Mahiki is a London nightclub in Dover Street, just off Piccadilly, near the Ritz Hotel. It is well known for its celebrity clientele. It is named after the Polynesian path to the underworld. Mahiki was opened in October 2006 by Piers Adam and Nick House. The club has attracted media attention as a favourite haunt of royals including Princes William and Harry to celebrities such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, Paris Hilton among many more. It is regularly referred to in the press as one of London's most popular clubs. Its themed Thursday nights, hosted by socialite Henry Conway, are particularly popular, with rival club owner Charlie Gilkes saying "Thursday nights at Mahiki ... are the night in London, there are queues going round the block."
It first opened its doors in 2005 as the brainchild of Piers Adam, David Phelps and Nick House. Mahiki claims that it adheres to a mostly open door policy. Co-founder Nick House has said "The vision with Mahiki is that whether you're fat, thin, bald, ugly or old, you can get in. Admittedly, when it gets to 11pm, it might be more difficult. But certainly, until it reaches capacity, anyone can get in." Anna van Pragh of The Daily Mail, however has argued that while it may technically have an egalitarian door policy, in practice it has "a cross-section of the pages of Debrett's." Some papers have attributed its popularity with London's upper class in part to promotions manager Guy Pelly, who is a close friend of Princes William and Harry.
- The madness inside Prince Harry's favourite new bar. Daily Mail. Anna van Pragh. 12 February 2007
- Say Cheese. Daily Candy. 25 October 2006.
- Mahiki opens Park Lane whisky club for bankers in their 40s. Evening Standard. Benedict Moore-Bridger. 6 September 2008.
- Hooray Henry! Loving the limelight. The Independent. Henry Deedes. 8 May 2008
- Model 'raped' at nightclub popular with young Royals. The Telegraph. Aislinn Simpson. 9 July 2008.