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Natalia Badzjo

Senior VIP Services Manager, Tryst and XS

natalia_badzjo_no_credit_WEBThe Estonia-born beauty is so much more than just a pretty face. After earning a degree in international marketing and finance, Badzjo began her career in 2002 as a VIP server at Tabu in MGM Grand and worked her way up, first as operations manager at Studio 54 and then as nightlife marketing manager for Station Casinos before making the move to Wynn Resorts to assume her current position as the senior VIP services manager at Tryst and XS. She also has the unique distinction of being the highest-grossing VIP host on the team.

Best Wine Bar for a Glass (or Two)

La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway (in Wynn, 702-770-7375) is an intimate and cozy spot ideal for an evening with a group of friends. The mantra “In Vino Veritas” above the entrance archway says it all. The wine selection is fantastic (more than 340 options), and the knowledgeable sommelier is happy to offer suggestions to go with your food. The tapas-style small-plates menu is perfect for sharing with your group—or not.

Best Ladies Power Clubwear

I like to look professional, yet feminine and sexy at the same time. BCBG fits my style very well, and without breaking the bank. I love the versatility of the designs: You can dress for a business meeting, gala event or an after-party—all in one place.

Best Old-School Vegas Experience

There is something about Hugo’s Cellar (in the Four Queens, 702-385-4011) that makes you feel like you have traveled back in time. It’s not just a dinner, it’s an experience! The ambience has a very special Old Vegas feel, and the food is always phenomenal (I swear by the salad prepared tableside and the seafood trio). Definitely a hidden gem.

Ladies Choice for Favorite DJ in Las Vegas

Tim Bergling—better known as Avicii—is one of the top DJs in the industry, and undoubtedly the most popular one with the ladies. Legions of women make it a point to come see him perform, and the guys follow, of course. So the club is always at full capacity when he is here. His hits resonate with our young, hip demographic, and he always seems to have fun on the stage. Bergling also reads the room very well, and plays for the crowd, not himself.

Best Nightclub Element Designed With Women in Mind

Even eight years later, Tryst’s beauty cannot be surpassed. I love seeing the astonishment on faces of first-time guests walking down the stairs. The wow factor—the 90-foot Tryst Waterfall—has yet to be outdone. It is a perfect place to take your girl on a romantic date, or for a ladies night out.

Story by Xania Woodman

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