Hakkasan Heads to Mexico

Partners with Grupo Vidanta on $150M investment

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Mexican resort operator/tourism developer Grupo Vidanta is teaming with Las Vegas-based hospitality company Hakkasan Group to invest $150 million into new beach clubs, nightlife venues, restaurants and hotels at Vidanta Resorts throughout Mexico. The collaboration will introduce Hakkasan’s entertainment concepts to the country for the first time.

The long-term partnership will kick off with the opening of three new concepts in late 2017, including two restaurants and a beach club at Vidanta Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. Over the subsequent five years, Hakkasan plans to debut a new venue at a different Vidanta property each year, as well as a new hotel with Grupo Vidanta.

“This partnership is the next step in our ambitious global growth strategy and will position our business for further expansion across the region, via both our current portfolio of brands and new concept developments,” says Hakkasan Group president Nick McCabe.

Founded in the U.K., Hakkasan has more than 50 outposts across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Its brands include restaurants Hakkasan, Yauatcha, HKK, Sake no Hana, Herringbone, Searsucker and nightclub/day club concept Omnia. Grupo Vidanta owns and operates multiple properties in Mexico's beach destinations including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán. The company’s portfolio consists of six resort brands: Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace and Sea Garden.

“Our latest collaboration with the world-renowned Hakkasan Group further exemplifies our long-term vision and ongoing commitment to progressing the growth of tourism in Mexico and evolving the Vidanta brand,” says Iván Chávez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta.