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With tons going on the news and alike, it would only make sense that Wynn Nightlife unveils their 2020 new residencies line up. So let’s check it out and find out why it’s the biggest news in Vegas right now.
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A few days ago, Wynn Nightlife published their 2020 residencies. They have a huge 2020 reved up and ready for fans on both the two major clubs XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club. (which for those that don’t know is also Encore Beach Club at Night) They’ve expanded DJ talent, as well as bringing back past residencies.
So let’s get right to it. The big-name that’s got everyone wildin right now is Drake. Drake returns for his XS Nightclub residency and brings along with him some of the biggest names in EDM. New residents include Alison Wonderland, Two Friends and Gryffin. The returning stars in alphabetical order are Alesso, The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Diesel, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Elephante, Kygo, Major Lazer, RL Grime, SAYMYNAME, and Valentino Khan.
Not only that but Wynn says they are remodeling their stage to embrace the techno sounds of world renowned DJs including Bedouin, Chris Lake, CAMELPHAT, FISHER, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ Set), Nicole Moudaber, Nora en Pure and The Martinez Brothers.
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The event will feature Pete Tong, Rüfüs Du Sol, Claptone & more.
As Las Vegas continues its pivot to “underground” dance music, Wynn Nightlife is announcing a new off-season day party, Intermission, stacked with artists from this genre.
Beginning Oct. 26 and taking place from 2 to 10 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 14, Intermission will feature performances by Claptone, Pete Tong, Rüfüs Du Sol, Guy Gerber, Nora En Pure, Spanish-born party Elrow and Guy Gerbers’ Rumors event.
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Wynn Las Vegas recently stated that they were no longer building their lagoon project known as Paradise Park. The project was proposed in 2016 and was expected to have a lagoon, boardwalk, food services, and a new convention center. Paradise Park was also designed to be surrounded by white sand beaches, making it a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. CEO Matt Maddox of Wynn Resorts announced on November 7th that Wynn was ditching the project but had a plan to make use of the purchased land. The company will now be restoring an 18-hole golf course alongside a new convention center.
The lagoon project was first envisioned with two phases that included the construction of a convention center measuring 400,000 square feet. The second phase of the project included the construction of a 38 acre lagoon along with three new hotel towers. Steve Wynn aimed to create the lagoon with hopes of hosting water sports during the day time and parades of decorated floats and fireworks display each night. Phase two of the project was where the problems started. With a focus on the building of the convention center, the three hotel towers and adjacent lagoon became delayed.
One of the biggest factors that came into play when deciding to toss the idea of the Paradise Park Lagoon came in December 2017. When Wynn purchased 38 acres of land just across the street from the Wynn Resort at the former location of the New Frontier, the company decided that the space would be better suited for a golf course. The company also admitted that they were not really interested in building a large public swimming pool on the Las Vegas Strip. We’re all very dissapointed to see that this project has fell through as from what we can see, the concept art shows a beautiful paradise oasis.
There might be time for one more dance at Intrigue. Wynn Las Vegas is shuttering the luxurious 14,000-square-foot nightclub on June 1 and will use the venue as a private event space.
Intrigue opened in April 2016 after the Wynn club space was renovated and updated from its previous version, Tryst, which was created in collaboration with Victor Drai in 2005 after the original incarnation, La Bête, was scrapped. The indoor-outdoor club has always been known for its cascading waterfall and intimate environment, including Intrigue’s “secret space” the Living Room.
Intrigue was also the smallest nightclub among Wynn Nightlife’s offerings, which include Encore’s XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club. Memorial Day weekend saw Intrigue performances from RL Grime and Dillon Francis.
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Why have one party when you can have 10? The top talent on Wynn’s nightclub-artist roster, names such as Kygo, Diplo, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, and The Chainsmokers, will say happy birthday to the decade-old XS Nightclub by conceiving their own monthly theme parties from April to December. The festivities kick off March 30 with DJ Snake.
“We’ve been planning this 10-year anniversary for over a year with the sole purpose of delivering 10 unique experiences,” says Alex Cordova, managing partner of Wynn Nightlife. “Every show will be different and curated by the artists to present the space in a new format. The point is to deliver a consecutive unique experience that has never been seen at the venue. This will ultimately conclude in December with a performance by one of the top artists in the world.”
And while the anniversary parties represent an exclusively EDM lineup, it was revealed last week after months of speculation that Drake would perform at the 5,000-person capacity XS for five dates in 2019. This signified what many have been predicting for more than two years — that the paradigm has once again shifted in the ever-evolving top party scene in the country. A statement released by the resort says “there will be a brand-new stage and a new production” for the venue, which for the better part of the last decade had been configured to put its EDM DJ–heavy talent roster center stage.
“Drake represents our commitment to delivering memorable experiences for our customers,” Cordova said. “There is a huge difference in seeing an artist with 20,000 other people in an arena or festival compared to a nightclub performance. It just feels so personal, and there isn’t a bad seat in the house.”
Sources say that admission fees for Drake’s visit to XS in January topped out at around $500 per person.
All of this would have seemed inconceivable a decade ago when the Las Vegas nightlife scene was a much different place than it is now. It was the tail end of the celebrity appearance era when billboards around the city promoted the names of reality stars such as Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt as the talent on their big weekends. They celebrated their birthdays and blew out absurdly designed cakes while the masses showed up to gawk and take grainy images on first-generation iPhones. While there was most likely someone playing music from the corner DJ booth, most in attendance certainly didn’t know his name. There was dancing, bottle and table service, and girls were definitely taking their shoes off to relieve the true sign of a good night out, aching feet.
But when XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas opened in January 2009, it swept the scene with a different vibe: elegance and luxury. Conceived by Steve Wynn, nightlife impresario Victor Drai and head of interior design Roger Thomas, the insides were dripping in gold, from the banquettes to the statuettes. There were no advertised celebrity appearances — this was the place where A-listers actually came to party without a lens affixed on them.
After a performance at the two-year anniversary by Deadmau5, the popularity of electronic dance music found its stage at XS and in the subsequent years the biggest names in the biz all inked deals at the club: Tiësto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Afrojack, Axwell, Steve Angello, Skrillex and Alesso, among others.
By 2015, Nightclub & Bar reported that XS was the top-grossing nightclub in America, with revenues over $100 million, with nowhere to go but up as night after night there were sellouts by the most popular acts in electronic dance music, including The Chainsmokers and Kygo, who Cordova brought onboard after he started in 2016. Sources say it continues to exceed that top position year after year.
“I cannot discuss specific numbers, but we all know from the historical press that XS has always maintained its position as a leader in the industry. It is incredible that after 10 years we have not skipped a beat. The venue to this day is arguably the top nightclub in Las Vegas with the best talent lineup in the world,” Cordova says. “I am celebrating my third anniversary of running Wynn nightlife this month, so I need to give credit to my predecessors who had the vision to create this timeless venue. The 10th anniversary pays homage to all that touched this venue and helped develop its legacy.”
Prior to Cordova’s tenure, Wynn Nightlife was separated into two groups — XS and Intrigue nightclubs were run by Jesse Waits, who departed in 2015 for James Packer‘s unrealized Alon; and Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night were run by Sean Christie, who departed for MGM Resorts in late 2017.
“[Both groups] had both been profitable and set the industry standard in both daylife and nightlife spaces. My job was to bring everything together under one roof,” Cordova says. “It was a challenge to change seven years of operational standards in a short period of time. All the venues work together to mutually benefit each other. We’re much stronger and have a collective corporate and creative vision.”
It’s been an incredible trajectory for Cordova, who is originally from the East Coast and cut his teeth working in some of the industry’s legendary clubs. “As a promoter in New York City, I knew that nightlife didn’t have a limit,” he says. “I grew up hearing stories about Studio 54, Palladium and Danceteria, and I eventually worked for Limelight and Tunnel. I have always had this boundless vision of nightlife. What we provide is aspirational. I eat, breathe and sleep nightlife. It is the true passion of my life. Some would consider it to be an obsession. It started at age 16 and the fire I had as a teenager is still as ferocious at age 40.”
After coming to town in the early 2000s, Cordova spent more than a decade “across the boulevard” as an executive at Pure Management Group, then Angel Management Group and later Hakkasan Group — he oversaw the operations and marketing teams for some of the city’s other highest-grossing nightclubs and dayclubs. It was also during this era that nightlife became big business and Cordova was one of its innovators. Now venues make nine figures and talent can command seven.
“Vegas has always been the most competitive talent buying market. As the city has grown, so have the competitors,” he says. “Our job is to deliver acts that are at the forefront of popular music. Regardless if they are top of their class or on the rise, they are the hardest-working music producers and artists in the business. Their work ethic directly correlates with the continued successes of our venues.”
As evidenced by the Drake partnership, though, Cordova is focusing on diversification and securing new top-tier artists as well as providing entertainment that complements the resort-guest experience.
Overseeing all of the venues also helps Cordova program a successful strategy for the entire resort nightlife portfolio, which includes Encore Beach Club, EBC at Night, Intrigue and XS. And there are other announcements coming in the quest to retain the very best.
“Stay tuned, we have a couple more surprises this year,” he says.
Wynn Las Vegas XS Nightclub’s 10 Dates Over 10 Months schedule:
March 30 – DJ Snake
April 28 – KYGO – Nightswim
May 25 – David Guetta
June 7 – Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello
July – Diplo
August – Alesso – Nightswim
September – The Chainsmokers
October – “WHITE COFFEE”
November – The Chainsmokers
December – Special Guest