CHICAGO, Ill. – The legendary Playboy Mansion Cannes is returning and promises to be the place to see and be seen during the Cannes Film Festival, Wednesday, May 11 — Thursday, May 26, 2011. This year, Playboy has tapped renowned lifestyle designer Richard Nilsson as Residence Superieur. Nilsson’s exclusive Villa Oxygene will be transformed into Playboy Mansion Cannes and will host the most lavish and memorable soirees on the Riviera.
“Playboy is thrilled to be working with Richard Nilsson whose cutting edge art and cinematic styled events will complement Playboy’s history in the world of glamour,” says Valerie Golson, vice president, marketing, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. “We think that the mansion will merge the worlds of cinema with art, fashion, music and entertainment.”
The revelry will begin on Wednesday, May 11 with an unforgettable pool party, and in true European style, Playboy will keep the party going until the break of dawn for five whirlwind nights. Daily, invited guests can participate in “Perfectly Playboy: Sunshine Sessions” where partygoers can relax with the Playboy Bunnies poolside overlooking the Cote d’Azur. During the evenings, Playboy Mansion Cannes will host “Playboy Champagne Session: Moonlit Mansion” when guests can frolic and celebrate with Playboy Bunnies until sunrise.
Playboy Mansion Cannes also presents the Jackson Family Foundation on Tuesday, May 17, Tonino Lamborghini on Thursday, May 19, and a Fashion Night Out on Friday, May 20.
Guests throughout the week will enjoy musical stylings of international DJs including Playboy Playmate DJ Summer Altice, BBQ fresh from the grill, and a full open bar serving Wodka Vodka cocktails and Henri Abele Champagne.