Rehab vs. Encore Beach Club
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas
Encore Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
3131 Las Vegas Blvd., South
The summer pool party scene is shaping up to be the biggest story of the Las Vegas entertainment scene for 2010. Rehab has dominated the daytime wet party world since its introduction with Sunday events that have people lined up in their beach shorts and bikinis hours before the doors open and where securing a cabana means dropping a couple thousand bucks. In Las Vegas, success breeds competition and Steve Wynn is no stranger to spending big to win big. Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub are scheduled to open over Memorial Day weekend. Coming in around 60,000 square feet, the project is said to include about 50,000 square feet for the three-pool Beach Club complex, with 30 private VIP cabanas plus outdoor gaming, around 4,000 square feet for Surrender Nightclub, and another 6,000-8,000 square feet of multiple, climate-controlled decks between the two. Neighboring Switch restaurant will also be drawn into the fold for the now-traditional Vegas ensemble of pool, restaurant and club. The Encore Beach Club deck is expected to remain operational up to 10 months out of the year, thanks to the climate-controlled patios, so nighttime pool parties are a possibility as well. The nightclub is currently slated to open three to four nights a week for starters. Total budget? Well over $70 million reportedly and possibly up to $100 million when all is said and done.