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(BARCELONA, SPAIN) September 1, 2022
Today the voting period for The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 list opens where a total of 260 clubs have been nominated. The countries leading the list are Spain with 58 and the United States of America with 44 nominations. Other countries with nominated clubs include Italy with 12 nominations, Canada and Colombia with 11 nominations, and the United Kingdom with 10. Together these countries are leading the way in nominations for The World’s Best Club 2022 list. In all, the 260 establishments have been nominated from a diverse list of countries like France, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Greece, the UAE, Argentina, Singapore, China, and Japan, among others.
Regarding the most famous international nightlife spots, Ibiza, takes the lead with 15 nominated venues- Hï Ibiza, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Blue Marlin Ibiza, Amnesia, Pacha Ibiza, DC-10, Ocean Beach, Ibiza Rocks, Octan, Café Mambo Ibiza, Itaca, Lío, Nassau Beach Club, Linekers, and Club Chinois- to the list. Las Vegas presents 12 nominations of its own- TAO, Omnia, Marquee, Zouk, Drai’s, Hakkasan, Encore Beach Club, XS, Jewel, Wet Republic, the Light, and TAO Beach Club- so the race is a close one. Another party capital aiming for the top is Barcelona also with 10 nominated venues. For each of the contending clubs the goal is the same: when the winners are announced, either crack The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 list or take home The World’s Best Club 2022 title.
The prestigious list returns after a two-year break
As you know, after two years without releasing the list of The World’s 100 Best Clubs due to the Covid pandemic, the list has since made a comeback. Said list will be assessing the nominated venues trajectory during this year season.
At the last gala of The Golden Moon Awards organized by the International Nightlife Association and held in Bogotá (Colombia) on November 13, 2019, the title of The World’s Best Club 2019 went to Hï Ibiza while Cavalli Club Dubai, which unfortunately closed due to the pandemic, came in second place. We must regret that another fifteen of the best nightlife venues in the world that made it to the list of The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2019, including the emblematic Heart Ibiza, founded in 2015 by the Adrià brothers and the founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberté- closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The list to be made public on November 8th
The online public voting period begins today, September 1, and will remain open until October 15, 2022. Anyone can vote for any of the nominated venues through the following link: https://bit.ly /3Ra0emA which will accept only one vote per person. The public vote will represent 70% of the final tally.
The remaining 30% will be determined by a panel of experts who will weigh a host of factors including the 2022 artistic programming of the clubs, complementary security measures, VIP area, availability and online reservation capacity, and quality of service. Other matters to be taken into account will be the activity on social media, national or international awards, distinctions achieved, acoustic quality, soundproofing, and commitment to the UN's sustainable development goals. The professional jury scoring system will be ranked by points awarded to each of the items that will be valued and added to the sum of the public voting.The list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs 2022" will be released on November 8th at the 8th International Nightlife Congress and 7th Golden Moon Awards Gala.
(BARCELONA, SPAIN) August 1, 2022
We are glad to inform you that the nomination period for The World's 100 Best Clubs™ 2022 list is now open. Nominations can be made on https://bit.ly/3bH62UW, where we only ask for the venue's name and location. The nomination period will be open until August 25th. After that, the voting period will run from September 1st to October 15th, which will also be open to the public through a specific voting platform. Subsequently, from October 16th until October 31st, a panel of experts will weigh a host of factors including the 2022 artistic programming of the clubs, complementary security measures, VIP area, availability and online reservation capacity, quality of service, activity in social media, national or international awards, distinctions achieved, acoustic quality, soundproofing and commitment to the UN's sustainable development goals. The professional jury scoring system will be ranked by points awarded to each of the items that will be valued and added to the sum of the public voting.
So, we encourage you to continue the nomination and voting process by promoting your club on social media. ...and don't forget to tag us!. We also invite you to use the hashtag #theworlds100bestclubs2022.The list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs 2022" assessing the nominated venues trajectory during this year, will be released on November 8th at the 8th International Nightlife Congress and 7th Golden Moon Awards Gala.
(BARCELONA, SPAIN) July 1, 2022
As you know, after two years without releasing the list of The World's 100 Best Clubs due to the halt endured by the industry caused by the Covid pandemic, this year we are proud to announce that the International Nightlife Association will be once again releasing its prestigious annual list. Said list will be assessing the nominated venues trajectory during this year or season.So, we are glad to inform you that the nomination period for The World's 100 Best Clubs™ 2022 list will open this upcoming August 1st. Nominations will be made on https://bit.ly/3bH62UW and will ask for the venue's name and location. Keep in mind the page will accept nominations when the nomination period begins (August 1st). The nomination period will be open until August 25th. After that, the voting period will run from September 1st to October 15th, which will also be open to the public through a specific voting platform. So, we encourage you to get your venue ready for the nomination and voting process to promote your venue's vote on social media and don’t forget to tag us. We also invite you to use the hashtag #theworlds100bestclubs2022. Subsequently, from October 16th until October 31st, a panel of experts will weigh a host of factors including the 2022 artistic programming of the clubs, security measures, VIP area, availability and online reservation capacity, quality of service, national or international awards, and distinctions achieved, acoustic quality, soundproofing and commitment to the UN's sustainable development goals. The professional jury scoring system will be ranked by points awarded to each of the items that will be valued and added to the sum of the public voting. The list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs 2022" will be released on November 8th at the 8th International Nightlife Congress and 7th Golden Moon Awards Gala to be held in Tenerife, Spain.
E11EVEN, in partnership with Horizen Labs, today announced the launch of E11EVEN Crypto, a new division of the rapidly growing E11EVEN empire. Together with Horizen Labs, a leading Web3 tools and blockchain development company, E11EVEN will create various NFT collections starting with the 11 Captain's Club on the Ethereum blockchain. The 11 Captain's Club will be an exclusive series of 10,011 NFTs, featuring E11EVEN's coveted hats.
"NFTs are revolutionizing the way art, access, and membership are distributed and monetized. As one of the world's top entertainment venues that places itself at the heart of popular culture, E11EVEN is committed to bringing the most innovative physical and digital experiences to our guests," said Michael Simkins, CEO of E11EVEN Crypto. "We believe the Horizen Labs team has the perfect mix of technical expertise and industry knowledge to help us bring the blockchain and crypto revolution to our in real life nightlife venues."
The E11EVEN name is already well known in the crypto world. In April 2021, E11EVEN Miami became the first major nightclub in the United States to accept cryptocurrency and has since processed over $5 Million in (crypto) transactions. In June 2021, E11EVEN Hotel & Residences became the first condo project in the US to accept cryptocurrency as payment for pre-construction sales. In December 2021, E11EVEN got into the NFT space when they purchased Bored Ape #11.
When E11EVEN set out to launch a crypto division, the team sought a partner in the space to bring their vision and goals to life. They selected Horizen Labs to help make their vision a reality. Horizen Labs is in partnership with many key players in the NFT and Web3 worlds, including the Bored Ape Yacht Club. E11EVEN Crypto and Horizen Labs will work synergistically to launch the 11 Captain's Club NFT series. After the initial NFT release, Horizen Labs will continue consulting with E11EVEN Crypto to identify and integrate new functionality into 11 Captain's Club NFTs and assist in building the roadmap.
"We are excited to collaborate with the E11EVEN team on their vision to explore a Web3-based promotional campaign using NFTs as a way to digitally authenticate exclusive offerings, which are an essential component to the nightclub experience," said Rob Viglione, CEO of Horizen Labs and Co-founder of Horizen. "The Horizen Labs team is always eager to bring our expertise to work on projects that appeal to mainstream consumers and help integrate blockchain innovations to different use cases. We see E11EVEN as a great partner in achieving this objective."
Since opening the doors in early 2014, E11EVEN MIAMI has catapulted the South Florida nightlife scene to incredible new heights. In 2019, the landmark destination established itself as the highest-grossing nightclub per square foot globally, further establishing its presence as one of the most sought-after clubs in the world.
Led by Dennis DeGori, Michael Simkins, and Marc Roberts, E11EVEN Partners have grown the E11EVEN brand into a top hospitality, lifestyle, and entertainment company with a portfolio that currently includes E11EVEN MIAMI, E11EVEN HOTEL & RESIDENCES, E11EVEN Life (an apparel & hat line), E11EVEN SOUND by DAS Audio, and E11EVEN CRYPTO. E11EVEN has also licensed its intellectual property for E11EVEN VODKA. Font: E11EVEN MIAMI
Next week, The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media is launching a new initiative for nightlife staff to encourage the safeguarding of vulnerable people in Ireland.
The courses will go ahead across the nightlife industry as of next week in an attempt to create a safer environment within nightlife and prevent violence against women.
Following a trial run in December, the series of courses with assets and policy templates will be available for nightlife businesses to use for staff training.
“The need to provide a safe environment for all those who work and socialize in our towns and cities is so important and with that in mind, my Department is funding a series of vulnerability training courses for the Night-Time Economy Sector," Minister Catherine Martin said on Wednesday.
Alongside the murder of Dublin’s 23-year-old Aisling Murphy, women in Ireland have described feeling more unsafe than ever over the past months according to September’s report.
The training series is open to anyone in Ireland interested in taking the course working within the nightlife sector. There are currently six sessions open for registration.
“I want to assist businesses in the Night-Time Economy to support and protect their staff and customers by identifying issues before they arise and also to have clear policies and procedures in place for when incidents occur,” Martin added.
“The safety of women and all customers engaging in the Night-Time Economy needs to be prioritized. People should feel safe when they are out socializing at night without the fear of violence or harassment and that’s why it is important that staff are trained.”
Find out more about the initiative here.
The nightlife industry launches an app to access venues safely
The announcement was made within the framework of the 7th International Nightlife Congress held last Monday at Marina Beach Club in Valencia (Spain), where other topics such as virtual reality and the Global Nighttime Recovery Plan (GNRP) were discussed.The event concluded with the Golden Moon Awards Gala in which a special award was granted to all medical personnel and law enforcement officials worldwide
Representatives of the nightlife sector from all around the world met virtually this past Monday in Valencia (Spain) in the framework of the 7th International Nightlife Congress which was broadcasted from the well-known Marina Beach Club Valencia. This event, which in its seventh edition was held for the first time in a virtual format due to the exceptional circumstances arising from the pandemic, dealt with matters of the utmost interest to the nightlife industry worldwide, and the newest breakthrough developments for the industry were made public. The event had the support of the Spanish nightlife association Spain Nightlife, the Valencian Community Tourism Board, Visit Valencia, the Valencian Hospitality Federation (FEHV), the Hospitality and Tourism Business Confederation of the Valencian Region (CONHOSTUR), among other entities and sponsors such as Pepsi Max Zero, Schweppes and Roku Gin.
The sector announces the launch of an app that will allow for safe access to its venues
One of the most important announcements that took place on Monday in the framework of the congress took place during the panel about pilot testing to achieve a safe reopening of venues. Within the framework of said panel, Joaquim Boadas, General Secretary of the International Nightlife Association announced the reach of an agreement with the company that has developed the app called "LibertyPass", which allows to carry out a rapid antigen test and therefore allowing access to an event or venue safely within the next 72 hours after the test is conducted. As Joaquim Boadas explained, "The launching of this app may be the definitive solution for nightlife venues to reopen safely as it guarantees the creation of a safe environment for those attending it. All of this thanks to a quick test and a QR code that enables a person to attend all the events they want to during the 72 hours following the test "
A formula similar to the one presented by the INA was proposed by Lutz Leichsenring, Creative Strategist of the Berlin Club Commission and Vibe Lab, also through rapid antigen tests that generates a QR code. On his behalf, Marc Galdon, Founder of the Chinese tourism school (Escuela Turismo Chino) and Brand Manager in Bar Rouge - with locations in Shanghai and Singapore, described how the industry had been reactivated in mainland China through a QR code system that also includes GPS tracking, mentioning that "Now in mainland China the industry is now open, and we have the opportunity of using bars and restaurants as the first line of detection of possible COVID cases in a coordinated effort with the authorities." Lastly, Camilo Ospina, President of the Colombian Bar Association (Asobares Colombia), explained pilot testing carried out in the aforementioned country between the Government and the industry in order to achieve a safe reopening, which is having a very good result.
In the United States, 90% of independent venues at risk of closure, and in Europe urgent aid will be requested from Brussels
Riccardo Tarantoli participated in the panel on legal, commercial, and economic solutions to counteract the restrictions imposed on the industry as a result of the pandemic, representing Maurizio Pasca, President of the European Nightlife Association (ENA) and the Italian Nightlife Association (SILB-FIPE), and Nicos Vassiliou, President of the Cyprus Nightlife Association, who called for unity in the industry and announced that aid will be claimed directly from Brussels through the European Nightlife Association. For his part, Juan Carlos Diaz, President of the American Nightlife Association, called for a rescue plan for the industry in the United States, since according to his forecasts "90% of independent venues will be forced to shut down if aid does not arrive urgently ".
Rick Alfaro, CEO of the company Earthnauts, participated in the panel on virtual reality and new technologies, who highlighted the need to create sensory experiences to bring new sensations to the nightlife public. David Franzén, CEO of Nocto International, explained what the newest nightlife tool Nocto consists of, an app that creates a network between users and venues in a city to promote their activity and provide safe data to its users such as the possibility of knowing if a venue is at full capacity or not before attending.
The nightlife sector sends and SOS but governments are not responding to its needs
The last panel of Congress dealt with how to reactivate the nightlife industry, one of the hardest-hit economic sectors by this health crisis. In the same, under the title "Strategies to Reactivate the Nightlife Industry". Chapter Leads form the Global Nighttime Recovery Plan (GNRP), such as Lutz Leichsenring, Creative Strategist of the Berlin Club Commission and Vibe Lab, Alistair Turnham, Founder of MAKE Associates, Leni Schwendinger, Founder and Creative Director of the International Nighttime Design Initiative, Michael Fichman, an expert in urban planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Nandor Petrovics, Ph.D. Candidate of Corvinus University and, lastly, Diana Raiselis, researcher of cultural and nightlife policy at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This panel highlighted the lack of involvement of governments and local administrations at a global level to save the culture and nightlife of many cities around the world, and it was warned that these will lose attractiveness and economic potential if the entertainment venues disappear.
The event concluded with the 6th edition of the Golden Moon Awards, which, among different categories, include the Golden Moon Award granted to all health personnel in the world and law enforcement officials from around the world for their involvement in the fight against the pandemic.
The winners in the different categories were:1. Most supportive government during the pandemic: MINISTERIO DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y TURISMO (GOVERNMENT OF COLOMBIA)
2. Most innovative tool for nightlife during the pandemic: NOCTO APP
3. Best collaborative project in defense of nightlife in times of pandemic: GLOBAL NIGHTTIME RECOVERY PLAN (GNRP)
4. Best act of excellence and protection of client's and worker's health: MARINA BEACH CLUB VALENCIA
5. Best solidary act in defense of nightlife during the pandemic: NYC NIGHTLIFE UNITED
6. Best movement in defense of nightlife during the pandemic: SAVE NIGHTLIFE CAMPAIGN by NTIA
7. Special award for merit and the fight against the pandemic: ALL HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WORLDWIDE