Just another club I hear it’s supposed to be pretty amazing……
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 | 7:44 p.m.
At $60 million — $4 million alone for the DJ booth, and its tri-level, 40-foot LED screen costing another $500,000 — the new Marquee nightclub and dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, which had its soft opening last night, is a three-level, 60,000-square-foot stunner. Marquee automatically redefines global nightlife and changes the Las Vegas nightlife landscape. It’s the ultimate nightclub with two other nightclubs inside it.
Last night as The Cosmopolitan opened to its first guests and moments after The Killers singer Brandon Flowers performed a welcome three-song set in the tri-level Chandelier Bar, I received a private tour of Marquee with my longtime friends Tao and Lavo partners Jason Strauss and Lou Albin.
The main level of the stadium-seated nightclub where international deejays will mastermind music and video parties with performance artists and go-go dancers above, below and alongside them opens up to a sprawling adult dayclub. The party can start late or early. In fact, it can go around the clock because there’s an outdoor detox garden to grab some shuteye as dawn breaks and then start all over again.
The dayclub is lined with 10 individual triplex bungalows alongside the first of the pools and face an opposite line of eight luxury cabanas each with its own infinity plunge pool. Unique beyond words, and groups will simply live it up in those without ever bothering to go to their hotel rooms. The triplexes come with an open top deck for tanning by day and temptations by night. This is Tao Beach on steroids and more reminiscent of the European playgrounds of Ibiza and St. Tropez than anything created before on The Strip.
It’s a good guess that the dayclub and nightclub level will hold nearly 4,000 at any time. Then to escape the music and mayhem, there’s the upper-level Library, complete with fireplace, pool table and a gallery to look down on the deejay and dancers on the main level. If you want a different experience, Marquee provides that, too, with the lower-level Boom Box Room for mash-up music.
Sister nightclubs Tao in The Venetian and Lavo in the Palazzo have restaurants, but Marquee has only dayclub and private dining rather than an attached restaurant. The partners will work with the other eateries of The Cosmopolitan. Tao and Lavo will continue with their celebrity-driven parties, while Marquee will be home to the world’s most well known deejays.