Al Powers / PowersImagery.com
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 | 1:59 a.m.
February might not exactly be swimsuit season, but try telling that to the more than 5,000 revelers who stripped down and hit the pool at Marquee Dayclub in the Cosmopolitan on Sunday for the club’s third-annual party Halfway to EDC.
The event, held in partnership with Electric Daisy Carnival honchos Insomniac, kicked off the six-month countdown to the dance music festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a roster of DJ heavyweights including Candyland, Paris Blohm, Firebeatz, Kennedy Jones, Jason Lema and headliner Dash Berlin.
Like a scantily clad, confetti-addled flipside of Christmas in July, the EDC-styled winter pool party, the club’s first, featured dancers in the festival’s signature “sexy Alice in Wonderland”-style garb, not to mention a fellow in a suit made of mirrors and a few little people in drag, for good measure.
By 1 p.m., daytime partygoers were chomping at the bit to get a taste of the rave revelry, packing the second-level entrance with a line that wrapped around four times and back into the corridor near the old Chelsea Ballroom.
Inside, fans jumped on tables and couches, splashed wildly in the pool and covered every conceivable surface of the club with dancing feet and spilled booze. Somewhere in the throbbing crowd of the outdoor dance floor, someone commenced bumping a pair of crutches above their head in time to the music.
The critical mass of dance party evangelists didn’t let up even after the sun set, thanks in no small part to the 22,000-square-foot, temperature-controlled Dayclub Dome, which kept the space warm without the compulsory heat exhaustion that comes with the summer sun.
The structure is coming down next month, but the club would do well to put it up sooner next winter — for all the escapism Las Vegas clublife caters to, it makes sense that visitors would be hungry to throw off their coats and bask in a little summer fantasy.
In the meantime, they’ll just have to keep counting down to EDC.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.