unrivaled daytime venue that transformed the Vegas pool party scene.
About Hakkasan Ltd.
Hakkasan was founded in London in 2001 and has now established itself as one of the most successful modern Chinese restaurant concepts to become a worldwide fine-dining brand. Locations include London Hanway Place, London Mayfair, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai and New York. Owned by Abu Dhabi's property investment company Tasameem, the Hakkasan Group also operates Japanese restaurant Sake no Hana and Michelin starred dim sum restaurant Yauatcha in London, with an outpost in Mumbai. Hakkasan opened to critical acclaim, achieving a Michelin star in 2003, and was the only Chinese restaurant in Europe to receive such an accolade that year. For further details, visit www.hakkasan.com.
About Angel Management Group
Angel Management Group (AMG) has built an unrivalled reputation as a premier entertainment and nightlife company led by an executive team combining over 100 years of experience. AMG specializes in venue operations, food and beverage management, marketing, promotions, festival and arena event production as well as brand licensing, sponsorship development, public relations, talent booking and music programming. It currently handles 15 premier entertainment properties including WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool and Hakkasan Las Vegas (opening April 2013) at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, Social House inside Crystals at CityCenter and many more. AMG also is the entertainment and nightlife partner for Revel, a $2.4 billion beachfront resort in Atlantic City, where it opened HQ Nightclub and The Social April 2012. For more information, visit www.angelmanagementgroup.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides the ultimate Vegas experience. A variety of newly remodeled luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak, Wolfgang Puck's Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joel Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KA by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett's Comedy Club; Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new fine dining/nightlife concept (April 2013); a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit www.mgmgrand.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Angel Management Group