Las Vegas newcomer Élia Beach Club at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas wins Best New Oasis award for Las Vegas Weekly’s Best of Vegas 2021.
With travelers continuously journeying to Tulum (Mexico) and Miami (Florida) since the onset of the pandemic, and on the heels of the widespread popularity of tourism to Mykonos over the last five years, it was evident the decor and musical programming of these global destinations are what party-goers want to hear, see and experience. With this in mind, the team set out to create the ultimate getaway destination, paired with the internationally coveted brand of Virgin Hotels as its Las Vegas backdrop — and so Élia Beach Club was born. With a musical focus on all genres of house music, a relaxed yet energetic dance vibe inspired by international beach destinations creates a rhythmic, transformational experience for guests, different from any other Vegas pool and nightlife offering.
The beautifully designed stage complete with a straw-thatched roof creates a desirable and attractive focal point to the venue that will not only lure in guests and performers but will create a cohesive desire to be a part of the experience it exudes. Overlooking the Mediterranean-colored pool, the music infiltrates the venue elevating the experience to another level, literally. The floorplan allows for all cabana guests to feel integrated into the vibe of the performance, as well as patrons that choose to stay at pool level. Every guest, whether pool level or at a VIP cabana, is offered an immersive, accessible, and welcoming experience. The entire venue evokes an exclusive feel.
From the bamboo framed and draped fabric cabana design to the jute and stonework accents, the global design influences differentiate Élia Beach Club from the typical pool atmospheres, offering a photographic backdrop at every turn.
Danilovic’s partners on this project are esteemed hospitality veterans Jason “JRoc” Craig and Michael Fuller who, along with Danilovic, unveiled this magical, ethereal new hospitality destination. Curated by the three nightlife leaders, and designed by the discerning eye of Francois Frossard to bring their vision to life, Élia Beach Club takes its inspiration from Mykonos, Greece, remaining in step with its namesake, Elia, Mykonos’ largest beach. Known for its clear, blue surf and scenic sandy landscape, Élia Beach Club emanates those sensations through its ambiance.
As the world continues to raise its level of focus on consciousness and overall self-care, the Elia Beach team is committed to bringing wellness elements and practices reflective of these criteria into the venue. Examples include large-scale morning yoga and group meditation lead by sought-after instructors, private cabana massages, body painting, and refreshing treats like acai bowls, organic-based cocktail creations, and natural ice-cooled tapped coconuts