Bottle Service, $2,000 Cabana Prices And $50K For Champagne
It’s pool party season again in Las Vegas and that means a spring and summer of Spring Break-style scenes happening at hotels around the city.
A few years ago this became big business when a nightclub promoter noticed people partying by the pool at a hotel, which got his entrepreneurial mind spinning like a DJ playing tunes. Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel was born and now it’s the norm at most of places and the term “dayclub” is now part of the Vegas party vocabulary.
What I can’t figure out is how long it took the bar people to notice because that has long been one of the big attractions of going to Vegas for a party weekend – sitting out by and jumping in the pool to play and drink. And the pools in Vegas are unlike any other; some have “rivers” were you can float around them like your going through “Pirates Of The Caribbean” in an adult version of Disneyland.
But once they got the hang of it, they grabbed it and took control like a guy using his dad’s credit card to impress a table full of girls.
There are DJs, swimwear shows from big-time manufacturers, even full-blown concerts with name bands.
And you won’t believe what people are paying these days to party by a pool. First of all, there are cover charges, $20 and up for girls and $40 and up for guys. Then there are cabanas you can rent. Bottle service with a $30 bottle of liquor in the store going for $300, $400 and $500.
How much does a cabana cost? This is what the Hard Rock has on its website about Rehab:
“The Rehab Las Vegas Cabana prices on Friday go for $1,000-$1,500 for up to 8-12 people and any additional people will add $200 each person. On Saturday and Sunday the required spend for cabanas start at $2,000 for up to 12 people and any additional people will add $200 each person.”
You’ve just got to love that term “required spend.”
A PubClub.com correspondent at Rehab reporting seeing a bottle of champagne for $50,000! And of course that did not include the 30% mandatory tip you must pay the waitress.
Of course, Vegas only charges what the market demands and the market for spending lots of money at the pool parties is high. As high as the, well, Stratosphere.