Photos: Katie Holmes, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty &
Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening


Drawing some of Hollywood’s biggest names, TAO Group, along with real estate developers Richard Heyman and Grant King and Dream Hotels, celebrated the highly-anticipated TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini Pizza + Bar Grand Opening with an exclusive invite-only block party.
Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin were among the Hollywood elite who came out to celebrate TAO Group’s Los Angeles debut.

potted at Avenue, Cindy Crawford and hubby Rande Gerber enjoyed a fun night out, while DJ Khaled took the stage for a surprise DJ set. Orlando Bloom was also seen at the nightclub with a group of friends, while Draya Michele was seen dancing it up at a table with gal pals. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrived together looking more in love than ever at Beauty & Essex restaurant. The inseparable couple weren’t afraid to show their affection for one another as Evan was spotted giving her a sweet kiss on the cheek. Jamie Chung was all smiles with husband Bryan Greenberg and were seen enjoying sweets at the Beauty & Essex dessert bar. Meanwhile at TAO Asian Bistro, Hailey Baldwin dazzled in a sparkly number showing off major leg. Enjoying late night slices of pizza at Luchini, were Michael Bay and Owen Wilson, who both kept a low profile throughout the evening.

Taking the stage for a surprise special performance were NAS, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak while Ross One, DJ Cassidy, Chantel Jeffries, Chris Masterson, and Devin Lucien manned the decks throughout the evening.
Tyga made an appearance with pal Scott Disick along with other notable guests including: G-Eazy, Zoe Saldana, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicole Scherzinger, and more. Guests enjoyed Poke Wonton Tacos, Petit Imperial Wagyu Sliders and Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings from Chef
Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Chef Ralph Scamardella of TAO Asian Bistro and imbibed on Tao-Tinis and Emerald Gimlets specialty cocktails.

Avenue will officially open its doors on  Tuesday, March 21. TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex restaurant and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar will open to the public in early April.

Dream Hollywood will open separately and later this Spring with a new dining and nightlife concept from TAO Group called The Highlight Room, a rooftop lounge, pool and grill atop of the hotel. TAO Group
will exclusively manage all of Dream Hollywood’s food and beverage operations, marking their first West Coast venture.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Full list of attendees include: Adelaide Kane, Al Harrington, Alesso, Anderson.Paak, Angela Lindvall,
Annalynne Mccord, Anthony Anderson, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Benson, Aureta Thomollari, Avan Jogia,
Baron Davis, Bethany Marie, Bryan Greenberg, Brandon Boyd, Kaskade, Cassie, Catt Sadler, Charlotte McKinney, Cheryl Burke, Chloe Bartoli, Christina Milian, Cindy Crawford, Conor Dwyer, Coolio, Craig Robinson, Dani Song, Dania Ramirez, Danny A, David Foster, David Guetta, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled,
Draya Michele, Eiza González, EJ Johnson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Evan Ross, Everett Williams, ‎G-Eazy, Gregg Sulkin, Hailey Baldwin, Holly Madison, Izabella Miko, Jacey Duprie, Jadene, Jamie Chung, Jason Paakkonen, JC Chavez, Jessica Szohr, Jordan Clarkson, Justine Skye, Kaia Gerber, Katie Holmes, Lady Victoria Hervey, Larry English, Lisa Dengler, Logan Paul, Madelaine Petsch, Matthew Modine, Michael Bay, Michael Chiklis, Michael Imperioli, Morris Chestnut, Mr Brainwash, NAS, Nev Schulman,Nick Young, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikia Provenzano, Novak Djokovic, Odell Beckham Jr., Orlando Bloom, Owen Wilson, Pam Hetlinger, Paris Hilton, Quincy Brown, Randy Gerber, Randy Jackson, Redfoo, Retna the artist, Rocky Barnes, Russell Simmons, Ryan Phillips, Saul Rasco, Scott Disick, Scott Lipps, Sebastian Maniscalco, Serayah, Shanina Shaik, Shaun Ross, Shay Mitchell, Stassi Schroeder, Stephen Hill, Taco,  Tania Sarin, Tara Reid, Tim Bryan, Tyga, Victoria Justice, Von Miller, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Chef Chris Santos + Ralph Scamardella, Ben Watts and Busta Rhymes.

Hottest Celebrities Party Center Strip in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and The Cromwell


Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Miley Cyrus and More Lead the Party Pack

Undoubtedly the most famous 4.2 mile road in the world, celebrities descended on Las Vegas Boulevard by the masses to celebrate the New Year with hundreds of thousands of revelers who flooded the streets for the annual countdown. Anchoring the all night party in Sin City was an elite group of A-listers who chose to be front and center as the lights came up on 2015. Whether indulging in the lavish nightlife scene, enjoying a world-class dinner with friends or leading the party themselves, one thing is clear after this star-studded holiday: Center Strip reigns as the place to create those quintessential, over-the-top memories Las Vegas is known for.





In a special One Night Only event, Lopez performed all of her hits at the iconic Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The show, titled “The Best Is Yet To Come,” brought the international superstar to the stage at 10:30 p.m. and capped off with a ceremonial countdown to the New Year. With only a limited number of tickets available to the public, this was the Strip’s most exclusive engagement. Featuring a cast of 25 musicians and high-energy dancers, the evening left the sold-out crowd with much to reminisce about.
Our highlight of the night: when Lopez sang her hit “If You Had My Love” which featured the showgirls of Jubilee at Bally’s. Classic!


Love was in the air atPlanet Hollywood Resort & Casino as newly engaged actress Sofia Vergara and fiancé Joe Manganiello joined Arnold Schwarzenegger and his girlfriend Heather Milligan. Accompanied by Patrick Schwarzenegger and his new sweetheart Miley Cyrus, the three couples started with dinner at Strip House before heading down to a private pre-show meet and greet with Britney Spears. Following the meet and greet, the couples (joined by friends) took in the “Britney: Piece of Me” show.


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Rounding out a year of unforgettable performances, Spears’ wildly popular Las Vegas residency – “Britney: Piece of Me” – is an indisputable success inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood. Not only did the aforementioned three couples catch her live performance, but Kelly Clarkson was also seen on social media professing her love for Spears’ show after seeing it on Dec. 30.




After toasting to the midnight moment with boyfriend Nick Young of the LA Lakers, Iggy Azalea took to the stage at Drai’s Nightclub for a 1 a.m. performance of her biggest hits. Perched 11 stories high atop The Cromwell, the club was at capacity with fans waiting to see how the girl who owned 2014 would kick off 2015. Featuring a slew of her well-known records such as “Black Widow,” “Fancy,” “Beg For It” and many others, the star – dressed in the sexiest, glitteriest, fringiest one-piece we’ve ever seen – put on a party so wild that anyone in close proximity to The Cromwell had to have known I-G-G-Y was taking over and keeping the New Year’s Eve party going.

If you missed out on the holiday action in Las Vegas, don’t worry – Caesars Entertainment has you covered. The world’s most renowned resort group is supplying the Center Strip party every day of the year with its roster of acclaimed shows, distinguished hotels, celebrity chef-driven eateries and more. You too can party, dine, relax and even sleep in Las Vegas like a celebrity. All you have to do is plan your next Las Vegas adventure now.

For more information or for assistance booking your perfect Center Strip extravaganza, visit

Five Ways Iggy Azalea Transformed Drai’s Nightclub into Las Vegas’ Hottest New Year’s Eve Bash





In a town jam-packed with parties, celebrities and revelry, Iggy Azalea stood high above the rest (literally—11 stories above the Strip) by hosting the first ever live New Year’s Eve concert event at Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell. Transforming the nightlife venue into a full-blown live concert spectacle, Azalea gave the standing-room-only crowd a powerful dose of something fancy to start off 2015.

Just as she counted down to the stroke of midnight, we will now count what made Iggy Azalea at Drai’s Nightclub the most in-demand ticket in Vegas.

1. First Things First…

As a veteran performer at the club, Azalea has never been more at home in Las Vegas than when she’s at Drai’s. The club is perched 11 stories high atop The Cromwell and offers the best unobstructed views of the famous Las Vegas Strip, boasts a massive outdoor party haven with multiple pools and cabanas, as well as a spacious, state-of-the-art indoor adult playground where partygoers get down to beats by renowned DJs and world-class performers. The perfect setting for Azalea to ring in 2015, Drai’s Nightclub provided an unforgettable backdrop for the historic evening.



2. Pulled Up Looking Picture Perfect…

Yowza, that entrance! After getting glammed up in her room – a Boulevard Suite at The Cromwell, Azalea strutted over to Drai’s Nightclub for her takeover with boyfriend Nick Young of the LA Lakers in tow. Donning a sexy silver-to-gold fringe ombre one-piece with sparkly nude fishnet tights, I-G-G-Y has never looked better. She wore glittering heels during the midnight moment, but changed into a pair of silver over the knee boots for her performance. Way to put the cap on a successful year while kicking off the new one in style.


3. Champagne Spilling…

How many people can say they had their final seconds of 2014 boisterously celebrated by Iggy Azalea and Nick Young while everyone in the room downed a glass of champagne, then watched fireworks from the most beautiful view in all of Las Vegas high above the Strip? The full house at Drai’s Nightclub last night can. As the midnight moment neared, Azalea took over the microphone, commanded full attention of the club and led an epic midnight dance party complete with champagne showers, confetti cannons and magnificent views overlooking one of the most famous streets in the world. As fireworks danced through the sky, Azalea headed back in to prep for her big performance.


4. Let The Whole World Feel It…

Maybe not the whole world, but anyone inside Drai’s Nightclub or around The Cromwell surely felt Azalea’s one-of-a-kind presence reverberate over the Strip. Infusing every song with her signature style and energy, the crowd couldn’t help but “Bounce” around to her “Fancy” antics. Making them “Beg For It” by showcasing her top singles, Azalea belted out other fan favorites like “Black Widow” and “Work.”

5. You Already Know…

…and if not, then you should! Google just released its top trending music artists of 2014 and the highest honor can’t be Igg-nored. Leading that list is none other than the rap goddess herself – not to mention, she was also named as the sixth most searched human being for the year. Billboard also just revealed the star’s song “Fancy “was the most streamed song of the year and her album “The New Classic” was the second most streamed album in 2014. Fans who braved the chilly evening in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve and found refuge at Drai’s Nightclub got to witness one of the top names in the world up close and personal. Considering the star is about to embark on an arena tour, this more intimate live experience was a special treat for the sold-out crowd.


In true Las Vegas fashion, the party never ends at Drai’s Nightclub – especially not when it’s New Year’s. On the decks tonight (Jan. 1) is DJ superduo Adventure Club, followed tomorrow (Jan. 2) by mysterious but oh-so-talented The Weeknd. Rounding out the gargantuan week of performances is resident DJ 3LAU on Saturday, Jan. 3 and DJ Franzen hosting SunDrai’s on Sunday, Jan. 4.

Limited tickets for Adventure Club, The Weeknd, 3LAU and DJ Franzen can still be purchased online at




About Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub
Strategically located across from Caesars Palace and The Bellagio, at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Blvd., on the rooftop of Caesars Entertainment’s new 188-room boutique hotel The Cromwell, Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights. The Strip’s only rooftop Beach Club includes multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, two full-service bars and a gourmet kitchen. Drai’s Nightclub is a dazzling, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 4,000 square feet of the most state of the art high definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind, and the opportunity to detonate custom rooftop firework shows. Additionally, the legendary Drai’s After Hours is back in its original location for its 16th year.

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