Calvin Harris onstage at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 24, 2015.
It's been three years since the Hakkasan Group opened OMNIA in Las Vegas, but it's already grown to become one of the most exciting nightlife destinations in Sin City. From a wild opening weekend with Diddy, Chuckie and others, to memorable appearances from Celine Dion and Steve Aoki, OMNIA has become more than a club - it's an experience.
In honor of Omnia's three-year anniversary, Billboard Dance caught up with James Algate, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Hakkasan Group, and Sal Wise, Executive Director of Marketing for Hakkasan Group, to relive some of their favorite Omnia moments in pictures.
DJ Chuckie onstage during the grand opening of OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 24, 2015.
“Our opening roster sought to exceed everyone’s expectations of what the premier nightclub in Las Vegas should bring to the market, and it’s safe to say we achieved this goal,” says James Algate, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Hakkasan Group. “Along with the amazing design and production of the club; having such a wide variety of artists who were up-and-coming at the time along with credible established figureheads in the electronic dance community created the immediate success the nightclub experienced.”
Diddy jumps on stage at OMNIA Nightclub to host a dance off during Grand Opening Weekend.
“OMNIA’s opening weekend was an incredibly important moment for the venue because it set the tone for what guests could come to expect,” Algate says. “The lineup was incredible, as Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix headlined, and we also hosted Justin Bieber’s 21st birthday. Being able to celebrate such a huge milestone for the Grammy Award-winner was an incredible moment that we still look back on.”
Questlove and Miley Cyrus attend Heart of OMNIA in Caesars Palace on March 21, 2015 in Las Vegas.
The Roots drummer and "Wrecking Ball" singer prove OMNIA is for everyone.
Justin Bieber celebrates his 21st birthday at OMNIA Nightclub, Las Vegas in Caesars Palace on March 14, 2015.
Doing it up big.
OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace celebrated its 1 millionth guest on May 17, 2016
“Welcoming our millionth guest shortly after OMNIA’s one-year anniversary was an incredible feat that we wanted to commemorate with a huge celebration,” says Sal Wise, Executive Director of Marketing for Hakkasan Group. “We completely surprised the guest, who was a first-timer at OMNIA, by greeting him with a drumline and taking him into the DJ booth to meet Nervo, the headliners for the night. It was great treating the unsuspecting guest to such a fun experience, and it was the perfect way to celebrate the milestone.”
Kaskade kicked off his residency at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace on Dec 30, 2016.
“Kaskade is an incredible artist, and we wanted to welcome him into the Hakkasan Group family in an elaborate way,” Wise says. “We came up with the idea to have him show up to his debut set via helicopter, and loved how impactful the moment would be. When he landed strip-side, he was greeted by his fans and members from our team, and was given a custom silver-plated plaque. Afterwards he went into the club and gave an incredible performance, this was the perfect way to kick-off New Year’s Eve weekend.”
Steve Aoki surprises guests by bringing out Celine Dion during his set at OMNIA Nightclub’s Benefit Concert to perform “My Heart Will Go On.”
“One of my most memorable moments throughout the years at OMNIA is the Benefit Concert we hosted in November of 2017, which raised over a million dollars for the victims of the shooting tragedy,” Algate says. “Several of our top-tier artists played back-to-back sets, and with Celine Dion’s surprise performance alongside Steve Aoki, the night was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. Watching our staff, customers, and artists come together in solidarity during that time of need really embodied the sense of community we have in Las Vegas. We are incredibly proud as a company to have been able to give back to the city, and help restore a sense of civic pride.”
Headlining DJs (left to right) Nghtmre, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Kaskade, Jean Paul Makhlouf of Cash Cash, Zedd, Party Favor, and Sam Frisch of Cash Cash pose for a group photo.
This group photo was shot the same night Celine Dion made her surprise appearance at OMNIA Nightclub’s Benefit Concert on Nov. 7, 2017
Martin Garrix celebrates his 21st Birthday at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace on May 20, 2017.
If it's good enough for Justin Beiber...
Zedd makes his long-awaited debut on Jan. 7, 2017 at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.