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Seeing Stars

The coolest feature at Moon, the exclusive penthouse nightclub atop the Palms?

On some nights it’s, well, the moon.

That’s because one of the club’s signature features is a retractable roof that opens to provide a view of the nighttime sky.

"People, the first time they see it, are blown away," says Michael Fuller, vice president for The N9NE Group which, with the Palms, owns the club.

The 12,500-square-foot club, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, was "designed to be the ultimate high-end boutique nightclub," Fuller says, that’s both "high energy" and "always fun."

As if the chance of seeing the actual moon — and, for that matter, the Strip down below — isn’t enough visual stimulation, the club’s floor is fitted with LED fixtures that change colors and patterns as guests walk on them.

"You can create multiple patterns on the dance floor," Fuller says, while a computerized projection system can cast images just about anywhere, from walls to the closed ceiling to hanging curtains of glass beads, altering the images via special effects along the way.

Moon has "more technology per square foot than any other nightclub in the entire country," Fuller says.

"It’s very visual," he says. "Definitely second to none."

For aural stimulation, there’s an eclectic roster of music that can be changed from night to night. But at the core of the audio palette are hip-hop, rock, mashups and house, presided over by DJs flown in from all over the country and, Fuller says, "actually all over the world."

Moon holds about 500, but Fuller says that, during a typical night, between 1,000 and 1,500 will flow through.

Moon pays particular attention to Las Vegans and, particularly on Sundays and Thursdays "we have specials and deals for locals," Fuller says.

Moon is open Tuesdays and Thursday through Sundays from 10:30 p.m. to close, Fuller says, which typically shakes out to 4:30 or 5 a.m.

Cover is $20 weekdays and $40 weekends. Another option is a $60 VIP pass that allows access to Moon, the Playboy Club, Rain and ghostbar and also serves as a line pass.

Reservations are strongly recommended for tables. For more information, call 942-6832.

Contact reporter John Przybys at jprzybys@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0280.

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