Kaskade takes on Sundays at Encore Beach Club
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 (6:43 p.m.)
“We’re trying to be something special. We think Kaskade is special ... Sunday is the day to make that impact,” says Las Vegas Nightlife Group owner Sean Christie. He has named DJ Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon) as Encore Beach Club’s Sunday resident. Christie has also signed a big-name DJ as Surrender’s music director.
When it arrives on Memorial Day weekend, the Beach Club and its appended Surrender Nightclub will provide Vegas with a pool/club duo unlike any previously seen. Taking a cue from Ibiza, St. Bart’s and the celebrity playgrounds of the south of France, the 45,000-square-foot Beach Club—designed by Roger Thomas and Steve Wynn—will open daily for weeklong sun worshipping, while the 15,000-square-foot nightclub and covered patio opens Thursday through Saturday (plus one other industry night). After the sun goes down, the entire complex morphs into one massive indoor/outdoor nightclub.
Kaskade will spin sexy, energizing house for the beautiful people of Sunday’s pool party. The artist—currently in-studio completing his next album—has enjoyed great crossover success. “His crowd is the right crowd, the music is correct for what we’re doing at the pool,” says Christie. Plus, “a lot of his fans are female. It seemed to be a happy marriage.” When he’s out of town, Kaskade will invite other internationally known DJs to take the reins. “Not only do we want to appeal to the Las Vegas locals,” says Christie of Kaskade’s draw, “but in addition, Wynn is kind of the home to the European set in town. So we want to appeal to them, too.”
Kaskade’s residency will be feted amid the heavy media exposure during Miami’s Winter Music Conference this month, where Christie and his team will promote Kaskade’s residency at all of his appearances.
As for the pool’s best feature (do we have to pick just one?) it has to be the 34 oversized cabanas and eight bungalows (private hot tubs!), each of which boasts a balcony and terrace with unobstructed views overlooking the Strip. Sound like heaven? Apply online at wynnjobs.com. Interviews will be held on property March 11-13. In all, the Beach Club and Surrender bring 400 jobs to the Vegas market.
Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.