Las Vegas, NV -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/23/2014 -- The Las Vegas summer season is fast approaching and once again the most famous city for excess living and having fun is bigger, brasher and bolder than ever.
There have been several changes to the Strip in the past 12 months with new hotels opening including The Cromwell, renovations at world famous pool party Wet Republic and new clubs such as the The Light in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. A massive new development by Caesars Entertainment called The Linq features bars, clubs, restaurants and the dramatic change to the Las Vegas skyline with the worlds tallest Ferris wheel, The High Roller at 550ft (100ft larger than the London eye).
One thing is for sure – Vegas is officially the Club Capital of the world. The level of investment from major club owners and hotels to draw people to their events is staggering. Last year saw the opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas– a $120m project that literally changed the outdoor space of the MGM Grand Hotel to feature a nightclub and restaurant. In addition the clubs have lured the most famous and loved DJ’s on the planet to set up residencies at each weekend including Avicii, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, David Guetta and many others who all command several hundreds of thousands of dollars per night.
Vegas was built on gambling, however that scene is quickly changing. Of course there will always be the casino but the party is fast becoming the reason guests aspire to visit.
High Roller Suites – one of Vegas’s leading party planners and VIP service providers lists their top 10 clubs this year. The list is based on customer feedback from their guests, personal experience and elements that makes unforgettable experiences.
(10) Ghost Bar / Moon – Palms Hotel Resort
With a brand new look following a major refurbishment Ghost Bar and Moon not only offer guests fantastic cocktails and great music but an unbelievable view of the strip from the 44th floors. Both these venues provide a “Wow – I’m in Vegas” moment and often a great choice for the first night out to experience the city.
(9) TAO – Venetian
TAO is an oriental themed masterpiece. The club is beautiful inside and takes guests away from the crazy buzz of the strip into the land of the rising sun. Guests can enjoy great music playing a mix of dance, hip hop and R&B catering to all tastes to make sure the party is wild.
(8) Surrender – Encore Hotel
Surrender is a stunning, upmarket night spot that opens its doors out to the Encore Beach Club at night creating an incredible open seating area for VIP guests. Home to some amazing DJ’s including Lil Jon and Diplo this club is a great place to enjoy quality music in an epic setting. Surrender Wednesday night is one of the most notorious industry nights in town where you might just spot a celebrity or two.
(7) The Bank – Bellagio
The Bank is a Vegas standard. This is how clubs should be run – upmarket, slick and professional is key to Banks magic. With some of the most beautiful servers on the strip, Bank makes sure its VIP guests are well looked after. It’s not one of the biggest clubs in town but easily one of the best parties around, most notably on Sunday nights, The Bank has one of the best industry nights, inviting locals for free, on the strip.
(6) Tryst – Wynn Hotel
Now here’s a club with the WOW factor. Another Vegas legendary club venue which most guests describe as ‘the one with the waterfall’. Tryst boasts incredible VIP seating options, a jumping dance floor, Celebrity DJ’s such as Will.i.am, and of course all set to the backdrop of a 40 ft Waterfall. It’s spectacular. Industry night on Thursday is many guests’ favourite night in town.
(5) Haze – Aria
Now in its 4th year, Haze is fast becoming a favorite choice for guests who are looking for a great night without the huge expense of some of the mega clubs. Of course seating options can be pricey for dance floor or private mezzanine, however Haze offers a great party for an affordable budget. Haze highlights include an incredible 360 degree sound system and a light system which can spin, rise and fall and change the dynamics of the club.
(4) Marquee Las Vegas – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Marquee is a behemoth of a club. With some of the worlds top DJ’s playing each week this club will blow your mind. With an incredible outdoor area leading into the rocking main room, complete with its wall of visual lights, dancers Marquee delivers one of Vegas’ top nights. It covers all club music tastes and also features the Boom Box room for the urban booty-shaking buzz. Industry night Monday is faultless and with a capacity of 4,000 this is an epic party.
(3) The Light – Mandalay Bay
One of Vegas newest and quickly promoted best clubs. Part owned by Cirque du Soleil The Light is one giant room with an epic wall of transparent visual screens with the focus directly on the DJ. Performers jump, glide, trapeze and interact with the screens which is simply spectacular. It has to be seen to be believed. Top club recommendation for Friday night.
(2) Hakkasan - MGM Grand
Las Vegas’ most expensive, extravagant, mind blowing, top DJ billing and laser driven club. With main room tables often reaching $30k for Dance Floor to see Calvin Harris, Hakkasan delivers a party to blow the senses. Three rooms occupy the enormous crowd in what some guests say is the one club you have to see when in Vegas. Lines outside to get in will often take 2 or 3 hours for entry so its highly recommended to opt for a VIP table to really make the most of the experience.
(1) XS – Encore at Wynn
Based on the feedback from guests visiting Las Vegas in 2013, XS time and time again rated as THE night out. Home to the worlds biggest DJ’s such as David Guetta, Avicii, Deadmau5, Zedd and Steve Angelo, XS Las Vegas is what it’s name represents. Excess in every sense of the word and everything you’d expect from a town built around opulence. A main room featuring the magnificent chandelier opens out to an expansive outdoor pool area specifically for the club and on Sundays the club runs a Nightswim Pool Party. With an abundance of choice seating VIP areas, cabanas and main room options, service is key and the servers are just divine. Avoid the huge lines to get in with a VIP option and prepare to have the night of your life.
Guide prepared by High Roller Suites with thanks to its clients over 2013 for their feedback and nominations.