Jason Strauss

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A native New Yorker, Jason Strauss founded successful nightclub and restaurant brands including Marquee, TAO, Avenue and LAVO. They currently operate six of the top 16 highest grossing nightlife venues in the country according to Nightclub & Bar’s 2015 Top 100 list.

In 1997 Jason Strauss and Noah Tepperberg founded Strategic Group, offering consumers a premium nightlife experience with their various events and venues. Former hot spots include: Southampton staples Conscious Point (1999), Jet East (2002), and Dune (2007) as well as Manhattan boîtes, Luahn (2000) and Suite 16 (2001).

Career[edit]

In 2003, Strauss and Tepperberg opened Marquee Nightclub in New York City. Soon thereafter the duo partnered with TAO Group founders Marc Packer, Rich Wolf to open TAO at The Venetian in Las Vegas, which features a nightclub as part of a 60,000 square foot Asian city that contained a restaurant, lounge, club and expanded to include a beach club. They followed with the addition of LAVO Restaurant & Nightclub at The Palazzo Hotel Casino Resort in Las Vegas and added partner Lou Abin to the TAO Group in 2008. In May 2009 they introduced AVENUE, a gastro lounge, where gastro pub meets ultra lounge in New York’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood. In September 2010, they opened LAVO Restaurant & Nightclub in New York. Together with his TAO Group partners, he opened Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 31, 2010. In June 2011 they launched Dream Downtown hotel in NYC where the team operates all of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets including room service, Ph-D Rooftop Lounge, Electric Room and Marble Lane Steak Joint. In March 2012, Strauss and his TAO Group partners made their first international foray with the debut of Marquee at The Star Casino & Hotel in Sydney Australia. On New Year’s Eve 2013, Strauss and his partners relaunched Marquee New York after a major renovation and fall of the same year saw the introduction of TAO Downtown in New York City.

Strauss is also a partner with Tepperberg, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille in a chain of popular Artichoke Basille’s pizzerias which currently has six locations as well as a frozen pizza line that sells in more than 500 supermarket and convenience stores in the tri-state region.

Honors and awards[edit]

Career successes for both Strauss and Tepperberg include receiving the Nightclub & Bar’s “Hospitality Operator of the Year” Award in 2006 for their work with Marquee and TAO as well as being honored by the Harvard Business School in March 2009 through a published case study about the dynamic duo¹s myriad of businesses entitled: “Marquee The Business of Nightlife.” They were named by In The Mix as two of the 50 Most Powerful People In EDM for 2013 and 2014, as well as taking the #15 spot in Rolling Stone’s 50 Most Important People in EDM.

Education and Additional Info[edit]

Strauss graduated from Riverdale Country School in 1993, and graduated from Boston University with a BS in Hospitality Management and Public Relations. Strauss serves on the Board of Directors of Remark Media, a global digital media company, and Co-Chairs, along with singer Tony Bennett, and sits on the Board of the Marty Hennessey Jr. Tennis Foundation which raises money for USTA-Nevada programs and scholarships. In 2015 he was named to the Advisory Board for Naked Brand Group, Inc. a global lifestyle brand focused on innovative and luxurious innerwear, loungewear, sleepwear and active wear. He currently resides in Las Vegas.

Personal[edit]

  • Currently resides in Las Vegas.
  • Spends time every year in Europe, especially Switzerland visiting parents and family.
  • Plays in Las Vegas tennis summer league.

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