The Hard Rocks former nightclub Vinyl has a new name it will be called 24 Oxford . The name refers to the address in London where Sir Richard Branson opened a record store in 1971 and, started what eventually would become the Virgin Group.
I cannot see nightclubs opening with the property so most likely the space will be used for other events until things get back to more normal.
After Labor Day the traditional dayclub’s in Las Vegas start to shut down for the season and stay closed until the Spring. The Palms pool and dayclub area is shutting down for six weeks starting September 15th while a transparent climate controlled dome is installed. The dome is being installed 70 feet above the new Kao’s dayclub and nightclub as well as above one of the Palms pools and cabanas.
After the six weeks closure the dome will open on Halloween for the first Demon Dome with a pool party with the one and only Cardi B. The dome will stay up until March and if the Winter dayclub is popular it will most likely return next year. It will be interesting to see if a Winter dayclub is popular and if it catches on at other properties.
This past Saturday Intrigue Nightclub at the Wynn closed its doors after about a three year run with the club originally opening in April 2016. The nightclub business in Las Vegas is super competitive with Wynn being only of the top operators although Intrigue may have been overshadowed by other to clubs including Wynn’s own clubs.
The company plans to use the 14,000 square foot space as a private event space that can be used by up to 750 people for an event; There is always a demand for this kind of use in Las Vegas although i’m sure somewhere down the line the company will come up with a better use for this space.
The one consistent thing in Las Vegas is that the city is always changing and one upcoming change is the announcement that Hyde at the Bellagio will close on July 6th. Hyde is the nightclub that has an amazing 10,000 square foot space with an amazing spot with views of the Bellagio fountains. The Hyde space will be remodeled with a new name and concept, no date has been announced but it’s expected to reopen by the end of the year. Hyde has been open about eight years which is a pretty good run and the club i’m sure was busy but for such a prime space the club would need to be full all the time so maybe a new name and concept will bring in new crowds.
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.
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.
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