Monday, May 24, 2010

Poolside this Summer at the Capitol Skyline Hotel

- Nocturnal Vibe passes along word that the Capitol Skyline Hotel will be hosting pool parties again this season on Saturdays. Below is the press release:
WASHINGTON (May 24, 2010)—Nocturnal Vibe, DC’s premier nightlife events planning and multimedia organization announces an exclusive partnership with the popular Capitol Skyline Hotel to produce Saturday afternoon pool parties. The parties, sponsored by Vida Fitness, have been named Liquid Lounge and will feature some of the best house music DJs from Washington, DC and beyond. The hotel and Nocturnal Vibe will host their inaugural event on Saturday, June 5th from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., poolside at the architecturally iconic DC destination. The event will feature DJ Mr. Greene, RGF, Eric D. and Billy Quest as well as live percussion and saxophone along with other performers and guests.

The Liquid Lounge parties cost $15 at the door and will include $8 drink specials and $5 beers all day long, including an exclusive Liquid Lounge cocktail for $5. Guests will also be able to buy food from the hotel and chill in the swanky hotel lounge if they wish to take a break from the sun. But if you’re a sunseeker wishing to soak up the rays, you’ll have one of the largest poolside decks in DC to enjoy the entertainment. Liquid Lounge features a capacity of 1300 people including 17,000 sq ft of VIP space. Large umbrellas and seating areas are available for rent for larger groups and guests receive special room rates if they wish to spend the night and party poolside again the next day. In other words, DC has never seen a poolside party quite like this.

Nocturnal Vibe is made up of four professionals dedicated to doing something different with the DC nightlife scene. Their passion comes from their love of house music, which is the driving force behind the Nocturnal Vibe brand. Their parties consist of blending local talent with powerhouse names in the house music world to introduce DC to a new style of pool party more commonly found in South Beach during the Winter Music Conference and the famed Nikki Beach. Nocturnal Vibe also wants to use the opportunity to introduce guests to various artists and performers to provide an ultimate user experience by the pool.

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located just a few blocks from the Navy Yard Metro station at 10 I Street SW. For more information about the event, visit To schedule DJ interviews or inquire about press access, please contact Douglas Van Sant at 202-579-6055 or
Last summer, the pool deck at the I Street hotel made its debut on the DC scene, hosting poolside events throughout the week, including Pool Boy Parties on Thursdays, Young Professional mixers on Fridays, DJ parties on Saturdays, and Spike'd Sundays (where Real World DC cast members were spotted on several occasions).

- In addition, I forgot to pass along this tidbit from reader Drina via about the 2010 Water Polo season underway at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. The Capitol Skyline Conference started play on May 4th and will last for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings, with playoffs on Saturday, July 10. See the Arlington Athletic & Social League's website for details on the schedule in case you want to see the players in action. The next game is scheduled for June 1.


PostIt said...

Am I the only one who thinks that picture is really gross?

amk said...

I agree with PostIt -- what I get from that pic is that the parties are overcrowded, which is completely unappealing to me especially given the cost involved. Thank god my building has a pool.

Also, is the "architecturally iconic" description of the Capitol Skyline hotel a euphemism for "eyesore"? The Rubell family needs to devote some money and energy to making some serious aesthetic improvements to the exterior of the hotel. (I can't speak for the interior, having never been inside.) While perhaps once an interesting building, it now just looks outdated and run-down with those dirty old metal-framed windows and the faded dark painted panels underneath them. Use some of that money from the pool party entrance fees and drink prices to upgrade the hotel's appearance!

Anonymous said...

SW is changing... This pool party is a symbol of that transition. New, young blood is coming to SW and near SE. Young professionals are traveling from across DC every weekend to the Skyline pool party. In many ways this pool party and Nationals Stadium has put SW and near SE on the map. Many of my friends are now renting or buying in SW and near SE. I understand that some may find the picture gross and a pool party may not be your style. Nonetheless, I give the Rubell family some credit. They have taken this sleepy old hotel and transformed it into a hip atmosphere that attracts young professionals to the area. These young professionals, most extremely well educated and well paid are discovering our community. If we want more retail in Southwest, more restaurants and a sustainable community, then we need to embrace this new energy and work with this generation to continue to strengthen our community. Change is good, if it is embraced and nurtured accordingly