Shania Twain, Mark Davis kick it up at Westgate VIP

Las Vegas Review-Journal
By John Katsilometes
December 12, 2019

It was the type of bash where country music superstar Shania Twain and Raiders owner Mark Davis can mill around, largely unnoticed.

A private VIP event Wednesday night filled Westgate Las Vegas’s legendary Sky Villas — the onetime Elvis Presley residence suite — on the hotel’s 30th floor. Late in the fete, Twain rolled in with her husband, Swiss businessman Frederic Thiebaud, after her show at Zappos Theater.

Twain is tight with Davis, who attended her opening-night show at Planet Hollywood on Dec. 6. She is also friends with longtime Westgate Resorts exec Richard Siegel, who is also one of company founder David Siegel’s sons.

Twain’s participation was not generally expected, but she added some celeb flair to an event powered by David Perrico’s Pop 40 and Pop String, ace Elvis tribute artist Matt Lewis and the all-female rock band Dollface.

The main party space was themed for “The Addams Family,” which is why Jen Romas, creator and star of “Sexxy” adult revue at the hotel, was made up as Morticia. Hotel PR director Gordon Prouty dressed as John Astin’s Gomez character. There was even a Lurch lurching around. Kelly Magaro of Sexxy; and Dani Elizabeth, JoJo Hamner and Skylar Harris of “Crazy Girls” at Planet Hollywood were dressed as maids. To keep it clean, I guess.

When not singing, Lewis was stationed at one of the Villa’s empty hot tubs, surrounded by Jif peanut butter, bananas and Wonder Bread. “I live here, but I need someone to make me a sandwich,” said Lewis, a veteran of “Legends in Concert” in Las Vegas and across the country. “The King doesn’t butter his own bread.” Not in this place.