LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas pool party scene is back with a splash for the 2013 summer season. Taking world-class nightlife outdoors, the world's entertainment capital is known as the epicenter for famed headlining DJs and electronic dance music (EDM) mecca rivalling top international destinations, which is the heart of Vegas dayclubs.
Pool parties host some of the world's best DJs spinning in the sun at some of the most luxurious dayclubs, including WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Liquid Day Club & Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino and Tao Beach at The Venetian Las Vegas. Each pool offers a slightly different experience, though all will offer an electric dance music line-up and lush, refreshing surroundings.
Touted as the original dayclub in Las Vegas, this year marks the 10th anniversary of REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel, opening April 19. REHAB Sundays continue to be one of the hottest summer parties on the Strip, with chic cabanas, lively music and gorgeous people.
The new dayclub on the block is DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay, a revolutionary open-air entertainment and nightlife destination that will premiere during Memorial Day Weekend. DAYLIGHT Beach Club transports guests from the hustle and bustle of the Strip to an upscale and chic tropical oasis. DAYLIGHT Beach Club will bring sophistication, high-energy entertainment, fine cuisine, innovative technology and world-renowned DJs to the Las Vegas desert.
WET REPUBLIC will welcome GRAMMY Award-winning Calvin Harris as he kicks off his exclusive DJ residency Sunday, April 7. The 2013 pool season will be in full force as sun-kissed patrons flock to the ultra-pool and "welcome home" the highly acclaimed artist as he launches the first date of his of his daytime residency.
XS, the sophisticated nightclub within Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, combines the alluring elements of daylife parties with the energy of the nightlife scene at Night Swim. Guests are encouraged to shed their evening attire and don their best swimwear while taking a dip in the pool and dancing under the stars at the Sunday after-dark soiree. XS returns for its fourth season on May 19 with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Afrojack as the headlining DJ.
Also at Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Beach Club will launch its spring preview with the official season grand opening taking place on Saturday, April 6, featuring a DJ set by EDM sensation David Guetta. Returning DJs who will grace the Encore Beach Club decks this season include Eric Prydz, Will.i.am, Avicii and Afrojack.
Taking its famed nightlife headliners outside, Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers three-story bungalow lofts, poolside cabanas with infinity pools and a massive party deck. From a wealth of globally-influenced brunch items and an avant-garde retreat that joins hand-crafted cocktails with ice cream to a Las Vegas-take on the backyard concert series and even a weekly outdoor movie viewing-The Pool District at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers something for everyone this summer. Entertainment offerings, as well as newly-crafted menus and cocktail lists, abound with the return of Bubbles & Brunch, The Neapolitan of Las Vegas, Dive-In Movies and an expanded "Set Your Life to Music" concert lineup.
Palms Pool at Palms Casino Resort, now open, is heating things up with the return of Las Vegas' ultimate pool party, Ditch Fridays on Friday, May 3, beginning with a star-studded line-up of performances and appearances throughout the summer. High above the award-winning Tank pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, guests can relax with signature cocktails while mingling with friends and family in a luxurious private cabana or daybed.
Las Vegas' most enchanting summer destination, Venus Pool Club within Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace, returns for its seventh season, Monday, April 22. As one of the best-kept secrets in town, Angel Management Group and Caesars Palace brings an alternative poolside paradise to Las Vegas perfect for sun worshipers seeking the relaxation of a European-style retreat.
For a more intimate experience, guests may lounge in style at DayDream, the Pool Club at M Resort. Kick back with a hand-crafted cocktail, relax in the hot tub or just hang out at the ice-railed bar. Head out to Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa for more than three acres relaxation with 19 irresistible private cabanas, and an island fountain. Located on our 8th floor, the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas pool deck boasts stunning views overlooking all of CityCenter. Offering a stylishly serene atmosphere, guests can indulge in two refreshing pools, two large Jacuzzis and one intimate plunge pool.
The tranquil pool at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas transports guests into another world . Set within the hotel's lushly landscaped gardens, the pool deck features an outdoor pool, two whirlpools, chaise lounges and arbours for shade. A pool bar serves up light meals, cocktails, frozen beverages and smoothies while attendants pamper guests with passed Evian spritz, fresh fruit and chilled water.
For more information about Las Vegas pool parties or to book a summer vacation, visit LasVegas.com.
While today's Las Vegas hot spots prepare to open for the summer season, the Las Vegas News Bureau reached into its archives for a glimpse at pool parties of the past. Photo and video images from the 1940s, 50s and 1960s include Jayne Mansfield, Elvis Presley and Cyd Charisse, and pools at the Sahara, Tropicana, Flamingo, New Frontier, Desert Inn, Stardust, Caesars Palace, Dunes, Thunderbird and El Rancho. Journalists and news organizations can request this archival content from the News Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.