Erik Kabik / Retna / ErikKabik.com
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 | 11:53 p.m.
Hakkasan at MGM Grand had a pitch-perfect and star-studded Saturday night. “Pitch Perfect” co-stars and friends Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow held court at a VIP table on the main stage next to the DJ booth.
Arriving just before midnight, Kendrick, an Oscar nominee for “Up in the Air,” and Snow enjoyed champagne and cocktails and showed off their dance moves with friends during a DJ set by Hakkasan resident artists Dada Life.
At a nearby table, “That Awkward Moment” star Miles Teller celebrated his birthday a few days after turning 27 (the Pennsylvania native’s birthday is Feb. 20). The large group, which included “Gossip Girl” hottie Chase Crawford, arrived after midnight and headed to the nightclub’s main room.
About 1 a.m., Teller was presented with a three-tier cake as confetti flew through the air and his name took over the floor-to-ceiling LED screen. The cake, decorated with a “Fantastic Four” theme in honor of his newly announced role as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming reboot, was shared by all, including his girlfriend, who concluded the presentation with a kiss for her birthday boy.
Also at Hakkasan: Teller’s “Divergent” co-star and U.K. heartthrob Theo James. Seated on the main stage at a VIP table next to Kendrick and Snow, James was with girlfriend Ruth Kearney and friends. The group spent the evening dancing and mingling and received a visit by Snow as she joined their table to chat.
Pre-Hakkasan nightclub, it was all about the restaurant. Kendrick and Snow enjoyed Zesty Martini and Chinese Mule cocktails as they dined on vegetarian steamed dim sum platters and Hakka noodles with mushrooms and Chinese chives with friends.
Teller, Crawford et al enjoyed Mongolian-style beef tenderloin and jasmine tea-smoked beef short ribs. The group paired their dishes with sake and wine. James and his group enjoyed crispy duck salad, roasted silver cod with champagne and Chinese honey and more.
Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna and Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery for their photo gallery.
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MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.