Resorts World has been unfurling like the petals of a rose, opening its doors first on June 24. Now another bud blossoms, revealing Ayu Dayclub. Pop superstar and former Disney princess Miley Cyrus dominated the casino-resorts’ big Fourth of July celebration, hitting the stage looking as if she was plucked out of a classic rock band and belting hits from Stevie Nicks and Blondie, just to name a few. CELEB takes a look at the wild and wonderful weekend, and what Ayu Dayclub is bringing to the Resorts World brand.
Miley Wows Audiences
Cyrus always brings that wow factor to the stage, and this weekend was no exception as she showed up to Ayu Dayclub at night ready to celebrate its grand opening weekend in style. Cyrus wore an American-flag inspired mini-skirt slashed with silver, black leather boots and a leather vest adorned with sparkling stars and chains. Cyrus’s hair recalled the best of the ’80s; a feathery combination mullet/mohawk that perfectly captures her edgy rock/pop vibes.
Cyrus’s headlining blowout was broadcast to Resorts World’s show-stopping 100,000-square-foot LED screens that line Las Vegas Boulevard. The display accomplished two things; it brought the celebration to the masses, and it showed people what they’re missing by not showing up to Ayu now that it’s open. Seen vibing in the audience were VIP and celebs Tiësto, Hailey Clauson, Brett Oppenheim, Jason Oppenheim, Vinny Guadagnino, Mary Fitzgerald, Romain Bonnet and Tina Louise.
The whole property got in on the celebration for Ayu’s grand opening, with performances from the following:
- The Martinez Brothers
- Sita Abellan
- Resident DJs Tiësto and Zedd
- DJ Ruckus
- Madison Beer
- Charly Jordan
- Jack Harlow.
And elsewhere on the property, Quest Love and Brody Jenner DJ’ed the opening weekend for Gatsby’s; a chic new cocktail lounge.
Nik Richie Hosts
CELEB‘s own Nik Richie took a turn hosting as well. Richie appeared at Ayu Dayclub Saturday and frolicked throughout the weekend at FuHu, Gatsby’s and Wally’s on the Resorts World campus. In true Richie fashion, everywhere he went was a party and an opportunity to make new friends. His motto of “let’s make life a vacation,” rang true.
Friday night, Richie dined on modern Mexican cuisine at Resorts World restaurant Viva. The reported worldwide shortage of Don Julio 1942 didn’t affect his entourage one bit as they were able to secure shots of the precious commodity. He popped over to Gatsby’s to see his non-blood brother Brody Jenner lighting up the lounge with musical fervor. Later that evening, Richie converged upon Ayu to walk the space in preparation for his turn on Saturday. Rising to the stage, it was truly as if Richie had rediscovered home.
Saturday, Richie and team commenced filming for the new CELEBStream docu-series “Richie Rich,” which chronicles his real life and business ventures, unscripted. After several hours at Ayu, shaking hands, taking pics and “getting down to business” with Tiesto, Richie held court at Wally’s Wine & Spirits. That evening, he returned to Ayu to take in Zedd’s set, which lasted into the wee morning hours.
On Sunday, Richie shared a toast with friends from Moet Hennessy as Zouk Group’s FuHu Restaurant debuted with VIP guests and Fourth of July concertgoers reveling in the excitement of the holiday. He closed out his weekend of surprises with the Martinez Brothers and Blond:ish and even made his DJ debut at Gatsby’s.
Throughout the weekend, Richie donned a series of custom-made robes that showed Las Vegas just how serious he is about “hospitality.”
Ayu Dayclub; an Oasis in the Desert
Ayu Dayclub promises to be one of the best new places in Vegas to visit whether day or night. It was created to be an oasis in the desert, with a beachlike decor that was inspired by Southeastern Asia’s breathtaking lush and serene islands.
But don’t only expect to lie down and close your eyes at this dayclub; Ayu has been carefully crafted from the floor to the ceiling to provide guests with an electric and exhilarating experience. The half-moon pool curves around the stage, which is covered by a roof shaped like a bonnet, all framing a crescent screen so that everyone on the pool deck can have the best view. There are private cabanas with the same bonnet-like entrances, and a generous helping of poolside lounge chairs that are both comfortable and modern.
The entire aesthetic of Ayu seems to combine both the zen and the invigorating. With a focus on wellness and serenity, Ayu nonetheless promises to be a place to let your hair down and plug in to some of the top performers as they return to the stage in 2021. Cyrus’s stellar performance shows that Ayu is serious about handpicking the best talent for their guests, and anyone not lining up to enjoy the new desert oasis is missing out on something spectacular.