Hyde Lounge At Las Vegas Arena Set To Debut In Spring 2016

Hyde Lounge
People In The Shadows

It was just announced that a Hyde Lounge will be opening at Las Vegas Arena in the spring of 2016. It’s not too surprising that the arena will have a lounge for people to stay after events. It’s also not a surprise that it’s branded as Hyde Lounge since there’s one at Staples Center which is also a partnership with AEG.

This will be a great venue for aftershow parties for concerts or just a place to hang out after games once the NHL expanding to Las Vegas becomes official.

Sadly, this location of Hyde Lounge won’t offer the same awesome view that you have Hyde Lounge at Bellagio.

Hyde Lounge

Here are details on the new Hyde Lounge opening in 2016:

sbe, the Los Angeles-based leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues, announced today the launch of Hyde Lounge at Las Vegas Arena set to open in April 2016. Hyde Lounge Las Vegas Arena will be the exclusive nightclub option at Las Vegas Arena, allowing guests to experience the height of service with views to match in an entertainment and sporting viewing experience unlike any other.

Hyde Lounge at Las Vegas Arena will be located high above the event action with two platforms extending over the arena seating for unparalleled viewing opportunities. The 18,000-square-foot space designed by Dakota Development and DesignAgency, will also feature an intimate lounge experience complete with bottle service, plush couches, high-energy DJs, VIP elevator access, a selection of culinary treats, and skyline views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

sbe’s Hyde brand has been visionary in transforming how spectators enjoy entertainment and sporting events with its first evolution of the nightlife heritage brand Hyde Lounge at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles followed by Hyde at American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Las Vegas Arena, a 20,000-seat venue located between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, has been developed through a partnership between AEG and MGM Resorts International. The venue is scheduled to host more than 100 events annually including UFC, boxing and other sporting events; major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events. The newest landmark will have a significant impact on the city’s entertainment landscape while providing Las Vegas visitors and the local community a guest experience second to none.
Sam Nazarian, sbe founder and CEO, said, “We are extremely proud to partner with the Las Vegas Arena team on this dynamic and forward-thinking development that will transform the Las Vegas landscape. Hyde provides an unrivaled nightlife scene that will leave a footprint as we enhance the brand with this large-scale viewing and event driven destination.”

Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “We are creating a world-class venue that will deliver a number of memorable moments to our guests, with Hyde Lounge at the top of the list. Hyde’s ability to engage guests in a high-energy Las Vegas atmosphere while enjoying a major concert or sporting event is exactly the type of environment we want inside the Arena; it will be nothing short of spectacular.”

Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities, said, “Hyde Lounge and sbe have proven to be innovative and collaborative partners with their groundbreaking introduction of Hyde Lounge at STAPLES Center. Nobody understands the club and lounge market and atmosphere better than sbe and we look forward to the unveiling of their newest masterpiece at the Las Vegas Arena.”

Sahara Closing?

Where there’s smoke there’s usually fire. I’m not much about rumors, but the rumor of Sahara closing seems too close to being true to not be true.  Here’s a tour on how this rumor developed.  SBE Entertainment, owners of Sahara, are bringing their Hyde Lounge to Bellagio.  The official announcement was made today.

“The move to bring the Hyde Lounge brand to Bellagio underscores the dynamic partnership forged between SBE and MGM Resorts International,” Nazarian said in a statement. “Together we’ve secured one of Vegas’ most prestigious locations, and will usher in a new and definitive chapter in nightlife on The Strip.”

I started reading that this might happen right after the Fontana Bar was said to be closing.  Next I saw another detailed nugget of info on Vegas Tripping further developing the rumor.  Their bottom line is this:

Right now, only The Naz knows if Sahara goes fishing or SBE cuts bait.

Toward the end of the VT article a link pointed to a post on Vegas Message Board that was very detailed, yet anonymous.

The internal buzz on the property for the past few months has the Sahara Hotel and Çasino shutting its doors no later than the fall of this year

None of this is from the horses mouth so there’s nothing to concrete to confirm, but putting 1 and 1 and 1 together I think it’s pretty close to being a truth.  I’m pretty sure Sahara won’t just be shutting it’s doors, but a sale makes a lot more sense.

Once again, I can see our old pal Carl Icahn stepping in and buying the old property on the cheap.  It could be a low cost complement to a possible high end Fontainebleau if that ever opens as a middle to high end property.  Another option is defaulting on loan on letting the bank deal with the mess.

I recently had my first trip to Sahara and the casino seems as if it could use a major cleaning.  It was filthy and I was happy when I left.  I’m curious to see how this all unfolds.