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Get ready as Zouk Group, Singaporean global lifestyle destination group, sets the stage with new club concepts in Tokyo, Ginza and Los Angeles, West Hollywood
Partnering with Belluna, creators of the Granbell Hotel Group, this project is the first of more collaborations in Japan.
This is part of Zouk Group’s global expansion plan that will include entry into Los Angeles in early 2024.
Singapore, June 2023 – Zouk Group is proud to announce a partnership with Belluna to open the doors to Zouk Tokyo, located in the heart of Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza district. Presenting an all-encompassing lifestyle and hospitality destination under one roof, immerse in a vast array of entertainment options, from a boutique hotel, spa, and restaurants to karaoke rooms and a multi-floor club helmed by world renowned Zouk Group.
Zouk’s groundbreaking new club concept will take residence in the prestigious Granbell Square, a remarkable property owned by the illustrious Granbell Hotel Group. Spanning an impressive 13 floors, this exceptional venue will feature a magnificent rooftop space, a luxurious spa and sauna, opulent hotel accommodations, exquisite restaurants, and an extraordinary nightclub.
This latest project signifies yet another stride towards Zouk Group’s promise for a realm of nightlife excellence. Completed with fine dining, retail, and unparalleled hospitality services under their fast-growing umbrella of offerings, Zouk Tokyo takes another step towards expanding the Group’s global scale.
Granbell Hotel Group is the proud owner and operator of multiple hotel chains across Japan and the world, including Hawaii, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The Granbell Square finds its address at Corridor Street of Ginza, Japan’s number one luxury shopping district, surrounded by upmarket shopping boutiques, fine dining restaurants, trendy bar spots and now, an upscale club.
This collaboration seeks to inject the glittering nightlife experiences that Zouk Group is known for into Ginza, one of Japan’s most coveted addresses. The Belluna Group’s top-notch hospitality and services make them the ideal collaborator for this project to ensure the world-class standards are upheld.
Andrew Li, CEO of Zouk Group, says, “We’re thrilled to launch Zouk in Tokyo and collaborate alongside Belluna, as they have established themselves as leaders throughout various industries in Japan. Tokyo, a global, metropolitan city loved by many, is the perfect market for Zouk Group to bring our world class entertainment.
We are proud to be part of this collaboration, carving unforgettable experiences for local Japanese and international party-goers alike. This collaboration will strengthen both our brands’ renown as revered lifestyle and hospitality purveyors, in hoteling and experiential entertainment.”
Hiroshi Yasuno, Executive Officer of Belluna, says, “In our pursuit to always bring extraordinary hospitality experiences to our guests, we can’t be happier to partner with Zouk Group to raise the nightlife segment up a notch in our repertoire of offerings. Both brands represent premium prestige in our respective fields – hospitality and entertainment. Hand in hand, we have no doubt we will deliver the most enriching hospitality eco-system that spans day to night.”
Alongside Zouk Tokyo, plans have been laid in place for Zouk LA in partnership with sbe, in which the Zoup Group will take its brand of after-dark excitement to the bright lights of Los Angeles. Zouk LA will come alive in the former sbe nightclub, Nightingale, located on La Cienega in West Hollywood. Zouk LA will bring yet another iteration of Zouk Group’s signature experience to stand among some of the best nightlife destinations in the world.
The 6,500 sq ft space will be redesigned by Christian Schulz and his team at the award-winning boutique design agency, Studio Collective. It 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 to inspire an air of luxury. Evocative of free-flowing decadence and glamor, Zouk LA will feature steeped profile details, sumptuous curved seating and faceted chandeliers. The end result is a purposeful, luxurious nightclub that will transport partygoers and elicit the full kinetic impact through the visual, physical and sensual experiences.
These expansions looking towards both East and West follow in the heels of Zouk Las Vegas, launched last year, as the locally established group makes fast strides towards their ambitious vision to establish an international presence as a reputed hospitality and entertainment brand. Beginning as local brand in Singapore and Malaysia 31 years ago, Zouk Group is eyeing great new heights as it takes on the world stage to propel Singapore onto the global nightlife map.
ABOUT ZOUK GROUP
Zouk Group is a global lifestyle company with establishments that span the nightlife, entertainment and dining sectors. Its namesake, Zouk, is a 32-year-old nightlife brand known for pushing the boundaries of dance music and propelling Singapore onto the global clubbing map.
Belluna Co Ltd is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the mail order business. The company operates through seven business segments and covers the sale of lifestyle related products including clothing, household goods and furniture, as well as the provision of related businesses. Its property arm Granbell Hotel Group owns and operates multiple hotel chains across Japan and the world, including Hawaii, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Ranked Asia’s best club on DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 Clubs list since 2017 and among the top clubs globally since 2010, Zouk is Singapore’s foremost clubbing institution that delivers the freshest in dance music across genres, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a constant roster of stellar international, regional and local residents, and top-notch service and hospitality.
Zouk has since evolved into an all-encompassing global lifestyle brand that has expanded into the food and beverage sector with new brands like vibe dining restaurant Sushi Ichizuke, cocktail vice den Here Kitty Kitty, social gaming bar RedTail, and more concepts in the pipeline. Aside from club offerings, Zouk Group also owns ZoukOut, Asia’s premier dawn-to-dusk music festival headlined by world class DJs, attracting a cosmopolitan mix of locals and tourists within and beyond Asia to its iconic beachfront location. Zouk Group now oversees all its club and lifestyle entities in Singapore, Genting Highlands in Malaysia and the ambitious and immersive entertainment and lifestyle concept — Zouk Las Vegas, which houses Zouk Nightclub, Ayu Dayclub, Famous Foods, FUHU, Moonbeam, and several more Zouk specific brands. The company also owns the franchise for Five Guys in Singapore and Malaysia.