Baldyga Group gears up for return of tourism, opens new trendy dance club
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Zoh, a plush nightclub in Tumon, opened its doors on Dec. 30, adding a new cosmopolitan flavor to Guam’s nightlife as the island prepares for the return of tourism industry.
Michael Homer, events manager at Baldyga Group, said the high-end nightclub targets the Gen-Zs, the millennials and the military.
Zoh is a component of the Baldyga Group’s $15 million renovation of its landmark building on San Vitores Road. The project includes the Anemos Restaurant featuring authentic Mediterranean cuisine, the newly renovated 600-seat SandCastle Theater and a brand new multimillion-dollar production show, Karera, opening in May 2023.
Zoh is a multi-level 800-capacity dance club located at the former Globe, which was an icon of Guam nightlife from 1990 until it closed in 2020 due to Covid.
“During the two and a half years of closure from 2020-22, the space was gutted, redeveloped and reimagined in the style of the world's best clubs featuring high-end finishes, private booths and state-of-the-art lighting, sound and video: ‘The king is dead. Long live the king,’” according to a press release from Baldyga Group.
Zoh means "life" or "living" in Greek. Entry to the club is via a three-story high outdoor digital art installation and digital waterfall and an exterior staircase that starts in a piazza adjacent to the upcoming Anemos restaurant/lounge. In late 2023, a final expansion will add a Long Bar and a private wine bar.
Zoh has the following features:
Ten luxury private booths and a dozen small private tables for exclusive table service ranging from the "grotto" that can hold a dozen friends to private mezzanine cabanas for couples. All attended by model-VIP hosts/hostesses
Multi-level 800-capacity club -- the largest club in Guam by a mile with the largest dance floor in the region.
Three bars with ten bartender stations including a specialty beer speed bar, and a shot and an "ice shot station" with ice-carved frozen shots.
Live entertainment including club model-dancers and aerial-models and special guest performances including track artists and visiting DJs from around the world.
Multiple gogo platforms including one on a lift that reaches 30 feet above the dance floor
Music curated by Jeremy Boon, head DJ at Zouk Singapore, one of Asia's premier clubs
State-of-the-art sound system designed by London-based Alex Barrand and using the same Martin audio system as Ministry of Sound in London. Over 50,000 watts of pure energy, a dozen 18" subwoofers and a dozen Martin 15" speakers surround the dance floor. Dozens more Martin Blackline speakers surround and engulf the seating areas on two levels, all programmed with microsecond time delays.
Lighting system comparable to the best clubs in the world: 300 moving lights surrounding the club and at the lighting grid level four stories above the dance floor, hundreds of thousands of pixels with pixel mapping requiring an incredible 20 DMX control universes, strobe lights built into the dance floor, special effects and more. Lighting designed by Sean Gaurino who has programmed lighting for stadium and arena DJ tours and many of the top Las Vegas clubs including such as RA and Tao at the Venetian.
Multiple high-resolution LED screens including a huge circular wall on the back of the club high above the DJ and multiple cameras for guests to see themselves projected bigger than life. Another curved LED screen on the DJ booth.
New Lead AV tech brought in from the states to keep it all in top operating condition