Peter Stringfellow
Peter Stringfellow

In 1962, Stringfellow rented St. Aidan's church hall in Sheffield every Friday night, also known as The Black Cat Club. In 1963 Stringfellow began another club, The Blue Moon, at St. Johns Church Hall in Sheffield. In 1964, Stringfellow opened another club called King Mojo Club in Sheffield. In 1970, he opened Cinderella's in Leeds. In 1980, he sold The Millionaire Club to Granada Ltd. In 2012, he was granted the SEV Licence for Stringfellows Covent Garden and Angels Soho.

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Antonio Escohotado, Amnesia Ibiza
Antonio Escohotado, Amnesia Ibiza

In May 1976, Antonio Escohotado, born in Madrid and with a degree in philosophy, signed a lease with the landlady for use of the premises and he chose the name for the discotheque he was going to establish: "The Workshop of Forgetfulness". He wanted to express that people go out at night to forget their problems and indulge in an unknown world far away from ordinary routine. The next day he realized Amnesia meant the same thing.

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Peter Marks, Luminar UK
Peter Marks, Luminar UK

Luminar Group Holdings plc was established in 1988 with the opening of its first nightclub, Manhattan Nitespot in King's Lynn, Norfolk. In November 1999, Luminar bought twenty nightclubs and seven bars from Allied Leisure for £34m. Luminar Group Holdings plc was placed into liquidation on 26 October 2011. Luminar Group Ltd was incorporated on 5 December 2011 and headed up by former managing director Peter Marks.

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James Palumbo, Ministry Of Sound
James Palumbo, Ministry Of Sound

In 1991 he co-founded the Ministry of Sound, the London nightclub, which has since grown into a global music and entertainment business.

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Jack Penrod, Nikki Beach
Jack Penrod, Nikki Beach

In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach; the ultimate beach club concept that combines the elements of entertainment, dining, music, fashion, film and art into one. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury lifestyle & hospitality brand

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Kirby Bond
Kirby Bond

After the successful launch of Wild Wild West in Arizona, Kirby Bond went on to create, design, build and open, an average of more than one club a year for the next 20 years, not including many remodels that were done to the various properties.

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Neil Moffit, Angel Management
Neil Moffit, Angel Management

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Angel Management Group. In 1999, Moffitt created the brand concept Godskitchen. September of 2000, opened the multi-million dollar nightclub called Code to a record-breaking turnout of 15,000 people. In 2001 Global Gathering opened in Stratford upon Avon to a crowd of 25,000 people, quickly expanding to 85,000 people. AMG currently serves as the consultant company for MGM Hospitality’s premier entertainment and nightlife experiences.

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Andrew Masi, LightGroup
Andrew Masi, LightGroup

Founder and principal owner of Light Group, a Las Vegas-based hospitality development and management company, whose portfolio includes numerous food and beverage properties at AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort and Casino, The Mirage, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, and MGM Mirage's CityCenter. Helped pioneer the Las Vegas high-rise market in 2004 with the development of Panorama Towers, a group of luxury high-rise condominiums.

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Andrew Sasson, Light Group
Andrew Sasson, Light Group

Andy Masi, managing partner for The Light Group, oversees all operations for The Light Group and its current and future ventures in both the nightlife and real estate markets. Masi partnered with long-time friend Sasson in 2001 to develop and launch Light, in Las Vegas at Bellagio. Nightlife ventures include Caramel Bar & Lounge and FIX Restaurant & Bar at Bellagio, Mist Bar & Lounge at Treasure Island, STACK Restaurant & Bar and JET Nightclub .

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Victor Drai
Victor Drai

Drai helped design and develop XS and Tryst nightclubs, and was a co-owner of both establishments. He currently operates Drai’s AfterHours nightclub at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall hotel-casino (now Gavensroot Hotel & Casino) in Las Vegas, NV and Drai’s Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA at the W hotel.

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Sam Nazarian, SBE
Sam Nazarian, SBE

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SBE Entertainment Group, which is short for Sammy Boy Entertainment a Los Angeles based luxury hospitality, real estate development and lifestyle company which includes hotel, restaurant, nightlife, casino and real estate divisions. Nazarian divides his time between residences in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Miami.

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Jason Strauss, Strategic Group
Jason Strauss, Strategic Group

co-owner and co-founder of marketing firm Strategic Group, a marketing, promotions, and special events company. He is also co-owner and co-founder of The Strategic Hospitality Group. His partner is long-time friend, Noah Tepperberg. co-owner & co-founder of popular New York City nightclubs Tao, Marquee & Avenue, and Las Vegas nightclubs.

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Noah Tepperberg, Strategic Group
Noah Tepperberg, Strategic Group

Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss founded Strategic Group in 1997. Former hot spots include Southampton staples Conscious Point (1999), Manhattan boites Luahn (2000), Suite 16 (2001), Jet East (2002), Dune (2007), TAO Las Vegas (2003), LAVO Restaurant & Nightclub Las Vegas and added partner Lou Abin to the Tao Group (2008). Opened Dream Hotel and Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub Las Vegas (2011)

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Jesse Waits, XS
Jesse Waits, XS

Managing partner at XS nightclub and Botero restaurant inside Encore Las Vegas, Tryst nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, and Drai's After Hours inside Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon in Las Vegas. Waits was also heavily involved in the opening of Light nightclub at Bellagio. Foundation Room was also where Waits met Victor Drai, owner of Drai’s After Hours and Drai's Hollywood, and co-owner of Tryst and XS nightclub.

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Cedd Moses, 213 nightlife
Cedd Moses, 213 nightlife

Cedd Moses is the founder and inspiration behind the 213 Group, which operates some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated bars including The Varnish; Cole’s Originators of the French Dip; Seven Grand Whiskey Bar; The Golden Gopher; Tony’s Saloon; The Broadway Bar; Caña Rum Bar; Las Perlas; and Casey’s Irish Pub. Over the last decade, Moses has simultaneously helped foster Downtown LA’s renaissance.

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Justin Hemmes, Merivale AUS.
Justin Hemmes, Merivale AUS.

The Hemmes family, with Justin Hemmes as the Chief Executive Officer, owns and operates 11 inner Sydney venues, including, 12 restaurants, over 25 bars, 3 accommodation hotels, 10 dedicated meetings & events spaces, and a music company; Jam Music.

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Peter Feinstein, Sapphire
Peter Feinstein, Sapphire

Peter Feinstein is the Managing Partner of Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas, NV and New York, NY, and creator of The Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer.

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Green Valley, Brazil
Green Valley, Brazil

Since the inauguration in November 2007, the Green Valley is recognized as an oasis of electronic music in Brazil. Its more than 10 thousand square meters of area accommodates Lakes, dancefloors, cabins, bars, restrooms, gift shop, food court and a stage with State-of-the-art equipment and high technology. 24 of the 30 biggest Djs on the Top 100 Dj Magazine list, have played there.

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Richard Caring, Caprice Holdings
Richard Caring, Caprice Holdings

An English billionaire businessman who made his fortune in fashion, and latterly property, nightclubs and restaurants. Caring secured a £31.5m deal to take over Caprice Holdings, owner of The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey, as well as Italian restaurant Daphne’s, Vietnamese restaurant Bam-Bou and the Moroccan Pasha restaurant. In 2007 he purchased the Birley Group (Annabel's, Harry's Bar, Mark's Club).

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Alexei Gorobiy
Alexei Gorobiy

Alexei constructed and managed some of Moscow’s top venues that have actually become the trend setters for the local nightlife scene. Clubs that were managed and built by Alexei and his team include the famous Titanic, Shambala, Zima, Leto, Osen and Dyagilev club.

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