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The Light Group's The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio Resort & Casino to Receive Five Star Diamond Award From The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Light Group's The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio Resort & Casino to Receive Five Star Diamond Award From The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences13:15 EDT Wednesday, March 28, 2012LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier luxury nightlife destination The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio Resort & Casino, operated by world-renowned hospitality development and management company The Light Group, will be awarded the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Joseph Cinque, president of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, will present the Five Star Diamond Award to Andy Masi, CEO of The Light Group, on behalf of The Bank Nightclub Friday, March 30, recognizing the venue for its continued commitment to provide its clientele the highest-quality experience and excellence.  Introducing Cinque and speaking about the significance of the Five Star Diamond Award will be Karen Lynn Dixon, international general manager of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Dixon also will speak about the importance of achieving and maintaining high levels of excellence in luxury hospitality."We are honored that The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences recognizes our continued dedication to delivering quality service and entertainment," said Masi.  "We are delighted to join and be among the leaders in the hospitality industry praised for providing an exceptional experience for our guests."The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is known worldwide for awarding excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector.  Each year, the Academy bestows its coveted international star diamond award exclusively on Five and Six Star quality hotels, spas, golf courses, restaurants, chefs, destinations, airlines and cruise lines.  All of its recipients are deemed to be top quality and worthy of global recognition.The Bank Nightclub, The Light Group's exclusive nightlife destination on the Las Vegas Strip, offers a lavish and decadent setting that continues to revolutionize the hospitality industry's standards of service and entertainment. The exquisitely chic and stunning venue is one of the most sought-after nightclubs worldwide.  The Bank continues to be one of the premier celebrity hot spots among Hollywood's biggest celebrities including Fergie, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kelly Osbourne, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Robin Thicke, Kevin Connolly, Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars, The Black Keys and Gavin Rossdale, among others.About The Bank Nightclub:Open Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 PM ? 4:00 AM, The Bank Nightclub is located inside Bellagio at 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.  For bottle service, table reservations and additional information, visit www.lightgroup.com or call 702.693.8300.About The Light Group:The Light Group is one of the United States' leading hospitality development and management companies, renowned for shaping the nightlife landscape on the Las Vegas Strip.  Founded by Andrew Sasson and Andy Masi, the company manages and operates 14 food and beverage venues within ARIA Resort & Casino, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.About Bellagio Resort & Casino:Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 1/2-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermes and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning "O" by Cirque du Soleil®, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International? (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667 or find us on Facebook and Twitter. SOURCE The Light GroupFor further information: Anna Feiner of The Light Group, +1-702-693-8300, Afeiner@lightlv.com or Beth Bartolini, +1-702-693-8300, Bbartolini@lightlv.com