Gerald Pacheco, director of operations for SBE Nightlife Group Las Vegas, explains how the Hyde Lounge will be able to offer guests a unique experience that is similar to the Hyde venues located at the Staples Center and the American Airlines Arena. “We anticipate a significant demand especially toward the end of an event when people get tired of being in their seat, or they are looking for that next piece of action,” explains Pacheco. “When you look up from ‘the bowl’ and you see the triangles lit up and [letter] H’s on the walls... you are going to wonder, ‘What is going on up there?’ Table customers will have first priority, and we’ll sell them just like a high-end lounge/nightclub.”
One of the more interesting aspects of the Hyde Lounge has to be the triangular viewing areas that overlook the arena offering what is quite possibly the best seat in the house. “[Each of these spaces] will have a different liquor sponsor, one Stella Artois and the other, Grey Goose,” Pacheco explains. “That means they’re the sponsorship partners for these areas. They’re going to be tying their brand in with the look and feel of the place.” On any given night, the triangles will act as general admission overflow for Hyde Lounge. “If we do have people who want to buy out the event space, we can [section] off the room with curtains. For high-demand events, we can create a food and beverage minimum for seats [that can be set up within the triangle].
The T-Mobile Arena is the newest venue on the Las Vegas Strip that opened earlier this month and is located between the New York New York Hotel and Casino and the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The 375 million dollar project consists of 20,000 seats and is slated to host more than 100 events each year.