Gaslamp's Stingaree is getting a major facelift that'll replicate the look and feel of its new sibling club being born at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Hakkasan Group announced on Friday.
The London hospitality giant, which bought Stingaree nearly a year ago from Enlightened Hospitality Group, plans to convert Stingaree into the second location of its new nightlife brand called Omnia. It'll go by Omnia San Diego.
There will be no food component, but expect lavish VIP tables and high-end customer service in true Vegas fashion.
Vegas Omnia is also a re-imagination of a former hot spot, the dreamy and whimsical Pure Nightclub. Both will debut in spring 2015. Bottle service was flowing just fine at Stingaree but now's the time for a refresh, Hakkasan CEO Neil Moffitt tells the U-T. Fans can catch one last Stingaree buzz during a Nov. 2 closing party, and the club will shutter for the remodel the next day.
Moffitt's mum on the investment size but claims to be surpassing any other Gaslamp club renovation; that would include the 2010 multi-million dollar conversion of the Aubergine space into FLUXX.
"Nine years have passed since [Stingaree] was brought to market, and it had quite a bit of success in the market but we’re a group who doesn’t stand still," he tells the U-T. "This isn’t a revenue issue or an issue of declining popularity. It needs something new, and we also don’t like to inherit other people’s ideas. We have many of our own."
What will stay the same is utilization of multiple levels that take advantage of indoor and outdoor spaces. Expect extravagant finishes and luxury touches, as well as top-notch audiovisual experts who have worked alongside Rolling Stones to U2.
Hakkasan, notoriously known in Vegas for throwing out big dollar signs to lure the best of the best, locked down resident DJs like Tiesto and Calvin Harris at its MGM supervenue.