Stingaree in San Diego Launches Guesthouse with Trend-setting Technology

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 2011) – July marks the unveiling of GuestHouse at Stingaree, a new, premiere nightlife experience located within the first floor of San Diego’s award-winning nightclub, in the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter.


“Stingaree has been at the forefront of nightlife, both locally and nationally, since opening over five years ago. The key to our long-standing success is constantly evolving to bring experiences to our guests that create unforgettable memories,” said owner, James Brennan. “With the launch of GuestHouse, we look forward to delivering an entirely fresh and intimate venue that keeps guests coming back for more.”


Designed with the inspiration of an avant-garde and seductive library, GuestHouse serves as an independent, 350-person capacity venue within the mega club, embodying the glamour of decades past while embracing the future of nightlife. Featuring plush, oversize couches and banquets, scattered bookshelves and alluring lighting, the lush ultra lounge blends old with new, masculine with feminine and sexy with sophistication. Vibey, but with an edge of vigor patrons are met with a high energy, luxe adventure delivered by the veteran nightlife team with unique ventures playing on the “guest” experience. With a heavy focus on electro and house music, GuestHouse’s weekly lineups will read as a who’s who dossier of headliners from around the globe, peppered with prodigious local talents, offering a rare opportunity for guests to experience world class DJs and the rock stars of today, in an intimate space.


For GuestHouse’s stunning audio and visual system, Brennan tapped industry leaders John Lyons and AV Concepts, respectively, to yield a combination of sensory experiences that is unmatched in technology and performance. John Lyons, regarded by many in the industry as one of the world’s elite, crafted the ultra lounge’s extensive sounds system, which features a sound-engineered DJ booth created by Lyons specifically with the needs and comforts of a DJ- including a spacious design and the latest equipment. Complimenting powerful beats is an unparalleled lighting system featuring texture mapping, a method of adding detail or surface textures through 3D graphics, installed by AV Concepts. Effectively turning GuestHouse’s architecture into a massive digital canvas, AV Concepts created a custom 90-foot wide, seamlessly mapped and blended projection surface that covers about 75% of the lofty wall space. Utilizing multiple HD projectors, a custom AV Concepts “Scenic HD” server and content designed specifically for the venue, GuestHouse harnesses the ability to transform its look and feel instantly- projected images, such as the San Diego skyline and champagne bottles pouring over patron tables, stay fresh throughout the night with signature content and full 3D animations.


“The team at GuestHouse gave us full support and creative freedom, resulting in a completely immersive and evolving environment that will make any club-goer stop and stare,” said AV Concepts Creative Director Curt Apanovich. “The technical team we employed for this project has accomplished some of the most challenging projection jobs in the world, and we are proud to have been a part in the creation of such a unique and innovative venue.”


A haven for celebrity guests and the city’s sexiest partygoers, the three-story, 1,250 person capacity Stingaree has continually generated super star buzz since opening in 2005. With a reputation for celeb-studded nights, exceptional service and world-class DJs, Stingaree has not only surpassed the typical shelf life of a popular nightclub, but continues to deliver innovative and trend-setting experiences. The opening of GuestHouse at Stingaree will provide patrons with a stimulating adventure, unparalleled by any local venue and on par with leading nightlife hotspots such as New York City’s Kenmare, Las Vegas’ Marquee and Surrender and Miami’s Liv.


About Stingaree

A haven for San Diego’s celebrity guests, one of’s Top Nightclubs in America, a 2010 finalist for Nightclub & Bar’s Mega Club of the Year honor and voted to Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s 2007 “Hot List”, Stingaree is the $7 million posh nightclub and restaurant generating super star buzz with the ultimate blend of big city style and first-rate service. Since opening in December 2005, the three story, state-of-the-art nightclub and restaurant has packed the house with an irresistible crowd of San Diego’s sexiest party goers, as well as Hollywood hipsters including Paris Hilton, Kate Hudson, Pamela Anderson, Beyonce, Fergie, Kim Kardashian, John Legend, Josh Duhamel, Jared Leto, Vanessa Minnillo, Kanye West, The Wayans Bros., The Black Eyed Peas, Alyssa Milano, and more.


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