The ACT Las Vegas

                              The ACT Las Vegas

New Venture By Simon Hammerstein, Creator Of The Box, Kicks Off The Acts'
Grand Opening Weekend At The Shoppes At The Palazzo

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACT Las Vegas, the newest concept
by New York City theater and nightlife impresario Simon Hammerstein, will open
inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo on Friday, October 26, ushering in a
dramatic new era of Las Vegas nightlife. The performance-based nightclub will
entertain up to 1,000 revelers with nightly acts, including boundary-pushing
audience participation, in a 9,600-square-foot, multilevel space inspired by
the dark romance of bygone eras.

"The ACT will introduce a quality of nightlife never before witnessed on The
Strip," says Hammerstein. "Guests will lose themselves, and their inhibitions,
from the moment they pass through our storied doors, with time and place
gradually losing their meaning and the lines becoming increasingly blurred as
to where the performances end and the party begins."

Presiding over The ACT Las Vegas will be emcee Raven O, an eccentric talent
well-known to The Box fans in London and New York City. The heavily inked
Raven O – dubbed "ringleader of debauchery" -- will channel a new persona for
The ACT Las Vegas that will be every bit as explosive as his former Devil
incarnation. Nightly performances will include group tableaus executed by a
theatrically trained cast.

High-octane glamour will be delivered via The Hammerstein Beauties,
classically trained dancers with an avant-garde twist.

The ACT Las Vegas houses concentric performance platforms that can be viewed
from several public or private vantage points that include seating at VIP
tables on the main floor, and features five intimate bars and an exclusive
backstage area where VIPs can be immersed in behind-the-scenes action. Through
its darkly whimsical decor, The ACT offers patrons a dreamlike theatrical
experience that layers theme and history.

The ACT Las Vegas, managed by Variety Worldwide, is the latest venture by
Hammerstein, a seasoned theatrical producer and artistic director with nearly
two decades of experience and who has been recognized in publications
including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and New York Magazine.
Hammerstein is also president of the widely popular variety theatre, The Box,
with locations in New York City and London. The creativity that won The Box
international acclaim for award-winning design, exclusive clientele,
extraordinary service, innovative live theatrical productions, and attendance
by more than a million people since 2007 will be channeled inside The ACT,
making it the most exciting addition to the Las Vegas nightlife scene.

About The ACT:

The ACT is a performance-based nightclub located inside The Shoppes at The
Palazzo, 3327 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nev. 89109. The ACT is
open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more
information, visit or contact 702.792.1164.

The ACT is managed by Variety Worldwide LLC ("VWW"), a global entertainment
and hospitality company, led by Murtaza Akbar, Randy Weiner and Simon
Hammerstein. Variety Worldwide invests in and manages projects that combine
non-traditional theater with nightlife. Variety Worldwide partners created and
manage successful brands such as The Box London and New York, along with
providing entertainment for world-class events. Variety Worldwide manages The
ACT brand, opening in Las Vegas and Dubai, as well as other key cities around
the world.

About The Shoppes at The Palazzo:

The 450,000-square-foot retail component of The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino is
one of Las Vegas' finest destination luxury retail centers. Anchored by
Barneys New York and featuring more than 60 of the world's most exclusive
luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo caters to the trend-setting fashion
elite and is home to many fashion "firsts" to Nevada. Names like Diane von
Furstenberg, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Thomas
Pink, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Piaget are just a few stand-outs
in what is the country's most impressive collection of luxury brands under one

The Shoppes at The Palazzo is owned and/or managed by General Growth
Properties, Inc. General Growth Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated,
self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust focused on
owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping regional malls throughout the
United States and Brazil. GGP currently owns, or has an interest in, 149
regional shopping malls comprising approximately 141 million square feet of
gross leasable area. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly
traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

About The Palazzo Las Vegas:

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and
entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to
new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in
Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five
Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted
by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo®
feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and
couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé,
Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, and Van Cleef &
Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations
ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the
8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The
Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning
chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by
Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife
hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports
bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige
at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated
traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private
champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow
menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while
they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program,
which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one
program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are
the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global
portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on
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