The pool area becomes the client's world of events
Since the client was staying at the Venetian, the event team decided to sell the idea of a pool party--"but not just any pool party; a very swanky and sophisticated type of party that would represent some of the beaches of the world where the corporate giant had divisions. Those geographic locations included Asia, Latin America, Monte Carlo, Morocco and America," the event team says. "The different culture and flair of each geographical location gave us the perfect springboard for what we wanted to do from both a decor and entertainment perspective. Our approach would provide an international flair and pay homage to their global brand stamp."
Welcome to Morocco
Guests entered into 'Beaches of the World' via Morocco, where they were greeted by beautiful Middle Eastern belly dancers in bright red and gold costumes.
Another area in 'Morocco.'
South Beach style
Guests then moved into the South Beach Area, where a modern White Party look awaited them. Known for its pristine white beaches, South Beach look came alive through lounges created with unique abstract-shaped white leather furnishings including modern albino snakeskin button tufted inverted trapezoid cocktail tables, exaggerated curved high-back settees and chaise longues, modern retro egg-shaped loungers, and high boys covered in white silk linens with black embroidered oval and elliptical shapes. White snakeskin textured cube ottomans added atmosphere.
South Beach style
Also in South Beach, turquoise and amber swaths of patterned light washed over the space, adding dimension and movement. Buffets and bars in this area followed suit and were loaded with the dining delights of the region.
South Beach go-go dancers
In the South Beach area, a techno DJ revved the energy, and go-go dancers in white patent jumpsuits and boots danced inches above the water in the middle of the pool.
A longer view of the pool area.
In the pool area normally used as the bar, a South Pacific look took over.
South Pacific area
Guests gathered around a massive circular bar under a thatched hut. Surfing videos played overhead on 10 plasma screens, and the event team dressed the space with tropical hardwood carved tiki statues, lots of tropical fauna and vivid red exotic tropical floral, and piped in the soothing sounds and rhythms of Polynesia. A surf simulator photo booth provided an interactive element that allowed guests to have their picture taken for a memento of the evening.
South Pacific area
A fine feast in the South Pacific area.
Latin America beaches
Down on the main pool deck, guests discovered the beaches of Latin America: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Manzanillo, Costa Rica. "The colors were as hot and bold as the rhythms and the beautiful people," the event team says. "Whimsical, hand-painted artisan wood carved furnishings created the foundation for this area with their stylized floral motif. Buffets were thick planks of wood with solid wood underpinnings. Brightly colored ostrich feather buffet pieces brought the hot Latin colors right onto the buffets. With another DJ spinning Latin and Top 40 music, it was a hot, hot, hot place dance floor."
From Latin America, guests went up a few steps and through a golden arch into Asia/Bali. To transform the space, the event team used an imposing 10-by-10-foot golden Buddha to create the focal point of the space in the middle of the wading pool "where he was lord of all he surveyed."
Around the pool area, cocktail tables draped in twisted golden silk, providing a place for guests to set a drink or gather. Dark wooden burnished plank tables were topped with arrangements of ornate fabric lanterns, fans, bamboo, umbrellas and golden frames to create a lovely styling. A group of 72-inch rounds with hand-painted artistic rice paper bottoms were bases for huge, residential-style lamps with rich graphic scenes from some of Asia’s most beautiful stretches of gleaming white sands.
Large shelving units were placed throughout the space and filled with glowing candles and Buddha busts. With its liberal washes of vibrant red patterned lighting, the space was festive, yet reverent.
Up a level in the patio area, guests could step into the legendary confines of the first of all great casinos in Monaco–-La Belle Epoque. Its array of table games tempted guests to try their hand at winning over Lady Luck.
A DJ rocks guests. "The entire space was drenched in saturated color, movement and pattern to add dimension and life to the space," the event team says. "Patterns carried out over the water and bounced spectrums of light everywhere. With the Venetian soaring 36 stories and 475 feet into the air as a backdrop, 'pool party' took on a whole new meaning for the client. Having come full circle in their journey to some of the most amazing beaches in the world filled with unique decor, fun activities, gastronomical delights, and amazing entertainment, this 'pool party' was all about a multisensory guest experience and turned out to be the best event the client had ever done."