Meet @MarqueeLV: Get to know these faces at the new Cosmopolitan nightclub
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 (9 a.m.)
Photo: Leila Navidi
Hello, my name is: Geneviève Cleary. What I do: artistic director. How I’m keeping busy: “This is a cool project. The main room is still intimate enough for me to create shows that are much more interesting. Every headlining DJ has their own personal theme, meaning there’s going to be lots of different shows where production meets with the music.” One time while performing ... : “I was dancing in a French-style cabaret show and wearing a huge costume with small eyeholes and couldn’t see very well. I danced right off the stage onto a table.” Follow me on Twitter: @GenCleary
Hello, my name is: Bof Santos. What I do: brand ambassador. Marquee will alter Vegas nightlife because: “Electronic dance music’s popularity is vastly rising in Las Vegas. Marquee will totally make it a whole new ballgame and transform into the best dance-music club in the U.S.” Forget Shazam: “Everybody can come up to me and ask what song is playing. I’m a walking tracklist.” Follow me on Twitter: @bofran
Hello, my name is: Ryan Klaasen. What I do: general manager. Marquee’s best feature is: “Marquee has the most sophisticated main room showpiece built for entertaining. It’s also the first club I’ve seen where you walk in and it’s immaculate—even in the daylight.” What’s up with my nickname? “Some people call me ‘CTC’ because I eat so much Cinnamon Toast Crunch.” Follow me on Twitter: @RynoK46
Hello, my name is: Lisa Pittman. What I do: resident DJ for the Library at Marquee. How I know this club will rock: “It’s a Tao property, and they always deliver the goods.” Coolness isn’t just for people: “I just gave my Yorkie a Mohawk from head to tail.” Follow me on Twitter: @DJLISAPITTMAN
Hello, my name is: Michelle Engstrom. What I do: celebrity liaison/VIP host. When I’m just hanging out at Marquee, you’ll find me: “In the Library. I love it because it’s so cozy, and as someone who works in nightlife, it’s a nice escape and alternative. I love the intimate, cozy, comfortable feel. It reminds me of the back room at Trousdale [in West Hollywood].” About those shoes: “I’m 5-10, and I insist on wearing the highest heels ever. I want to see over the crowd, plus it’s easier to make your way through a club.” Follow me on Twitter: @michellengstrom
Hello, my name is: Justen Crews. What I do: VP of customer development/VIP host. At Marquee you can: “Practically live inside of a nightclub at one of the poolside bungalows.” Speaking of those bungalows ... : “Every Thursday I’m going to knock on one of the bungalows—suitcase in tow—and introduce myself as their new best friend for the weekend.” Follow me on Twitter: @JustenMarqueeLV
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.