Sanrio Announces Arrival of Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas
Hello Kitty Mini Cafe Pop-Up Set to Open at The Park in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (July 8, 2019) –Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, announces the opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas at The Park, a dynamic outdoor dining and entertainment destination located on The Strip between New York-New York and Park MGM. The Mini Cafe Pop-Up will deliver a special outdoor cafe experience that celebrates all things Hello Kitty and Las Vegas, with collectible merchandise and delicious treats that are exclusive to the outpost. Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas is slated to open to the public at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, with grand opening festivities that will include a special appearance by Hello Kitty, plus a small gift with purchase for the first 50 customers.
The new Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas pop-up will be the first of its kind in Nevada, following the wild success of its sister concepts in California, which include the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irvine, CA and Hello Kitty Mini Cafe in San Jose, CA in addition to two Hello Kitty Cafe Trucks that launched in 2014 and continue to traverse both coasts today.
“It’s been incredibly exciting to see the evolution of the Hello Kitty Cafe concept year after year as we continue to share Hello Kitty’s global message of friendship and happiness,” said Craig Takiguchi, COO and Head of Business Development at Sanrio, Inc. “Hello Kitty Cafe brings fans of all ages together and provides a special venue for them to connect with the Hello Kitty brand. The Park is a prime location for us to make our debut in Las Vegas and we welcome guests to visit from around the world.”
Fans can look forward to a unique and cute open space cafe setting surrounded by colorful and festive Hello Kitty graphics with multiple photo backdrop opportunities. The Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas will serve a variety of Hello Kitty-themed crafted beverages, from coffee and espresso drinks to an array of lemonades, iced teas and milk teas. A range of delectable sweets will include Hello Kitty cakes, cookies, croissants, donuts and ice cream. Additionally, exclusive merchandise will include specially designed Hello Kitty Cafe mugs, T-shirts, baseball caps, keychains and tote bags. Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Fans can stay up-to-date on grand opening festivities and events at the Hello Kitty Mini Cafe Pop-Up by following Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas and Hello Kitty Cafe on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter and visiting the Hello Kitty Cafe website.
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, and home to many other beloved character brands including Chococat™, My Melody™, Badtz-Maru™, Keroppi™, Gudetama™ and Aggretsuko™. Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration to offer quality products, services and activities that inspire unique consumer experiences across the world. Today, Sanrio’s legendary breadth of products are available in over 130 countries and in retail locations including department, specialty, national chain retailers and Sanrio boutique stores. To learn more about Sanrio, please visit www.sanrio.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About The Park
An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park is a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side. Visitors can enjoy exciting restaurants such as the popular Californian waffle house Bruxie; New York fan-favorite burger joint Shake Shack; much-loved California Pizza Kitchen; or theatrical hotspot Sake Rok while beverage enthusiasts can indulge in spirits, beers and bites at Beerhaus. Designed with sustainability in mind, The Park’s restaurant corridor recently earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Park is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit theparkvegas.com.