Friends With Benefits: Ana Garcia
When model cocktail server Ana Garcia isn't turning on the charm and working hard to make sure her guests have a memorable time at Hakkasan nightclub at MGM Grand, she's a renaissance woman of sorts.
Garcia recently applied to UNLV's nursing program. She is relearning how to play the violin ("I'm relearning how to read the music but my fingers still know what to do," she says.). She's an avid painter and drawer. She's taking salsa-dancing lessons. She loves running. She's a huge animal lover, currently volunteering her time at The Animal Foundation ("I love, love, love all animals—dogs, cats, donkeys, goats, I love all of them!").
Garcia also loves her job. She joined Hakkasan a couple years ago, and before that she was a model cocktail server for some of Vegas' other big nightclubs and dayclubs. But it's Hakkasan that really impresses her.
"When you think of Las Vegas and you think of nightclubs, you think of Hakkasan," says the L.A.-raised beauty. "It's the staple. It's the club." While she's pouring drinks for her guests at the VIP tables, some of the most world-renowned DJs are performing for the massive crowds. "I've seen all my favorite DJs here, including Tiësto, my favorite," she says. But Garcia's main focus is always her guests.
"I'm the party enforcer," she likes to say. "I'm making sure my guests are being served, taken care of. I'm pouring the shots. And, even though I'm not drinking, I'm still part of the fun, part of the group. Hakkasan, it's definitely a fun atmosphere—it's the place you want to go to party and to work."
Libation: VIP Bottle Service
Go big or go home! And one way to go big is by purchasing this VIP Bottle Service package that not only gets you a VIP table—a perfect spot for lounging with your friends when you're not on the dancefloor sweating it out—but along with mixers like fresh fruit juices, you get one bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut champagne, one bottle of Avion 44 tequila and one bottle of Absolut Elyx vodka.
Catch some big names at Hakkasan during the New Year's Eve festivities: DMX (Dec. 29), Tiësto (Dec. 30 & Jan. 9) and Steve Aoki (Dec. 31).
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