Mexico’s leading resort operator and tourism developer, Grupo Vidanta, has signed an exclusive partnership with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group to invest $150 million into new concept beach clubs, nightlife venues, restaurants, and hotels at Vidanta Resorts, located in Mexico’s most coveted beach destinations.
The strategic partnership is a direct result of the recent state visit to the Middle East, where Grupo Vidanta’s founder Daniel Chávez Morán and Hakkasan Group began discussing the potential for new hospitality ventures in the country. The collaboration will bring Hakkasan Group’s world-leading lifestyle entertainment concepts to Mexico for the first time, enhancing the country’s diverse tourism offering.
A long-term commitment, the partnership will first see three brand new concepts open in the second half of 2017, including two restaurants and a beach club at Vidanta Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. The beach club will offer an extravagant daylife experience and will evolve into a club-restaurant-cabaret by night.
Over the course of the subsequent five years, Hakkasan Group will introduce a new venue at a different Vidanta property each year, as well as a brand new hotel with Grupo Vidanta.
Grupo Vidanta is constantly expanding to introduce innovative entertainment experiences and destination attractions to key regions across Mexico. This includes forging partnerships with some of the world’s most renowned brands, one example being Vidanta’s collaboration with Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ.
“Our latest collaboration with the world-renowned Hakkasan Group further exemplifies our long-term vision and ongoing commitment to progressing the growth of tourism in Mexico and evolving the Vidanta brand,” said Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta.
Founded in the UK, Hakkasan Group is headquartered in Las Vegas with over 50 establishments across the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Its stable of brands includes restaurants Hakkasan, Yauatcha, HKK, Sake no Hana, Herringbone, Searsucker and nightclub / day club brand Omnia; which is part of the Group’s diversification into a full-suite hospitality company offering both day and nightlife premium services to guests.
Commenting at the signing, Grupo Vidanta founder Daniel Chávez Morán said: “We are thrilled to partner with one of the most renowned global hospitality companies and create new opportunities and original experiences in Mexico. Through our partnership with Hakkasan Group we will bring world-class dining and entertainment offerings like no other in Mexico to destinations across the country.”
Hakkasan Group President Nick McCabe said: “As Hakkasan Group’s first venture into Mexico, we are delighted to partner with Grupo Vidanta – a company which shares our vision of unparalleled service, quality and experience. This partnership is the next step in Hakkasan Group’s ambitious global growth strategy and will position our business for further expansion across the region, via both our current portfolio of brands and new concept developments.”
Image Credits: Photo from Grupo Vidanta.