The Hakkasan Group is increasing its already huge presence at the MGM Grand, with a new concept pitched directly at millennials, luring them in with the promise of lounging, gaming and social interactivity all in one spot.
Dubbed Level Up Las Vegas, the undercover project is now hiring and potential staff has been notified they will be required to "engage in direct client interaction by participating in various games, with a friendly and upbeat attitude," plus become familiar with the "strategies and tricks within the games."
Also necessary, the "ability to improvise with role" and the "ability to guide customers through operating and playing games with knowledge of current games and social media."
While details are still very much under wraps, the concept is rumored to be inspired by downtown’s Gold Spike lounge, bar and restaurant venue, which provides an "adult playground" of over-sized and vintage board games. Inside Fiddlestix restaurant guests can dine, drink, play table and video games and communicate with fellow customers via provided iPads.
One very likely, but unconfirmed location for Level Up is inside the former Rainforest Cafe, just a few steps away from the entrance to Hakkasan’s nightclub and restaurant. The shuttered 8,800-sqaure-foot cafe has been undergoing a remodel into a "gaming floor" since mid-September. Its original estimated construction budget was a Hakkasan Group-worthy $2,198,043.
No details of a Level Up opening date have been released, nor has confirmation the space will feature any actual gambling.