Palms says Playboy Club to close, ending partnership

Palms says Playboy Club to close, ending partnership

By Steve Green (contact)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 6:19 p.m.
Palms says Playboy Club to close, ending partnership
Hugh Hefner hosts at The Playboy Club in the Palms on Oct. 21, 2010. Launch slideshow ยป

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.

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