Thursday, February 16, 2006
7 News Features: Party Protection
Wearing the right clothes and driving the right car may not always get you into the coolest clubs in South Florida. So how can you be sure to get in? Tonight, we're sharing a little known secret to get behind the velvet ropes. Hire some first class party protection.
WSVN--Kate Moss traveled through MIA with her MIB's.
Usher had his entourage for the VMA's too.
It used to be a bottle of Cristal and a spot in the VIP room were enough to party with the best on south beach.
But these days, if you want to be on the A-list, you've got to bring along your own party protection.
Abdiel Arosemena: "We make all their reservation and everything that they need at one phone call away from them."
If you want to party, Abdiel arosemena is the person to call.
He's worked with celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake, and Cameron Diaz.
He can get almost anyone into any club, without even waiting at the door.
Belkys Nerey: "Compare a night of somebody waiting at a door versus showing up with you at a night club.
Abdiel Arosemena: "Well it's pretty simple. They see us, ropes open, walk right by, unfortunately we have to wave goodbye to the person that's still waiting at the door."
That's because the guys who work for Abdiel's premier protection services are part security specialists and part concierge.
They'll book everything from jets to dinner reservations.
And you don't have to be a celebrity to get hooked up.
Abdiel Arosemena: "I think to an extent there is a status thing that you've made it into that level in your life and there is some kind of compliments. Kind of like for women when they buy their most expensive shoes, I got a pair of Prada."
Belkys: "Now I understand."
On any given night, you can find Levelle Dorgilles doing his thing behind the velvet ropes at Prive on South Beach.
Levell Dorgilles: "I tell the rope guy or the promoter or the VIP manager. He'll tell the doorman and as soon as the guy comes they open the rope and let him right in."
Levell's Hands Off security and bodyguard services can get you the best seat in the house at clubs, restaurants, and special events.
Levell Dorgilles: "South Beach is who you know definitely, it's the in crowd."
That's why people like Julian Casanova won't go clubbing without his door to door service.
Julian Casanova: "I won't go to a club without a bodyguard, that's just crazy. They get you through the door quicker and it's so much convenience for the little money that you're spending."
And some people like Jesus Fernandez travel first class in a top of the line ride with not one but two premier protection guys at his side.
Jesus Fernandez: "We usually party. It makes it kind of safe for everyone to have a good time and make sure they get home safe, so they don't drink and drive and obviously be able to get into a club a little bit easier."
Belkys Nerey: "So by now you're probably digging this party protection thing. Probably sounding like something you might be into, but I know what you're thinking, how much? Well that depends on who you are and what level of protection you're going to need."
Julian Casanova: "Each client has a risk factor and our rates are based on risk factors. If the client is a royal family or someone of a high mark we will then be a higher risk level."
But that added expense can go a long way.
Julian Casanova: "I'm telling you, you give a woman roses, they talk about it the next night, you give a woman a bodyguard, they talk about it the next month, they tell all their friends."
And when all is said and done you just can't beat the bragging rights.
Abdiel Arosemena: "It was that I felt like a millionaire for a day and theres nothing better than that feeling."
Belkys Nerey: "Prices for premier protective services starts at $75 an hour, plus car rental. Levell's hands off security starts at $400 a night. These guys don't just get you into Miami clubs. They're able to get past the velvet rope in most cities around the world, including Las Vegas and New York."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Premier Protective Services
Hands Off Security & Bodyguard Services