Partner, TAO Group Holdings
Louis Abin has spent nearly two decades with leading hospitality company TAO Group, where he now serves as a Managing Partner for the restaurant and nightlife company, teaming with TAO Group founders Marc Packer, Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss to operate some of the country’s most successful nightclub and restaurant brands. Abin manages all of the Las Vegas properties, including Tao Las Vegas, LAVO Las Vegas, Marquee Las Vegas and Beauty & Essex, making Tao restaurant & nightclub in the Venetian the #1 independent grossing restaurant and nightclub in the country for the past eight years.
Abin rose to the top of the restaurant industry, holding GM and Director of Operations positions with noted restaurateurs and chefs, including Lidia and Joe Bastianich and Mark Strassman. During his tenure with the Bastianich Group, owners of the acclaimed Del Posto and Babbo restaurants, he served as Managing Partner for the concept Lidia’s, located in Kansas City and Pittsburgh.
Abin joined TAO Group in 2000 as GM of TAO New York, which continues to be one of the most profitable independent restaurants in the country. He moved to Las Vegas in 2005 to spearhead the opening of TAO Asian Restaurant, Nightclub & Beach at The Venetian, a 60,000 square foot dining and nightlife destination. The success of TAO Group’s first Las Vegas property prompted the partners to open LAVO at The Palazzo in 2008, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in 2010, as well Beauty & Essex, a restaurant in partnership with chef Chris Santos, at The Cosmopolitan in 2016
TAO Group recently sold a controlling interest to Madison Square Garden Company. After their several recent LA openings, Chicago and Singapore are next.