The Complete Guide for 2021
Life After "Rehab" which was Las Vegas' original pool party, has reinvented a new dayclub. Élia Beach Club opened with a bang in mid-June 2021, with Deabmau5 crushing a set. This long-awaited Club, located at the brand-new Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas, was formerly known as Rehab Dayclub at the old Hard Rock Hotel.
This premier Mykonos-inspired Club was created by hospitality guru and managing partner Mio Danilovic. Designed by Francois Frossard, one of the worlds' most cutting-edge interior designers and interior architects, the décor elevates beach clubs to a whole new level with its wood-framed cabanas draped in fabric, jute woven poufs, stonework accents, and an elegant stage complete with a straw-thatched roof for DJs, bands, and guest performers. The ambiance will reflect the popular Greek leisure destination with influences from other party spots like Miami and Tulum, Mexico.
One of the unique features of this pool party is the large all-sand beach, which was similar to its older brother. Vegas is known for a lot of sand since it's in the desert, but we don't have an ocean anywhere close. Along with the fabulous sandy beach, you will find Jenn Ranalli and other amazing ariel artists flying high in the Tulum style sway poles, one of the cool things you won't find at other spots in Sin City. In my Ultimate Guide to Élia Beach Club, I will cover all the details you need to know to make your visit a memorable one.
About Brian Pfeiffer & Surreal Nightlife
Before I dive in any further, my name is Brian Pfeiffer. I am the owner of Surreal LLC, this website's parent company. I have worked in the hosting and promotions business since 2002 and in Vegas nightlife since 2013. I was the former promotions manager at Hakkasan and Wet Republic. I am a licensed independent host by the Nevada Gaming Commission and as a Clark County Professional Promoter. Now that you know I am credible, let's talk about Élia Las Vegas.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Location & Hours of Operation
Élia Beach Club is located just minutes from the iconic Las Vegas Strip at 4455 Paradise Road; Las Vegas, NV 89169, Friday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They added a cool new entrance in the back of the Virgin Hotel, so if you are local or are getting dropped off, the back parking lot is super convenient.
The Vibe and Music
A mix of Deep House, World House, and Trop House Music is the standard programming for Elia Beach events. They are going after a Mediterranean laid-back vibe and a brand new party place for grooms-to-be and the crew. Expect to see some headliners such as Sultan & Shepard, Morgan Page, Loco Dice, Above & Beyond, Goldfish, Sofi Tucker, Hook N Sling, Chris Malinchak.
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Dress Code & Proper Swim Attire
As with all clubs in Las Vegas, Élia Beach Club has a dress code – swim attire only! Anyone wearing chains, baggy, ripped, see-through, or cut-off clothing, clothing with studs and hooks, cargo/khaki shorts, jerseys, pants, undergarments, and any athletic gear will NOT be allowed in. Sunglasses and hats are permitted. Ladies, you will need cover-ups for your swimsuits and bikinis to go to and from the pool. We have created a complete Dress Code Guide on getting ready to party for all Las Vegas pools.
What is the Drink Cost at Élia?
Drinks vary in price at the bar. The pool is about the industry standard for drinks, ranging from $19 - $40 per drink and Beers at $10 each. Individual 1L Bottles start at $550 plus, and Bottle Service minimums typically range from $500 - $5,000+ before tax, tips, and fees.
The menu boasts several specialty drinks @ $19 for a 16oz and $40 for a 32oz.
How Do I Get On the Guest List for Élia Beach Club?
The guest list is usually a good option for this party on Friday through Sunday. Typically, ladies are free, and guys are either free or reduced. You CANNOT GUESTLIST ALL GUYS on any day or more guys than ladies, and FYI, finding ladies on the way is considered stealing from a promoter in Las Vegas.
All guys, or groups with more guys than ladies, will have to buy tickets, no exceptions! There is an expedited entry ticket option, and on rare occasions, we offer a VIP entry option, but tickets are the best call.
Cover, if any, will depend on the artist they have booked. Sometimes they have a guest list for ladies only that ends at a specific time, and other days, they don't have a guest list at all. To be safe, we highly recommend tickets on Saturdays, as this sometimes changes on the fly. Tickets will usually take precedence over the guest list as far as entry speed goes and if capacity becomes an issue.
How Much are Élia Beach Club Las Vegas Tickets?
Tickets are pretty straightforward; you'll find ladies and men start around $40 for General Admission. They have an expedited entry option at a higher price, usually $30-$45 more than General Admission tickets. The more prominent artists on Saturdays and Sundays, the higher the price, and the further out you buy the Elia Beach Club tickets, the less they will be. Be prepared for some taxes and fees to get added to your tickets at checkout. You can always count on a higher price closer to the date, and on the day of the event, expect a ridiculous cover charge.
Note: There is no place to sit inside except along the pool ledge. Bottle Service will get you a place to congregate and rest your feet. We recommend putting your ticket money and what you will spend on drinks toward a reasonably-priced table.
Strict Security Check Point
They have stringent security right behind the ropes at check-in. Security personal with a metal detector will wand you. Big Tip: You must be 21 to enter and have a valid form of ID; pictures on your phone will not work, and typically neither will papers. International guests, you need to bring your passport; your foreign IDs will not work here. Think TSA, but stricter!
Regarding bags, they search them hard and look for narcotics and weapons. They are only allowed for Cabana and Bungalow guests. Everyone else will have to check them at the Virgin Hotel Concierge, which will hold up the entire entry process. Our suggestion: do not bring any bags or backpacks.
What is Bottle Service?
You can count on this outdoor paradise to offer some fantastic bottle service options. By definition, Bottle Service means purchasing alcohol via a bottle instead of buying individual drinks. American clubs, especially in Las Vegas, are synonymous with "Poppin Bottles." You will be paying a premium for a bottle to reserve a section in the Club, but it includes a personal server, VIP entry into the Dayclub, and usually an assortment of standard mixers such as cranberry juice, soda, tonic, orange juice, pineapple juice, and soft drinks. Red Bulls and bottled water are available for an upcharge. The cost of a bottle is the same as its nighttime brother.
What is the minimum spend at Élia Beach Club?
The minimum spend is the amount you agree to spend in advance on alcohol to get a table or real estate in the Dayclub. In Vegas, we call the minimum spend "the min." The better tables will have a higher minimum spend, and on bigger DJ days/nights, you can expect a higher "min." Below are examples of typical pricing depending on the artist for the day:
For certain sections and exact table locations we can tip the podium, we call this the “handshake.” The best tables and to get a lower then posted minimum spend, ask about the handshake!
Locations and Table Options
Premium Cabanas North
Premium VIP Cabanas North
Terrace Pool View Booth
Terrace Pooside Daybed
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The luxurious Élia Beach Club floorplan offers cabana guests an immersive, exclusive, and welcoming experience with good vibes and great views, and plenty of room to dance, party, and soak up the desert sun while enjoying delicious food and hand-crafted cocktails.
Premium VIP Cabanas North – 10 People
The prime table location and the ultimate VIP experience at Élia Beach Club are the Premium VIP cabanas. They are beautifully appointed, can accommodate up to 10 people, and the price tag is worth every penny—a great way to cool off in the desert.
Premium Cabanas North – 10 People
Who says clubbing in Vegas only happens at night. These beautiful wood-framed cabanas overlooking the stage and the entire venue are the perfect way to party during the day. These cabanas accommodate up to 10 guests.
South Cabana - 10 People
At 100 sq. ft., the South Cabana can accommodate 10 guests and offers a great view of the pool and the DJ booth. It comes with a Chaise lounge, two chairs, a TV, credenza, and refrigerator.
East Cabana - 10 People
This beautiful 150 square foot cabana provides guests with a fantastic view of the stage and pool. It's equipped with a Chaise lounge, two chairs, TV, credenza, and refrigerator, and can accommodate 10 guests
Stage - 10 People
Élia's stage and DJ booth, beautifully designed with a curved, straw-thatched roof, is the center of attention, offering one of the best views in the entire club and invites guests to be part of the famous Vegas pool party culture.
Dance Floor - 11 People
Some of the most desired and priciest tables in the club are the dance floor tables, especially if you love to dance and want to be close to the DJ. These tables can accommodate 11 guests.
Beach Daybed - 6 People
The beach daybeds provide partial shade, offers a pool and DJ view, a unique sandy beach, and easy pool access, and can accommodate up to 6 guests.
Beach Couch - 6 People
The Beach Couch is located on the Club's main level and can accommodate 6 guests.
Patio Daybed - 6 People
If you're looking for a little sun and a little shade, the Patio Daybed is the perfect spot for 6 guests to hang out and party! It offers a great view of the DJ and pool.
Large Lounge - 5 People
Gone are the days when lounging poolside meant hanging out on cheap, uncomfortable, plastic lounge chairs. Welcome to Élia Beach Club, where you can soak up in the sun in luxury in their fabulous Large Lounge. Relax, and indulge yourselves with tasty beach bites and hand-crafted cocktails.
Terrace Booths - 6 People
Hanging out at a Terrace Booths will give you an experience you won't find at other dayclubs in Vegas. The Terrace booths accommodate 6 guests.
Terrace Pool View Booth - 8 People
Take your pool party to new heights with great views and good vibes by renting a Terrace Pool View Booth for up to 8 guests.
Terrace Poolside Daybed – 6 People
For the ultimate poolside luxury, a Terrace Poolside Daybed for 4 will do the trick.
Lounge Small – 4 People
Enjoy the great view and the fantastic music on the Small Lounge. This intimate space accommodates 4 people.
How Do I Calculate My bill?
"$1000 minimum Spend + $83.75 (Tax 8.375%), + $50 (Venue Free 5%), and + $180 (18% to Waitress) $1313.75"
Total Bill Calculator for Elia Beach Club
Bottle Service Menu for 2021
On Fridays and Sundays we have some bottle packages for a couple of bottles of Titos or Casamigos Blanco/Reposado, or a combination of both. As well as a Champagne package, each of which will get you a great section on the terrace pool deck, admission for six people, and standard mixers. A Maximum of 2 packages per group.
Bottle Service Presentations
The beach club goes over the top to drop some loot on champagne or big orders. Management has some good ones, so you are in for a treat! The cocktail server will know the $$ amount needed to trigger a bottle presentation.
How Do I Get My Guests In If They Arrive Late?
Usually, this is a pretty straightforward process. Your guest(s) can walk up to the ropes and mention the name the table is under and the table number, and they get right in. Some exceptions could be if the club is at capacity and they just can't physically let anyone else in via the Fire Marshal's rules and regulations, or if you are way over your limit on the number of people at your table.
Note: The Beach Club is strict on the number of people per table. If you have some uninvited guests at your table for some reason, the proper way to handle this is to get security to have them removed. I strongly suggest you do not try and remove unwanted guests yourself as an altercation could occur, and potentially everyone at the table will get kicked out. With over 20 years of experience in this business, please trust me; this is the best way to handle things.
Élia Beach Club is the only sand beach pool in Vegas available for a buyout for a corporate event. The terrace is a great venue overlooking the pool, and it is fantastic for a private party with food and drinks.
Quality of Crowd
Don't be fooled by the pictures you see online or even on this page. Dayclubs in Las Vegas does not automatically mean they are filled with supermodels and bodybuilders. Anyone can buy a ticket or table. Let me reiterate, "anyone can buy a ticket or table." If you come thinking that every Instagram model in Las Vegas and Vegas girl will be at the pool, you will be disappointed. There are a handful of quality girls and in-shape guys at just about every pool party, but the majority of the crowd is your average Jane and Joe!
Élia Beach Club has several table options that are perfect for couples and smaller groups. You can typically have a low minimum spend of around $500-$1000 and still be in action. There might also be an opportunity to combine a couple with a larger group for the night. Hit us up, and we'll be happy to discuss it. We have sent several of our couples some groups, and they all enjoyed the party.
Guys, so far, the word on the street and from what we have seen, the talent level here is high, and the female to male ratio is solid. We have brunch options before the pool at Kassi Beach House and after-pool packages at Money Baby, then toss in a Vegas Strip Club, and you have yourself a fantastic bachelor party. The beach club has reasonably priced cabanas, and the bottle prices are on the lower end for Sin City pool parties. The only gripe we have is that none of the cabanas have private pools, which they need to add.
Promoter Girl Guy System
Most large clubs in Las Vegas have what's called a girl-guy promoter system. They usually designate a prime north cabana to be the "Promoter Table." They will bring the prettiest girls from the guest list to the promoter table and let them drink for free until they get recruited to a paying customer table.
The promoter cabana is usually sold later in the day, and the girls are either brought to other tables or mixed in with the crowd. You will need to meet the girl-guy to get some pretty ladies from the promoter table over to your table. The girl-guy is a promoter or host in charge of placing females throughout the day, and he works off tips.
If you're struggling to get ladies, a handshake to the girl-guy usually works wonders. Typically, I don't rely on the girl-guy system; as a team, we try to bring our ladies to your table, but the girl-guy system can be effective in some cases. If you'd like to talk to the girl-guy, shoot us a text, and we'll make it happen. You might want to consider some paid atmosphere models for around $300 per girl for a few hours. You get some of Vegas's finest models to keep the cabana crew company.
The prices are friendly here compared to other venues; you can get a couple of bottles for around $1000 plus tip and tax, where at some of the more established spots, a couple of bottles will be double. We will have some packages that include limos, brunch, male revues, and reduced bottle prices. Just hit us up for this year's bachelorette specials.
Pool Toys and Swag
If you try to bring in cheesy bachelorette gear, line straws with penises or blow up floaties, security will stop you at the door. They supply some beach balls and fun stuff, so let the management decide what goes into their pool.
The Élia Beach Club Staff
Some of Vegas' finest swimsuit models work at the dayclubs, and the Virgin management team has no talent shortage on their roster. Expect your cocktail server to be on point when she serves your food and beverage. The bill will add gratuity, but the ladies appreciate a little extra if the service is exceptional.
Money, Baby! and Kassi Beach House
The new Virgin Hotel birthed Élia, and they also have some superb restaurants such as Kassi Beach House, which is perfect for brunch or after the dayclub. Also, a new sports bar concept is born in the old Vanity space called Money Baby; sure to appease any sports better.
About Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
In partnership with the Mohegan Sun Casino, the long-awaited Virgin Hotel opened its doors to an excited crowd on March 25, 2021. In addition to Élia Beach Club, the hotel includes 1500 contemporary and spaciously designed rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, a collection of 12 eclectic dining options, each with outdoor seating and views of the pool, the Betfred Sports Book, a 5-acre outdoor pool complex, and 117,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The casino is operated by Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, an affiliate of the Mohegan Tribe, the first Native American tribe to operate a Las Vegas casino. Currently, there are no resort fees, free parking, and free Wi-Fi.
The Final Word
There was some hype around this pool party when it first opened. The restrictions from the Cerveza sickness have just lifted, they booked Deadmau5, and the venue was the next generation legendary Rehab pool party. With the hype of Richard Branson's Virgin Hotel, a completely new venue new to Vegas, and the insane post-Covid demand, you would think this party would have broken all records. Unfortunately, they didn't break records or even disrupt the pool scene in Sin City. Places such as Encore Beach Club and Marquee Day Club were smashing records with ridiculous prices and sold-out shows.
So that begs the question of what the heck happened? In my opinion, the place didn't have enough hype behind it compared to the size of the venue. The pool is massive, and the beach, pool deck, and terrace can easily fit 2500 people collectively. They have a decent crowd on Saturdays, but the Friday and Sunday parties are light. They don't have the talent like AYU Dayclub or Drai's Beach since the management for most of the significant pools locks up the top-tier talent for several years in advance.
At the time of this writing, 2021 is coming to an end, the illness is still around, and for Élia, they need to chalk up the short four-month opening season as a loss. Just like any good sports team that finished last, they need a good draft of artist talent, VIP hosts, and promotors to try and come out swinging in 2022 and beyond. I like the venue, the sound system is excellent, and the actual sand beach is like nothing else in town. I want this venue to compete with the big dogs like Wet Republic, Stadium Swim, and Daylight. With more solid pool options, we can negotiate better deals and give customers a bigger bang for their buck. Look for some package deals we expect will be coming soon, and let's 🙏 they figure out the talent and marketing.
How to Book?
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