Downtown Grand Hotel’s Picnic Roof Rocked During Las Vegas Business Academy Fundraiser

On Oct. 11, Las Vegas’ Top hospitality executives, chefs and community leaders gathered for “Rockin’ on the Roof”, Las Vegas Business Academy’s third annual fundraising event, on the scenic picnic rooftop of Downtown Grand Hotel in an effort to raise scholarship funds for University of Nevada, Las Vegas students pursuing a law degree or masters degree in hospitality or business.

The evening began with an exclusive VIP reception with top community leaders, board members and the four scholarship recipients, Daven Cameron, Keivan Roebuck, Tasha Schwikert and Matthew Sheahan. During the reception, Las Vegas Business Academy’s Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni, honored Seth Schorr, CEO of Downtown Grand Hotel and Sam Cherry, CEO of Sam Cherry Development with the Griffin award. The award recognized the prominent role the two industry leaders play in downtown’s resurgence in addition to their vision and drive to keep Las Vegas on the map as one of the world’s greatest cities.

Throughout the evening, guests sampled a variety of delicious dishes ranging from Peking Duck and Roasted Pork to Agnolotti Lobster and Grilled Octopus. Among the restaurants showcasing signature dishes were Scarpetta, Jaleo, Estiatorio Milos, Sensi, Lao Sze Chuan, D.O.C.G, Mozen, The Capital Grille, Portofino, Four Seasons, STK, Culinary Academy, StripSteak and Buddy V?s Cupcakes.

Before arriving at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, guests were treated to a live performance of the Tony Award-winning musical, Wicked at The Smith Center. As the sun began to set and the city lights turned on, guests enjoyed a beautiful view of downtown Las Vegas as sounds of live music by Vegas Limit could be heard throughout the night.

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