Jewel Las Vegas: Aria nightclub shines bright like a diamond
Just as precious as a gem, maybe, is a nightclub, which is probably why Hakkasan Group’s newest nightclub at Aria is named Jewel. The moment you step foot inside the intimate venue (as it roughly holds 2,000 patrons), you’ll be immersed into a luxe nightlife experience. The 24,000-square-foot, two-level space, designed by the Rockwell Group (which also designed Hakkasan Group’s mega club Omnia at Caesars Palace), features two distinct areas, the main club and the mezzanine level, fit for two different types of partygoers.
On the main level, heading to the dance floor, you first have to pass through multiple tall, mirrored doors leading to the sleek nightclub, highlighted by the DJ booth and VIP booths with burgundy leather upholstery. If you’re occupying one of the 50 VIP booths, you’ll be escorted through a tunnel of bronze arches, where an antique glass chandelier summons you through the alluring corridor. Jewel’s technology scheme is one of a kind, too, with massive, dual-sided LED video screens and state-of-the-art effects that light up the venue.
The mezzanine level houses five VIP skybox suites: The Blind Tiger, The Studio, The G.O.A.T., The Gallery and The Prestige. Each of the skybox suites has its own entrance, its own décor and its own vibe (one gives off a sexy speakeasy feel while another is as top-notch as it gets, with champagne-hued, tufted walls and a brass-beaded chandelier). And the vantage point from each skybox suite offers a great view of the main club down below. The mezzanine level also features a bar and separate dance floor, if you want to break away from the main club.
Besides the nightclub’s aesthetics, Jewel sure knows how to pack a house with its stellar talent and DJ roster. Since opening last month, the venue has welcomed celebrities and acts such as Drake, Jamie Foxx, The Chainsmokers, Lil Jon, Steve Aoki, Swizz Beatz and Steve Angello, two of whom will return this week: Lil Jon (June 20) and The Chainsmokers (June 24), with a special guest performer on June 25. Jewel has definitely lived up to its namesake.
Aria, opens at 10 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. & Mon., cover charge applies, 21+. 702.590.8000