Meet TKG

April 8, 2015

Meet TKG

aboutvipTop We are a custom event-creation agency that transforms any idea into a lifetime experience. We make the improbable possible in the most cost efficient way.

Unlike other concierge firms, we truly customize events for any person and any budget. From a simple two-top at The Mandarin for an intimate proposal, to last-minute tickets to a sold-out fight, we can make it happen.

We deliver the Las Vegas VIP treatment to celebrities, professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives and anyone seeking it with respect and no pretense or drama.

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Our pre-packaged, sensory-driven experiences can take all the hassle out of planning. Music, food, fashion, art, sport, history, travel, adventure…our event-creating acumen has you covered.

We bring clients closer to experiences they’d only imagined. With our experience and bespoke attentiveness, you’re guaranteed to have the best night of your life.

Manny Kess, President
Founder of The Kess Group

With more than 12 years in the food, beverage and nightlife industry, Manny Kess was born to host and is doing it again through his newest venture, The Kess Group.

A New York City native, Kess is a self-professed overachiever best known by others as a charmer with sincerity, and as a blue chip athlete. Kess earned soccer scholarships from The Air Force Academy, The Merchant Marine Academy and Dartmouth College, among others, and in 1997 enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. But after completing his plebe year, in 1998 Kess chose a life in the hospitality industry over one at sea, and at 19 began a successful run opening restaurants and watering holes throughout New York including Taverna Z and Privilege Bar in Hells Kitchen, and Torinos Gourmet Kitchen in midtown Manhattan.

A frequent patron of Las Vegas, Kess was recognized for his youthful business acuity and his ability as a connector. He was recruited by Angel Management Group (AMG) to work for the Las Vegas-based nightlife group and moved to Las Vegas in 2011.  By the end of his first year with AMG he was promoted to Lead VIP Host for the prestigious Wet Republic Ultra Pool at the MGM Grand. Kess’s dedication to excellence helped earn him the 2012 and 2016 Best Independent Host Award by JackColton.com…an award based on recognition from his industry peers.

In 2012 Kess left AMG to launch The Kess Group where he fuses his intrinsic passion for food, drink, travel, adventure, and customer service, with his ability to create custom experiences people will remember for a lifetime.

Elena Kess, Vice President
The Kess Group

Your hostess, Elena Kess, will make every Las Vegas night a dream you’ll never want to wake up from.

Growing up in New York helped shape Elena into the won’t take no for an answer, no nonsense woman that she is; especially when it comes to getting her clients what they want. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Psychology, Elena took to the fast paced atmosphere of the New York finance world like a fish to water. Elena learned how to deal with pressure during her 15 years of working for Fortune 500 companies and dealing with VIPs and executives, assisting them with whatever they needed to be successful. After what seemed like a lifetime of dealing with Wall Street, Elena hung up her power suit and moved to Las Vegas to learn more about the hospitality industry. A natural socialite, Elena quickly befriended locals in the working community and garnered the coveted position of Concierge at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, where she honed her customer service skills and learned how to ensure her clients’ satisfaction. Elena quickly became a top Concierge, winning sales and customer competitions month after month and out-doing some of the most veteran Concierge professionals.

A world traveler, Elena has visited over 50 countries and has been to 6 of the 7 continents, with Antarctica alone having eluded her. By means of her world travels, Elena has learned to speak 4 different languages including English, Greek, Spanish, and Italian. Philanthropy is important to Elena and she currently serves as a Sponsorship Director on the Board of Directors of The Carnival of Love Foundation also participating in other charitable causes such as the Aids Walk, Revlon Walk for Breast Cancer, Bike for MS and NY Cares Day to name a few.

In 2014, Elena left The Mirage Hotel & Casino to join The Kess Group with her brother Manny. Since then, Elena strives to make every client’s time in Las Vegas memorable and worthy of a story they will tell for the rest of their lives.