Model cocktail server gets the party started at Jewel
When it comes to her job, Melissa Fisher, model cocktail server at Jewel nightclub at Aria, has one goal in mind. “I try and create a party; create a night they’ll never forget,” said the San Diego native.
A moment that Fisher won’t forget? Landing the position at Jewel. Out of hundreds and hundreds of beautiful women, three rounds of nerve-wracking auditions and waiting to get that final call saying you’ve been hired—“It’s amazing, it’s like winning American Idol,” she said. Fisher gets extra credit, too. Before she moved to Las Vegas a few years ago, she didn’t have any experience in the nightlife industry. She simply came to town to help out a friend and ended up auditioning for Jewel’s sister club, Hakkasan at MGM Grand. She landed that job, too. When she got word that Jewel would be opening this year, she jumped at the chance. “I wanted a change of scenery,” she said. “Jewel is very intimate and you can feel the vibes and see everyone having a good time.”
And, now that Fisher holds one of the coveted positions at Jewel, she knows she has a reputation to uphold.
“We’re party starters; we keep the energy in the room going,” she said. “For me, I want to make sure that people are having fun and getting what they pay for. If there’s a chance for me to make their party better, that’s my job. Bringing joy to people, seeing them happy—that’s my favorite part of my job.”
At most nightclubs, it’s all about the bottle service. “We want to give you a good experience when ordering a bottle; do something that’ll be remembered,” Fisher said. And Jewel goes big on bottle presentations—costumed characters, flag-waving from the table’s country of origin, birthday cakes, sparklers, confetti, a party train of beautiful model cocktail servers; there’s even a mini Rolls Royce replica that the bottle is placed and carried over to the table in. “Bottle presentations are just so cool to watch and so fun to be a part of,” said Fisher.