Since Zouk Las Vegas opened its doors at the impressive Resorts World Las Vegas in 2021, the club has cemented itself as one of the buzziest nightlife destinations in Sin City. Now, sbe, in partnership with the Zouk Group is set to open the Singaporean global lifestyle company’s first nightlife concept in California.
Located on La Cienega Blvd. in West Hollywood, Zouk LA will reside in the former sbe concept, Nightingale – an address that has been an sbe property since 2004. Zouk LA will host a competitive lineup of globally recognized DJs and chart-topping talent building from the Las Vegas Zouk Group venues’ redefining of the standard for entertainment, with residents including Tiësto, ZEDD, Jack Harlow, deadmau5, DJ Snake, Kaskade and RL Grime.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership between Zouk Group and sbe in creating a new entertainment and lifestyle destination in the city of Los Angeles,” says Hui Lim, Chairman of Zouk. “sbe is a global hospitality brand led by Sam Nazarian with strong roots in Los Angeles, paving the way for a seamless collaboration for our first location in LA. Both sbe and Zouk Group have years of expertise in hospitality, which together, will create a pinnacle experience of nightlife.”
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The 16,500 sq-ft space will be redesigned by former sbe in-house designer, Christian Schulz and his team at the award-winning boutique design agency, Studio Collective. Zouk LA will evoke frivolity, decadence, and an innate feeling of novelty associated with modernity and breaking with tradition.
This new venue will recreate the spatial energy of its global Zouk Group counterparts by embracing heightened design features through unparalleled production elements. The space will be adorned with distinct finishes and dynamic lighting throughout the footprint, instilling a resonance of luxury. Evocative of free-flowing extravagance and glamor, Zouk LA will feature steeped profile details, sumptuous curved seating and faceted chandeliers.
The end result being a purposeful, luxurious destination that will transport partygoers and elicit a full kinetic impact through visual, physical and sensual experiences.
Zouk LA is an equal partnership between Zouk Group and sbe, with day-to-day management of the property by sbe, well regarded as the largest nightlife company in the history of Los Angeles. For the past twenty years, Nazarian and sbe have been at the center of transforming and reimagining the LA nightlife scene; building experiences and destinations that have disrupted the industry while simultaneously starting globally-affecting trends.
“It is such an honor to be partnering with Zouk Group, my dear friend Hui and his seasoned team to breathe new air into Los Angeles’ nightlife scene,” says Sam.. “This opening is going to introduce Zouk Group’s constant dedication to innovating and elevating the nightlife experience to Los Angeles for the very first time. Together, as leaders of family-run businesses that are always challenging the status quo, we will create the ultimate destination for Angelenos and visitors alike; ensuring we will continue to disrupt the nightlife sector for the next 20 years.”
Its namesake, Zouk, is a 32-year-old nightlife brand known for pushing the boundaries of dance music and putting Singapore on the global nightlife map. Ranked Asia’s best club on DJ Mag‘s annual ‘Top 100 Clubs’ list since 2017 and top globally since 2010, Zouk is Singapore’s foremost clubbing institution, delivering the freshest in dance music across genres, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a constant roster of stellar international, regional and local residents, and top-notch hospitality.
As the pioneer clubbing institution in Singapore, Zouk was the first club to introduce House music, bravely steering away from the popular trend of Top 40s and retro playlists, establishing itself as a trailblazer in the industry.
Zouk LA is set to open in early 2024. More information about club, including a schedule of upcoming performances, will be announced in the coming months.
Zouk LA643 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los AngelesZoukLA.com
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