Kaos, the nightclub and dayclub that opened in March at the Palms, closed abruptly today.
Michael Britt, the senior vice president of government relations and corporate communications for parent company Red Rock Resorts Inc., says in a statement: “This afternoon, Red Rock Resorts, Inc. announced the closing of Kaos dayclub and nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort, effective immediately. While Palms has experienced exceptional growth across both the gaming and non-gaming segments of the business, the expense side of the business has been challenging to date, due in large part to the entertainment and fixed cost structure associated with Kaos. Therefore, we have decided to take some time to reassess the programming and use of those venues going forward. In the interim, we intend to use the venues for private meeting space and special events, in addition to everyday resort pool operations.”
On Halloween, the nightclub revealed a dome covering the pool area and meant to keep the party going outside through March.
The 73,000-square-foot dayclub claimed the highest number of pools of any resort in North America when it debuted. Partiers could walk into the venue passing by Damien Hirst’s 23-foot tall sculpture The Warrior and the Bear to find two main pools, numerous side pools, and 39 cabanas, most with their own private pool. At the center of the main pools, a 65-foot bronze sculpture by Damien Hirst entitled Demon with Bowl. The venue, designed by Friedmutter Group Las Vegas, also features a 270-foot LED screen that interacts with the music on the exterior of the resort’s Ivory Tower.
The closing comes more than a month after Jon Gray, the vice president and general manager of the Palms, departed the company. The week before his resignation, the nightclub canceled a $60 million residency with the deejay Marshmello. The nightclub and pool closed temporarily on Sept. 15 to install the new dome, broken in by rapper Cardi B.
Kaos was part of a $690 million renovation at the resort.
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