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TESTIMONIALS

  • Johnny, we cannot thank YOU enough! Everything about our trip was perfect. You were such a pleasure to work with- and thank you for putting up with me! I can't wait to come back and work with you again! I will be sure to recommend you to all my friends.

    Debbie G.April 2017
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    Johnny what a way to "blow out" summer this past Labor Day Weekend. The party was great and the daybed your recommended was amazing! Looking forward to seeing you again on our return to SIN CITY.

    Nolan W.Sept 2016
  • Johnny is easily the best connect to have in Vegas hands down! We had a bachelor party with 7 guys this time and he patiently worked with us to figure out our plans for the weekend. He got us into the best clubs and pool parties and even helped book some daybeds and bottle service packages for a steal. There was no waiting in lines for us and even though we were late for nearly each meet up (sorry again, bro), he never once complained. The first night we went a little too hard before the night swim party and I ended up forgetting my ID so I had to go all the way back to our hotel to grab it but Johnny being the amazing guy that he is went out of his way to personally drive me and one of the guys back to the hotel at no cost. Obviously he didn't have to do this (esp since it wasn't his fault plus he's got other clients to meet up with as well) but he did and just goes to show how great of a guy he is. It never once felt like a business transaction with him. Instead it was more like dealing with a good friend from Vegas. He also helped us book some reservations at a few restaurants and kept us updated throughout the entire weekend. It was great being able to drink with the guys and not have to worry about missing certain deadlines. He's extremely patient, understanding and flexible and knows his way around Vegas like no other. He's always working which is great also because you can get in touch with him at all times almost. And he knows people personally at literally every club/party in Vegas that you can think of so there was no waiting in lines or dealing with crowds at all for us. Just because of how great it went this time, we'll be coming back to Vegas very soon and when we do we'll definitely be hitting up Johnny again! Thank you so much again bro!!! Out of the handful of Vegas trips so far, this one was by far the best and it's all thanks to Johnny!!!

    Arnel C.August 2016
  • Customer Testimonails

    Johnny thank u very much for assisting with my boys bachelor party.  Our Suite at Venetian the cabanas at Liquid and Wet Republic their perspective staff and your service were spot on. Looking forward to next time.

    Robert M.July 2016
  • Hi Johnny - thanks again for all your help this time again. We had a great time just as expected

    Elisa H.May 2016
  • Was liaising with Johnny Theiss who was absolutely outstanding in communication, organisation and professionalism.

    We had a bachelor weekend in Vegas for 7 guys and will always remember the trip due to all the activities that we had organised with Johnny.

    Let's just say I will not be back in Vegas without contacting Johnny.

    Owain K.May 2016
  • This is the 3rd time I have been in Vegas and texted Johnny about a month before we got there. He got us an amazing deal on a suite at the Palazzo with VIP check-in, walked us into the club and dinner reservations at one of the best restaurants. Consistently blown away; he always exceeds expectations.

    Patrick G.April 2016
  • Johnny Theiss is an absolute professional 24/7! He provides the best experience in all of Las Vegas hands! He always is there for you no matter what he will ensure your party is the best! He communicates very clearly and only works with the best of the best! Our bachelor party was the best weekend ever and we are so thankful and happy we worked with Johnny at KOCLV. I would highly recommend Johnny for anything in vegas anytime! He is a true professional in every way and will make sure you have the best time at the right price! Thanks again Johnny!

    Scott W.April 2016
  • I have now King of Clubs twice. Johnny outdid himself this second time. Not that the first time wasn't good enough, but this one took the cake. From Hotel arrangements, pool parties, and clubs, you can not go wrong in choosing him when going to Vegas. He answers texts, emails and calls all hours of the day. Whenever I am in Vegas, which is pretty often I will no doubt utilize Johnny Vegas!

    Melvin P.April 2016
  • Johnny was the best!!!! Took amazing care of us and even surpassed our vegas vip expectations. We were 11 guys for a bachelor party and he took special care to ensure we had the best suites and tables at the hottest spots. We now dub him Johnny Vegas!

    Jaime M.April 2016
  • Johnny was a total professional gave us great advice on which clubs which nights entry was zero hassle with Johnny accompanying us would highly recommend him

    Bruce E.December 2015
  • Introduced to KOC back in 2008ish (it's all a blurr!). He and his team are awesome. They don't give you the lip service like other hosting companies do. They are VERY conscientious, courteous and honest. Most impressive is the VIP treatment you get. It's fun to get into things while thousands of others just watch standing in line. Thanks for all the kindness throughout the years!!

    Ax D.December 2015
  • I was introduced to Johnny back in the day by a friend. That was 2002 and each visit, 2-3 per year, i'm reaching out to Johnny and Jeff to help set us up with the best in class tables and parties.

    If you want a seamless and reliable host, Johnny and Jeff are the best team in town. We've never had an issue as they truly want you to have the best Vegas experience while you are there. There communication is clear and they always have an idea of how to take the party to another level.

    Professional, Seamless and Reliable!

    Matt S.December 2015
  • Johnny is as great as they come when it comes to the "scene!!!" Excellent communication skills! He gets things done and is so flexible! My friends and I had a great time and are grateful we had Johnny every step of the way!!! Definitely recommend him!!!

    Ronni D.September 2015
  • Customer Testimonails

    We all had an amazing time. Thank you again for your awesome service.

    Louise G.September 2015
  • Johnny your service was amazing-I will never visit Las Vegas again with your service! Thank you again!

    Mike C.September 2015
  • Johnny-The boys had an amazing time at Wet Republic. Then for you to pull of a last minute reservation at XS Night Swim is awesome. It was the perfect way to send my brother (bachelor) off in style! Thank you Bro-

    Jack R.August 2015
  • Johnny your service and staff were amazing-thank you for helping out arranging this incredible night.

    Mark S.July 2015
  • A sincere & hearty thank you Johnny Vegas for the VIP treatment this past weekend. The back side info on things was interesting & pretty cool aside from the obvious entertainment. You're a ridiculously connected dude it's hard to believe you get to call this work?? thanks for memories and we'll see you soon for sure!!

    Michael P.February 2015
  • Hi Johnny, I really appreciate everything you did for us! I will leave the feedback you deserve which is nothing short of brilliant. Thanks again!

    Nik P.February 2014
  • Hi Johnny, Thanks so much for your help, we had an amazing time and was brilliant service (We loved our pick up vehicle too haha!).

    Sarah C.August 2014
  • Hey Johnny, Just letting you know we are still alive. Been a rough couple days with some serious lack of sleep and maybe too much booze (but its Vegas). Had to work 7am Tuesday and flew into Calgary at 1am. ROUGH day! Nolan wants to head back without a doubt next year again.. I am scared haha Anyways, I hope you have a great remaining summer and look forward to chattting soon about next year! Best Regards

    Kris W.July 2014
  • I worked with Johnny at King of Clubs to plan my best friends Bachelorette party in Las Vegas and he was amazing! He had awesome ideas to make the weekend extra fun and special and helped plan an amazing pool party day at Liquid Lounge. He is very professional and truly plans a Vegas trip that fits your style! I would highly recommend him.

    Lindsey L.June 2014
  • Johnny, Thank you for the epic night you arranged for my bachelor party. The night went off without a hitch. Thank you again.

    Kyle G.February 2014
  • Hi Johnny, Thank you so much for all your hospitality , patience and excellent service. We will be looking forward to work with you in a near future.

    Martin Tokos, Hockey Moves Intl.August 2013
  • Thank you John, the kids had a great experience. You did a wonderful job with them and I will keep you in mind if we have any other functions in your area.

    Karen W.August 2013
  • Hi Johnny, How are you? I’m sorry this is so late…but since we were in Vegas for the wedding, we soon after went on our honeymoon and things are just now getting back to normal. I didn’t want to forget to write you a testimonial though, because we had a fantastic time and feel you should know. We want to thank you so much for the amazing service you gave us. Planning such an event out of state was a little overwhelming and you made us feel at ease the whole time. Everyone in our group had a blast! Thank you so much…we will definitely do this again sometime.

    Annie M.June 2013
  • Johnny, just wanted to thank you for Saturday! Everything was great and all the boys had an amazing time!

    Terry C.May 2013
  • Thanks Johnny, Encore Beach Club was fantastic and everyone had an awesome time. thanks again.

    Matt C.April 2013
  • Johnny, thank you so much for taking care of my lady Nicki and her friends at XS Sunday night they had a blast- and I knew they were in good hands! Job well done buddy!

    ShaneJuly 2012
  • Johnny, had an awesome time...loved the cabana We'll be back and I will definitely recommend u to anyone going to vegas.

    Brendan P.July 2012
  • Johnny, Kathy has been raving about her trip and I thank you for providing her first class service throughout her stay in Vegas! I also assure you it won't be long till I'm out there with a big group and we'll surely do it up at that time with you as well. Take Care.

    NikosJune 2012
  • Johnny / Thank YOU! Our experience with you and Igor was flawless...all of our friends know to use you now! Hope to be in Vegas again soon.

    SarahMay 2011
  • Johnny / You are a legend and have been absolutely key to the success of our trip. Everyone has said what a fantastic time they had, some going as far as claiming it as the best three days of their lives! We have all returned completely broken but more than satisfied with the whole experience. Thank you for your incredible patience and for organizing everything so professionally. The guys have continued to sing your praises all the way home and are happy to promote you as much as possible amongst friends and colleagues...as I think was ably demonstrated by each man on tour, our tentacles spread far and wide!

    Tom W.May 2011
  • Johnny! Again, we can't thank you enough for the outstanding work and hospitality you show to us each time we come to Vegas! You go above and beyond and just make us want to come back for more...but maybe a month or two of recover first! We had the most phenomenal time, kudos to you and thanks a million! I will continue to praise your company and give referrals whenever I can. Until next time.

    Erin and the Ladies (and Ian)September 2010
  • Hey Johnny, We are safely back in The Netherlands. The service provided by Schmidty was great, we had a really good time in Vegas. If we go back next year I will definitely do it all over again. Only mistake this year was that we did not arrange vip entry to the Halloween Ball, the line there was really huge. But the costumed people walking by made it bearable. So thanks again for your services and I hope to get in touch with you next year. Best Regards

    JeroenJune 2010
  • Johny, apologize about the delayed response, we needed a week to recuperate. You guys rock!!! Thanks again for a perfect trip, from the Day1 landing to the Day3 take off, I never had to think once. Igor organized and executed every detail professionally and flawlessly. I still remember the dirty looks from the crowds watching us move to the front of every line and moving into the hottest located VIP tables. It was AWESOME! We will never do another Vegas trip without your team AGAIN. Cheers!

    John J.June 2009
  • Johnny, on behalf of my group of friends I just wanted to place on record how pleased we were with the services that you provided to us. From the moment we landed, until it was time to return to London, Igor was an exceptional host and made sure that our trip ran as smooth as clockwork – even allowing for last minute requests on your busiest of weekends. He is a credit to your organization, and I wholeheartedly thank him, and everyone else associated with your organization for the assistance provided. I will continue to refer any friends to you when they need assistance with their Vegas trip. Thank you once again, all the best!

    Ani K.June 2009
  • Johnny, thanks again for an unforgettable weekend. We are very appreciative for your and Igor’s work. It was above and beyond our expectations. You will be recommended by me and my group for years to come.

    Ryan M.June 2009
  • Gents, great to meet you guys and thanks again for all your help. If there's one thing I know about Vegas is that I hate lines so you guys will be my boys for a very long time. Thanks again for everything.

    Mac H.May 2009
  • Johnny, thank you so much for such an amazing time. I have never had more fun in my life. Words can not describe how appreciative I am of everything you set up for us. I hope to see you again real soon and tell Igor thank you as well. I am spoiled forever soooo totally VIP.

    Meg B.March 2009
  • Johnny, thanks for all your help with the arrangements for Blush and Tryst. We had a fantastic time! I will definitely let you know the next time we are in town!

    Chris H.October 2008
  • Aloha Mr. Theiss, I just had to email you and say MAHALO for treating us so well a month a go for your Sunday party with Rehab. I really appreciate you getting us to the front of the line, it made us feel honored and special! What a solid host you are John! Aloha and thank you sir!

    Nyas D.May 2008
  • Hi Johnny! We had such a great time in Vegas. Igor was amazing and Saturday night worked out perfectly. I will never go to Vegas and plan a night out like that without your amazing services. Everyone had a great time and we really appreciate all of your help. Take Care!

    Juliana C.May 2008
  • Hi Johnny! Thanks very much for all ofyour assistance to make our weekend in Vegas a very memorable one indeed! All of the guys had a fantastic time & they were blown away by your level of service and connections / needless to say I think you will be contacted again in the near future by some or all of the guys when their bodies have recovered and time begins to plan the next Vegas roadtrip! Best regards

    Fraser R.May 2008
  • Johnny, thank you for an incredible weekend. I think this was the best weekend Ron and I have ever had in Vegas. From Tom's delivery on Friday to our hotel to the beautiful room that he decorated at Lawry's, and your help coordinating the dinenrs and everything else. We could not have asked for anything better. Our friends were equally impressed with your serices. It was truly an experience working with you and Tom. Thank you again for making our 40th Birthdays truly special. We will never forget you!

    Cynthia and Ron A.May 2008
  • Johnny/thanks for the unbelieveable tickets. You made our trip. Thanks again.

    Nancy T.May 2008
  • Johnny / Thank you for being so absolutely fabulous!! I apologize for the continuous changes to the schedule & sincerely appreciate your flexibility & patience. The girls all got out safe and I am thankfully back to work (never thought I'd say that!). I look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a fantastic week.

    Dulcinea A.October 2007
  • Johnny/thanks so much. We had an awesome time this weekend and unfortunately the pics to prove it. Friday night really could not have been better. I have your info and your cards so whoever heads out there I will let them know about you. Thanks again.

    Dan L.August 2007
  • Just wanted to thank you again for your nightclub services. Everything went exactly as we had hoped. Our whole group was extremely impressed by your customer service as well as your influence and connections in vegas. We will all pass on your name and wouldn't plan another vegas trip without your services. Thanks bro

    Anthony B.June 2007
  • Thanks again for all your help. It was great meeting you and a pleasure working with you. I will certainly be looking you guys up in the future when coming to town. My entire group was extremely impressed and satisfied with the services provided. The plan for Saturday evening was perfect, and everyone had an amazing time. Take care. Until next time.

    Jeff W.April 2007
  • Aloha Mr. Theiss, I just had to email you and say MAHALO for treating us so well a month a go for your Sunday party with Rehab. I really appreciate you getting us to the front of the line, it made us feel honored and special! What a solid host you are John! Aloha and thank you sir!

    Nyas D.May 2008
  • Hey Johnny, All I can say is what an experience! Can't thank you enough for taking care of us, it made the weekend smooth and incredibly memorable. The fact that we didn't have to worry about any details was fantastic and your knowledge of all the different choices in Vegas was right on! We are already planning our next trip. It was great to meet you.

    ChrisMarch 2007
  • Customer Testimonails

    I would like to extend my compliments to you on the fine job organizing our weekend in Las Vegas. It’s not too often I would take the time to draft a letter of praise and thanks to a company. I had never done business with you, but you came highly recommended. I must say, I'm impressed and I would like to personally thank you. Even with a one hour notice on a Saturday night, and for a party of 20 people, you still came through for us! You have built a company that thrives on customer service. Thanks again for the great experience. It would not have been the same without you!

    Lisa B.June 2006
  • Thanks for the exceptional service. We all had a great time and everything ran smoothly. I will forward your information to everyone in the party. Thanks again.

    JaysonAugust 2006
  • Johnny, I want to thank you sooooo much for such wonderful tickets, and Chris too. The kids had a great time and were extremely happy with their seats. Actually, I was wiped out by the time they got home (babies will do that), that I was in bed, asleep. Sarah approached me the next morning, upset that I was asleep and couldn't tell me how much fun they had. If you could have seen her face, even the next morning ... you didn't have to ask her how the concert was or if the seats were ok. Thank you again, you are a very awesome person and I am very proud to know you.

    Teresa W.July 2006
  • Johnny, I just wanted to drop a note let you know you "more than met our expectations". Couldn't of asked for anything to go smoother. I'll definately be using you from now on in Vegas. Thanks again, have a great week! Kind Regards

    RommelJuly 2006
  • Hey there Johnny. Thank you for setting everything up, all of the guys said there was no other way to go. Dave (the bachelor) said that was the best party he has ever gone to. I am not sure if you knew, but Wycleff performed last night and Dave is a serious fan of him. You were on the mark about the stripper pole. We stayed until the place closed. Now I know there is only one way to go all the way in Vegas. Thanks again

    MarkJune 2006
  • Johnny, It was great meeting you too. You are a true professional who delivers what he represents (a rare combination of qualities). You made me look great! Not only will you see me again, but I'll refer a lot of business. Thanks

    AndyMay 2006
  • Johnny, just wanted to let you know what a great time I had in Vegas this past week. You were always available for me if/when I needed you and you were definitely on top of things the entire time. The next time I or any of my friends head out to Vegas I will make sure everyone knows to contact you if they want to have a great time!

    NickJanuary 2006
  • Customer Testimonails

    Thanks to Johnny and his guys for setting the bar even higher...skip the lines, get the best service and elevate your Vegas experience with King of Clubs. It's like broadband internet and Tivo / once you experience it, there's just no living without it.

    HaderOctober 2005
  • Thanks for everything. Our trip was fabulous and it wouldn't have been the same without you.

    Laura B.September 2005
  • Customer Testimonails

    Susan and I had a great time and we felt like VIPs no matter where we went but Mix was over the edge! We had a great time and we will have to do it again for the five year anniversary. Thanks Again

    Mike and SueAugust 2005
  • Johnny, It was great meeting you! We had a fabulous time......the most unbelievable dinner at Olives...treated like total royalty. Everyone loved PURE...we'll be back in two weeks...of course I'll pass along your services

    Lilly M.July 2005
  • I got married April 22nd at Caesars Palace, and you all made me a celebrity!! I was just looking at your website, which is very cool, and I wanted everyone to know how much fun Luke and I had!! Nobody believes us when we tell them what happened, so when the pictures arrive they will freak out!! I had a blast, my wedding was perfect, and I greatly appreciate all of you being so nice and easy going with my guests. Thank you so much!!

    Amanda and LukeMay 2005
  • Johnny. Thank you, thank you for showing me and my boys the right way to do Vegas. From the first time we sat down and planned the events for the weekend out...we knew King of Clubs was the best call of the whole trip!! Again, thanks for the VIP treatment! Expect calls from my friends and business associats in the future...I'm sure you can handle their needs. Be safe and don't slow down.

    Scott M.May 2005
  • Just going through my emails and wanted to thank you again for helping out me and my friends in March. We had an awesome time! I'm sure you'll be hearing from me (or my friends) in the future.

    Erin W.April 2006
  • Wow!!! What a spectacular Wedding. The "buzz" is big from New Jersey to Minnesota and on and on. This was truly the Wedding of the year for friends and family. It was so organized and flowed very smoothly. From the Father of the Bride This wedding made me proud and I am so thankful for your involvement and coordination. This would have never occurred without each of you. Talk to you soon. Warmest regards

    Terry M.April 2005
  • Customer Testimonails

    I just wanted to say thank you very much for your services on Saturday night! The Bride To/Be had a fantastic time (and so did all of us). All the girls felt the fees were sooo worth their extra time spent enjoying themselves on the dance floor, versus waiting in that long line. I have been recommending you to everyone and will definitely use your services again for such occasions like these or another 'girls night out'

    Sandra M.October 2004
  • Customer Testimonails

    My sincerest thanks for helping Diego and I out this past weekend. It wouldn't have nearly been as wonderful if it weren't for you. Thank you so much for taking time out from your hectic schedule for us. We will most definitely spread the word to our friends in New York visiting Las Vegas to contact you and we will definitely be in Vegas again soon. We'll call you as soon as we land!

    Patricia Y.July 2004
  • We had a blast Johnny. Saturday night was a night none of us will forget. Thanks for all your help. I am looking forward to using your services next time I am out your way. Take Care.

    James P.July 2004
  • Customer Testimonails

    From the first time we spoke, Johnny I knew you would be taking care of us for our bachelor party weekend in Vegas. You had a bunch of different ideas to offer, and didn't say no to anything. If you couldn't do it, it probably couldn't be done (at least that's what it felt like). Our weekend went off without a hitch, Johnny you were always on call for us, and all the guys ended up having a great time. Thanks for all your hard work Johnny...see you next year.

    Tim G.June 2004
  • Johnny, Great to hear from you. We had a great time all weekend///the setup at each place was great. Next time we head out, I think we're going to come in on Friday morning and leave Monday morning so we can take advantage of Rehab. Tabu was a great way to end the trip. We cruised through 2 bottles like they we're free... had a great time though. Definitely a good weekend. Any time I have people coming out there, I'll be sending them your way. If you're ever in Houston//don't hesitate to get in contact with me, we'll get a crew together and show you our town. I wish you the best of luck with the King of Clubs Las Vegas and I will help you any way I can. Take care and stay in touch.

    Shane A.June 2004

PRESS

Fame Really Can Be Bought

The King Of Clubs can make anyone a media darling ... for a price

By Xania Woodman

I've done a naughty thing. I have purchased fame. Not for me, but as a gift. In this city, celebrities are as common as Starbucks: There's one on every corner. The stars walk among us, the lifestyles of the rich and famous blending and weaving into the fabric of our own lives. If it's our job to, we track their comings and goings; if it's not, then we can choose to ignore them. But no visit to Sin City would be complete without a star-sighting on your camera phone. Through the miracle of media, celebrities are deified and thanks to a man named Johnny, any one of us can be deified too.

Good evening and happy birthday," says a muscular gentleman with a shaved head to Aaron, my very confused dinner companion at Sushi Roku. "My name is Johnny and I own King Of Clubs Las Vegas. Xania has arranged a special night of VIP services for you." With this, he presents us with Laura, our personal assistant, and two security guards do a sweep of the dining room. They talk into their sleeve-microphones often and guard the ladies room while I pee and whisper hoarsely into the phone with my co-conspirators.

We're right on schedule. Earlier that day, Johnny and I met to stock the limo and go over the plan one last time. At this very moment, a small group of Aaron's friends await our arrival at Joe's Stone Crab downstairs. I receive a pre-arranged phone call as we pay the check. "You're at Joe's? Really! What a coincidence, we're right upstairs at Sushi Roku. Be right down."

"How funny," I remark. "Sonny said he'd be out of town but he's downstairs at Joe's having a drink. Let's stop by before we go to Body English."

"Surprise!" His best friend Heathen rises to welcome us. The rest of the gang, all of whom had given Aaron some excuse as to why they would be unable to go out tonight, are eager to let him in on the joke that is clearly on him. Heads swivel momentarily to examine our heavily guarded table and then turn back to their Stone Crabs. In such an upscale mall, we must be some very small potatoes. "I'm going to get you back!" Aaron says leaking out a bashful smile and slowly turning red after a hired "fan" pleads with security for just one autograph. "Make it out to Star!" she calls, from under the guard's armpit, her shopping bags swinging noisily in every direction.

We make our next move tightly encircled by our security blanket. Very few take notice of our movements until we arrive at the valet to a blinding explosion of camera flashes. Our names are being called from every possible direction, every angle. It's not exactly a comfortable feeling. A wobbly drunk drifts too close. He breathes on me. "And what exaaacly is going on heeeere?" he slurs, looking us up and down for a bit too long. His advances are shut down by a beefy suited arm. I guess he'll never know.

News Flash: Real life has crashed into our fantasy. A guest at the mall has had a heart attack and our limo is blocked by an ambulance. We retreat until the situation stabilizes and the coast is clear. Once again we push through the valet crowd to the car and slam the door on the paparazzi's zealous calls. Nervous laughter for a split second and then more champagne. There is adrenaline in the air but no one addresses it. We don't have time to.

"Johnny! I told you no press! You promised me no press!" Laura barks hysterically into her cell. I imagine Johnny is laughing on the other end as he ferries the photographers to the Hard Rock ahead of us. This is just one of the extra little details he likes to throw in to make the experience more real for his clients. Often, the person who arranges the service isn't present and has to wait for the breathless, bewildered phone call when it's all over.

We pull up to the Hard Rock and already through the tinted glass we see that the faux photographers are in place. But this time there are tons more people around to witness our ruse. When the flashes and the calls of "right here" and "look this way" begin, there's no missing us. The entourage emerges from the limo and we cruise through the throng. Flashes go off from real cameras; we're on someone's vacation film! They have no idea who we are nor do they seem to care but it's spectacle, it's reality show-esque, and that's good enough. Click, click, whrrrr. Someone's out of film. We get one more dose of paparazzi attention at the velvet ropes before we bid a reluctant good-bye to our doting press core. Milking the last few seconds of fame, we saunter past an imposing queue on our way to our booth's security, assistant, and entourage still intact. I get quizzical looks from the nightclub staff who know me and can't imagine why the fuss. Then they see Johnny and throw me an insider's wink. Nudge nudge.

Once inside we blend into the crowd. After many hugs and thanks, and our security, Laura and Johnny take off. "We have another client over at Tao!" Basking in the sudden anonymity, it's hard to ignore the sense of relief. I guess it's OK to be famous if you don't mind having someone stare at you while you eat, surround you when you take one step, and wait patiently while you go to the restroom. Fame truly can be purchased for real and also for a night. The nice thing about the Celebrity For A Day package is that when the refreshing fog is blasted over the churning dance floor, we're all equal.

Stepping into the shoes of a celebrity
Aanyone can experience a day in the life of a star

By Laura Tucker
View Staff Writer
Flash bulbs explode on the casino floor of Mandalay Bay as Janine Theiss walks the distance from the end of Mandalay Place to the Foundation Room -- the super-private rooftop lounge and restaurant that sits above the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

Paparazzi scream out questions about Theiss' boyfriend and possible wedding bells in the future. They ask where he is on her 40th birthday. Is he at one of Las Vegas' strip clubs? Does he even know she's in Sin City?

They surround Theiss, making a ruckus and resembling a scene right off "Entertainment Tonight."

All around, casino patrons and employees look up from the tables and slot machines and stare, trying to catch a glimpse of the "celebrity" racing by. Many call out to the crowd, asking who is in the middle of the flurry of cameras and questions.

One woman holds a camera out, pointing it toward the group.

"Who is she?" she asks the man next to her.

"We'll ask the kids later. Just take the picture," he replied.

Theiss and her entourage reach the velvet rope of the Foundation Room. The paparazzi are blocked out, and Theiss crams into the elevator and laughs.

Don't be alarmed if the name Janine Theiss doesn't ring a bell. She isn't a real celebrity, but thanks to a birthday gift from her brother Johnny Theiss, founding partner of King of Clubs Las Vegas, Janine had a taste of what fame is like.

A local concierge service, King of Clubs Las Vegas offers a VIP experience called Celebrity for a Day, which extends very important privileges to everyday people.

It is one of several experiences offered to patrons. Recipients of the Celebrity for a Day treatment receive their own personal assistant and a pair of real, certified bodyguards to escort them through the course of the night or throughout the weekend.

Also included in the package is a swarm of paparazzi to follow the client through a casino or airport.

Johnny said several packages are available, starting at $1,500, offering different options for a night on the town. Packages can include a limousine ride, a private jet, upscale hotel suites, masseuses or anything else the purchaser desires.

"As much or as little as the customer wants us to do, we do it," Johnny said. "Everyone would like to know what it's like to be a celebrity. We're providing that service."

Johnny said he once worked as chief of staff to a state senator in California.

"Dealing with celebrities and politicians and the like is really nothing new to me," he said.

Johnny said he thought of the idea for Celebrity for a Day along with Lara Whiting, who acts as a personal assistant for each "celebrity," while Johnny serves as the VIP host. He observed that the aura of a celebrity at times is more influential than the very person attracting all the attention. The first thing people notice is the lights from the flashing cameras and the entourage, he said.

"If they didn't have the glow of lights or the entourage with them, the average person wouldn't know who they were," Johnny said.

Johnny said the reaction of onlookers who witness Celebrity for a Day is almost always the same. They stare and question one another, sometimes approaching the paparazzi or bodyguards to find out who the person is.

"They're trying to catch a glimpse of someone famous," he said.

People who inquire are handed a card with information on Celebrity for a Day so the role-players do not have to break character to explain the situation.

"Most of the time, they start to laugh," Johnny said.

Johnny said the general public and even nightclub hosts are fooled by the act. He said people waiting in long lines in front of nightclubs part to allow the entourage through.

"It's really a ruse on everyone else that's watching it," he said.

At the end of the night, the "celebrity" can purchase a DVD of the events as a keepsake if they wish.

Johnny said the service has been provided for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and even for chief executive officers who have just been given a promotion or an award.

In the past, an entourage and paparazzi have greeted the recipient at the airport. Each experience is unique, depending on how the recipients get into the act or what the person chooses to do.

Janine said she was surprised by the gift. Although she knew her brother provided the service, she did not expect two bodyguards and a personal assistant to show up during her dessert at Giorgio Caffe Ristorante. She also said she did not expect the reaction from the paparazzi.

"It was a pleasant surprise. If anyone gets a chance, they should do it," she said. Janine was ready to go back to the casino floor and face the paparazzi once more. "It was very cool, but I couldn't live a life like that."


PRESS RELEASES

King of Clubs Founder Johnny Theiss Live on New York's 540 WLIE AM "The Traveling Blues Show" Wednesday, September 15, 9:30 pm -11:00 pm (EDT)

DATE: 08-11-04
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Las Vegas, Nevada- Local Las Vegas Businessman J. Johnny Theiss, Founding Partner of The King of Clubs Las Vegas, a VIP Host/ Concierge company will be appearing live on the New York based radio talk show "The Traveling Blues Show".

The show will be live Wednesday, September 15, 2004 and runs from 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm (EDT). Long Island Listeners can tune into New York 540 WLIE AM on your dial.

"The purpose of the show is to profile a different city each week and offer insights and tips to the average business traveler, said Mike Candela one of the shows hosts. "My co-host and I have found that it makes for great radio to have someone 'local' to the city we are discussing especially if that person has an engaging personality such as Mr. Theiss." "I am looking forward to sharing with Internet and Long Island Listeners about the latest in Las Vegas Hospitality," Theiss said. Whether it's for business or pleasure, be it the hottest of night clubs, our first class hotel and resort properties or exquisite restaurants, the Vegas traveler can be assured that this city will surpass all they're wildest of entertainment expectations," Theiss concluded.

Local Businessman J. Johnny Theiss Launches Unique VIP/Concierge Service King of Clubs Las Vegas, LLC.

DATE: 08-11-04
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(LAS VEGAS- August 18, 2004) - Entertainment's consummate insider, Johnny Theiss has managed to parlay a successful career in California politics into his greatest role yet, King of Clubs Las Vegas. The newly launched King of Clubs Las Vegas is a full-service concierge conglomerate which prides itself in providing a personal host to cater to the client's every need during their stay in Las Vegas.

Prior to moving to the Entertainment Capital of the World eight years ago, Theiss was the Chief of Staff to a California state senator, coordinating all of the senator's legislative and political agendas. That career culminated with the senators attempt to run statewide as California's lieutenant governor. Upon landing in Sin City, Theiss switched gears and embarked on forging relationships with the cities top hotel and casino bosses as the director of sales and marketing for the Nevada Hotel and Restaurant Association and director of marketing and circulation for Las Vegas' Where Magazine.

Today, those bonds have resulted in the King of Clubs Las Vegas, a service dedicated to treating clients with the utmost in VIP service. When asked what sets the King of Clubs Las Vegas apart from other similar companies, Theiss says, We pride ourselves on serving our clients face to face. Our clients are not going to be placed on a guest list and never heard from again. Our hosts meet the client at the front door of every nightclub, gentlemen's club, and restaurant. If required, we even help them check into their hotel.

Understanding Las Vegas' role in the international marketplace as one of the world's premier business and leisure destinations, the King of Clubs Las Vegas is proud to offer its clients an array of services designed to guarantee attendees have an exemplary time while in town. Services include nightclub access, restaurant reservations, transportation, bachelor/ette parties, show tickets, and hosting corporate events. Royalty VIP Packages, which include such items as transportation, entrance/cover charges, gratuity for your cocktail waitress, and private table acquisition upon your arrival just to name a few.

As a company that operates on a 100 percent referral basis, King of Clubs has been amazed by the overwhelming response with over 75 clients since the inception of the business a mere two months ago. The company's clientele includes a number of celebrities, political luminaries, corporate executives, and professional athletics, as well as, trendsetting partygoers from all over the country.

Uniquely wired into a premium network that includes the city's top resort properties, transportation companies, catering facilities and convention sites, the King of Clubs Las Vegas offers clients a one-stop shop of customized itineraries. For more information on King of Clubs Las Vegas, call 702-837-2401 for affiliate opportunities.