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Durango Casino & Resort to Unveil Bel-Aire Backyard Luxurious Poolside Oasis

LAS VEGAS – Feb. 15, 2024 – Industry trendsetter Clique Hospitality is set to welcome spring with the much-awaited unveiling of Durango Casino & Resort’s new poolside masterpiece, Bel-Aire Backyard, set to debut Monday, March 11. Spanning the opulent pool deck next to its hot new cocktail bar, Bel-Aire Lounge and just steps away from the hotel’s main porte cochere, the chic escape will be the first of its kind in the bustling Southwest Las Vegas neighborhood, ushering in a new era of luxury leisure for locals and visitors alike.

Durango Casino & Resort Bel-Aire Backyard Pool

Nestled among an enchanting landscape of towering palm trees and lush greenery, Bel-Aire Backyard will beckon locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the epitome of poolside opulence. Spanning more than 65,000 square feet, Bel-Aire Backyard will boast a sprawling deck that unfolds like a grand stage, a shimmering 7,200-square-foot pool with a central fountain, relaxing Baja ledge, and two adjacent poolside bars alongside 8,600 square feet of curated event and lawn space. The pool area will feature three large cabanas, each a sanctuary that can accommodate up to 12 guests, and a nearby oversized hot tub.Ten additional standard cabanas offer privacy and exclusivity for parties up to six. Additionally, 46 plush daybeds and over-water lily pads offer a cocoon of comfort, while 58 chaise lounges with sun umbrellas provide the perfect spot for guests to recline and savor the essence of leisure in its most lavish form. With a subtle color palette and distinct striped upholstery, Durango’s poolside oasis is a stylish respite and effortlessly cool friendly oasis in the sun. 


“Bel-Aire Backyard will mark a transformative moment for Southwest Las Vegas, introducing an exclusive and refined destination that responds to the desires of what is becoming one of Las Vegas’ most exciting neighborhoods,” said Andy Masi, founder of Clique Hospitality. “Our design and poolside offerings have been thoughtfully curated in this dynamic neighborhood, creating an inviting escape where the community can unwind and revel in a new era of elevated experiences.”


While guests unwind and rejuvenate, Backyard Grill, a 112-seat restaurant and bar, will boast an expansive menu of upscale eats, including breakfast bites, sashimi and sushi rolls, flatbreads, burgers and more. Standouts include the miso sea bass lettuce cups using baby gem lettuce and served with pickled veggies and crispy kataifi; summer watermelon salad with cucumber, feta cheese, pickled red onions, Marcona almonds, lemon mint vinaigrette, mint and finished with an ancho chili honey dressing; the warm crab and avocado salad, made with butter lettuce, pickled shallots, avocado and radish tossed in a citrus vinaigrette; and avocado toast, multigrain toast topped with organic avocado, roasted tomatoes and lemon zest. Several sushi dishes are punctuated with the “Bel-Aire Sushi Yacht!,” an assorted sushi feast with cut maki rolls and nigiri served with several house-made sauces. Bel-Aire Backyard also plans to serve an array of mouthwatering brunch options and host thrilling poolside brunch parties every Sunday, with more details to be announced soon.


Further enriching the gastronomic journey, Backyard Grill will serve an array of tantalizing cocktails, such as the Fresh and Easy, featuring Botanist gin, cucumber, mint, and St-Germain and tonic; tropical mojito, crafted with Havana Club aged rum, fresh passionfruit purée, fresh chopped pineapple, mint, lime juice and topped with sparkling water; and the Under the Palms made with Cruzan rum, mint, lime, pineapple and hibiscus simple syrup. Not to be missed are its vast spirits and wine offerings, as well as beer buckets with both domestic and imported options.


“The opening of Bel-Aire Backyard will provide our guests with a relaxing escape that seamlessly blends the indoor and outdoor experiences we set out to create when designing Durango,” said David Horn, vice president and general manager of Durango Casino & Resort. “From incredible weddings, private events to high-energy vibes all summer, Bel-Aire Backyard is going to be the place to be.”


Bel-Aire Backyard is set to hypnotize guests with an electrifying lineup of special entertainment offerings, including heart-thumping live DJ sets from noon to sunset every Thursday through Sunday. As summer draws near, the poolside sanctuary will undergo a metamorphosis into a hub of rhythm and energy with the debut of Friday sunset parties, inviting both locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the music from 4 to 10 p.m.


Bel-Aire Backyard will be open daily from 9 a.m. to sunset, weather permitting. More information about Bel-Aire Backyard can be found on the website at Follow Bel-Aire Backyard on Facebook and Instagram at @BelAireBackyardLV.


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