As Eater Vegas pre-warned, Gold Boutique Nightclub & Lounge at Aria has shuttered to make way for an expensive new replacement. Originally created in conjunction with Cirque du Soleil to promote the resort's equally vanquished Viva Elvis production, the former Light Group property will undergo an estimated $4,153,000 complete remodel.
The new 10,488-square-foot space is currently nameless, but paperwork refers to the project as a "restaurant." Part of the upgrades will include a new bar and exterior patio, but the most dramatic change will be the addition of a new 91-square-foot decorative water feature. They've set aside $160,424 to install that forthcoming centerpiece. No timetable for a re-opening has been announced.
Last December the Hakkasan Group snapped up The Light Group's nightlife properties for $36 million. Within Hakkasan's portfolio of possible in-house brands to slot into the space, they can choose from Bootsy Bellows, Hooray Henry's, The Nice Guy and SHOREbar. Haskasan's latest makeover, the Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace, debuts on Friday, May 15.