We are pleased to inform you that Levels Hong Kong has recently become the first Gold Member of the International Nightlife Association in China and so, the first club recommended by our Organization in that country. Levels Hong Kong opened its doors in 2012 and it's one of the most prestigious clubs in Asia for offering a different nightlife concept. Also Levels was ranked #37 on The World's 100 Best Clubs 2017 List and this year has been nominated once again to enter this year's edition.
Levels Hong Kong has an 8,000 square feet space featuring the latest Logic Systems Pro Audio, over 25 meters of LED screens, and state of the art laser lightshows, resulting in a brand new immersive clubbing experience tailored to each visiting DJ or performing artist’s style. With two island bars, 25 VIP tables, and 4 members booths, the décor also highlights an elevated DJ booth surrounded by LED screens, and a unique two-in-one design showcasing Hong Kong’s vibrant city life, from reflective mirrored surfaces paying homage to the city’s glamorous, iconic skyline, to neon lights and wooden accents for a more playful, hip vibe.
With this new entry, the International Nightlife Association currently has Gold Members in United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Sweden,Philippines and China and at the same time is expanding to other territories like Japan, India, Russia, Croatia and Colombia.
We are glad to remind you that the International Nightlife Association is restricted to on-licensed venues and the Gold Membership distinction can be achieved only by those on-licensed venues that stand-out for their quality and prestige in their territory. So, by obtaining this recognition the Gold Member venues become recommended clubs by our organization so that they gain access to clients via luxury concierge companies that collaborate with our Association, are highlighted on the International Nightlife Guide, obtain social media promotion, have access to consulting services and exchange clients with other Gold Members from other countries.
But the promotion of quality, prestige and excellence in nightlife by the International Nightlife Association doesn't stop here, and so, since a few months back our organization is implementing "The Triple Excellence in Nightlife" distinction, which at the same time is restricted also to Gold Members. The "Triple Excellence in Nightlife" gives visibility and prestige to those venues that implement it and is made up of the “International Nightlife Safety Certified” (INSC), the “International Nightlife Acoustic Quality” (INAQ) and the “International Nightlife Quality Service” (INQS) seals.
At the moment, one club in the world has already implemented the Triple Excellence (Cavalli Club Dubai), and 5 other clubs in Barcelona are implementing it this week as we will inform very soon.
It’s no surprise that Port Du Soleil is on the list of “The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2017” and has been nominated once again this year to enter “The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2018” list. Coming in at #71 in 2017, and being the only venue in Sweden, Port Du Soleil strives for greatness and aims to offer a full mind-blowing experience, offering the best vibes of Ibiza in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden riverside. Port du Soleil is characterized by its given name which transports you to the French Riviera or a night out in Ibiza. As its slogan, “not your usual nightclub” says, Port Du Soleil’s goal is to give the best not only in Sweden but produce an international top of the line nightlife concept for locals and visitors. It’s no wonder everyone is coming back for more with all decorative details inspired by Miami and Ibizan nightclub interiors not to mention the ambience, entertainment and DJ line-up. Moreover, Port Du Soleil has already had over 200.000 visitors in just over 3 months this 2018 summer season.
Port Du Soleil has an indoor and outdoor space, with two big bars and an enormous dance floor and a vast terrace with an outdoor bar to enjoy a drink under the stars on a summer night. In fact, Port Du Soleil is also famous for having the biggest day parties in Sweden with approximately 3.500 attendees in the outside garden. If you are in the mood for some food, Port Du Soleil also has a unique gastronomical experience to accompany your lovely summer evening. You should know you will be in good hands with the staff at Port Du Soleil as they are skilled and dedicated to giving their clientele the best customer service quality possible as well as introducing new concepts to constantly evolve.
If one thing is for sure, Port Du Soleil wants to always be different and stand-out from the rest, for this reason they are highly focused on stretching the boundaries and trying out new stuff bringing the best entertainment such as dancers, performers, props and the best lighting and sound system. Their core values have always been to offer an international concept of joy, quality, exclusivity, playfulness and the feeling that the nightclub is perceived as something that is not ordinary. Although Port Du Soleil features local artists they also frequently headline world renown international Dj’s such as Martin Solveig, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Nervo, Eric Prydz and many more. Additionally, this past June, Port Du Soleil has hosted the famous and internationally known, United Ants party that has cemented a reputation for incredible breathtaking events and the DJ duo Andrea Oliva and Joris Voorn.
The International Nightlife Association offers the Mayor of Adeje all its support in the Butterfly nightclub case, with the aim of trying to avoid future cases such as the one occurred.
The implementation of the international safety seal "International Nightlife Safety Certified" will be proposed to the nightlife venues in the area.
In the wake of the unpleasant incident that occurred early Sunday at the "Butterfly" club in Adeje, Tenerife (Spain), when the floor of the venue gave way and 40 people fell onto the ground floor, the International Nightlife Association, through its member association in Spain (Spain Nightlife), wants to send a message of support to the injured in the incident and also to the Mayor of Adeje. In these complicated moments, the International Nightlife Association and Spain Nightlife, is offering the Mayor of Adeje all its knowledge, means and tools available to try to prevent incidents like these from happening again. In this sense, the International Nightlife Association, being aware of the difficulty of being able to detect in advance a problem like the one affecting the foundation of the affected nightclub, plans to offer the Mayor of Adeje, Mr. José Miguel Rodríguez, the possibility of implementing the international safety seal, “International Nightlife Safety Certified”, in the nightclubs. The International Nightlife Association has been developing said seal for 4 years with the support of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, with the aim of improving security in nightlife establishments. The meeting has already been requested and could be held in the next upcoming days.
The international distinction referred to works like an international license would, considering it requires the fulfillment of a series of specific safety requirements for the nightlife sector that are homogeneous for everyone. This seal has two categories, the "Basic" and the "Premium", the second being more demanding in terms of requirements to be met, but both incorporate an inspection protocol that allows improving the safety and security of nightlife establishments as well as distinguishing between those venues who bet for safety in a clear and open way, of those who do not. The seal not only promotes the passive safety of users but also active safety and protects them from very diverse possibilities. Recently, at the 4th International Nightlife Congress held in Ibiza this past October, the "International Nightlife Safety Certified" seal was presented and all the guest speakers, among whom, the Director of Affiliated Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization –Mrs. Yolanda Perdomo- agreed that said seal is the best bet for the prevention of incidents in nightlife establishments worldwide. In addition, this seal obtained the Golden Moon Award in the category “Best Safety Action” as the best initiative in this matter. From the International Nightlife Association we consider, in any case, that the incident that occurred in Adeje is a totally isolated case and that it should be investigated, under no circumstances should make us think that nightlife is unsafe. According to Mr. Joaquim Boadas, General Secretary of the International Nightlife Association and of Spain Nightlife, stated this morning that, "Facts like these unfairly and badly deteriorate the image of the nightlife sector at a local, national and international level, so it is very important that the public opinion visualizes that the nightlife sector is betting openly and vigorously for the safety of its clients, which is why we make this seal available to all venues, so that customers can know in advance, before going to a nightlife venue, if it meets international safety requirements, which will be a key factor when it comes to attracting customers, especially tourists".
It is safe to say that the nightlife sector moves-directly or indirectly-about 33% of international tourism, so it is extremely important that public administrations help the sector in its task of implementing these programs of excellence as they help the sector and its users, but also protects the image and prestige of the tourist destinations that have a greater nightlife offer. When an incident like this occurs, the image of the destination where it has occurred is also seriously damaged, as well as the image of the rest of nightlife venues in the area and the world, which is why a joint commitment of the administration and the sector in favor of the safety of nightlife establishments is essential for certifying and highlighting their safety on an international basis. In this sense, from the International Nightlife Association we are already working together with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to expand the distinction at a world-wide level, since the organization has over 158 affiliated members who are governments from different parts of the world.