Yesterday, Marquee + Stella Artois presented TAO Nightclub Sundance – Night 2. TAO Nightclub continued their weekend long party at The Village at the Lift on Saturday night. Once again, guests eagerly lined up to enter the exclusive pop-up nightclub filled with celebrities and VIPs such as Adrian Grenier, Lil Jon, Nas, Danny Masterson, and Mamie Gummer. DJ Politik pumped up the crowd spinning favorites all night long and guests went wild when Nas came on stage to do a special performance and exclaimed, "We usually do TAO in Vegas and TAO in New York. This is TAO Utah - how real is that!?" Joining him on stage was crowd favorite Lil Jon who helped him pump up the crowd. Adrian Grenier, Jesse Williams, and Danny Masterson joined in the DJ booth and partied into the late night. Kevin Huvane was spotted at the Sundance hotspot at a nearby table with starlets Mami Gummer and Gabby Hoffman. Other VIP guests included Karina Smirnoff, Troian Bellisario, Patrick Adams, Michael B. Jordan, Stephanie Pratt, Ben Lyons, Jason Kennedy, Sal Masekela, Scooter Braun, and Geyer Kosinski. TAO will continue the party at The Village at The Lift through Monday night.
On Friday, the crowds were in place long before the opening of TAO’s much-anticipated yearly arrival. Paris Hilton, Danny Masterson, Chris Masterson, Jesse Williams, Mekhi Phiffer, Lil Jon, The Bachelorette’s Jef Holm, and Ben Foster were a few of the stars out to celebrate the kick-off of the Sundance hotspot. It was a family affair at TAO as both Paris Hilton and Barron Hilton showed up with their new beaus. Paris was wrapped in the arms of new boyfriend, model Rivers Viiperi and never strayed far from his side. Continuing the brotherly love, Danny Masterson and brother, actor Chris Masterson partied in the DJ booth taking shots of Patron and drinking Stella Artois while Vice spinned crowd favorites all night long. Another frequenter to Vice’s DJ booth was the ultimate partier, Lil’ John who initiated rounds of Patron shots with Vice, Chris Masterson, and a variety of VIP guests.
On Wednesday into Thursday morning, Marquee New York reopened as a ground breaking music destination. Before doors opened to the public on Friday, the legendary Chelsea Nightclub hosted an exclusive opening party. Marc Anthony, Selita Ebanks, Nicky Hilton, Eve, Swizz Beatz, Timberland, Akon, Busta Rhymes,Tyson Beckford, Patricia Field, Charlotte Ronson, Susanne Bartsch, Chris Ivery, Gregg Bello, Brandon Davis, Charlie Walk, Jason Binn, Sky Nellor, Todd English, Hannah Bronfman, Jason Pomeranc, Daisy Johnson, Dori Cooperman, Dani Stahl, Victoria Silvstedt , Noel Lee (CEO of Monster) and DJ Vice, among others gathered to celebrate the club's grand reopening. Blending the excitement of a sold-out music festival with a high energy nightclub, the grand opening featured Marquee / Tao / Lavo Las Vegas resident DJ Vice. Alongside original co-founders Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss, guests and VIPs, who received customized Monster Diamond Tears head phones as an invite, got an exclusive preview of the revampled venue, which opens to the public on Friday, January 19th.
Earlier that evening, HSN celebrated its Digital Relaunch at Marquee. The evening featured music by Alexandra Richards and preceded the Grand Opening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Notables included Nikki Reed, Nichole Galicia, Kelly Rutherford, Adrienne Bailon, Martha Stewart, Olivia Culpo, Robert Verdi, Thom Filicia, Naeem Khan and Tommy and Dee Hilfiger. Guests enjoyed makeovers from LORAC cosmetics, Deborah Lippman nails, David Evangelista haircare and Beautisol tanning products. Tablets were also set up for guests to check out the new designs. The company said in a statement:
Making social shopping the heart of the HSN customer experience, the new redesign integrates HSN's social communities prominently through all of the retailer's platforms via leading social media curator Mass Relevance. This dynamic new social element allows customers to share their product finds, thoughts and reviews with their friends and influence shopping in real time. For example, "The 20" is an innovative, first-of-its-kind feature enabled by integrating social media tools into the new HSN.com. This highly engaging feature lists 20 curated products on the site, from which customers and fans can vote for their favorite item. At midnight, HSN will tally the votes and those who voted for the winning product will be entitled a discount on their purchase of that product.
Marquee also has locations in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and at The Star Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Announcement press release and fact sheet on Marquee available and embargoed until January 24th.
Union Square was abuzz last Monday night with the Grand Opening of The Royal. Sports stars, celebrities, and scenesters celebrated New York's newest hotspot from nightlife veterans Dan Rieger, Mike Russell and Stafford Schlitt of RSR Hospitality Group and Brian Krawitz and Eric Sherman, formerly of The Forum. The rain didn't stop partiers from packing The Royal throughout the evening at the Adidas sponsored event. Guests in the front stood amongst the maple topped bar as they sipped champagne and watched the evening's sporting events on one of the 43 LCD TV's. Celebrating in the VIP area in the back, Brooklyn Nets star Kris Humphries held court with a large group of friends in one of the chocolate leather banquettes including Talent Resources partner Dave Spencer. Nightlife guru Scott Sartiano mingled with industry colleagues throughout the evening while Style Network's Glam Fairy star Sharie Manon chatted with Gustto Handbags designer Agathe Planchon nearby. Cleveland Browns tight end Alex Smith was seen grooving to tunes spun by DJ Sal Morale as Washington Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia and Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Popeye Jones looked on. Ducking out earlier in the evening, Andrew Jenks was overheard telling party guests about the new season of his MTV show World of Jenks as he made his exit. The party kept going well past midnight with guests commenting on how they couldn't wait to come back for all the upcoming sports events