HAKKASAN GROUP AND CELEBRITY CHEF BRIAN MALARKEY TO OPEN SEARSUCKER SANTA MONICA
Fourth location of the celebrated restaurant concept to debut December 2014
Hakkasan Group today announced that the global lifestyle hospitality company will open the fourth installment of Chef Brian Malarkey’s popular Searsucker restaurant in Santa Monica, California this winter. Located in The Seychelle at Ocean Avenue South, a luxury residential development by Related California, Searsucker’s Santa Monica outpost will be the brand’s first foray into the Los Angeles area.
The latest Searsucker location will introduce Angelenos to Malarkey’s unapologetic take on American classics, set in a laid-back atmosphere. The menu will showcase creative dishes featuring ingredients sourced from local farmer’s markets as well as an expanded raw bar selection and will be complemented by an array of uniquely crafted cocktails.
“I spent the early part of my career living in Santa Monica and am very excited to open a Searsucker, and spend time, back in that beach city,” said Malarkey. “Being part of the Hakkasan Group has been an incredible opportunity and I look forward to sharing continued successes.”
Hakkasan Group and Malarkey have joined together, since the January 2014 acquisition of Enlightened Hospitality Group, to bring the chef’s acclaimed “Fabric of Social Dining” concepts to new markets within the U.S. Together, Malarkey and Hakkasan Group are joining forces to expand Searsucker into new cities including Las Vegas and have plans to develop new brands, the first of which is slated to debut in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, in Spring 2015.
“Since working with Brian Malarkey, we’ve recognized the opportunities for growth with the Searsucker brand,” said Nick McCabe, President of Hakkasan Group. “Searsucker has experienced remarkable success and recognition, which Hakkasan Group is proud to now be a part of. We are thrilled to introduce this concept and others featuring Brian’s inventive cuisine to new cities across the country.”
ABOUT HAKKASAN GROUP
Hakkasan Group is a worldwide entertainment, dining, nightlife, and hospitality company with establishments currently located across the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Its namesake is taken from its Michelin star-rated restaurant that set the high-level standard for the group’s umbrella of diverse brands. Its ‘brand-first’ philosophy builds dining, nightlife, day life, and soon-to-be hotel concepts into world-class lifestyle hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation and the experience.
Its restaurant venue portfolio includes the flagship Hakkasan Restaurant with 12 locations worldwide, Yauatcha, HKK, Sake No Hana, Herringbone, Searsucker, and Social House. Under the nightlife/daylife umbrella of brands are Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic, Stingaree, HQ Nightclub, HQ Beach Club, and PURE Nightclub. In 2014, Hakkasan Group and MGM Resorts International announced the formation of a joint venture hotel management company named MGM Hakkasan Hospitality with a series of hotel and resort projects already under development including MGM projects in the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia along with Hakkasan projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Hakkasan Group is owned by Tasameem Real Estate LLC, an Abu Dhabi-based investment company. For more information, visit www.hakkasangroup.com.