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.
Cocktail tables line the space and are dressed in red linens with glittering skull candelabra centerpieces, and the fireplace is decorated with a striking skeleton couple amidst sparkling black and silver decor.
Cocktails from Maleficient
Near the bar, Maleficent overseas the “poison” guests select, as a tortured soul plays the piano.
Visit the fortune-teller
Meanwhile, a living auto-matron provides fortunes for those who seek advice.
On the far side of the room, guests savor an incredible display of “soul food” from the “third circle” of hell.
This frightful display included “burnt zombie skin sliders” (roasted pork and pineapple), a scary carved pumpkin with guacamole and orange, purple, and black chips protruding from its’ mouth, “bloody” sausage “intestines” in a skeletal cavity, and shaved prosciutto as “decaying flesh” on a cat skeleton.
Sir Rigor Mortis and Lady Dearly Departed
Other brave souls venture into the different “circles” of hell.
In the center of the Peraux room, a striking skeleton couple--Sir Rigor Mortis and Lady Dearly Departed--with their skeleton dog stand on platforms 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'
Tattoo and makeup stations “enliven” the party in either corner, allowing guests to their costumes to the next level.
Demons and devils draw quite the crowd in the ballroom with their custom dance performances to “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters” 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
An electric harp and guitar duo provide the perfect entertainment for these redeemed individuals underneath a sky filled with stars.
White lounge furniture and projected clouds complete the ethereal ambiance.
Good things come to those who wait, and guests dine on a dazzling display of heavenly sweets complete with coconut cloud and cakes, sky velvet cupcakes, angel’s breath cookies and meringue tarts, floating clouds, and heaven’s rain shooters.