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Élia Beach Club’s at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Closed Out The Season With An Exclusive EDC Week Lineup Headlined By Above & Beyond And Deadmau5

Élia Beach Club, located in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, held its first EDC Week lineup, closing out the venue’s first daylife season. EDC, the world’s largest dance music festival took over Élia Beach Club with an epic lineup of DJs, that kicked off on Friday, October 23 was Insomniac’s Dreamstate Pool Party, featuring Cosmic Gate and Markus Schulz.. The following day, Above & Beyond, one of the world’s leading electronic music acts, returned to the U.S.A. for the Anjunafamily Reunion Tour, with an exclusive EDC Week performance, joined on tour with Fatum, Gardenstate, Pretty Pink, and Tomas Heredia. Closing out EDC Week and the Élia Beach Club’s season on October 24, was Élia’s resident internationally renowned EDM artist deadmau5, who took the stage for his third performance at the highly coveted daylife venue to complete the show-stopping weekend.

Music artist, Halsey stopped by on Saturday to check out Above & Beyond’s performance and the turnout throughout the weekend showed the true potential of Élia beach club with a packed house of dancing, pool splashes, flying beach balls and melodic yet bass packed sounds to close out its spectacular first season.

“We were so excited to welcome these extremely talented EDM acts onto our stage for this much-anticipated music festival week, celebrating these artists and music genre, to close out our incredible first season at Élia Beach Club with our family at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas was a treat. We are honored that we had these performers in our venue and that our guests got to enjoy the music and dance the days away under the sun. Above & Beyond brought an incredible crowd and showcased Élia’s true potential. Deadmau5’s final performance of the season on Sunday closed it out with a bang. See you all next season! ” – Jason “JRoc” Craig, Mike Fuller and Mio Danilovic – Élia Beach Club Nightlife Leaders 

Élia (pronounced ee-LYE-uh) official opened its doors on June 10th, 2021, in conjunction with the continued unveiling of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas which kicked off by Sir Richard Branson, with JC Hospitality, owners of the resort, and top hospitality leaders Mio Danilovic, Jason “JROC” Craig, and Michael Fuller, of Élia Beach Club.

Élia Beach Club has made waves since its inception as the newest hotspot daylife venue, also receiving the Best New Oasis award for Las Vegas Weekly’s Best of Vegas 2021. Following its official opening was a sizzling summer of EDM pool parties with renowned DJ performances at their beach-inspired music oasis. From the bamboo framed and draped fabric cabana design to the jute and stonework accents, the global design influences differentiate Élia Beach Club from the typical pool atmospheres, offering a photographic backdrop at every turn.

The Mykonos-inspired decor and ambiance not only impresses guests but transports them to an international paradise. With travelers continuously journeying to Tulum (Mexico) and Miami (Florida) since the onset of the pandemic, and on the heels of the widespread popularity of tourism to Mykonos over the last five years, it was evident the decor and musical programming of these global destinations are what party-goers want to hear, see and experience. With this in mind, the team set out to create the ultimate getaway destination, paired with the internationally coveted brand of Virgin Hotels as its Las Vegas backdrop — and so Élia Beach Club was born. With a musical focus on all genres of house music, a relaxed yet energetic dance vibe inspired by international beach destinations creates a rhythmic, transformational experience for guests, different from any other Vegas pool and nightlife offering.

The musical style of DJs and notable guest performers like Deadmau5, Loco Dice, Sofi Tukker, Lane 8, Sam Blacky, Sigala, and SNBRN, incorporates tropical house, world house, and deep house, with a mindset of escaping through the rhythm of dancing and vibrations filling the good-vibe atmosphere of the venue. The beautifully designed stage complete with a straw-thatched roof creates a desirable and attractive focal point to the venue that will not only lure in guests and performers but will create a cohesive desire to be a part of the experience it exudes. Overlooking the Mediterranean-colored pool, the music infiltrates the venue elevating the experience to another level, literally. The floorplan allows for all cabana guests to feel integrated into the vibe of the performance, as well as patrons that choose to stay at pool level. Every guest, whether pool level or at a  VIP cabana, is offered an immersive, accessible, and welcoming experience. The entire venue evokes an exclusive feel.

Photo Credit: Alex Jerome/ Élia Beach Club