From senior executives and vice presidents to partners and owners, meet the top guns who are piloting Las Vegas’ nightclubs and commanding more than half a million square feet of pure, unadulterated party power

By Mark Gray

Alex Cordova

Executive Vice President of Marketing, Hakkasan Group

Victor Drai

Owner, Drai Management Group

Pauly Freedman

Executive Director, Surrender Nightclub & Encore Beach Club

Matt Minichino

Vice President of Nightlife & Entertainment, SLS Las Vegas

Jon Spadafora and Steve Kennedy

Partners, Element Hospitality

Colin Comer and John Pettei

Managing Partners, Play Management Group

Jason Strauss

Managing Partner, Tao Group

Yannick Mugnier and John Wood and Ronn Nicolli

TASTEMAKERS AWARDS

We asked, they answered. For a second year, Vegas Seven invited more than 100 Las Vegas Tastemakers—well-known personalities from the nightlife scene, spirits industry and the worlds of cuisine, fashion and general socialite-ism—to weigh in on what they’re into and what they’re over.
Contributors: Kat Boehrer, Camille Cannon, Ian Caramanzana, David Morris, Melinda Sheckells and Xania Woodman

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Larson Legris

Director of VIP Services, Marquee
TASTEMAKER

DJ Low

Resident DJ for 99.3 Latino Mixx, Embassy Nightclub and Commonwealth
TASTEMAKER

Jennifer Tramaglino

Hospitality & Entertainment Consultant, Urban PALM
TASTEMAKER

Aaliyah Skyy (a.k.a. Brenton Coon)

Veteran drag queen, clothing designer and entertainer
TASTEMAKER