Maloof’s New Hot Club

The Palms Casino in Las Vegas is set to unveil a “very, very sexy, very hot venue” next year, according to comments from owner George Maloof during a recent interview.

Maloof told The Strip Podcast his plans for a new concert venue in The Palms, which he said “will be the finest facility of its kind in the country.”

The venue has been under construction for the last six months, he said, and is set for a February 2007 opening.

Planning records filed with the Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department were obtained by the Las Vegas Business Press, which reported on the architectural details for the venue.

The multilevel, tiered space is located at the back of the casino floor. Inside, a horseshoe-shaped hall will surround a 67-foot-wide stage, and feature a main floor, mezzanine and balcony, and VIP box seating.

Maloof raved about the venue, which he explained was more like a theatre in terms of its design.

“It’s 2,500 seats, perfect sight lines,” he said. “Lots of amenities, lots of bars, lots of VIP areas. Great audio, great visual, great connection to the property from the Fantasy Tower.”

And in terms of the types of acts the venue will draw to the Palms, Maloof stressed that he wanted to keep all options open – without contracting headliners or Broadway shows.

“We will not do a headliner. I don’t think that works. We’ll have the finest facility that will be very, very flexible and can do lots of different things,” he said. “We will absolutely stay away from Broadway.”

SIA Acoustics will act as the concert hall’s sound designer, according to the Business Press.