Neil Moffitt joined Hakkasan Group in 2013 as Chief Executive Officer, serving as the figurehead for the prestigious global dining and nightlife company creating new business and managing its global relationships at an executive level. He is currently in charge of the merger and acquisitions and oversees the management contracts for the entire company portfolio.
Moffitt is a leader in the entertainment industry with a long and varied background in all aspects of entertainment. Moffitt and team are in a unique position to create entertainment concepts utilizing global relationships and experience. Hakkasan Group will continue to expand the scope of the business, providing services and solutions for clients as well as developing innovative and unique concepts in all dining and entertainment avenues. And further its ongoing development into a multifaceted global lifestyle brand.
With more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Moffitt has run some of the most successful brands in the lifestyle and nightlife sectors in both the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Hakkasan Group, Moffitt had created many world-famous brands, including the brand concept Godskitchen, which was created in 1991. In 2005, Angel Management Group (AMG) was formed, and partnered up with Hakkasan Group in 2012, to launch the luxury-dining brand combined with a lavish new nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino known as Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, which opened to significant fanfare in April 2013, followed by the opening of Hakkasan Beverly Hills in September 2013. In January 2014, Hakkasan Group announced the acquisition of Enlightened Hospitality Group, a San Diego-based hospitality development company, followed by the acquisition of his former company Angel Management Group, a Las Vegas-based entertainment and nightlife company in February 2014, in which both business strategies were led by Moffitt.
Furthering his commitment to expand the hospitality arm of Hakkasan Group, Moffitt recently announced a partnership with MGM Resorts International to form a joint venture hotel company, MGM Hakkasan Hospitality in April 2014. The strategic alliance will focus on the design, development and management of luxury non-gaming hotels, resorts and residential offerings under the Bellagio, Hakkasan, MGM Grand and SKYLOFTS brands in key international gateway cities across the globe. Moffitt leads the joint venture as CEO of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality.