BUILT FOR MAN of the Month: CY WAITS
Posted: Aug 08 2012
Cy Waits is undoubtedly one of the most successful nightlife and club entrepreneurs in the world. He began as a door man for a nightclub and swiftly had a meteoric rise to the top of the Las Vegas and Hollywood nightlife scene. Waits was at one time an owner and partner at club XS in Las Vegas. XS is located inside the Encore Las Vegas, which is owned by the Wynn Resorts Holds, LLC and it has been widely speculated to be one of the most expensive clubs in the world with an estimated value of over $100 million. He was also a partner in Tryst Nightclub located in the Wynn. When Cy was still overseeing operations at XS and Tryst he most notably helped club XS earn the number one spot in the Top 100 ranking in the Nightclub & Bar magazine's annual list. When asked about his successful career Waits says, “As long as you work hard and work harder than anybody else, you will surpass everyone. You can be anyone you want to be. I came from nothing and look where I got”. His most recent venture is “The Agency” in Hollywood, which is a smaller, invitation only venue built for celebrities. Waits joined DList Magazine for a photo shoot and interview in March 2012, where he was first introduced to the Built For Man brand.
Hats off to CY WAITS, our BUILT FOR MAN of the month.
GIG: Entrepreneur, Owner, Operator
GIG PERK: Meeting different people, everywhere, all over the world.
BOOK: I don’t read or watch TV unless it has to do with work.
ALBUM: I loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers as a kid, now it seems everyone is making singles more than albums.
DJ: I have several favorite deejays, really there are too many to list. But, I love Vicii, I love Alesso, Rehab. Manufactured Superstars, are good DJ’s. Travis Emmans out of L.A. is a great local DJ.
FILM: Count of Montecristo
RESTAURANT: Lio in Ibiza, Spain. I don’t think it could be recreated anywhere on the planet. The ambience and the location are stunning. It’s very sophisticated and the people make it the sexiest place in the world.
DRINK: A nice simple glass of Pinot Grigio. I usually only have wine with dinner. I don’t eat red meat so I don’t drink a lot of red wine.
WARDROBE: Right now I like hats because my hair is getting longer.
PLUG: Something I’m working really hard on is a club called The Agency, in L.A. It’s very small and intimate, it’s unannounced. We get the best DJ’s on the planet which is really cool for something so small. I’m also working on some other projects, a sound studio and another club in L.A. with some guys from New York and I’m really excited about that.
FOLLOW: Fans can read my article in DLIST Magazine to learn about my visit to Seattle. Or, tweet with me @CyWaits.
Maile Cabral Hager Maile@CabralEdwardsManagement.com