By Tanner Saunders
June 25, 2019
Yoder Productions

The Las Vegas Strip may be famous for its flashing lights and dazzling attractions, like a volcanic eruption and a Lady Gaga-themed water spectacle. But the coolest new light show in Sin City is actually located indoors at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

Hakkasan, a mega club spanning five levels within the MGM Grand, recently unveiled a state of the art kinetic light installation that looks and feels like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie. Called The Hakkasan Grid, the installation lives directly above the dance floor almost like a technological ecosystem designed to ebb and flow and grow and shrink with the music turning from celebrity djs below.

Made up of 57 triangles that were 3-D printed in Germany by WHITEvoid, the Hakkasan Grid “is the largest permanent kinetic light installation in the United States,” according to the club. Using pixel-mapping and color-mixing technology, the triangles can individually or collectively display colors, patterns, or images tailored to the experience happening with the music. Think of The Grid like the actual 30-foot beating heart of the nightclub, but with glowing veins like something out of “Avatar.”

Besides the The Grid, guests at Hakkasan can enjoy a star-studded residency in 2019 featuring some of the world’s most influential DJs including Tiësto, Zedd, and Steve Aoki. The powerhouse DJs combined with The Grid make Hakkasan a powerplayer in the competitive Las Vegas nightlife scene.

“The nightlife industry requires constant evolution and excellence, and we pride ourselves on consistently rising to this challenge and providing our guests with unforgettable, transformative experiences,” said James Algate, executive vice president of entertainment at Hakkasan Group. “We’re thrilled to yet again push the boundaries of nightlife with the new Hakkasan Grid. We’re confident that guests will be blown away by this futuristic, multisensory experience we’ve created.”

And if that’s not enough, Hakkasan has a restaurant serving up modern Cantonese food, a handful of intimate and VIP lounge areas, plus a stacked calendar of events to experience throughout the rest of the year.

If you find yourself in Vegas — even if only for the weekend — do yourself a favor and go check out The Grid.

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