Élia Beach Club brings a dash of Mykonos to Virgin Hotels. The dayclub offers a weekend pool party with cabanas framed in wood and draped in fabric, jute woven poufs, and stonework, all an ode to the Greek island.
Nightlife veterans Mio Danilovic, Jason “JROC” Craig, and Michael Fuller head up programming for Élia (pronounced ee-LYE-uh) with a roster of deejays such as Deadmau5 and Laidback Luke, with a deep house soundtrack guiding the music.
Francois Frossard, who designed Joia Beach Club in Miami, created the look of the dayclub with sandy beaches and pools that remind one of the Mediterranean. A stage and deejay booth surrounded by a straw-thatched roof continues that beach oasis vibe. Virgin Hotels designed the pool area with its Living Room for concerts and a resort pool to pull the surrounding restaurants in with their patios overlooking the pools.
Élia Beach Club, Virgin Hotels, 4455 Paradise Road, 702-693-5570. Open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.