Top 100 Panel Preview: Secrets to Success

Three leading operators will share their strategies for not only surviving but thriving in today’s tough environment during the Keynote Session “2010 Top 100: Who’s Succeeding & How” during the upcoming Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, March 8-10.

Sean Christie, operating partner for Blush Boutique Nightclub in Wynn Las Vegas, will be on hand to talk about the trends in Vegas nightlife and how Blush kept packing the house and keeping it fresh through a very difficult year in Sin City. Blush also is the Winner of the Nightclub & Bar 2010 Ultra-Lounge of the Year Award and is known for delivering a club experience in an intimate environment.

Also on the panel will be James Brennan, owner of 5-year-old Stingaree in San Diego, which was a Finalist for Mega Club of the Year. The multistory, state-of-the-art club attracts celebs, tourists and locals alike.

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We asked industry leaders to weigh in on what metrics they were tracking to ensure proper cash flow, increased profit margins, and operations setup for future growth.

Sam Sameni, owner of Wish Ultralounge in Dallas, will also join the discussion. Sameni opened Wish in 2006. The venue boasts various levels, VIP rooms and outdoor seating, and a busy schedule of events and parties keeps the crowds coming.

Developed by Nightclub & Bar in partnership with Chicago-based hospitality market research firm Technomic Inc., the 2010 Top 100 list is the industry’s only ranking of leading nightclub, bar and lounge venues based on total revenue. Altogether, these 100 venues generated an estimated $1.2 billion in revenue in 2009. Click here to view the complete list.

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