We are Clique
Clique Hospitality was founded by Andy Masi, the former Light Group founder and CEO, along with his partners Brian Massie and Shane Monaco. These three visionaries have helped change the dining and nightlife experience of Las Vegas since 2001. Masi, as well as his partners within Clique, have dedicated their lives to making a simple night out more than just a memory, but also an experience.
A boutique hospitality company, Clique specializes in upscale comfortable dining that sets trends, rather than following them. Hearthstone, the company’s first project that specializes in rustic American fare, reinvigorated Las Vegas’ Red Rock Resort and Casino, bringing in a more contemporary clientele with its worldly flavors. With eight restaurants and lounges in the pipeline in Nevada and California, Clique is transcending hospitality through service and operations, unabashed cuisine, appeasing design and unrivaled desire.
For over a decade, Clique has been shaking up the hospitality industry. With a focus on the differences in generational taste and desire, Clique has used unique food and beverage options to transform multiple legendary hotels, making them the destination of choice for patrons of any age. From the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip to the Delano Hotel in Miami, Clique has brought new life to these historic hotels through upscale and exciting restaurants, lounges, and nightclubs.
After starting his career in the Boston club scene of the 1990s, Masi co-founded The Light Group in Las Vegas in 2001. During his 14 years as Managing Partner & CEO of The Light Group, Andy Masi had been integral in shaping the Las Vegas-based hospitality company into a entertaining and real estate powerhouse.
In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations, Masi spearheaded all new business ventures in both the nightlife and real estate realms. His rich understanding of the Las Vegas market has captured the loyalty of international tourists and local audiences alike.
Masi has helped create luxury lounges, restaurants, pools and clubs at Bellagio, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Treasure Island, The Mirage, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, ARIA Resort and Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas and Delano Hotel in Miami.
BRIAN T. MASSIE
A New Yorker by birth and by heart, Brian Massie’s rise to the apex of the culinary world should come as no surprise, having been seasoned by several of the world’s most renowned chefs. His training, skills and creativity led him to The Light Group, where he was hired as the company’s Executive Chef for its original foray into dining, opening FIX Restaurant & Bar at Bellagio in June 2004.
The success of Fix later led Massie to open other endeavors for The Light Group, including STACK Restaurant & Bar, Diablo’s Cantina, Red Square, Citizens Kitchen & Bar and Bianca in Miami Beach. In Fall 2014, he opened Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, a restaurant centered on refined rustic cuisine, seasonal ingredients and fine wine.
A craft-driven chef by trade, Massie has also been given the honor of cooking at the prestigious James Beard House in New York, and his food has been praised by celebrities, athletes, acclaimed chefs and former United States presidents.
After working for acclaimed chef Michael Mina at the St Regis Resort Monarch Beach, Shane moved to the aspiring culinary mecca, Las Vegas to work for the innovative, highly successful hospitality company, The Light Group.
At Light Group, he ran restaurant operations for Fix Restaurant at Bellagio then Stack Restaurant at Mirage. It was the opportunity to open the highly anticipated Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and Lounge. Shane combined his restaurant operation skills with restaurant development, to include design, concept, construction, and brand marketing.
From Yellowtail, he traveled to Miami, Florida to open new Light Group venues at the iconic Delano Hotel in South Beach. There he served as the Director of Food & Beverage while launching Bianca Italian restaurant, Delano Beach club, and FDR boutique nightclub. After the successful launch of Delano, Shane traveled back to Las Vegas to open the new Light Group venues at Mandalay Bay, Red Rock Resort and Casino along with a Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and Bar in Los Angeles.