The Los Angeles club which counts Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Smits among its list of investors is set to temporarily close its doors.

The Conga Room, which has served as a Latin music haven on the city's Wilshire Boulevard since 1998, will shut down next summer (06) and then reopen in January 2007, at a new site in downtown Los Angeles.

The new venue will be called the Conga Room Downtown and will be part of a new entertainment development.