Correction: A former version of this article incorrectly identified Jet Hospitality as the company opening the club, based a press release sent to Community Impact Newspaper. The company launching the club is Jet Hotel, which falls under the NATIV Hotel brand in Denver. Jet Hospitality is not affiliated with Babylon Nightclub in any way.
Babylon, an ancient Persian-themed nightclub, will open July 1 at 612 Hadley St., in a space formerly occupied by the Howl at the Moon piano bar in Houston’s Midtown area.
The nightclub is designed to resemble the city it is named after, with themed furniture set up throughout the establishment. Golden decorations will also be placed throughout the club, according to a June 23 press release.
Babylon is owned by Jet Hotel and Club, a Denver-based group that worked in the central Colorado area before expanding to Houston.
“Houston was initially the next natural step for expansions due to its inviting atmosphere and lack of luxe nightlife,” Jet Hotel’s expansion director Maral Pourarfaie said in a statement. “We feel as if we can really make an impact here and bring Midtown back as the destination it was once known for.”
To celebrate the opening, Babylon is hosting a party that will include celebrity DJs, exotic animals in cages and overall immersion in Babylonian culture. The grand opening will start July 1 and carry on throughout the Fourth of July weekend, according to the release.