Affiliation: PR and VIP relations manager, show division, Cirque du Soleil
Duties: Producing red-carpet events, organizing photo shoots, catering to high-profile guests, facilitating media access and special partnerships. “Each day, I work to ensure celebrity, VIP and media visits to our shows are top notch,” she said. She currently concentrates on “The Beatles Love” at the Mirage and “Criss Angel Believe” at the Luxor.
Celebrity clients: Paul McCartney (for the “Love” premiere) and Cirque fans Tom Cruise and Gwen Stefani
What she can do for you: Luttrell can plan a perfect evening around Cirque and create a VIP experience. “In the past year, advanced sales have gone down a bit,” she said. “Now you can walk up to the box office and buy tickets.” Her recommendation: “Mystere” at Treasure Island or “O” at Bellagio. “Once you’ve seen those two shows, you’ll be hooked!”
How to reach her: 866-241-2833 (Cirque box office).
Affiliation: Chef de cuisine, Andre’s in the Monte Carlo
Duties: Maintain buzz about one of Las Vegas’ current favorite restaurants, change tasting menu daily, create dishes such as a rabbit entrée that takes one hour per order ($39), and oversee and work in the kitchen.
Celebrity clients: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and other chefs, including Mario Batali
What he can do for you: Engelhardt, who has trained under Alain Ducasse and Michael Mina, works to ensure guests enjoy their visit to the restaurant. “I put my cell phone number on Yelp, and not one person has ever called me!” he said. “If anyone did, I’d go to every length for them. I want to meet all the guests and work from the heart.” His suggested appetizer is his foie gras with caramelized apple ($28). “People go crazy over it,” he said. “I could serve it for dessert.”
How to reach him: 702-730-7777 (Andre’s).
Affiliation: Director of special operations, N9NE Group (inside the Palms Resort & Casino)
Duties: Celebrity wrangling, marketing, PR, promotions, special events and catering. “I’m constantly networking with agents and managers and at modeling agencies,” he said. “I’m always traveling to New York, Chicago and California to keep up with special relationships.”
Celebrity clients: George Clooney, Ben Stiller
What he can do for you: Olimpieri makes sure that VIPs have a stellar, stress-free night at Palms spots such as N9NE steakhouse, the newly revamped Rain nightclub, the Playboy Club and more. “I’m very hands-on,” he said. “I will often stay at the Palms so my VIP clients won’t have to deal with the busy door scene by themselves.” He also has a team of hosts to help non-celebrity guests navigate that same nightlife scene.
How to reach him: 866-942-7770 (Palms).
Affiliation: VP of sponsorship and leasing, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Duties: Complete oversight of the arena’s operations and marketing. In his 16 years on the job, Prows has worked such events as the world championship fight between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson and concerts by The Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna.
Celebrity clients: Mariah Carey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
What he can do for you: Deliver some of the grandest events in town. In the next few months alone, the arena offers championship boxing with Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Márquez, the annual National Hockey League exhibition game and concerts by Nickelback and Def Leopard. “[We] set the standard for how the music industry handles touring acts,” Prows said.
How to reach him: 702-891-7777 (MGM)