Mood Bacho is a managing partner of Opera Ultra Lounge and partner in Jam Ventures, a US-based entertainment company. His over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry involve financial systems development and management, cost control systems, staff training and development, and corporate culture development. Mood has played an instrumental role in opening and operating nightclubs and lounges in the DC and Miami Beach areas; including as VIP director of the Zei Club; VIP director of the renowned Crobar of South Beach, Miami; a critical member of the opening team of Crobar New York; Tantra Lounge at Indebleu, DC; and developing the concept and brand of Current, DC while handling managerial responsibilities. Mood is also partners with Alex Haje in BAHA Design Group, a professional Audio/Video company specializing in restaurant and nightclub design and installations. Mood has an extensive background in IT and the construction industry that he applies to the hospitality sector, consulting on various nightclub design and construction projects and developing a wide range of web-based marketing tools for the nightlife industry. Mood was one of the founders of Jetsetmafia.com one of DC’s premier nightlife websites and promotional groups.
“Nightclubs are about fantasy and mystery. They are meant to transport you with an uplifting experience and excite and stimulate your senses in a world of sound, light, fashion and fantasy where you can escape your normal life even if only for a few hours. True nightclubs have the X-factor, a unique chemistry and develop a culture with their guests and employees. We are proud to say that Opera was designed to deliver this experience. Opera is not simply a club; it is the theater of life!”
Alex Haje is a managing partner of Opera Ultra Lounge and partner in Jam Ventures, a US-based entertainment company. Formerly with Sirius XM Satellite Radio as a recording engineer in the company’s five million dollar recording studio within the DC headquarters, for 9 years he recorded top artists from virtually every genre of music. Alex has been formally trained at one of the country’s top schools for the recording arts, sound reinforcement, and show/film production. In addition, Alex has been a critical figure in the DC nightclub industry for over 10 years and has maintained a strong grip on the city’s pulse as a resident DJ in DC’s most exclusive nightclubs. His ability to recognize talent and know good music will truly be an asset to the venues event bookings.
“Opera is a culmination of many years of experience, vision, and hard work for myself and my partners. We have strived to create an environment that caters to the senses with a high focus on hospitality and respect for our guests."
John Alexiades is a managing partner of Opera Ultra Lounge and partner in Jam Ventures, a US-based entertainment company. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the entertainment and hospitality industries in various roles during which he has overseen and supervised projects from formation of the concept to the implementation of the build-out; completing projects on time, negotiating construction costs to a minimum, and seeing to the daily operations of the establishment. John has owned and operated Sessa nightclub, and served as general manager of the renowned Maxim’s Bistro, both in New York City. Additionally, John has helped with the build-out and setup of various restaurant projects for the Flat Iron Restaurant Group in the New York City area, serving primarily in the capacity of general or bar manager during which he was able to achieve an impressive liquor cost of below 17%.
"We are bringing something that DC night life hasn't seen before."
Walid Zeytoun is a managing partner of Opera Ultra Lounge and partner in Jam Ventures, a US-based entertainment company. Walid has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur in Washington, DC with over 22 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry, including Café Paradiso, one of DC’s most popular Italian restaurants. In addition, Walid has been a fixture of the DC nightclub industry with extensive and close contacts with the industry’s major players. Walid is also chief principal of Zaydina Group, an international investment company with a portfolio in the hospitality and entertainment industries. Walid has degrees in both hospitality and management from George Mason University in Washington, DC.
“People visit DC as tourists or on business but not for its nightlife. My vision with Opera is to also make DC a nightlife destination like Miami and Las Vegas. With Opera, I am confident we will achieve this.”