In the 1958 noir crime filmTouch of Evil
, classic movie actress Marlene Dietrich made a comeback as a cigar-smoking bordello madam. Dietrich's hard-cut elegance blended brilliantly with the setting -- a shadowy, secret world where thrills always came kicking around corners.
The Napoleon's located in the large suite that used to house the lounge area of the Estate House restaurant, and includes a fine cigar vault, a full bar featuring classic cocktails, a huge lounge, a billiard room, live jazz music, and three patios with stunning views of Old Town.
The interior décor and furnishings are from the Estate House, so people who've been might recognize the plush velvet couches, comfy leather chairs, and shiny wood tables. Three patios are also fully furnished with futons, tables, and curtained gazebos, and the north patio looks down on the waterfront.
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Memberships cost $100 for the "Associate Membership," $200 a month for the "Individual Membership," and $350 for the "Corporate Membership" (which can include up to five people). Guest passes are available for a lower cost, and members can also bring guests.
Scott Von says the memberships are already selling fast, and if people want guest memberships, they should call ahead of time to get on the list.
The Napoleon is scheduled to officially open on Friday, January 28, at 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Suite 300, in Scottsdale. Call 480-970-7890 or visit www.thenapoleonclub.com for more information.