EXCLUSIVE PHOTO DIARY: APEX Social Club’s Memorial Day Weekend grand opening was packed with celebs

This past Memorial Day Weekend, the highly anticipated APEX Social Club from Clique Hospitality officially opened with a bang in Las Vegas. 

The grand opening took place at the PALMS Casino Resort – the event was a huge hit and had a huge celebrity crowd roll through.

This Memorial Day Weekend the spotlight is on the highly anticipated grand opening of APEX Social Club on the 55th floor of the hotel and Camden Cocktail Lounge located on Casino level as a part of the PALMS Casino Resort’s $620 million renovation powered by Clique Hospitality.

Clique founder, Andy Masi, with respected nightlife partners, Ryan Labbe & Jason ‘JRoc’ Craig, pulled out all the stops for the holiday weekend. The crew offered unparalleled nightlife experiences with up close and personal performances.

The Grand Opening of Camden Cocktail lounge also revealed handcrafted cocktails by Intoxicologist Eric Hobbie and mouth watering new menu items by Executive Chef Lanny Chin.

Emily Ratajkowski Celebrates the grand opening of APEX Social Club with Special Memorial Day Weekend Performance by NAS at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Dress: Nookie, Shoes: Jimmy Choo

The event kicked off Memorial Day Weekend​ on Friday night, May 25th, with Emily Ratajkowski, with a special live performance by music legend Nas. Guests included Emily with her new hubbie, Sebastian Bear-McClard, The Fat Jewish, and “13 Reasons Why,” star Ajiona Alexus.

The attendees enjoyed the breathtaking 360 degree views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip from the club’s plush outdoor patio. Guests were sipping champagne and got to try delicious, new cocktail creations. It was the perfect night curated by the owners, with the iconic, warm desert breeze filling the air.

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The Fat Jewish

Friday night included DJ music by Spider and Kid Conrad – they kept the vibe hot. Emily and her friends also enjoyed a delicious dinner at Scotch 80 Prime, the Palms Casino Resort’s newly unveiled steakhouse, while Ajiona and friends sampled mixology at the Camden Cocktail Lounge.

Night two did not disappoint, with a special performance and DJ set by Questlove, featuring Yameen. Guests included “Empire” star Serayah, “13 Reasons Why” actress Ajiona Alexus, “Vanderpump Rules” actress Scheana Marie Shay, and Iggy Rodriguez of “Bachelor in Paradise,” among others.

Serayah & Ajiona Alexus celebrate the opening of APEX Social Club with performance by Questlove
Serayah: Meshki, Ajiona: Fashion Nova

The stars enjoyed dancing to their favorite chart topping hits at the sexy new Clique Hospitality nightlife venue – a rooftop lounge on the 55th floor of the newly renovated Palms Casino Resort, with 360 degree views of Vegas.

Night three of the APEX Social Club opening, May 27th, was an incredible evening hosted by Travis Barker of Blink-182, with a surprise performance by Rick Ross. The hip-hop personality performed live, with mic, rosé champagne, and cigar in hand.

He performed on a stage set up on the patio of Clique Hospitality’s APEX Social Club. With the Las Vegas strip lit up behind him, Rick Ross had everyone’s attention in the room. He was livingggg life during his thirty-minute performance, which brought high energy and excitement to partygoers for the final Memorial Day celebration.

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Friday night performance by Nas

Travis Barker, immediately following his new Blink 182 residency show at the Pearl Theatre, enjoyed a VIP table at the rooftop venue, mingling with Rick Ross and Clique Hospitality nightlife partner Jason “Jroc” Craig among others.

Also in attendance were guests Scheana Shay, Serayah, Ajiona Alexus, Ronnie Magro, Iggy Rodriguez, and more.

Rick Ross and Travis Barker celebrate APEX Social Club grand opening.


Photos courtesy of Denise Truscello and Getty Images

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