Dean Stathis

Venue of Employment: Hakkasan

Job Title: VIP Liaison

Instagram Handle: @dean_stathis


If not originally from Las Vegas, where did you move here from?

I am from the Bay Area 

How did you start working in the nightlife or hospitality industry? Give a brief work history / background. 

I have been working in the hospitality industry for the past several years, I started with restaurants back in the Bay Area and then began working in the nightlife industry as a Promoter at Light last summer. 

Now that you are working in the industry, what is different about your lifestyle?

My schedule, my network, my mindset. 

What does a typical day at work look like for you and what is your “normal” schedule?

Typical day at work consists of walking in clients to the their tables and bringing girls to tables as well. Also making sure that each client is having a good experience and spending time with them. My normal schedule is 12:30-4:30 pm working at pool parties and then 10pm- 3am at Hakkasan Thursday- Sunday. 

How long does it take you to get ready for work?

10-15 minutes 

How many nights a week do you go out (to a club)?

5-6 nights 

Who is your favorite DJ/performer in the Las Vegas market right now?

Bad Bunny 

What is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?


What is your secret cure to a hangover?

Wellness Shot from Whole Foods 

What was the longest timeframe you have stayed awake? When and why?

About 48 hours and you don’t want to know

What do you enjoy most about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?

Networking and meeting new people 

What is your least favorite part about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?

Lack of sleep 

If you were not working in nightlife or hospitality, what would you be doing?

Real estate 

Do you have a mentor in the industry? If so, who? If not, who would you like to be mentored by?

Brad Hogag, Kenny Aguilar and Kevin Haz all helped me out when I first started working in the industry. 

Craziest or most memorable experience working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas? 

Labor Day Weekend 2017 was the craziest and most memorable experience in the industry for sure.