Actor Idris Veliu, star of The Dead Place recently took a vacation to Palm Beach, Florida. We hear it was to film his recently announced Cologne campaign for Particle for Men and to spend time with his Manager Craig Rogalski, the founder of CK Talent Management. Rogalski resides in the Palm Beach area. We hear he and his group stayed at the high-end Hilton Hotel in Palm Beach. Security was heightened due to his stay there and was coordinated personally by Hilton’s Sr. Director of Security for the America’s.
We hear from a source that the tight security was due to the fact that he was filming at the hotel while staying there. Since security at the Hilton was tighter than usual, the paparazzi that were covering the hotel for the New Year’s week were kept at bay. Therefore, pictures of him on site were hard for the paparazzi to get. However a source at the hotel did confirm there was filming going on there and that the group had a few suites reserved at the hotel. Though he was recognized by several guests, who snapped several photos of him inside as well as him coming and going from the hotel.
The Power (Starz) actor spent his down time during the New Year’s holiday work trip, sightseeing with his group and spending time with his manager. During the trip his agency announced that he would be walking the runway at NYFW in February for EPN Fashion week. We hear that Veliu wanted to get the shoot done and a vacation in before he starts filming his long anticipated film The Dead Place and walk the runway at NYFW. We hear filming will start this coming March in Hollywood. There are several well-known Hollywood actors already attached to the project. Along with Particle’s announcement that he would be the face of their new cologne, which was announced and launched just before his trip to Palm Beach. Veliu (17) is the youngest actor to ever sign a deal to be the exclusive face of a multi-million dollar cologne brand, which is generating a lot of press and interest in him. Veliu joins only 15 other Hollywood male actors that are the exclusive faces of a cologne brand.
The group, which included his manager, did some shopping on Palm Beach’s most famous street Worth Ave. They were seen going into Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Saks Fifth Ave and Tiffany and Co.as well as other stores on the high-end avenue where some of the world’s wealthiest and famouse people shop while visiting Palm Beach.
Earlier that day he was spotted in a private marina in Palm Beach, hanging out, taking pictures on the dock and relaxing on a yacht that was docked there. We heard from a source at the Yacht marina that it was his manager’s Yacht, Veliu was seen going in and out of and resting on with his family.
Later that day he was again seen entering the Restoration Hardware (RH) building in Palm Beach. A source at the location told us he enjoyed a business lunch at the restaurant with his family and his manager. The group dined on shrimp cocktails, the order also included several of RH’s famous hamburgers and fries. The source further told us there were several patrons who took their camera’s out and sneakily taking pictures of Veliu and the group. Veliu became more recognizable when his ad’s for Particle for Men started running in the European Markets as well as his UK sitcom started airing on BBC and his TV show Power started airing on other European and Middle Eastern Networks.
Veliu was again spotted on New Year’s Eve in Delray Beach at the Seagate Hotel. Where the group rang in the new year at the hotel’s exclusive new years party. We hear that the group chose this event to attend since it was close to Rogalski’s residence.
According to patrons sitting near the group on the patio at the hotel, a car drove by with a group of girl fans, who shouted out their car window at Veliu. There were several celebrities at the hotel party including Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) who has an expansive beachfront home there for $28 million, which is within walking distance of the hotel.
Several celebrities have homes in the immediate area where the Rogalski’s live, including: P. Diddy, Mark Zuckerberg, Tiger Woods, Venus and Serena Williams, Michael Jordon, Howard Stern, Vanilla Ice, Tony Robbins, Jimmy Buffet, Joe Namath, Rashad Evans, Coco Gauff, Ariana Grande and Rod Stewart. The group retired for the evening to Rogalski’s house shortly after ringing in the new year. You can follow him @idris_veliu on instagram.