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The Frozen Mule at The Aquatic Club
The Frozen Mule at The Aquatic Club

The Aquatic Club, a new pool experience at the Palazzo, debuts this April. Offering up sophistication and style with a twist, this Las Vegas day-club alternative is inspired by the intimate yet energetic environment of social and athletic clubs of decades past.

Outfitted in crisp white, navy and aqua blues with spikes of red and green, every detail has been selectively curated to personify a sport-couture lavish lifestyle. For instance, pool staff embody the spirit of the club by donning swimwear and stylings from famed designer Tory Burch and her signature athletic line, Tory Sport. A series of cabana murals are a modern and energetic take on traditional stripes from swim clubs of the past. A unique mural was created for each cabana, featuring bold energetic line work where fashion and sport collide. The artwork was inspired by the color field painting movement and minimal abstract expressionism art of the 1940s and ’50s.

Guests can expect a comfortable and upbeat atmosphere on the buzzing pool deck, with evolving experiences every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Think: luxurious art-adorned cabanas, throwback cocktails, boozy artisan ice-pops, and a playful range of retro-inspired music, from jazz to ’80s pop to hip hop. Afternoons at The Aquatic Club will be choreographed with additional signature activities to reflect each day’s personality.

Fridays offer a weekend kick-off featuring worldly hip-hop, Afro Cuban and global beats. One pool is set aside for non-competitive, semi-buzzed table tennis on a floating table. A “Connoisseur Series” will feature tastings by invited distilleries and mixologists.

Saturdays offer a celebration of retro-inspired music with “pop up” moments such as surprise performances from synchronized swimmers.

On Sundays, live acoustic music that morphs into tranquil electronica. A bloody mary bar will also include red and green snappers, the precursor to the famous Sunday morning cocktail. Poolside spa treatments can be paired with the summer’s perfect frozen cocktail — the frosé.

The Aquatic Club will offer poolside fare from Wolfgang Puck including sushi, salads and the chef’s signature pizzas. The beverage menu is divided into two sections: the first – heavy on retro gin drinks like Bees Knees and French 75 – evokes a sense of nostalgia; the second is a glamorous take on contemporary cocktails, with fresh fruity vibes.  In addition, throwback snacks from The Prohibition Treat Trike – including spiked ice cream bars and boozy ice pops, will keep the club cool.

The Aquatic Club will be open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. All guests must be 21 years of age and older. Reservations are recommended by calling 866.834.2319.

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