In case you missed the various reports over the weekend, Marquee's Las Vegas outpost opened this weekend with a 3 day blowout, including performances by Florence and the Machine, a DJ set by Eric Morillo, and a New Year's Eve blowout in one of the smaller rooms that included impromptu performances by Jay Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Rhianna, and Beyonce. So what's it like to be inside the country's newest and potentially largest nightclub? Absolute chaos sums it up best, with a crush of guests and workers making it difficult to really get one's bearings. Just look at the giant sign that a worker had to hold outside the club the entire night in an attempt to direct the traffic jam that thousands of potential guests creates trying to get inside.
Not surprisingly, there was a lot of fun to be had inside Marquee, which is broken up into four distinct rooms in an attempt to give the place the feel of a Tribeca apartment, even though we've never seen an apartment like this. The giant stage looks down onto a relatively small dance floor, which is also surrounded by the most expensive VIP tables in the club. The light and sound system is really something to behold, including what may be the country's biggest disco ball. The main room has a few areas that jut further back and off to the side and has close to 100 tables for bottle service customers.
Beyond that, there is a third floor library that looks down onto the dance floor and is a bit quieter than the lower level, and also the Boom Box room, which is a floor below the dance floor and has its own DJ and sound system. This is also where the impromptu New Year's Eve performances went down, instantly putting the room on the map in Vegas as the place to be.
As for cost and access, Marquee is on a similar par to the rest of the clubs in the desert. Expect to pay through the nose to get a decent table, and since most clubs out there stay open until the wee hours of the morning, expect them to try and turn your table over as soon as you stop buying bottles. But that's the game. Marquee is open to the public now, with the dayclub scheduled to open when the desert heats up in April.
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