The Opium Group is one of the country’s most successful hospitality conglomerates, operating Miami’s top four nightclubs; Opium Garden, Privé, Mansion and SET. A driving force behind South Beach’s ongoing cultural renaissance, The Opium Group has been heralded by Harpers’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, People, Time, The Miami Herald, and numerous other publications for drawing A-list celebrities and the international jet-set to Miami Beach.
Three visionaries with unique perspectives and expertise, owners Eric Milon, Roman Jones and Francis Milon create a tour de force of hospitality, design and ambiance. Together they have made an indelible mark on Miami Beach’s landscape, enjoying enduring success in an industry where longevity is rare.
A top model gracing the cover of GQ and the runways for Giorgio Armani, Paris-native Eric Milon moved to Miami in the early 1990’s. Lured by South Beach’s burgeoning modeling scene, Eric soon realized the need for a chic eatery to entertain the international photographers, fashionistas and gliteratti seeking South Beach’s idyllic Deco backdrop. In 1991, he opened The Strand restaurant to unprecedented enthusiasm, creating a buzz that Miami had not experienced in decades. The celebrity elite soon flocked to The Strand, and Eric was dubbed one of the original pioneers of The American Riviera’s rebirth.
Eric’s brother Francis Milon joined him in 1996, bringing the skills he honed working at Paris and New York’s top nightclubs. One of the fashion
Shortly thereafter, The Milons joined forces with Roman Jones, a young entrepreneur who cut his teeth in the corporate hospitality market,
Opium Hard Rock’s state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems feature the industry’s top compilation of systems and advanced technology in the nightlife arena. With each area of Opium Hard Rock’s two-floor interior custom engineered, each system is adjustable via wireless remote for easy operation.
Lighting technology features a full-scale lighting rig and control desk including 16 elation power spot 575, 4 robe scan 57sxt, and 7 proton color data flash.
The sound in the main room features a Sony (mini) DVD player, a cyber (mini) DVD player, two eiki lcxg110 projectors, one pioneer djm800, four technics turntables, three pioneer 1000mk3, and four pioneer 1000mk2.
In the Imperial room the sound technology feature two pioneer 1000, two technics turn tables and one djm600. The lighting technology present six power robe spot 250xt.
One of nightlife’s most iconic brands, Opium, makes a splash of epic proportions at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Opium couples European-style service with fanciful South Beach design to create a sexy French-Asian “Indochine Shangri-La” concept. Opium dazzles the most seasoned nightlife connoisseur by bringing all the glamour of South Beach to Broward.
With a mix of ambiance and design inspired by the great cabarets of Paris and modern Asian décor themes, combined with the fanfare of the Las Vegas strip, The Opium Group has created a one-of-a-kind space unlike anything currently existing in the Broward market or beyond. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel describes “The new Opium, which debuted in April after the closing of a popular South Beach predecessor of the same name, featured a Kim Kardashian-hyped opening and a décor synthesizing Paris cabaret, Vegas strip modern Hong Kong.” This grand space provides an over-the-top atmosphere that caters to VIP customer service, high-end clientele, and A-List celebrity affairs, complete with two differently themed rooms, a spacious dance floor, and multiple VIP tables for bottle service guests.
Opium’s theatrical entryway sets the tone for VIP experiences and red carpet arrivals. Flanked by flowering Cherry Blossom trees and 19th Century wooden Chinese warrior statues, Opium’s entry invites dramatic entrances, complete with special-effect smoke rising from the base.
FRENCH BOUDOIR ROOM
Guests can venture into the boutique-sized French Boudoir Room for an intimate evening experience or dangerous liaison. Featuring a different, richly adorned velveteen flock wallpaper in warm shades of pink and gold, guests may lounge on luxurious chaise sofas while experiencing both bar and bottle service. Multiple Swarovski crystal chandeliers dot the ceiling, and walls are lined with vibrant lithographs of Andy Warhol pop art.
Opium’s grand Shangri-La Main Room drips with decadence, featuring a dance floor and VIP area surrounded by four towering golden Buddha statues. With multiple black Baccarat crystal chandeliers hanging overhead, guests revel in an atmosphere of complete luxury while Asian silk lanterns hang above each bar, creating a warm ambient glow thematic with the Opium Den concept. As seen in the French Boudoir Room, each wall features a different Parisian wallpaper, providing an eye-popping array of high-end Parisian and Asian Fleur de Lys, Paisley, Toile, aviary, and floral patterns. Multiple seating areas take a modern twist on the Asian concept, mixing black and red baby crocodile fabrics with dark ebony accents and flooring.
Remaining consistent with principals of Feng Shui, the DJ booth is surrounded by a towering rain fountain, creating the effect of a waterfall trickling into a circular pond while utilize modern LED lighting technology to change color and theme.
The mezzanine VIP area has been transformed into a modern day Indochine retreat, providing a VIP get-away for casual conversations and private moments, with whimsical palm trees, silk lanterns and Buddha accoutrement along the stairway, making way for a modern seating area featuring chic baby crocodile fabric sofas and lacquered tables. Nooks and crannies throughout Opium will be decorated with one-of-a-kind Chinese antiquities and soaring Teak armoires, benches, and other Far East art.
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