For Manila’s party crowd, there was only one place to be seen last Thursday night: Valkyrie at The Palace.
VIPs arrived in droves for a sneak peek at the new club, also the brainchild of the people behind Republiq, Prive, Opus, Aracama, 71 Gramercy and, from the not-so-distant past, Embassy, Encore, Cuisine and Fly.
Those who didn’t make it to the party were able to follow the fun on Viber, via public chat, in which some of the partners and event insiders talked about everything—from host Solenn Heussaff’s outfit and her brother Erwan’s new hairstyle to the view from DJ Mars Miranda’s booth and just how big the place is.
“I didn’t realize how huge our club is until I decided to do the rounds. I didn’t get to see most of the people I wanted to see. It was such a fun and crazy night. I’m overwhelmed!” said JM Rodriguez, one of the partners.
And it’s bound to get bigger. Valkyrie is just the first step for The Palace. The complex will include a day club, two restaurants, two swimming pools, private cabanas, a lounge and a distillery.
“When all the phases have been opened, The Palace will be able to accommodate 10,000 people,” said Tim Yap, another of the partners.
“We wanted to give Manila a new nightlife home that encompasses everything in terms of scale, a paradise of sorts, from night to day,” he added.
Valkyrie’s grand opening is on Dec. 4.
On Dec. 11, Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will spin while Canadian electronic dance music duo Adventure Club will play on Dec. 12.
Dirty South will fly in for The Palace New Year’s Eve Ball on Dec. 31.
Valkyrie at The Palace is at 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City.
Visit www.thepalacemanila.com. Follow @valkyrienightclub on Instagram, @valkyrie_club on Twitter and ValkyrieNightClub on Facebook. Call 0917-6808888.