Manny Kess believes in the American dream, because he's lived it!
Growing up, Manny's dream was to serve his country as a Naval Aviator. He was on track to achieve that dream at the US Naval Academy when tragedy struck. Manny's father passed away unexpectedly and he made the difficult choice to give up his dream of serving his country in order to return home and serve his family instead.
Manny didn't let adversity stand in his way.
Manny began building a new dream and went into the hospitality industry where he owned and operated a successful restaurant in New York. It was there that Manny first learned the challenges of making payroll, paying vendors on time, and turning a profit.
His restaurant business was thriving until tragedy struck again in the form of the Great Recession. After enduring several years of overburdensome regulations and a tax system that wasn't transparent, Kess lost the restaurant and business he worked so hard to build up. By the end of the 2000's, Manny had lost his childhood dream, his dad, and ultimately lost everything.
Thankfully Manny's story didn't end there, instead it was just getting started.
Manny left New York to come to Nevada. He founded a new company, and through hard work, determination, and entrepreneurial spirit, grew it to over six million dollars in annual revenue today.
His business is one of the top-ranked hospitality companies in Nevada and his success story has been recognized by multiple print, online, and radio publications, including Forbes Magazine. Today he is not only a business owner, but also an investor an entrepreneur. Manny has partial ownership in several businesses that include a restaurant, a firearms manufacturer, a high end interior design firm, and a sports nutrition company among others.
When super star athletes want to go to sin city, they call Manny Kess. He is not only the man in Vegas, but his name is known in every party city of the world.
From athletes, celebrities, top executives, royalty and everything in between, The Kess Group is the staple around the world for whatever you need. He is an entrepreneur and elite businessman, with more than 20 years in the food, beverage and nightlife industry.
A New York City native, Manny is best described by friends as charismatic, sincere, straight forward and a blue chip athlete. Earning over 60 scholarships nationwide, he accepted his nomination into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After completing his plebe year, he chose a life in hospitality over one in the military. At 19, Manny began a successful run opening restaurants and watering holes throughout New York City.
Within a year of moving to Nevada, Manny was was promoted to Lead VIP Host for one of the most elite clubs in Las Vegas. A year later, Manny seized his own opportunity and opened his own company which rapidly grew into a boutique concierge agency known by an unmatched level of service and a worldwide depth.
Today. the award-winning Kess Group fuses Manny’s intrinsic passion for food, drink, travel, adventure by creating custom experiences people will remember for a lifetime. He has won the Best Independent Host Award twice and expanded worldwide offering services for any type of clientele in any city of the world.