Remembering Desiree Veilleux
Thu, Jun 4, 2009 (midnight)
The Weekly was saddened early last week to learn of yet another nightlife-industry passing, that of 28-year-old Bank Nightclub host Desiree Veilleux.
Originally from Maine, Desiree is affectionately remembered as someone who deeply loved her friends, who was always the life of the party and who had a smile that could inspire anyone to join in. Where work was concerned, colleagues always enjoyed the fact that Desiree would approach everything with a “spunky attitude,” and “that [she] didn’t take shit from anyone.” Through a quote Desiree featured on her MySpace page, she may have summed up her outlook best herself: “Hug everyone you can today, because tomorrow is a gift that is never guaranteed.”
A memorial service was held Sunday, May 31, at the Bellagio, where over 200 of Desiree’s family members, friends and longtime nightlife clients celebrated her unquestionably positive impact on their lives.
The interior delivers elegance, class and luxury with glamorous all-black décor, awe-inspiring crystal chandeliers and enough gold to wow even Donald Trump. Foam falls from the ceiling like snow every 20 minutes, silver trays of strawberries and chocolates are bestowed on lucky bottle service patrons, and the atmosphere feels positively charged with good music, beautiful people and overflowing opulence. By the end of the night, you may have put a dent in your personal bank account (the cover and drink price is on the steep side) but it will be worth it. Cover: $30, 2 cocktails: $30, partying like a rock star as you bathe in decadence and attention: undeniably priceless.
The Bank’s Sunday night festivities attracts celebrities and locals-in-the-know every week as the high-energy experience features beautiful crowds, the hottest dance music being spun by resident DJ Karma and complimentary admission for locals.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., In the Bellagio