Move over Soho House! There is a new members-only space in town and it’s got some serious style.
h Club, the creatively minded social club from the late Paul G. Allen, global philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, and musician Dave Stewart debuted its first U.S. space with the opening of h Club Los Angeles. Originally founded in London in 2004, the West Coast iteration carries forward the ethos of its founding location, while also embracing a uniquely Southern California spirit.
The five stories of social space includes multiple dining and lounge destinations, a thoughtfully curated art program, a music and recording studio, an Artists Lounge hosting live performances, a 36-seat screening room; creative workspaces, a swimming pool and pool deck, a game room, a salon offering mani/pedis, blowouts, men’s grooming, and more; a fitness center and 35 spacious guest bedrooms, available exclusively to members and club partners.
Designed by Russell Sage Studios, each of h Club’s five floors boasts a distinct look and feel. Members can take in a seasonal cocktail and light bites at the vibrant, subtly Cuban-influenced Club Lounge featuring bright pops of color, multi-patterned fabrics adorning bespoke furniture, and lush greenery throughout, snack on lobster butter popcorn amidst plush velvet seats in the Moroccan-inspired screening room or enjoy h Club’s singular take on traditional English tea service with a Japanese twist at the Tea Room, a transportive space with ornate hand-painted wallpaper, rich red doors welcoming guests, and varied textures ranging from wood to linen.
The swimming pool and Pool Bar, inspired by Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, are located on the Club’s second floor, with smoothies and light breakfast fare available in the morning, and seasonal lunch and dinner menus in the evening. Poolside cocktail are also available including the Hemingway Daiquiri made with Bacardi Silver, maraschino, lime and grapefruit. Members can also take up a game of pool, a round of cards, or related entertainment activities in the adjacent Game Room or fit in a workout at the Fitness Center.
An amenity exclusive to the club’s Los Angeles location, the 18,000-square-foot rooftop offers stunning views of an iconic city landscape, including the famed Hollywood sign and nearby Capitol Records building. The space is comprised of several al fresco dining and lounge spaces, including the fine dining destination Jarman’s (inspired by the English gardens and home of the late filmmaker Derek Jarman). Dishes include Charred Octopus, New York Steak and Spring Agnolotti.
Award-winning chef Kris Morningstar oversees the Club’s culinary program, in tandem with seasoned Food & Beverage Director Florence Fall. Together, the duo creatively directs multiple dining options with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. With sustainability in mind, h Club’s kitchens and lounges focus on fresh, balanced offerings that feature local produce, house-made products, and playful twists on classic dishes and cocktails. In the Lounges, try the Sweet Seed, made with Titos, watermelon, Aperol, lemon and mint or The Long Goodbye made with Belvedere, lychee, lemon and elderflower.
h Hour (aka happy hour) is offered daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring drinks like the Watermelon Margarita made with Espolon Blanco, lime, watermelon and agave and the Baratheon Buck with Slane Irish Whiskey and amaro mon and bites like Fish Tacos, Sticky Wings and Deviled Eggs.
h Club Los Angeles details
1717 Vine St., Los Angeles, hclub.com, @hclubla
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