If you love luxury, there’s only one way to ring in the new year in Las Vegas: with TAO Group.
The global hospitality company is going all out with two star-studded New Year’s Eve celebrations. “Wake Up in the Sky” maestro Gucci Mane headlines TAO while “No Stylist” rapper French Montana counts down to 2019 at Marquee. Both events include a two-hour premium open bar, three hours of passed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight.
The prolific rappers are known for their extravagant and flamboyant personalities, so expect both festivities to be lavish, banger-filled affairs.
Gucci Mane has no shortage of hits to choose from when he takes the stage at TAO. The East Atlanta rapper’s career spans 17 years and 13 studio albums, along with a whopping 72 mixtapes. His latest release, Evil Genius, dropped earlier this month and is already burning up the charts, thanks to the infectious Bruno Mars and Kodak Black-assisted lead single and the Quavo-assisted “BiPolar.” His sonic arsenal includes raucous party starters like 2009’s “Wasted” and countless features, like his show stealing verses on Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” and Migos’ “Slippery.” He could rap nonstop until next New Year’s Eve and not have to repeat a track.
His performance is also likely to be a display of #relationshipgoals. Sir Guwop is rarely spotted without his wife, beauty and wellness entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’oir. The way the flashy and fly couple express their love for each other on Instagram is warm enough to make the ice cream cone tattoo on Gucci’s face melt. For tickets, visit taolasvegas.com/nye. (Present your ticket confirmation email at TAO Asian Bistro or LAVO Italian Restaurant on January 1 and receive 15 percent off dinner.)
Speaking of drip, French Montana never leaves home without a fur coat and a few gold chains. The Bronx-by-way-of-Morocco emcee is exactly the kind of person you want to start the new year with. The Coke Boy has been a powerhouse since breaking out in 2012 with everlasting club anthem “Pop That.” He’s delivered countless hits since, from “Ain’t Worried About Nothin” and “Unforgettable” to Diplo’s bouncy “Welcome to the Party” and recent smash “No Stylist” with Drake. The latest single has caught a lot of buzz, especially for its action-packed video, which features cameos from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, and model/actor Luka Sabbat. Maybe French will bring some of his famous friends with him?
Tickets can be purchased at marqueelasvegas.com/nye. Similar to the TAO New Year’s Eve package, presenting your ticket confirmation at Beauty and Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will get you 15 percent off dinner on New Year’s Day.