The pool scene takes its inspiration from Mykonos, Greece, with wood-framed cabanas draped in fabric, jute woven poufs, and stonework accents. The venue plans to showcase tropical house, world house, and deep house music. A stage features a straw thatched roof and overlooks the Mediterranean-vibe pool.
One interesting touch at Virgin Hotels is an outdoor esplanade where diners can enter restaurants from their patios that look onto the pool scene. Casa Calavera, the Mexican restaurant from Hakkasan Group, already opened with its sandy patio, while Todd English’s Olives, the sports bar Money, Baby!, and Kassi Beach House open soon.
Nightlife veterans Mio Danilovic, Jason “JROC” Craig, and Michael Fuller plan to operate Élia Beach Club (pronounced ee-LYE-uh). Danilovic, the creator and managing partner of the venue, recently opened Joia Beach in Miami.
Élia Beach Club will initially be open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.