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Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena puts a hip new spin on Vegas entertainment

Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena feels like an exclusive experience.
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It’s only natural. When you first walk into the stunning new T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll look up. And while you’ll certainly be impressed by the game-changing arena’s size and capability, you can’t help but wonder about the ultra-cool space perched at the top.

Hyde Lounge is the exclusive nightclub option at the arena, and though its position provides a truly unique perspective into T-Mobile’s wide-ranging entertainment options, it also maintains the swanky vibe and superior service associated with the Hyde name.

“It’s not something Vegas has really experienced before,” says Kozmoe Alonzo, regional director of marketing for SBE, which operates the lounge along with Hyde Bellagio and Double Barrel Roadhouse at the Monte Carlo, just a few blocks from the arena. “It’s something new, a hybrid of nightlife and entertainment and just another way to experience games, concerts and events. It’s a bit of a VIP experience for those who don’t have an owner’s box or season tickets, and it’s on a Vegas scale. Other cities couldn’t do it as grand.”

The 18,000-square-foot space features two platform lounges at both ends of the arena, and moving through the curved design allows access to additional bars and plush seating areas where bottle service and private party bookings are available. Several sections with a more straight-ahead view of the stage and arena floor are equipped with a second row of stadium-esque sofa seats, where we took in T-Mobile’s opening night concert by The Killers. The corners offer intimate, hidden nooks to complement the high-energy bar/lounge spaces, where we returned to catch night two of Guns N’ Roses in Las Vegas.

“Whether it’s more of a VIP experience or just the ability to have great service while you’re watching a sporting event or a concert, this is a really exciting venue, even though it’s so new and there are a lot of things we don’t know yet,” Alonzo says. “We are not sure if Las Vegas will get a sports team yet, but we do know that MGM Resorts and AEG have gone all in to make sure this is really a premium offering with top-tier entertainment.”

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