Clubs to Be Named for Paris Hilton
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Paris Hilton knows something about nightclubs, so it makes sense the hotel heiress is the inspiration for a handful of clubs that will bear her name.
Club Paris, named after ``The Simple Life″ star, plans to open on New Year’s Eve in Orlando. Local businessman Fereidoun ``Fred″ Khalilian hopes to open other Club Paris nightclubs in Las Vegas, New York City, Miami Beach, London and Paris.
Hilton will earn a ``seven-figure″ signing bonus for lending her name to the club. In return, she is contractually obligated to appear at the club at least twice a month. Hilton also helped select the interior design and is scheduled to attend the opening.
``Anything she touches is big,″ he said. ``The marketing is unbelievable.″
The club will have state-of-the-art DJ booths, a separate martini-and-cigar lounge and a VIP section, Khalilian said.
``I think the notion of Orlando being a tourist destination makes it a good location,″ said Peter Lopez, Hilton’s entertainment attorney. ``Obviously, if there’s a club there with her name on it, she’s going to have an interest in seeing that it does well.″