WALL at W South Beach, has proven to be an impenetrably exclusive boite in the heart of South Beach. The hotspot is the latest Miami project for restaurateurs and nightlife impresarios Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo, the masterminds behind KNR Group and projects including sought-after dining establishments such as Solea, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana and Sosta Pizzeria | Enoteca, as well as nightclubs Mokai and Mynt. Part-owners in the venture include Director of Nightlife Navin Chatani and W South Beach Assistant Food & Beverage Director Jarred Grant. Straying from the traditional concepts of South Florida nightlife, the venue provides an intimate hideaway where celebrities and locals alike can relax and escape from the mayhem of South Beach.
“WALL is a smaller and intimate venue, a change for Miami Beach, and on any given night our clients come to find like minded people and locals come to find their friends,”
Get past the velvet ropes, walk through the beveled bronze doors, breeze past the champagne-swilling fashionable types and gaze upon the iconic interior design of Studio B’s Anna Busta. The gold-and-black motif radiates glamour and edge, and offers a layer of seduction by way of dark and textured walls. WALL’s unique and open design allows for a constant flow of club-goers and encourages dancing into the late morning hours. The central area features two signature gold leather couches arranged in easily accessible rows. The back bar displays feature large LED backlit picture frames made from mirror that incorporate WALL’s signature diamond motif into the space. The DJ booth is optimally located in the center of the room facing the main bar. However, the “pièce de résistance” is the 35-inch spherical Raimond chandelier, an exquisite new creation from the Dutch design house Moooi. Designed by Raimond Puts for Moooi in the Netherlands, Moooi’s Raimond Light is a sparkling sphere containing hundreds of LED lights that will replace the central mirror disco ball. The intricate sphere of the Raimond Light transports the electrical current allowing the LED terminals to then join these paths to create an atmospheric ambiance.
The entirely VIP 4,000-square-foot hotspot, nestled within the award-winning W South Beach, consistently attracts A-listers, jet-setters and nightlife aficionados from around the world, giving everyone a reason to keep their eyes firmly fixed on South Beach once again.
“What makes a club ‘hot’ is the ownership behind it,” - says Siervo.
“You can put gold on the walls but if the team behind the club is not established and well known locally, it doesn’t stand a chance. Miami is our backyard and most of our clients are our friends and fellow industry insiders.”
Since opening in July 2009, WALL has been the choice venue for Miami’s most coveted events such as the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Super Bowl XLIV party, hosting top athletes and A-list celebrities. Vito Schnabel, Stavros Niarchos and Alex Dellal’s Art Basel Miami fete placed WALL at the center of the art and design world. WALL also hosted the after party for HBO’s Entourage Bungalow premiere at W South Beach and consistently draws top DJ’s and athletes such as Lebron James and Dwyane Wade, who most recently celebrated his birthday at the famed lounge.
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Venue: Wall Miami
Adress: W South Beach 2201 Collins Av.Miami Beach, FL 33139.
The Opium Group is one of the country’s most successful hospitality conglomerates, operating Miami’s top four nightclubs; Opium Garden, Privé, Mansion and SET. A driving force behind South Beach’s ongoing cultural renaissance, The Opium Group has been heralded by Harpers’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, People, Time, The Miami Herald, and numerous other publications for drawing A-list celebrities and the international jet-set to Miami Beach.
Three visionaries with unique perspectives and expertise, owners Eric Milon, Roman Jones and Francis Milon create a tour de force of hospitality, design and ambiance. Together they have made an indelible mark on Miami Beach’s landscape, enjoying enduring success in an industry where longevity is rare.
A top model gracing the cover of GQ and the runways for Giorgio Armani, Paris-native Eric Milon moved to Miami in the early 1990’s. Lured by South Beach’s burgeoning modeling scene, Eric soon realized the need for a chic eatery to entertain the international photographers, fashionistas and gliteratti seeking South Beach’s idyllic Deco backdrop. In 1991, he opened The Strand restaurant to unprecedented enthusiasm, creating a buzz that Miami had not experienced in decades. The celebrity elite soon flocked to The Strand, and Eric was dubbed one of the original pioneers of The American Riviera’s rebirth.
Eric’s brother Francis Milon joined him in 1996, bringing the skills he honed working at Paris and New York’s top nightclubs. One of the fashion
world’s foremost photographers by trade, Francis’s business know-how, coupled with his eye for beauty created the ideal partnership. Their newest venture, The Living Room quickly became an icon, inspiring the numerous bars and nightclubs that now populate South Beach.
Shortly thereafter, The Milons joined forces with Roman Jones, a young entrepreneur who cut his teeth in the corporate hospitality market,
overseeing the expansion of the Taco Bell, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza brands. British-born and rock and roll bred, Roman completed the trifecta. Son of rocker Mick Jones, Roman used his business acumen to parlay this experience into a career as one of the leading nightclub operators in the country.
Using 675 meters of dual illuminated custom acrylic diffused tubes, Mansion’s custom ceiling has the ability to do three dimensional lighting effects along the art deco peninsula made up of 21,600 RGB pixels. Along the ceiling’s center cove are 3600 1.5 watt RGB crystal diffused pendants, which together span 48’ X 60’ in dimension. To control these two items alone, is a Madrix Ultimate system, which drives 144 universes of DMX sectored by 19 Data Gates.
Accentuating 360 degrees of Mansion’s 40,000 square foot interior walls are 180 1.5 watt RGB crystal diffused pendants that accentuate wall finishes, and 400 meters of cove lighting placed between each panel yet each pixel is independently controllable. Show lighting alone features twenty Elation platinum 5R Beams, 4 Elation Design Beams 300 and 4 Coemar stage Light Blinders. Mansion’s stage features two grand high resolution 7mm pitch LED viewing screens measuring 9′ X 10′ and contain 122,800 pixels per screen, as well as 50 20 mm pitch Elation 1024 flat and curved LED panels, and 6 Elation P06 flat panels 6 mm pitch LED creating 73,728 pixels. In short, every square inch of Mansion’s surfaces can be custom lit and controlled to play off the shows taking place.
Mansion also now features a premiere Funktion One sound system that has been recently upgraded and reconfigured. F1′s new F221 dual 21” subwoofers have been added under the stage on vibration platforms and F218 dual 18” subwoofers have been flown in clusters with the F1 Res4 mid/high speakers to further extend their range. Powersoft amplifiers have also been added to bring the system well over 100,000 Watts and provides for superior danceability and ultimate fidelity for Mansion’s array of celebrated international DJs.
Mansion, one of South Beach’s most iconic venues, has set the stage for some of the music world’s most heralded events, from groundbreaking DJ sets by trailblazers David Guetta, Deamau5 and Skrillex, to parties hosted by P. Diddy and Jay Z, to live performances by Britney Spears, Prince and Velvet Revolver. Grand and majestic, featuring the most technologically advanced lighting and sound in any US nightclub, Mansion can be easily configured to accommodate events of any size. Heralded design elements include two levels featuring 360 degrees of high fidelity sound and a multi-million dollar light show. The DJ booth takes center stage in the middle of the venue allowing revelers to experience the show from any vantage point in the room.
Mansion’s grand lobby entrance sets the scene for the venue’s larger-than-life interior. Featuring an original 1936 chandelier from the space’s historic beginnings as a theatre, Mansion’s lobby, features white leather tufted walls and LED lit panels and accents.
THE BACK IVY ROOM
Mansion’s Back Ivy Room, with a capacity for approximately 140 guests, is a boutique-sized space for cozy encounters and smaller parties, featuring warm Moroccan lattice work bars, sleek leather sofas, tufted cushion walls and accents, and LED lit bars.
THE MAIN FLOOR
Mansion’s famed dance floor features a towering LED illuminated ceiling, 360 degrees of three dimensional effect lighting, and light and video capability on every surface. With the DJ booth in the center of the room, VIP table seating is within an arms reach of the world’s top DJs, while South Beach’s only performance stage can be transformed into an elevated VIP section or configured for full stage shows and Cirque du Soleil style productions. Mansion’s floor is the heart of the venue, where guests can watch the action from the mezzanine above or sit comfortably on the floor itself surrounded by life size projection screens and high fidelity sound.
Located on Mansion’s second floor, Mansion’s open mezzanine section provides a birds eye view of the grand dance floor and an elegant retreat from the action, where approximately 250 guests can retreat on sexy beds, glamorous suede and leather sofas and cozy seating areas surrounding Mansion’s second floor bar. Elegant and distinctive, Mansion’s mezzanine features an ethereal heaven-and-hell themed ceiling mural, original brass railings and high-walled booths for VIPs seeking privacy.
Friday February 1,2013
A lot has happened since LA Riots introduced a bawdy blend of Indie Rock, Alt Dance & Electro music to the world in 2007. Formed by Daniel Linton and John O’Brien on the 15th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, the group was named as a reflection of their aggressive and rebellious sound. An attitude not commonly found in Electronic Dance at the time, it differentiated them from the worldwide DJ pack. In 2011, beginning the year with a #1 Billboard Remix and sold out European Tour, LA Riots returned to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, landed a residency at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas and was featured on the 1st ever Identity Festival Tour across the US. Join us as Super Fridays lets LA RIOTS #StartARiot at Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach.
Saturday February 2,2013
Others Play House, We Play Mansion presents a very special night featuring special guests Wippenberg, Bass Kleph and Helena all in one night at Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach.
Thursday February 7,2013
Yousef continues to push further ground as a DJ. Another year as one of the residents at Carl Cox presents… at Space, arguably the internationally renowned nightclub’s finest party of the season. A recent tour of South America saw a consolidation of his status as one of the premier foreign DJs for the continent (a debut at Warung Beach a particular highlight), and he remains a huge draw from the sun kissed shores of Melbourne to Miami to the sweat soaked basements of Manchester and Munich. One thing’s for sure; Yousef will continue to leave a huge personal footprint upon electronic music both behind the scenes and behind the decks of the world’s finest clubs, whilst creating the musical soundtracks that pulsate through their clubber’s ears. He simply knows no other way. Join us as Kontrol presents Yousef alongside Ohashi at Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach.
Saturday February 9,2013
John Dahlbäck is further testament to the theory that when it comes to overly talented musical homelands, there could indeed be something in Sweden’s water. Born in 1985 in a small village near Stockholm, he landed his first record deal aged just 15 while most of his peers were just discovering clubs. Just a few years later he was already the proud owner of a worldwide respected label, had a string of well-known productions to his name and a reputation for quietly turning out some of the best house melodies you could hope to hear. Join us as Others Play House, We Play Mansion presents John Dahlback at Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach.
Venue: Mansion Club
Adress: 1235 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Club Space, today the name is synonymous with dance music in the United States. The go-to venue for any nightlife enthusiast in the nation, the club is proudly marching on into it’s second decade of operation.Enter Louis Puig. As of the late 1990s, this former DJ-turned-nightclub impresario had already owned a few successful nightclubs in the South Florida area. However, for his next project, he wanted to break from the commercial feel of his previous ventures and embark on something new.Ever the risk-taker, Puig embraced the challenge and began construction of a new multi-room megaclub at 142 NE 11th Street, to be named Club Space.
Irnhabiting a “fixer-upper” of a sprawling one-story warehouse just off of Biscayne Boulevard, the original Club Space was a serious gamble on the part of Puig. With a concentrated marketing push emphasizing an egalitarian, no-nonsense approach towards the customers, as well as the then-unheard of 24-hour operating permit, Club Space promised an exciting, over-the-top club experience for the discerning dance music enthusiast. With state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and visual systems, the venue rapidly set “the” standard for clubs not only in the Miami area, but throughout the country.
With original residents such as legendary DJ/Producer Oscar G, trance maven Edgar V, house stalwart Roland, and local favorite Ivano Bellini, the gauntlet had been thrown down. Coupled with a sudden influx of guest DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Sasha, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia (who played a record 20-hour set during the 2000 WMC), and a then-unknown Dutch fellow named Tiësto, the nightlife landscape of the area, and the nation as a whole had been shaken up.Guest DJs of course took note of this phenomena, and these former main room denizens soon were requesting to work their magic on the outdoors. Closing times of 2 PM rapidly became the norm.
After a bittersweet farewell to the old building in early 2003, the Space crew moved into their new digs with a vengeance. Like the predecessor, the new Space took up residence in a vintage warehouse. Unlike the previous facility, the new building was a multi-story monster, complete with an outdoor rooftop terrace to take the place of the legendary patio from the old building. Redefining the term “superclub”, the new Space had vastly increased it’s capacity, bringing in record crowds for such DJs as Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Steve Lawler, Deep Dish, Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, Sasha, Tiësto, as well as then-rising stars such as James Zabiela, Nic Fanciulli, Sander Kleinenberg, Danny Howells, and numerous other talents. Drawn to it’s even more amazing technical sophistication, the new “Space 34″, had become the stop in Miami for every DJ of note.Soon, Space began to receive numerous media accolades and awards from the local government for “making” Downtown. Some pundits went even as far to suggest that NE 11th Street be named “Louis Puig Boulevard”.
With no signs of slowing, Space progressed througout the first decade of the 21st century, consistently bringing in the top dance talent from throughout the world. Sets of ten hours or more became the norm for guest DJs, with talent like Deep Dish, Behrouz, Sander Kleinenberg, Erick Morillo, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Victor Calderone, Mark Knight, Boris, Desyn Masiello, as well as new residents Cedric Gervais, Patrick M, and Lazardi easily playing into the afternoon hours.This current year, 2012, sees Space celebrating twelve years in the business. With most venues in South Florida perishing after a mere season of operation (the dreaded “infant mortality”), the fact that Space has existed for ten years is regarded as a miracle. Not content to rest their laurels, Puig and the Space team have taken the club to the next level, regarding Space as more than just a club, but as a brand, establishing touring events, pool parties, music releases, and more, as befits a venue regarded by the international dance music press as the top in the United States.Rushing into it’s second decade of existence, even the founders of Space have sat back in amazement at the creation they’ve wrought. One can only speculate what will happe
Saturday February 2,2013
The Terrace Presents
his evening, we’re proud to welcome back one of Miami’s favorites, Rony Seikaly, back to the decks on the Terrace! Though some may know him from his storied career in professional sports, Rony has always had a passion for house music, with his former teammates dubbing him ‘The Spin Doctor’, for his devotion to DJing. And now, Rony has broken out of the mold, becoming a respected house music producer in his own right. And now he brings the action to the Terrace! Opening for him will be Space resident DJ Louis Puig…
The Techno Lof Present
Tonight, the Techno Loft crew is proud to welcome Miami locals Pirate Stereo to the decks for their Space debut! Leading the charge of Miami’s underground music scene, Pirate Stereo has become known on the scene as one of the purveyours of the best new music around. Joining them will be Loft residents Dsan Powell and Allan Gallego…
Saturday February 9,2013
The Terrace Presents
This evening, Space is proud to welcome back to the decks, the legendary DJ/Producer Reboot. One of the new breakout talents from the Cadenza imprint, Reboot stunned the Space Terrace crowd last year with an extended set of some of the most innovative and driving music in the world. And, now, he returns to bring that unique style to Space once again! Joining him will be Space resident DJ Louis Puig…
The Techno Loft Presents
This Saturday night, the Techno Loft crew is proud to welcome to the decks Miss Jools and Patrice Meiner! These two new talents have been shaking up the dance music world by storm, with their dark and dirty tech-influeneced grooves and driving beats! And now, they make their Space debut! Joining them will be Loft resident Dsan Powell and guest DJ ALX…
Saturday February 16,2013
The Terracce Presents
Tonight, we’re proud to welcome back none other than Loco Dice to the Terrace! Youasked and we listened, and we’ve bought back Loco Dice to dominate the Terrace with another massive marathon set. His performances at Space have transcended the definition of DJing and elevated themselves into legend. With his performances at Space lasting for twelve hours or more, Loco Dice takes the crowd on an unprecedented musical journey that has to be seen to be believed. Joining him this evening for opening duties will be DJ QU.