Many people had been waiting for this Kaos, the new nightclub and day club has finally opened at the Palms with a 73,000 square foot day club and a 20,000 square foot nightclub. The new club in the press release claims that Kaos has the highest numbers of pools of any resort in North America i have no idea if thats true or not but either way i’m not going to count them. The new club has a 270 foot LED wall that runs along the side of the Ivory Tower facing the Strip and they are saying its the largest video screen in Las Vegas also as part of the club is a Tesla coil ceiling for sound and special effects; Additional features of the club include two cannons that shoot water 100 feet in the air, three sculptures from Damien Hirst and a champagne vault with personalized butler service.
Kaos is part of the $690 million remodel of the Palm’s and could bring the club crowds back to the Palms which at one time was the hottest place in town for the club crowd before Wynn and other competitors upped their game. When Station Casinos bought the Palms many wondered if they would just keep the property a locals centered property and abandon the tourist crowd but with all the money they have spent its clear they want to draw the tourists as well as locals to the resort.
Today is the opening of the NoMad pool which is located on the third floor of the new Park MGM with the Pool Restaurant serving a special all day brunch based on items at the NoMad restaurant downstairs. Apart from another new option for a resort on the Strip with a pool starting this Friday April 12th you also have a new day club option with this one called Jemaa which is the name of the main market square in Marrakech, Morocco which is a creative name for a day club. For the debut of Jemaa their will be three different Dj’s hosting for each of the first three days and good news for locals you can get in before noon for free with showing a Nevada ID.
Tip: If you are staying at the property and you like to take an afternoon nap like i do yes i’m old, then ask for a room away from the pool as live Dj’s and people partying doesn’t make for a restful nap.
Last year Asher Gabay bought a vacant motel across from the Mandalay Bay for $7.4 million with plans to built a new resort hotel on land now occupied by a Motel 8. We often hear about potential new resort properties that never go ahead but this one looks like it might happen in an area of the Strip across from resorts such as the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor which is mostly vacant motels or buildings. The planned resort will be called Astral and have a casino with 620 rooms over 34 floors as well as a four level underground parking garage, a sky lobby on the 32nd floor and of course a nightclub as well as a rooftop pool with a day club.
The current Motel 8 is expected to keep operating up until the planned start of construction in Spring of 2020. The project is expected to cost between $325 million and $350 million and with the Raiders Stadium now under construction located close by as well as possible extension of the monorail, the South Strip could be much busier by the planned 2022 opening date of this property.
A new $7 million entertainment and dining venue is headed to Downtown Las Vegas in March of next year when the 22,000 square foot entertainment and dining center opens called The Treehouse.
The Treehouse location will be on Main Street in the Arts District in the building that had the former vintage clothing store The Attic. The Treehouse concept sounds interesting and includes a 300 seat Asian seafood restaurant, four bars a dayclub with pool as well as a nightclub in a themed space with various trees and exotic wood finishes.
Themed restaurants were big for a while although most didn’t last long time, The Treehouse concept sounds interesting although i don’t know if its location will be an issue for it.
The pool complex at the Palms will be closed this Summer as its remade as part of the ongoing remodel going on at the resort. If you go to the Palms website it discusses the Palms Place pool which is where Palms guests will have pool privileges until the construction has concluded. One effect of the construction at the Palms pool means most likely no “Ditch Friday” pool parties although there are now many other options around town for dayclub crowd.
It seems strange to talk about the pool season in Las Vegas as California is being battered by Winter storms and many parts of the country are freezing cold with snow or big storms. But in Las Vegas the Spring pool season is just around the corner with The Hakkasan Group announcing March 10th as the opening date for its numerous pools and day clubs in Las Vegas. The Hakkasan Group pools to open then are Bare Pool Lounge at the Mirage, Wet Republic and the MGM Grand as well as the Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria. One note about the beginning of the pool season is that most pools are only open weekends or maybe Fridays as well as holidays until we get closer to Summer.
The above video courtesy of the MGM Grand is about using the M Life players card at the Wet Republic day club on the property. Other than the excuse for us to show attractive people at the pool it is a reminder to use your players card at other places than just the casino to increase your possible comps. Where the card is excepted to earn points varies by property or company and often places such as restaurants as well as clubs also are often overlooked but its a good way to earn points.
The special event today at the Palms Pool and Dayclub is ‘Cowboy Boots and Bathing Suits’ which seems a strange theme I don’t know how well cowboy boots hold up to chlorine but oh well. If you are interested in attending the event the admission price is $10 for males and non-local females or free for local females with id with the event starting at noon.
The M Resort is the latest property to open up their pool for the season, today is the start of the grand opening weekend for the M Pool as well as the Daydream Pool Club. Today the festivities include the Saturday Bikini Contest Kickoff with a $500 1st prize as well as giveaways by sponsor Ciroc. Today’s music mixes are by DJ JD Live with DJ PJ doing the same thing tomorrow for more information on the pool opening weekend contact the M Resort. The M Resort is located at the edge of the Las Vegas Valley and is the first resort you see when you enter the Las Vegas area on the Interstate if you have a car they have a beautiful pool so you might want to check it out.
Over the next few weeks we will see many of Las Vegas pool day clubs that haven’t already started, open for the season. Tomorrow sees the Day Dream Day Club open at the popular off Strip M Resort which will open at 11am and be open from 11am to 6pm on weekends as well as holidays for the season. Guests must of course be 21 and there is no cover charge for hotel guests as well as ladies over 21 and the cover for men is $20. The question always asked is why do the men have to pay, well a pool full of women will attract men who will be willing to pay, a pool full of men won’t necessary attract women thats just the way it is. Apart from the live music and of course dancing as well as drinking you can also rent a cabana or day bed or maybe a couch for when you need to relax and catch your breathe for a bit. For more information or to reserve a cabana etc, contact the M Resort at (702) 797-1808.