An Interview with Industry Veteran: Cliff Orr of Marquee Nightclub

Make memories during your Vegas vacation by taking tips from a pro.

Cliff Orr is the customer development manager for Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan. The nightlife expert is originally from Sterling Heights, Michigan and started working in the industry six years ago as a promoter at The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio. Orr was hired on as a junior host at Marquee five years ago and says that he rose up through the ranks due to old-fashioned hard work, as well as making sure to listen to what his leaders taught him. He credits Larson Legris and Justin Crews for helping him grow into the customer development position that he holds today. We caught up with Orr to pick his brain about tips and tricks for Las Vegas visitors to make the best of their desert Strip vacation.

Where are your favorite tourist destinations on or near the Strip?

I love to visit the Bellagio Fountains with my family. My wife and I enjoy walking The Strip with our toddler and being tourists for a day or night. There is always something to do here and that’s what we love about this city.

What do you suggest for a Vegas newbie to go see or do on their first trip to the Strip?

Check out the Silver and Gold Pawn Shop from the show Pawn Stars.

What is your favorite show on the Strip?

My favorite show that I’ve seen was Le Reve at The Wynn. I love the amazing acrobatics.

Where are the best pregame spots or restaurants to go to before the club?

A great spot that is hip and trendy is Lavo Casino Club located in The Palazzo. It’s a great place to grab a drink before the nightclub.

Where are the best afterhours spots or late-night food places to go to after the club?

Drai’s is a great spot for afterhours and Secret Pizza in The Cosmopolitan is the perfect place to grab a slice of pizza after a night of drinking.

Who is your favorite resident artist from your club?

Dash Berlin! He is always so energetic and will stay and meet every fan after his set. He is a very humble and genuine DJ who always crushes his set on stage.

Do you have any tips for Vegas newbies for going to the club?

Always keep it classy. Dress to impress and be well mannered. It goes a long way when trying to get into the nightclub. Having a mixed group of men and women is also key.

How can a Vegas tourist make the most of their stay on the Strip?

Try and visit different hotels. Eat, eat, eat; there so many amazing restaurants with all the top chefs in the world. Also, experience both day and night parties—but pace yourself. Its all about the people your with. Make everlasting memories.