The Light Group’s director of VIP services, JennSchacht, makes Champagne fantasies (and showers) a reality.
At Daylight Beach Club and other Light Group venues, JennSchacht is turning VIP s into very happy people.
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to take a $10,000 poolside Champagne shower, you need only turn to JennSchacht, director of VIP services for The Light Group. The company—which operates 18 venues in Las Vegas, including Daylight Beach Club, 1 OAK, Haze Nightclub at Aria, and Light—specializes in over-the-top experiences, and Schacht’s job is to execute the items on the Vegas bucket lists of VIPs.
So what does a Light Group VIP experience look like? Well, there’s that Champagne shower at Daylight: For $2,000 you can “Get Wet” with a magnum of VeuveClicquot and two bottles of house Champagne, or for $10,000 you’ll be “Drenched” with a bottle of Perrier-Jouëtrosé, two bottles of Veuve, and 10 bottles of the house stuff. And yes, they actually shower the crowd with Champagne. “Everyone needs to plan on getting wet,” Schacht says. “It’s a good thing it’s by a pool!” If all of this seems excessive, keep in mind that the regular bottle presentation includes smoke bombs set off throughout the venue and a cocktail waitress dressed as a captain standing on a wooden ship that’s carried to your table. “The more you spend,” Schacht promises, “the bigger the production.”
Over at Light, the newest of The Light Group’s Vegas mega-clubs, VIP guests can spend $10,000 to control the already legendary red button, giving them complete power over the club’s tech features. The button is delivered to the table by a parade of people, including Cirque du Soleil performers flying overhead. But a mere 10 grand won’t give you control for the whole evening. According to Schacht, one guest ordered red button service seven times in a single night. And naturally, VIP guests don’t always stick to the menu. For example, there was the time a guest spent more than $350,000 at Light and asked for his actual table as a parting gift (it was customized with his name and driven to his private jet).
Schacht, who studied business management, accounting, and psychology at California State University, San Marcos, started working in Las Vegas as a VIP cocktail waitress at Bare Pool Lounge at Mirage. “Vegas felt like the right fit,” she says. “I immediately transferred to UNLV to gain more knowledge about the hospitality industry.” Of course, no business school can prepare you for the complexities of fulfilling people’s most farfetched wishes on a nightly basis. But Schacht thrives on the nonstop Las Vegas energy: “Every day in Vegas is like living in a movie.”