That's how Crossfade described Adoré when we interviewed owner and nightlife impresario, Cy Waits back in December. Now that we've experienced the club firsthand, we can say with certainty that Adoré is indeed everything that Waits described it to be, and more.
From the moment that those golden, leather-bound doors swung open, we were instantly captivated by the warm ambers and mysterious charm of the 12,000-square-foot nightclub.
A velvet carpet and French-style chaise welcome the night's VIP into the candlelit bar. Golden accents and images of gothic cathedrals adorn the walls of the upscale discothèque. Portraits of topless ladies and women in lace smoking cigarettes decorate the ceiling with golden frames.
On any given night, dancers dressed as geishas, seductive jockeys, or whatever wild creation creative director Sushi Seibert comes up with, flirt with the crowd as they dance on the staircase right above the DJ booth.
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Overlooking the wooden dance floor is one of the most notable features of the club: the half-a-million dollar, custom-made 3D LED globe. Kind of like a modern day disco ball concept, the three-dimensional sphere changes colors and designs throughout the night.
In addition to the latest Funktion-One sound system, another state-of-the-art component at Adoré is the Emulator Elite.
"It's kind of like a touch screen emulator that DJs can use while playing their music," explains the club's PR spokesperson, Andrew Peleckis.
"It's also very interactive because they [DJs] can write messages with their fingertips, like 'Be Adoréd,' for the crowd," adds Adoré's marketing director Melinda Filstrup.
The details alone are impressive, but the service is what makes Adoré rise above the rest. The entire club is VIP, meaning there are no "off limits" areas for those who party here.
"There are no ropes, so people can roam the club whenever they want," expresses Filstrup.
So basically, if you want to sip on a mixed cocktail from the upstairs chain bar, you can easily climb the dimly lit staircase (or use the elevator instead) and enjoy your drink there. But if you want to secure your personal space, you can always hire a security guard for the night.
Regardless of your preference, each table is manned by an individual server, so you'll never need to worry about having to flag down someone for another bottle of bubbly.
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But one of the many features Adoré prides itself in is the private banquettes and power outlets hidden behind each of the 40 VIP booths.
"All booths have cell phone chargers, a light, and lock," Filstrup explains. "Your bottle girl has the key 24-seven, so you don't even have to worry about losing it."
The VIP treatment doesn't end at your table. It follows you all the way to the loo.
White marble sinks, golden faucets, wall-length mirrors, and fresh red roses adorn the ladies room. Because women are the most glamorous sex, dames are treated to free champagne and warm towelettes during their visit to the restroom. There's also a set of hair dryers and flat irons to keep you looking fab all night.
"We receive lots of praise for our restrooms," brags Filstrup.
Dudes aren't left out though. Inside the men's room is a black and white marble sink with chrome pipes and colorful birds of paradise. There are also personal stalls for those men of mystery.
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Everyone who spends the night at Adoré is VIP, but if you don't wanna be seen entering the club, you can always make your way in via the velvet-curtained private entrance from the Boulan Hotel.
Thursday nights are Industry Night. Fridays are dedicated to open format/hip-hop and Saturdays are all about dance and house music. No matter what day you choose to party, you will always be Adoréd.
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