Apex Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge from Clique Hospitality open this spring
Two new nightlife ventures coming to the Palms now have an opening date at the resort. Clique Hospitality’s Andy Masi, along with nightlife partners Ryan Labbe and Jason “JRoc” Craig, plan to open Apex Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge at the resort in mid-Ma, both part of the $485 million renovation plans there.
Apex Social Club takes over the former Ghostbar space on the 56th floor, converting 8,000-square-foot room with 180-degree views into an open-air boutique nightclub. Clique plans to add “one-of-a-kind art pieces” for a “sophisticated, upscale vibe.” The cocktail menu includes new concoctions along with age-old favorites and table-side bottle service.
At the entrance to the resort, Camden Cocktail Lounge takes over the former Social space with over-the-top cocktails. “Bartenders, all of them masters of mixology in their own right, will put their own whimsical spin on beloved classics or create new favorites for guest’s right before their very eyes.” A mix of live music and deejays drives the music.
Omnia Las Vegas was named Best Club in the World as well as winning an award for Best Bookings. After a day of intense debated, the 3rd International Nightlife Congress finalized the night of the 26th of October with the Golden Moon Award ceremony. The ceremony rewarded best practices in the industry as well as administrations and other organizations in 16 different categories. For one day Las Vegas has become epicentre of debate for the progress of the nightlife industry, establishing dialogues on topics such as the development of nightlife districts, the quality of life, the influence of the music industry, tourism marketing, nightlife & technology, responsibility, security, among others.
Both Ibiza and Las Vegas, two of world’s main nightlife capitals, won awards in various categories. Omnia was the final winner of the Best Club in the World Golden Moon, after a vote led by all of the components of the different nightlife associations from around the world. Ushuaïa Ibiza won second place, Green Valley the third and Pacha Ibiza the forth. Space Ibiza, winner of the fifth place, was also recognized with the award for Most Historical Club and Ushuaïa Ibiza for Best Nightlife Business Development. The Best Booking Service was awarded to Omnia and Best Customer Service was presented to club X's, both also located in Las Vegas.
The Hakkasan Group from the United States won one year more the award for Best Marketing Strategy and Pacha Group from Spain was recognized in the category Best Nightlife Business Group.
The San Francisco Entertainment Commission was warranted a special mention for their outstanding and responsible support to the industry. Another awarded with a Golden Moon was the Night Time Industries Association, winning in the category for Best Awareness Campaign for their inniative “Save Nightlife”. Best Security Action went to DEKRA Certification for the “International Nightlife Safety Seal”, following Keep Sydney Open win for the most original action in defense of nightlife. The Funktion-One repeted this year with the award for Best Sound System after managing musical events such as Chemical Brothers concerts, Glastonbury Festival, London's Millenium Dome Central Show, and more recently The Glade Festival. The awards even travelled to Dubai for the Best VIP Service offered by Club Provocateur.
In the category for Best Franchise the award went one year more to Space Moscow, and for Most Original Club it went to Warung Brasil. Lastly, as best booking platform was voted Nightspender.
This was the second edition of the Golden Moon Awards, celebrated as part of the framework of the 3rd International Nightlife Congress, and will be back again next year for the next edition of the congress, which will take place in Ibiza. This event will be celebrated alternating between both locations, being held in Ibiza on odd years and Las Vegas the years that are pair.
Delegates from Europe, America to Asia will attend the 3rd International Nightlife Congress at the World Market Center on October 26th in Las Vegas, NV, USA. We will convene the world’s foremost thinkers, policymakers, developers, entrepreneurs and industry stars for a conversation on helping save and shape the nightlife industry of the future. “Join the movement of people who care about saving nightlife, by helping make nightlife safe! Help celebrate our mission to protect and support the positive social, economic, and cultural contributions of the nightlife industry” stated J.C. Diaz, 1st Vice President of the International Nightlife Association (INA).
Our nightlife industry is under constant threat. From being soft targets for terrorism and increasing violence, blaming patron drug abuse on venues/ promoters, banning or placing moratoriums on EDM-related events, new housing built close to existing venues without soundproofing, strict licensing laws, and costly operating requirements – have all played a role in eroding our nightlife.
The first part of the congress will revolve around the Nightlife & Development of nightlife districts that attract people to keep going out. The discussion will be led by Jim Peters, President of the Responsible Hospitality Institute; Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission; and Elizabeth Peterson of the Elizabeth Peterson Group. Maurizio Pasca, President of the European Nightlife Association and President of SILB (Italy); Paul Seres, Managing Member of the New York City Hospitality Alliance; Chris ‘Sarge’ Curtis, Founder of the Downtown Rangers of Las Vegas DowntownProject.com, will be taking part on Nightlife & Quality of Life.
The second block of talks will cover Nightlife & Entertainment and the influence of the music industry led by Sat Bisla, President of A&R Worldwide and MUSEXPO; Josh East, Founder of LeakySync. The panel on Nightlife & Tourism Marketing will be discussed by Barak Schurr, the Global Director of Dance & Nightlife at Eventbrite (Founder of Wantickets); Louie La Vella, the Author of ‘Nightclub & Bar Marketing’, and Producer of the Ever After Music Festival; and Andrew Gennuso, President of 420 Tours (medical cannabis experiences) in Las Vegas.
The Nightlife & Technology panel will have Amy Vanhook, Co-Founder of UrVenue; Benjamin Torres, of Hooch app; and Cindy Rothquel Dufau, the Business Development Manager at the on-line reservations platform NightSpender.
The panel on Nightlife & Responsibility will be addressing controversial topics with Stefanie Jones, Director of Audience Development at the Drug Policy Alliance; Kim Knight representig the Electronic Music Alliance, and CEO of Buddy.Systems; Emanuel Sferios, Founder, Dancesafe. Secretary, Amend The Rave Act. and Producer & Director, of MDMA The Movie.
The Nightlife & Operations panel will be joined by Cy Waits, a famous Nightlife Impresario; Roberto Coppola, Director Market Research & Consumer Insights, at YWS Design & Architecture; and Andrew Walsh, Captain at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The last session of talks will deal with the safety and security issues that are affecting the industry on an international level. The “International Nightlife Safety Seal” will be introduced by Joaquim Boadas, Secretary of the INA, as a solution to lower liability, risk and calls for service. This topic will be presented by Robert Smith, President of Nightclub Security Consultants; Doug Haines, Security Consultant representing the Security Industry Association; and United States Marshall of Nevada, Christopher Hoye.
“The International Nightlife Association tries to confront the principal problems of the sector to find entertainment places safer for everybody, without detracting the magnitude of this industry on the economy. The last year in Ibiza the congress was a success and we are sure that this year in Las Vegas we will surpass our expectations” said Abel Matutes Prats, President of the International Nightlife Association.
2nd GOLDEN MOON AWARDS
This year’s conference in Las Vegas will also include the announcement of the 2nd International Golden Moon Awards winners. The aim is to become an International Nightlife Awards benchmark chosen by a panel of industry professionals. We will be presenting the “100 Best Clubs” in the world and the “Best Club in the World” right after the International Nightlife Congress. An after-party will follow.
P R O G R A M
25th-28th OCTOBER 2016
Day 1 (Tuesday, October 25 2016) . Registration and Check-In / Welcome
|9:00am - 5:00pm||Registration and Check In|
|6:00pm - 8:00pm||Welcome Reception / Networking Business Mixer|
Day 2 (Wednesday, October 26 2016) . 3rd International Nightlife Congress
|8:00am - 6:00pm||Registration, check-in and credentials collection @ Las Vegas World Market Center|
President’s welcoming speech "State of the Industry, trends, and opportunities"
- Abel Matutes, CEO of Palladium Hotel Group, Owner of Ushuaia Ibiza; President of INA
|9:15am - 10:00am||1st Session: "Nightlife & Development; real estate, colleges, transportation"
- Jim Peters, President of Responsible Hospitality Institute
- Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director of San Francisco Entertainment Commission
- Elizabeth Peterson, Owner of Elizabeth Peterson Group (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
|10:00am - 10:45am|| 1st Workshop: "Nightlife & Quality of Life"
- Maurizio Pasca, President of European Nightlife Association; President of SILB
- Paul Seres, Founder of New York City Hospitality Alliance; Member of Helios Hospitality Group
- Chris Curtis, Founder of Downtown Rangers for Las Vegas DowntownProject.org
|10:45am - 11:00am||Coffee Break|
|11:00am - 11:45am||2nd Session: "Nightlife & Entertainment/Music Licensing"
- Sat Bisla, President of A&R Worldwide, MUSEXPO
- Josh East, Founder of LeakySync
|11:45am - 12:30pm||2nd Workshop: "Nightlife & Tourism Marketing"
- Barak Schurr, Global Director of Dance & Nightlife at Eventbrite (Founder of Wantickets)
- Louie La Vella, Author 'Nightclub & Bar Marketing', Producer of Ever After Music Festival
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||Luncheon "Nightlife food & beverage trends"
- Cut and Taste
|2:00pm - 2:45pm||3rd Session: "Nightlife & Operations"
- Roberto Coppola, YWS Design & Architecture
- Speaker TBA
|2:45pm - 3:30pm||3rd Workshop: "Nightlife & Technology"
- Amy Van Hook, Co-Founder at UrVenue
- Cindy Rothquel, Business Development at NightSpender
- Benjamin Torres, VP Operations at Hooch
|3:30pm - 4:15pm||4th Session: "Nightlife & Responsibility; alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, minors"
- Stefanie Jones, Director of Audience Development at Drug Policy Alliance
- J.C. Diaz, Executive Director of the Nightlife Foundation
|4:15pm - 5:00pm||
4th Workshop: "Nightlife & Security: Learn how to improve nightlife venue safety against fires, terrorism and other threats"
- Robert Smith, President of Nightclub Security Consultants
- Doug Haines, Security Industry Association
- Joaquim Boadas, General Secretary of International Nightlife Association
Day 2 (Wednesday, October 26 2016) . 2nd Golden Moon Awards
|8:00pm - 9:00pm||Reception of participants and authorities|
|9:00pm - 10:00pm||The Golden Moon Awards ceremony|
|10:00pm||Official closing party (held in TBA)|
Day 3 (Thursday, October 27 2016)
|1:00pm - 3:00pm||
Visit tourist city
Go around the city of Las Vegas to visit monuments, hotels and most iconic casinos.
Lunch in Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Located on the famous Strip, a replica of the monument is where Chef.J. Joho serves
French food.Each dish is carefully prepared and is a real delight for the palate.
The restaurant is located more than 30 meters in height.
|5:00pm - 9:00pm||Rest|
|9:00pm - 11:00pm||
Gastronomic tour night
With a gastronomic Guide, visit up to five of the most acclaimed restaurants in Las Vegas
to enjoy some of the best dishes of high-end and gourmet delights that the city offers.This
night tour is designed for adventurous appetites and has a duration of 3 hours.
Visit up to four of the best new clubs in Las Vegas in a single night: Budweiser Beer Park,
Cabo Wabo, Omnia, Drais.
Day 4 (Friday, October 28 2016)
|5:00pm - 7:00pm||
Gastronomic tour afternoon
Walking tour of 2.5 hours along the Las Vegas Strip with a guide. You will visit four restaurants
where you can taste up to 12 dishes from a variety of different types of cuisine.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the great Steve Aoki in Jewel Nightclub in Las Vegas
* The activities corresponding to days 3 and 4 (27-28 October), are to be optional, and are excluded from the general Congress ticket & Awards.
|5||Cavalli Club Dubai||UAE||Dubai|
|14||Ministry of Sound||UK||London|
|23||LAVO||USA||New York City|
|41||Blue Marlin Ibiza||Spain||Ibiza|
|42||Marquee||New South Wales||Sydney|
|46||Blue Marlin Ibiza||UAE||Abu Dhabi|
|51||Culture Club Revelin||Croatia||Dubrovnik|
|53||The Light||USA||Las Vegas|
|65||Port Du Soleil||Sweden||Gothenburg|
|66||Ocean Beach Ibiza||Spain||Ibiza|
|70||Lost Beach Club||Ecuador||Montañita|
|72||Retro Music Hall||Czech Republic||Prague|
|73||Carpe Diem Lounge||Spain||Barcelona|
|76||Shimmy Beach Club||South Africa||Cape Town|
|78||Cacao Beach Club||Bulgaria||Nesebar|
|80||Café Mambo Ibiza||Spain||Ibiza|
|82||Club La Vela||USA||Panama City Beach|
|84||Bora Bora Ibiza||Spain||Ibiza|
|91||Samsara Beach Club||Italy||Gallipoli|
|94||Kitty Su||India||New Delhi|
|96||Nassau Beach Club||Spain||Ibiza|
|98||Andrés Carne de Res||Colombia||Chía|