It's not Vegas, we know. But we always like hearing those faint glimmers of hope that someday, just maybe, it will be.
Like when we hear this: pools, cabanas, poolside martinis, and maybe a little PlayStation action while you're out there. (Because let's be honest, nothing goes better with tanning than a few rounds of Rock Band.)
Introducing The Cabana Club and C5, two little slices of LV in NJ, opening on the Chelsea Hotel's notorious Fifth Floor for Memorial Day weekend.
At the open-air Cabana, you'll find those aforementioned martinis, and a drink menu by the same brilliant minds behind Smith & Mills and the Beatrice. Treat yourself to a massage or have your palm read—in your future: chilled hand towels and (we're hoping) plenty of eye candy—near an island bar with a 25-foot umbrella. Or retreat to one of eight private cabanas for a different type of sightseeing—the kind that requires a plasma TV and the Blue Crush DVD.
Of course, all good things must come to an end, so around dusk, pass through some nearby glass doors to enter what they're now calling C5. We're not sure exactly what that is, but inside, you'll have your pick from a rarefied selection of hooch, and there's also a weekly burlesque show by Dakota from Ivan Kane's Vegas revue Forty Deuce.
Because it's about time a bit of Dakota came to AC, too.