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Reno and Las Vegas offer up a number of intriguing ways to get wet this summer.
After two successful years, Grand Sierra ended its partnership with Nikki Beach and opened a revamped nightlife pool venue, The Beach, on June 6. The same team that previously managed Nikki Beach operates The Beach. The Beach will continue to make waves all summer long with exhilarating events, celebrity guests, live music, world-famous DJs and dancing Friday and Saturday evenings. Guests can expect fresh décor and poolside food and drinks.
Grand Sierra splashes into the pool season with the opening of Grand Sierra Pool, its family friendly venue that appeals to guests of all ages, locals, and non-hotel guests. The team at Grand Sierra is committed to utilizing its large space for exciting events and activities including the creation of a sandy play area for kids, evening movies, and table service for guests 21 and older.
Grand Sierra Pool will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. On weekend evenings and for special occasions, its nightlife pool venue, The Beach, is available. Daily admission prices for non-hotel guests is $10, and children 7 and younger are free. A monthly unlimited pass for adults is $50. Nightly admission to The Beach is $20, and guests must be 21 and older. VIP bottle service is available, and reservations can be made by calling 800-648-5080.
Following is a look at other new pools—or new pool offerings—in Reno and Las Vegas.
Soak up the sun and enjoy a refreshing swim in one of two gorgeous outdoor pools, with three spas, many comfortable cabanas, and poolside dining in a beautiful Tuscan environment. The Upper Deck Pool and Spas are open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the Lower Deck Pool and Spa is open seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pool Cabanas are available for the Upper Deck Pool and Spas. On Sundays, Edge Pool and Aqua Lounge offers and adults-only party from noon to 8 p.m.
Sands Regency Casino & Hotel
You can enjoy a number of themed events at Reno’s Sands this summer:
• Friday Rock Pool Party
Fridays: 5-10 p.m. (June 12 through August 14)
Throughout the summer, Fridays at the Sands belong to rock groups, most local, as they play poolside. Dine at the grill or play some volleyball. Bands include 2ME, Del Mar, Audioboxx, Sol’Jibe, and more.
• Wednesday Blues Pool Party
Wednesdays: 5-8:30 p.m. (June 17 through August 12)
Wednesdays are dedicated to blues at the poolside venue. There’s gambling, food, and more.
• Sunday Jazz Pool Party
Sundays: 6-8 p.m. (July 5 through July 26)
Champagne, frozen grapes, ice towels, poolside cabana massages, and water mistings. The Palazzo Las Vegas brings the opulence of the French Riviera to the Strip with the opening of AZURE, a fresh and exciting pool concept created for the guest who enjoys the finer things in life. Contemporary and stylish décor with lush greenery, plush daybeds, seasonal floral, and tranquility will surround guests while they take pleasure in viewing elegant fashion shows, being pampered by “amenity butlers and butlerettes,” and savoring the culinary offerings of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
“AZURE combines the sophistication of the Cote d’Azur, the heat of Las Vegas and the magnificence of The Palazzo into one amazing space,” says Rob Goldstein, president and COO of The Palazzo and The Venetian. “While lounging poolside or in a cabana at AZURE, visitors will be able to experience The Palazzo’s exceptional service and luxurious amenities, such as Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Wolfgang Puck’s cuisine, and hot fashions from Barneys New York and Diane von Furstenberg.”
AZURE will present ABSOLUT Vodka Saturdays, exclusive daytime pool events consisting of stylish entertainment, beautiful models, celebrity guests, acoustic performances, live DJs, and signature cocktails such as the Spiked Bellini.
The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, for guests 21 and older. Visit azurelasvegas.com or call 702-607-1218 for additional information and to make reservations for cabanas, daybeds, and lounge chairs.
Daydream, the Pool Club at M Resort
This new pool is described by its creators as “the place for locals where everyday is industry day.” Since Daydream is the only pool club specifically catering to locals and those in the service industry, their benefits are unparalleled. Those in the service industry can fill out a simple card at Daydream and, along with a business card, submit it to the Daydream staff to receive their card.
• Complimentary admission for you and a guest
• $100 off cabana rentals
• $50 off daybed rentals
• 25 percent off beverage tab
• Buy-one-get-one buckets of beer
Cabana guests enjoy a private cabana stocked with soda and water, featuring individual cabana misting systems, cold towels, an iPod docking station, television, Xbox, a safe, free Wi-Fi, ceiling fans and in-cabana massages (extra cost). All Daydream guests receive fresh fruit kabobs, refreshing spa waters, frozen grapes and other specialties.
Daydream has expanded its operations to seven days a week. Hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To reserve a cabana, call 702-797-1808 or visit daydreamlv.com.
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