LAS VEGAS, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACT, which will usher in a new variety of nightlife, is slated to open in Las Vegas inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo in October 2012. Created by New York City nightlife and theater impresario Simon Hammerstein, The ACT will offer a uniquely decadent experience, presenting over-the-top theatrical performances, nightly rituals and audience involvement in the shows.
"The ACT is a new variety of nightlife where the audience parties onstage, the shows explode into the club, and everyone gets caught in The ACT," says Hammerstein.
The 15,000-square-foot, multi-level space merges aesthetic elements ranging from an Italian opera house to European cathedrals, from New York City's Grand Central Station Post Office to a turn-of-the-century speakeasy. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the action unfold onstage from numerous perspectives, including private balcony boxes, banquettes on the dance floor and a backstage seating area that allows guests to mingle with all the talent.
The ACT, managed by Variety Worldwide, is the latest venture by Hammerstein, a seasoned theatrical producer and artistic director with nearly two decades of experience and who has been recognized in publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and New York Magazine. Hammerstein is also president of the widely popular variety theatre, The Box, with locations in New York City and London. The creativity that won The Box international acclaim for award-winning design, exclusive clientele, extraordinary service, innovative live theatrical productions, and attendance by more than a million people since 2007 will be channeled inside The ACT, making it the most exciting addition to the Las Vegas nightlife scene.
About The ACT:
The ACT is a performance-based nightclub located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo at 3327 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nev. 89109. The ACT is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit www.theactlv.com or contact 702.792.1164.
The ACT is managed by Variety Worldwide LLC ("VWW"), a global entertainment and hospitality company, led by Murtaza Akbar, Randy Weiner and Simon Hammerstein. Variety Worldwide invests in and manages projects that combine non-traditional theater with nightlife. Variety Worldwide partners created and manage successful brands such as The Box London and New York, along with providing entertainment for world-class events. Variety Worldwide manages The ACT brand, opening in Las Vegas and Dubai, as well as other key cities around the world.
About The Shoppes at The Palazzo:
The 450,000-square-foot retail component of The Palazzo Las Vegas is one of Las Vegas' finest destination luxury retail centers. Anchored by Barneys New York and featuring more than 60 of the world's most exclusive luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo caters to the trend-setting fashion elite and is home to many fashion "firsts" to Nevada. Signature names like Diane von Furstenberg, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Thomas Pink, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget are just a few stand-outs in what is the country's most impressive collection of luxury brands under one roof.
The Shoppes at The Palazzo is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning, managing, leasing and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States and Brazil. The Company currently owns, or has an interest in, 150 regional shopping malls comprising approximately 141.7 million square feet of gross leasable area. The Company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. For further information please visit www.GGP.com.
About The Palazzo Las Vegas:
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.
Omar DeWindt / Beth Bartolini
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