The LEAVE RIGHT NOW singer allegedly asked Branson to allow him and 20 friends exclusive use of the new $380 (GBP200)-a-night venue in the Atlas mountains before it opens to the public, reports British newspaper the DAILY RECORD.
An insider explains, "Will had the idea for a special New Year bash quite a while ago.
"He has spent a lot of time looking for the right place where he will be able to relax and party with a group of friends."
"He has decided to take the whole of January off to recharge his batteries and share some of his success with a group of his closest pals."31/12/2004 12:29