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New Jersey native Andrew Marolla settles in at LAX

LAX nightclub manager Andrew Marolla.
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Andrew Marolla’s first day on the job as nightclub manager at LAX was New Year’s Eve 2014. After helping run the show at one of the most popular clubs in Hoboken, New Jersey, coming to Las Vegas was a “no-brainer,” he says. “I still remember my first Vegas experience, in 2005, so when I got the offer to come out here, I was definitely up for the challenge.”

Of course, nothing in Jersey could quite prepare him for the intense level of nightlife competition on the Las Vegas Strip. “If you were going out to a club [in Hoboken], you were coming to our spot,” Marolla says. “Here, knowing what clubs are just next door and what talent they have and how they’re going to draw people, that kind of competition is always an ongoing challenge. But we’re doing some good things here, and we’ve got some secrets up our sleeve for 2017. It’s going to be pretty interesting.”

Indeed, the Luxor nightclub has surged this year, thanks in part to the success of its Throwback Thursdays promotion, along with its growing reputation for friendly service and an overall welcoming vibe. “My biggest thing is, I want the staff to enjoy coming to work, to have fun while they’re here,” Marolla says. “If they’re happy, that experience and attitude will reflect in the guest experience.”

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