Hakkasan Shanghai announces closure, citing COVID-19 as the main reason. The Bund’s premier Cantonese fine dining venue closed its doors on April 13, 2020.
The statement below from a PR representative:
The impact of COVID-19 on our global operations has forced us to evaluate the viability of our venues and make a number of prudent yet difficult business decisions to reduce our footprint. To preserve the long-term stability of our business, we plan to permanently close Hakkasan Shanghai effective Monday April 13. This decision will enable us to reduce our portfolio and focus on the remaining venues. We remain committed to crafting remarkable experiences for our guests and look forward to welcoming them back to our other worldwide properties once they are safe to reopen.
It’s a great loss, and an absolute damn shame.