‘Intimate’ nightclub opening tonight in Kansas City’s P&L district The Power & Light District has taken a second-floor storage space and converted it to an upscale, art deco style club called Hotel Nightclub.

The venue opens at 9 p.m. today at 1300 Grand Blvd., above Johnny’s Tavern. It has a spacious dance floor of inlaid wood, a shiny structural column in the middle surrounded by seating (or a platform area for dancing), a bar area with a stained glass back panel made by an area artist, eight private booths and an outdoor patio.
DJ Stonerokk and DJ Graham Funke will hold court in the elevated deejay booth for the grand opening. DJ Mike Scott is the resident deejay.
The nightclub has a first-floor entrance at the corner of 13th Street and Grand Boulevard with valet parking, concierge service and a private VIP elevator to the club’s main level on the second floor. Most customers will use the stairs. Hours will be 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Customers also can order bottle service or from a private mini-bar package (just like those in hotel room refrigerators) with multiple combinations of 20 bottles.
“It’s still a nightclub but it has more of an intimate feel,” said Brian Collins, managing partner.
Hotel Nightclub is owned by ECI Inc., which is affiliated with The Cordish Cos., the district’s developer. A Hotel Nightclub also opened in Cordish’s Fourth Street Live district in Louisville, Ky., about four years ago. But with the Kansas City venue, ECI brought in Studio Collective of Santa Monica, Calif., to do the conceptual design. ECI kept Studio Collective’s idea of an art deco hotel-theme and tweaked it a bit.
The Louisville club closed recently and will be converted to a new nightclub concept under a different name.
“The Kansas City one is completely different. We’re just sharing the name and logo…. But it’s a totally different look,” Collins said. “I think this one is going to stick around for a long time. I think people are really going to be impressed by this.”