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Playboy Enterprises Announce Shanghai Playboy Club to Open in March 2017

By Feb 9, 2017 Nightlife


I just read it for the press releases, I swear.

An announcement from Playboy Enterprises Inc., released on January 19, 2017 has outlined plans for a Shanghai location for the famous (infamous) Playboy Club to be opened in March 2017. Details, still scant at this point, after the jump.


The full press release is available on the official Playboy Enterprises site right here, but here are the Shanghai-relevant portions excised from it:

"NEW YORK, NY January 19, 2017 – Merchants Hospitality, Cachet Hospitality Group, and Playboy Enterprises announced today plans to reintroduce the legendary Playboy Club to New York City as a key feature of the Cachet Boutique New York hotel which is slated to open later this year in midtown Manhattan.


The reintroduction of the Playboy Club to New York City is a huge milestone for us as we continue to reinvent our brand for new audiences all around the world,” said Valerie Golson, Playboy’s Vice President of Gaming and Location Based Entertainment. “We are so happy to be teaming with Cachet both here in the United States and in China, where we are excited to open the highly-anticipated Playboy Club Shanghai this March.”

Cachet if you will recall, are the firm behind Marky Mark's Wahlburger expansion plans in China. Playboy, if you will also recall, was kinda-not-really already opened in Shanghai -- a knock-off version that was quickly quashed for infringement. This one, coming from the horse's mouth as it does, seems legit. They've already rolled out a Mumbai venue. Shanghai? Welcome to the movable feast. But in March? That's like what... a few weeks away already?

According to, the company is pretty much expanding everywhere:

"This March, China will see the opening of Playboy Club Shanghai, in another partnership with Cachet. Currently, Playboy and other partners operate Playboy Clubs in London, England; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Hyderbad, New Delhi, and Mumbai, India. There's also a beer garden in Pune, India, and a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand." has contacted the company for more details but for now, here's a more in-depth piece on what a "revamped" Playboy Club for the 21st century might look like. Models and bottles, basically.

One more juicy little tid-bit from the presser:

"“We are thrilled to be able to bring the Playboy Club back to New York City for the first time in more than 30 years,” said David Laris, EVP of F&B and Nightlife."

Is that my boy David Laris? David Laris of Shanghai F&B yore? Sure hope so!




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  • 3 years ago Bunny Deana Unverified User

    As welcome as the return of Playboy Bunnies may be, nothing will replace the magic of the original Playboy Clubs in the 1960s and 70s, when I enjoyed 3½ fabulous years as "Bunny Deana" at the London Playboy club, and got to go places (like the Playboy Mansion in Chicago where I sipped champagne with Hugh Hefner) and meet people (James Bond for example) that would never have been possible any other way. If anyone is interested, I have a unique unique personal collection of original and historic photographs, which can be found online at "Bunny Deana's Playboy Photo Album", together with lots of insights and memories of what I truly believe was the Golden Age of the Playboy Bunny.

  • 3 years ago Donnie who loved bowling Unverified User

    Judy's and Manhattan will go old school Shanghai on them and sabotage that whole deal.
    STD inflicted "moles" will end their trip real quick. The phrase Fuck like Bunnies may give them a leg up though.

    It'll be anarchy!! Dogs and cats sleeping together...

    Maybe they'll have a storefront for their Playboy apparel that used to be on sale in Shanghai years ago.

  • 3 years ago Aintthatthetruth Unverified User

    If it is that Laris, investors better get ready for a rinsing

  • 3 years ago morgan

    It IS our boy!

  • 3 years ago morgan

    "David Laris is EVP of F&B and Entertainment of Cachet Hospitality Group and serves as President of Wahlburgers Asia Pacific JV. His name has become synonymous with the constant shaping and redefining of the food and beverage industry in China."

  • 3 years ago Donnie who loved Bowling Unverified User

    Laris will run that truck into the wall...then he'll have to deal with a Marky Mark style ass beating.

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