Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 9:55 a.m.
Johnny Manziel and DJ Diplo at Surrender/TMZ
Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M drafted 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns as their first-round pick, celebrated Memorial Day Weekend partying with friends at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore on Saturday night.
Manziel, whose nickname is “Johnny Football,” arrived with an entourage of four guys and eight women around 12:30 a.m. He was greeted by an announcement and a giant LED wall that read “Johnny Football Is in the House!!!”
The group was seated at the DJ table on the platform directly behind where Major Lazer was leading the Saturday night soiree. Manziel was seen drinking Dom Perignon directly from the bottle and having a great time, and the group also enjoyed Perrier-Jouet Champagne and Belvedere vodka.
DJ Diplo from Major Lazer invited Manziel onstage, where he received a roaring acknowledgment from the capacity crowd. Manziel danced, sang and sprayed champagne into the nighttime revelers from the DJ booth.
Surrender and Encore Beach Club celebrated their fourth anniversaries over the Memorial Day Weekend; check out Mr. Robin Leach’s Q+A with nightlife exec Sean Christie on the Encore hotspots’ milestones posted May 15.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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.