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Light GM Taveya Montero helps wrap the season at Daylight

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No matter where you are, you’re part of the party.”
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Have you been to Daylight at night? If not, you’re missing out. This week marks the last Eclipse party of the season at the Mandalay Bay dayclub and Taveya Montero—certainly an expert on the subject—recommends you check it out.

“I think when we do Eclipse, this is the most gorgeous pool in the city,” she says. “No matter where you are, you’re part of the party.”

Montero is the general manager of Light—she’s the only female nightclub GM on the Strip—and has spent much of her summer helping out at Daylight. She’s one of a few staffers who’ve been at Light since opening day at Mandalay Bay, starting as bar manager before moving up to assistant GM and now GM. Prior to that, she began her bartending career at Venetian’s V Bar and opened Haze at Aria. “It was the best,” she says of V Bar. “There weren’t major clubs like there are now; it was all ultralounges and we were packed all the time.”

The Vegas industry veteran continues to thrive because she still loves to go to work, and it helps that she has a secret weapon: Her husband is Robert Montero, a nightlife executive at SLS Las Vegas. “It’s really nice, because he gets it,” she says. “And he’s really good. He has a great mind for marketing, where I’m more about numbers. He gives me a lot of ideas.”

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Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for almost two decades. He currently serves as editor-at-large covering entertainment and ...

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