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How to Get Past the Velvet Rope

What You Need To Know To Experience Vegas Nightlife

Talk about friends with benefits! In the ever-growing world of nightlife, Pasquale Romano and his team know the secret to getting you past the nightclub’s velvet rope.

Over the last decade, Las Vegas has become known as much for its entertainment and nightlife as it has for its slot machines. In other words, it’s harder and harder to “be somebody” in this nonstop town.

DRAI'S BEACHCLUB • NIGHTCLUB THE CROMWELL

DRAI’S BEACHCLUB • NIGHTCLUB
THE CROMWELL

“To really experience Vegas, a VIP table is the way to go. There’s nothing like it.”

As Caesars Entertainment’s Director of Hospitality and VIP Marketing, and someone with a nightlife background, Romano knows the tricks of the trade and readily shares his expertise to ensure that guests have the best Vegas experience possible. Granted, while Romano and his team’s focus is on all things non-gaming, much of their target is nightlife.

Nicky Romero OMNIA Nightclub CAESARS PALACE

OMNIA Nightclub
CAESARS PALACE

“Nightlife is really the hook for everything right now,” he explains. His best tip for getting past the velvet rope: a VIP table. “Nowadays, if you have a relationship with someone and you’ve been a loyal customer, that’s really the only way to get in in a timely manner,” he says. “Nightclubs do offer line passes that you can purchase online, but to really experience Vegas at its best, a VIP table is the way to go. There’s nothing like it.”

Along with being in dress code (a must), another way to get into a hot club is to use a VIP host as a liaison. “It’s so beneficial to know someone you can trust, who has great relationships throughout the city, and who can properly guide you in the right direction.”

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop PARIS LAS VEGAS

Chateau
Nightclub & Rooftop
PARIS LAS VEGAS


5 Nightclub Etiquette Tips

Not a VIP? Here’s a little advice to speed up your wait in line.

BE PREPARED

Most clubs sell tickets in advance. Go online and purchase ahead of time. You’ll still wait in line, but it will be a much shorter one.

SOCIAL SKILLS

Be polite. The doorman holds the key to the castle.

BE A LADIES MAN

Groups of guys without a table go nowhere fast. Split up. Befriend some ladies (offer to pay their admission or buy their first round), and you’ll increase your odds to get in quicker.

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Baseball caps, sneakers and baggy jeans are great for the game, not the club. A collared shirt, blazer, fitted denim jeans and dress shoes—even a tie—will do the trick. Look sharp.

SENSIBLE STYLE

Ladies, we know you want to look good, but keep comfort in mind. It’s going to be a long night. Choose a dress you can dance in and heels you can walk in with ease.

FOR VIP SERVICE, E-MAIL: hospitalityvip@caesars.com
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT: OMNIA NIGHTCLUB HAKKASAN GROUP/AL POWERS OF POWERS IMAGERY; PHOTO OF PASQUALE ROMANO BY ROBERT JOHN KLEY.

About The Author

Mark Gray is a freelance writer who has had over 2,500 nationally-published stories. Having lived in Las Vegas since 2005, Gray worked in the public relations field before taking a job with PEOPLE Magazine, where he worked for nearly eight years. A pop culture junkie, he’s a contributor to PEOPLE, Rolling Stone, wonderwall.com, msn.com, and others. The Salt Lake City native is an unapologetic fanatic of both punk rock and country music, and when he's not studying the latest news on celebrity culture, he's likely posted up somewhere watching a gluttony of sports.

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