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Hakkasan Group expands its brands to Bali

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The first Omnia Dayclub is planned for the Cliff at Alila Villas Uluwatu.

Global hospitality dynamo Hakkasan Group, which operates 20 of the hottest clubs, restaurants and lounges in Las Vegas, announced plans this week to continue its worldwide expansion with new venues in Bali at the Cliff at Alila Villas Uluwatu. The resort will host the first Omnia Dayclub (there are Omnia Nightclubs in Las Vegas and San Diego) along with the luxury Japanese restaurant Sake no Hana, which also has a location in London.

Hakkasan partners with KAJA Group and Alila Hotel & Resorts on the development, the largest investment of its kind in Indonesia, where the government is aiming to draw 20 million tourists annually by 2020, driving a demand for the type of luxury hospitality in which Hakkasan specializes. The $38 million partnership will also see Omnia, Sake no Hana and Hakkasan’s eponymous Chinese restaurant opening at Alila SCBD Hotel in Jakarta. Additionally, Hakkasan Group plans to expand within Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

“Two in every five tourists visit Bali while in Indonesia, and the country’s young and increasingly urban population makes it one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world,” Hakkasan Group CEO Neil Moffitt said in a statement. “These factors create a unique opportunity for Hakkasan Group to enter the market at this time. Choosing like-minded partners has always been key for us. Alila has the same focus and passion for excellence in culinary experiences and impeccable service, while KAJA Group has enabled us to bring this luxury experience to visitors to Bali.”

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