Vail’s Samana Lounge marks ninth year with club remodel
Friday marks Samana Lounge’s ninth year in business in the Vail Valley. To celebrate, it has just undergone its most recognizable transformation since starting in 2004. This past off season the entire club has been remodeled with new décor and new programming for the winter.
“In order to keep up with the changes in Vail over the past 9 years Samana Lounge will focus on our strengths and put the Lounge back in Samana Lounge,” said General Manager Shareef Hammad.
Each evening will start off with light lounge music.
“The days of banging music at 8 p.m. have come to an end. We will focus on a relaxing intimate lounge atmosphere where you can sit, chat and enjoy signature cocktails early in the evening,” Hammad said. “As the night progresses so will the sound and eventually, by the end of the evening, Samana Lounge will be the dance spot in town.”
Along with the lounge atmosphere, the music programming will change this winter as well.
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“This winter we will be booking acts that highlight the strengths of the venue with a focus on national, international, and local Dj talent with a very limited number of live bands,” said Samana’s talent buyer Ross Cohen.
Last weekend was successful with Love and Light and similar acts will be coming through town this winter. Mark Farina, Eliot Lipp, Ana Sia, VibesquaD, The Scumfrog, Super Vision, and more will pass through Samana Lounge this winter.
Another addition is a new jukebox that was recently installed. This will be the entertainment early in the evening and off nights so patrons can control the music.
The goal of Samana this winter is to reinvent itself as a lounge that evolves into a nightclub as the night progresses. All the changes, including among the staff, will make a Samana an inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy yourself all hours of the evening, not just a place to end your night, Hammad said.