It's a sign: Spiders on the marquee
Guests get the properly spooky welcome right from the start, with big, fat spiders crawling over the hotel's marquee.
Mariachis greet guests.
Mariachis backed by Day of the Dead skeletons greet guests.
Day of the Dead greeters
More Day of the Dead greeters.
"Cerebus"--three women receptionists--checked guests in.
A scary lobby
After clearing “Cerberus,” guests venture into the hotel to discover an inferno worthy of Dante himself.
Hundreds of yards of red drape cover the walls and free-standing candelabras and plants are covered in spider webs.
Cocktail table centerpiece
A cocktail table centerpiece.
Cock t ail tables line the space and are dressed in red li nens wi th gli tteri ng skull candel abra centerpi eces, and the fireplace is decorated with a striking skeleton couple amidst sparkling black and sil ver decor.
Cocktails from Maleficient
Nea r the bar, Maleficent overseas the “pois on” gues ts s el ect, as a tortured s oul pl ays the pi ano.
Visit the fortune-teller
Meanwhile, a living auto-matron provides fortunes for those who seek advice.
O n t he f ar s ide of the r oom, guests savor an i ncr edi ble di spl ay of “soul f ood” fr om t he “t hird cir cl e” of hell.
This fri ghtf ul di spl ay i ncl uded “bur nt zombie skin sli der s” (r oast ed pork and pi neappl e), a scary car ved pumpkin with guacamole and or ange, pur pl e, and bl a ck chi ps pr otr udi ng fr om i ts’ mouth, “bl oody” sausage “i ntesti nes” in a skel etal cavi ty, and shaved pr osci utto as “decayi ng fl esh” on a cat skel eton.
Sir Rigor Mortis and Lady Dearly Departed
Othe r brave s ouls venture i nto the diff erent “ci rcl es” of hell.
In the center of the Peraux room, a st ri ki ng skeleton couple -- Sir Ri gor Mortis and Lady Dearly Departed-- wi th their skel eton dog st and on pl atf or ms above a four - sided bar.
For guests feeling particularly wicked, a devilish desserts station awaits with items such as bloodshot eye balls (chocolate-dipped cherries), spider web cupcakes, and dead branch candy apples.
Another view of the dessert bar.
Performers showcase 'Thriller,' "Ghostbusters'
Tatto o and makeup stations “enliven” the party in either corne r, all owi ng guests to their cost umes to the next level.
Demon s and devils dr aw quite the crowd in the ballr oom w ith their custom dance performances to “Thriller,” “Ghos tbus ters” and “I Put a Spell on You.”
Dancers emerge from coffins
Dance performers emerge from coffins.
Spooky dance performance
A spooky dance performance.
Rocking with Roonie G
Interspersed between the routines is popular video DJ
Roonie G, who played tunes and provided the perfect spooktacular backdrop amongst the red lounge furniture, creating quite the club-like atmosphere.
And the crowd goes wild dancing.
Redemption on the rooftop
Later in the evening, an opportunity for redemption occurs.
Guests take an elevator up to the rooftop and are greeted at the pearly white arches by St. Anthony--because St. Peter couldn’t make it.
Heaven on the rooftop
A n electric harp and guitar duo pr ovi de t he perf ect ent ert ai nment f or t hese r edeemed i ndi vi duals under neath a sky fill ed with st ar s.
White l ounge f ur nit ure and pr oj ected cl ouds compl ete t he ethereal ambi ance.
Goo d t hi ngs come to t h o se who wait, and guests di ne on a dazzli ng di spl ay of heavenly sweets compl ete with coconut cl oud and cakes, sky vel vet cupcakes, angel’s br eath cooki es and meri ngue tar ts, fl oati ng cl ouds, and heaven’s r ain shoot er s.