Sapphire Pool at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Opens Friday, April 3

Sapphire Pool at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Sapphire Pool promises sultry fun this summer. Set to open Friday, April 3 the Brazilian-style, adult-only retreat, created by the world-famous Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, debuted at the Rio last summer  and quickly became one of the hottest daytime destinations in town. Summer 2009 kicks-off with a party hosted by Audrina Patridge of “The Hills,” DJ auditions to guarantee the grooviest vibe and a Rio room and pool package.

The magnificent pool area boasts seven fully-outfitted VIP cabanas with personal host, television, refrigerator and plenty of beautiful eye-candy courtesy of Sapphire. Circular blue and white day beds and padded chaise lounges linger adjacent to the 128,000 gallon sparkling lagoon, surrounded by 15-feet high rock features and lush foliage. Relax in one of the two Jacuzzis in the midst of three cascading waterfalls. Impeccable service and indulgent options such as poolside massages, food delivery and bottle service complete the day of beauty and bliss.

Specialty cocktails range from build-your-own fresh Mojito in various flavors such as watermelon, guava and raspberry to the delicious Caipirinha, known as the “drink of Brazil,” offering guests a taste straight from the beaches of Rio, Brazil. The Sapphire Pool cocktail waitresses celebrate South American influences, dressed in sexy bikinis and sarongs.

Sapphire Pool will be open 10am-6pm on Fridays and Saturdays through the month of April while May 1 marks grand opening weekend and the beginning of daily hours for the pool.

Seductive star Audrina Patridge will officially usher in the pool season on Saturday, May 2 at a nighttime soiree that will be open to the public, based on capacity. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The sexyy brunette is best known as a cast member from the MTV reality hit “The Hills.” With a lead role alongside Rumor Willis in the 1983 horror remake “The House on Sorority Row,” Patridge recently announced she will star in her own reality show produced by Mark Burnett Productions.

New this year is a call to all local DJ’s for an exclusive contract for the summer season. Spinning the latest Top 40 and hip-hop tunes throughout the day, the winning DJ is charged with creating a stylish hip club environment under the summer sun. DJ’s interested in auditioning are directed to send a head shot, resume and demo in MP3 to or Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club attention Mike Kleen. Auditions will be held April 17, 18, 24 and 25 with the final announcement at the grand opening party.

Make the most of the pool side retreat with the Sapphire Pool package. The package includes a two-night stay in one of the Rio’s deluxe suites, admission for two to Sapphire Pool, two drinks at the hotel lounge iBar and admission for two to VooDoo Lounge located 51-stories above the Rio. Rates start at $174 and are available now on the Rio website under playful packages.

Admission for men is $30 Sunday-Thursday, $50 Fridays and Saturdays and $60 on holidays. Local ladies receive free admission and local men receive half-off admission with valid ID. Cabana and day bed reservations can be made in advance by calling 702.777.7709. All guests must be 21+ years of age.

Sapphire Pool at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Opens April 3