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Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 6:19 p.m.
The Palms in Las Vegas on Thursday said the Playboy Club there will close for undisclosed reasons.
"After a strong six-year run, the Palms Casino Resort and Playboy Enterprises will end their partnership in early June and each pursue new brand opportunities in Las Vegas nightlife. The Palms and Playboy Enterprises have shared a great relationship and wish each other future success," the Palms said in a statement.
A spokesman was asked how many employees would be affected and what the Playboy Club space will be converted to, but he said the resort had no further details to share.
The Playboy Comedy Lounge at the Palms closed after the New Year's holiday, raising questions about how long the Playboy Club would remain at the Palms.
The Playboy Club regularly hosted events with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his playmates, bringing a unique vibe to the Palms and Las Vegas. The Playboy Club is part of the N9NE Group restaurant and nightclub company that operates mainly at the Palms.
For a time the Palms boasted of having the world's only Playboy Club, but other Playboy Clubs to open around the world recently are in Cancun, London and Macau in China.
Playboy Club You’ll never make it to the Playboy Mansion. Sorry. But you can gawk at bunnies right here in Vegas and play a few hands of black jack while you’re at it. Located in the aptly named Fantasy Tower at the Palms, Playboy Club combines all of Vegas’ guilty pleasures into a cozy, impeccably adorned suite of rooms. Beautiful women outfitted in Roberto Cavalli-designed bunny suits deal cards under Baccarat crystal chandeliers by décor guru Phillipe Starck. A glimmering bar built out of 10,000 diamond-shaped crystals beckons visitors to come down a martini or two, and the updated men’s club atmosphere pays homage to Hef and his logo at every turn. Even the bathrooms have gotten a scandalous makeover, with collage wallpaper featuring every centerfold from the last 25 years. Just remember: This club isn’t for the faint of wallet. If you want to party like the original playboy, you’d better arrive well funded.
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