Thompson Hotels announces its Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 entertainment schedule, spotlighting a wealth of exclusive daily and nightly events to be held at its beachfront outpost, Hotel Victor, soon to be Thompson Ocean Drive. As a creatively focused lifestyle brand with an ever-conscientious eye toward the art world, Thompson Hotels is proud to collaborate with the top tier of culturally relevant artists, venues and organizations to provide hotel guests and Art Basel patrons with an ongoing itinerary of unique and of-the-moment festivities. Programming includes entertainment for all tastes, from Parisian nightlife with Le Pompon, to a pool installation by artist Curtis Kulig; from a sneak-peak of New York Cityâ€™s new Bow, to a book launch with LCD Soundsystem.
Thursday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 8
Popâ€™over Pop-Up Nightclub Opens At Hotel Victor
In a carefully curated collaboration between Thompson Hotelsâ€™ Entertainment Director, Sal Imposimato, and NYC nightlife impresario Simonez Wolf (of Red Egg/Madam Wongs fame), Hotel Victor is set to become home to pop-up space Popâ€™over for an end-of-the-week celebration of the Art Basel festivities, with guest-hosting by a couple of internationally coveted entertainment venues and cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka.
Thursday, Dec. 6 & Friday, Dec. 7, Le Pompon hosts Popâ€™over, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
A Parisian nightlife concept with a speakeasy vibe, Le Pompon has been drawing in high-profile names like Scarlett Johansson and Kanye West since first opening its doors in October 2010. Designed by Charaf Tajer of internationally acclaimed creative collective, Pain O Chokolat, the venueâ€™s permanent locale books such music industry heavyweights as The Black Keys, The Rapture and Theophilius London.
Friday, Dec. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.
Curtis Kulig Goes Poolside For Hotel Victor
Urban Outfitters and Thompson Hotels come together to introduce New York artist Curtis Kulig’s biggest piece at Art Basel. The rising young art star, best known for his signature â€œLove Me,â€ has opted to make the pristine Miami Deco pool of Hotel Victor his next canvas. The installation will be the first of its kind for Kulig, and is the second instillation in a three part series. Check out his signature tag outside New Yorkâ€™s 60 Thompson. Expect much more from Kulig in the coming months, with projects to include collections for Happy Socks, MeUndies, Smashbox Cosmetics, Urban Outfitters and Vans. For more, visit www.lovemewashere.com.
Saturday, Dec. 8, BOW posts up at Hotel Victor to host Popâ€™over, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
BOW, the brainchild of nightlife hero Travis Bass â€“ in collaboration with Red Egg, Bottoms Up and Inga, Eamon Kelly and Vance Brooking â€“ is the newest name on the legendary Bowery in NYC. This authentic downtown concept boasts a sleek â€œblack boxâ€ aesthetic and is already attracting a melting pot of New Yorkâ€™s most sought-after social set, with patrons like Waris Ahluwalia and The Clarins Sisters. Bow will bring its eclectic soundtrack of rock, vintage house beats and world music to Hotel Victor for the night, as well as a DJ set by The Misshapes. To read more, visit: www.papermag.com/2012/11/_on_friday_night_paper.php.
Saturday Dec. 8, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
LCD Soundsystem Launches Their Photobook In Style At Hotel Victor
For seven years, photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya has had complete photo access inside the world of internationally renownedâ€”and recently separatedâ€”cultural phenomenon, LCD Soundsystem. Thompson invites an exclusive list of guests to be amongst the first to grab a signed copy of the tribute coffee table tome, published by Brooklyn-based powerHouse Books.