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Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 3:56 p.m.
Actress Jessica Alba had two reasons to celebrate at Hakkasan Restaurant & Nightclub in MGM Grand on Friday night: It is Mother’s Day Weekend, and Alba toasted to her belated birthday (she turned 33 on April 28).
The night out and break from motherhood duties included her husband, Cash Warren, and a group of friends including bestie Kelly Sawyer, co-president of Baby2Baby, hairstylist Jen Atkin, Who What Wear founder Katherine Power, makeup artist and childhood friend Lauren Andersen, Honest Company co-founder Brian Lee and his wife, Mira Lee, and cast members from Alba’s recent film “The Veil.”
Alba arrived at the restaurant after 11 p.m. in a black Keepsake blouse, black Balmain pants, Prada shoes and House of Harlow, Hilary Tisch and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. The group, in the second-level private-dining room, enjoyed gluten-free selections and signature cocktails.
After dinner, the birthday party people made their way to a VIP table on the main stage of the fourth-level main-room nightclub, where cocktail waitresses presented Alba with a three-tiered lavender birthday cake adorned with pink cherry blossoms as confetti burst in the air.
The birthday girl jumped out of her seat to take a closer look at the cake and was joined by Warren and posed for photographs. Alba and her group danced to the beats of DJ Calvin Harris before exiting the hotspot at 3 a.m.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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.