Radio Interview: Intrigue in Las Vegas Plans to Shake Up the Industry

Intrigue Las Vegas - KNRP 88.9 FM State of Nevada interview

Click here to listen to the KNPR radio interview

On April 27, our online content editor participated in a discussion on Nevada Public Radio’s (KNPR 88.9 FM) State of Nevada public affairs broadcast focused on Las Vegas nightlife. The conversation was inspired by the opening of Intrigue, the newest nightclub to debut on the Strip. Intrigue replaces Tryst at the Wynn Las Vegas.

KNPR was curious about the state of nightlife in Las Vegas as, unlike most states, Nevada’s major industries are gaming and hospitality. The radio station wanted to know if Intrigue’s plan to do away with celebrity DJs spoke to shakeup within the industry.

Shane Hamilton of Vegas Republik Group, a private concierge service, also took part in the discussion. As someone who spends a great deal of time in nightclubs in Las Vegas, Shane was able to opine on Intrigue’s plans intelligently.

“People aren’t coming out here to see these superstar DJs anymore, they’re more concerned with low-key, loungey, good vibe feeling places where they don’t have to be gouged to see a DJ,” said Hamilton.

Intrigue will also not advertise on billboards or otherwise reveal who will be performing at the club. People who are curious will have to go to the nightclub to find out what’s going on. The nightclub also has a special VIP room with a 40-person capacity. Guests will have to know someone to get in and the use of mobile devices will be prohibited, although how Intrigue plans to enforce that rule was not revealed at the time of the KNRP interview.

Our online content editor, David Klemt, was asked about Millennial guests. He pointed to studies from Technomic, The Harvey Poll and Nielsen and what they’ve learned about Millennials and their habits regarding nightclubs.

Other topics of discussion included industry awards, guest experience, and bottle service. The Wynn Las Vegas declined to participate in the discussion. To listen to the interview, click here.

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