Economy Makes Nightclub Buyouts Newly Trendy
On Sunday, Feb. 22, guests of Opening Night Las Vegas at the 2009 Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow 2009 streamed into Cherry Nightclub at Red Rock Casino to be part of a new trend: the nightclub buyout.
“I definitely think that nightclub buyouts are going to be a major trend going forward in the corporate arena,” said attendee Travis Dudley, a freelance event producer and designer. Why? It’s all about the economy. He pointed to the cost-effective turn-key infrastructure clubs have in place as a key driver of the trend. Dudley is associate producer of the Spotlight Awards this Wednesday.
At last night’s re-imagined welcome party, planners from around the world danced the night away in 8,500 square feet of sleek club space that flowed out into a private pool area with heated cabanas. In a desert-chic atmosphere, guests sipped on specialty drinks and noshed on delicate desserts such as a caramelized banana dome, chocolate berry puff napoleon and vanilla raspberry floating island. An in-house DJ spun old favorites and new pop mixes as planners boogied alongside go-go burlesque performers jiving on mini-platforms around the club.
“It was great to talk to other event planners and feel a little Las Vegas welcome. The venue was elegant, a little secluded and exclusive — a great way to start out,” said Jeff Matthias, events director with Meetinghouse Inc. of Elmhurst, Ill.