Monday, May 6, 2013

Las Vegas Pool Action in Downtown Scottsdale

I'm not too sure that Arizona is ready to have a little Las Vegas experience, even in Scottsdale.  I love the concept, but I'm kind of afraid that the party people of the area will still fly to Vegas for their fun weekend.  But, for now, let's talk about Maya Day and Nightclub.

This 23,700 square foot beach club will be concentrating on entertainment and fun. 
Maya is a 9,700-square-foot nightclub and a 17,600-square-foot patio with rentable daybeds, lounges and cabanas. 
Built by Triyar Cos. as a temple to the cult of the DJ, the venue highlights mixmasters inside and out, with both spaces designed symmetrically around DJ booths. The first month of booked shows reflects years of those connected with the project talking up Maya to big names in the electronic- and dance-music world. So early headliners include Calvin Harris (at $70 per ticket for general admission), Morgan Page and Steve Aoki.

“Before, DJs were afterthoughts, in the corner. Now, everything is focused on the DJ,” said director of entertainment Steve LeVine, of Scottsdale-based Steve LeVine Entertainment and Public Relations. “The DJ is so much the focus that we’re even going to sell tickets for tables next to the booth outside, so you can party with the DJ.
With a roughly 1,400-person capacity, Maya is the Valley’s second resort-pool-without-the-resort venue, and its most ambitious. As envisioned by Triyar co-owner Shawn Yari, the space serves as an anchor for his redeveloped nightlife district that has also included improvements such as widened sidewalks and street landscaping.

The revitalization started in 2011, when El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria, Majerle’s Sports Grill and Wild Knight opened on Saddlebag Trail. Since then, rock and roll bar HiFi Kitchen andCocktails has opened. Coming this summer: Irish bar Derby Public House, country bar Whiskey Row and a yoga studio meets juice bar.

During the day and late night, Maya will serve tacos, ceviche and other Mexican food, both inside the venue and to the street via a service window. But the most buzz-worthy items on the menu are likely to be the slushies. The frozen cocktails ($10), with names like Beach Ball Tango and Desert Storm, are dispensed from in-wall slushie machines that serve as the focal point of the main outdoor bar.
At the entrance, Moroccan-style lanterns hang over the open-air, two-story foyer; and gray metal latticework doors open out onto the patio. There, fuchsia bougainvillea add color to a pastel poolscape studded with patches of fake grass and finished with tall palms, great pendant lights strung between them. A tiny guest shop sells hats, sunscreen, lip gloss and sunglasses.
In the club, concentric rings of light flash above the circular dance floor, which is flanked by two rows of bottle-service booths. Plexiglass trapezoid ice buckets glint in the disco lights, posed just so on black octagon tables. Bottle service starts at $350. Servers clad in lingerie — black bustiers, panties, thigh-highs and garter belts — dash about.
Simply said - It looks amazing!
Here's one of the vids I found on line about this new hot spot - 

Photos from the grand opening - and more 
Packed house

Where else can you get fire performers by in the pool?

and mermaids -
The decor is definitely not what you find in Arizona clubs!  It's amazing!
Unique pool entertainment
 Calvin Harris is just one of the live music spinners !

Question number one - is this going to be a party place only or will it be a place for day/night relaxation too?
It will take a bit of time to tell that one.

And - question number two - and the one that I am really curious about - 
is there a bikini shop at 
Maya Day & Night Club?
There should be and they should carry Exposure Swimwear.
I'll be checking it out soon.

If you are one of those people who hops on  Southwest Airlines and fly to Las Vegas  for a fun weekend, it may be worth giving the Maya a try.  If you want to do a bit of gambling, Casino Arizona is just around the corner.  Or Talking Stick Resort has your Casino, golf and an amazing spaAnd Scottsdale is packed with every kind of shopping you could imagine.  Again - Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town Scottsdale are just up the road.

There's not much info on Maya Day & Nightclub Facebook page yet, but you can keep track of events here.  Check it out and follow them.  I, for one, would like to see this club 'make it'.


  1. Love the idea-if Calvin Harris is there..well then maybe I should be too! Perhaps you should open up a retail space there with your amazing one of a kind bikinis there!
    Ciao ciao for now!

  2. i can't wait to check this place out. so many possibilities to expand on what they are doing here. can you imagine a day spa here? or the 'get ready for your night' space. maybe you should get your water proof make up ready and get out there and make a bid on your own space.
    gonna be a place to watch.

  3. This resort looks really fun. The next time that I go on vacation I'm going to see if I can plan a trip to here. I think it would be a good change of scenery.

    1. good idea John. and what kind of scenery do you experience? not women in hot bikinis all year round?
      hope you do make it soon.