10/25/2004 at 03:00 PM EDT
If you're looking for Club Paris in Las Vegas, you will want to avoid the Eiffel Tower in Sin City's French-themed hotel-casino and instead head next door to the Aladdin – where Paris Hilton plans to open her own nightclub on New Year's Eve.
Robert Earl, chairman and founder of Planet Hollywood, recently led a group of investors to purchase space in the 2,500-plus-room Aladdin, where Hilton will open her club and maintain a personal suite, the Associated Press reports.
"Las Vegas is hot, Planet Hollywood is hot and I wanted to be part of the newest, hottest resort in Las Vegas," Hilton said Saturday night at an unveiling for the coming attraction. Las Vegas' original Aladdin hotel-casino was demolished in 1998. A new property was created on the same site and opened in 2000.
The Simple Life hotel heiress will also open a similar club in Orlando, Fla., at the same time, and additional clubs are in the works for New York, Miami Beach, London and Paris. Orlando's 16,000-sq.-ft. Club Paris, which will be decorated in Paris's favorite color (pink), will include DJ booths and a separate lounge and a VIP section, as well as a private area for Hilton.
"I will see everyone back here on New Year's Eve when I officially open Club Paris in Las Vegas and Orlando on the same night," said Hilton, 23. "That's hot."
But while Hilton was scoring points with news of her new club, she also bragged to reporters about a new love interest, Australian tennis pro Mark Philippoussis, New York's Daily News reports.
Hilton is said to have showed reporters a picture of Philippoussis she has programmed into her cell phone. The 27-year-old athlete was recently dating Down Under pop singer Delta Goodrem.