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Members-Only: the Coolest, the Oldest, and the Most Exclusive Private Clubs Around the World

Members-Only: the Coolest, the Oldest, and the Most Exclusive Private Clubs Around the World

Do you ever wonder where the elite trendsetters go to hang out and just chill with friends? Well, now you won’t have to, for we’ve put together the list of the coolest, oldest, and most exclusive members-only clubs around the world.

Originating in London, private clubs have been around for ages, however, now more than ever people are becoming more enthralled by the concept of meeting and hanging out in a cool space with like-minded individuals. And with the rise of ultra trendy and impeccably designed places like Soho House, for example, the membership competition has become even more difficult in recent years.

On the flip side, if you do get accepted, we can assure you, it’ll be worth every penny.


GLOBAL

SOHO HOUSE
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Hotel, screening room, restaurant, lounge, workspace, studio
WHERE: East London, West London, Oxordshire, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Berlin, Istanbul, and Malibu

NEUEHOUSE
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Lounge, workspace, gallery, studio
WHERE: New York, Los Angeles, London

HABITAS
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Vacation homes around the world
WHERE: Tulum with more to come

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NORTH AMERICA

COLORADO

CARIBOU CLUB
WHO: Anyone who can afford it
WHAT: Lounge, restaurant, and club
WHERE: Aspen

 

NEW YORK:

PARLOR
WHO
:  Anyone who can afford it
WHAT: Lounge, restaurant, and membership to Soho House facilities
WHERE: New York

CAMP DAVID
WHO:  Anyone who can afford it
WHAT: Library, lounge, screening room, workspace, personal desk
WHERE: New York

THE WING
WHO: Females in the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Library, lounge, workspace
WHERE: New York

THE CORE CLUB
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Library, lounge, screening room, masseuse, barber shop, restaurant, workspace
WHERE: New York

SPRING PLACE
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Hotel, screening room, restaurant, lounge, workspace, studio
WHERE: New York

NORWOOD CLUB
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Club room, screening room, backyard patio, salon, workspace
WHERE: New York

CLASSIC CAR CLUB
WHO: Car aficionados and those who enjoy the art behind the wheel
WHAT: Access to the world’s best and most exclusive car collection, bar, lounge, car storage
WHERE: New York

EXPLORERS CLUB
WHO: Persons who carry out or assist in field science expeditions to study unknown or little known destinations or phenomena in order to gain knowledge for humankind. Anyone supporting their mission can be a member at some level.
WHAT: Members Lounge and Bar, the Trophy Room, the Clark Room and Second Floor Library, Map Room, and LeFrak Terrace for your own events. This historic building is open for you and your friends to visit
WHERE: New York

DV CLUB
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Screening room, restaurant, lounge, workspace, studio, club car with chauffeur will be available on a “first come first served” basis, pampering room
WHERE: New York, Miami

THOMPSON SQUARE STUDIOS
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries and those who can afford it
WHAT: Access to open-plan and private workspace plus amenities designed with women’s needs in mind. Included with membership is a robust and unique calendar of events & a community of women dedicated to living their best lives. Also includes glam room and showers as well as conference rooms and coworking spaces.  
WHERE: New York

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THE WING
WHO: Female members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: seven boutique private studio spaces, a chandelier-clad conference room, and a cozy screening room with oversized leather chairs, personal concierge who will take care of dry cleaning and restaurant bookings, breakfast and lunch is catered by rotating local chefs in an open, use of the private house car, health and wellness programs, architectural speakers, fashion influencer brunches, and movie screenings
WHERE: New York, Los Angeles

 

LOS ANGELES:

PETIT ERMITAGE
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Pool, club, cabana, private bar
WHERE: Los Angeles

MAGIC CASTLE
WHO: Actively practicing or involved with magic as a career or hobby and audition before the Academy’s membership reviewing committee. Associate members are people who love magic and the academy. Most of the members are in the entertainment business, law, finance, and medical fields.
WHAT: Performance venue, restaurant and private club
WHERE: Los Angeles

 

MONTANA:

YELLOWSTONE CLUB
WHO: Anyone who loves the outdoors
WHAT: Ski lodge, spa, screening room, retail store, ski rental and repair
WHERE: Montana


SOUTH AMERICA


ARGENTINA:

THE CLUBHOUSE
WHO: Those who love the arts and creative industry, but do not have to be a part of them as a career
WHAT: Guesthouses, pool, bar and lounge, chef series, rotating art gallery
WHERE: Buenos Aires


EUROPE


IRELAND:

RESIDENCE (DUBLIN)
WHO: Those who love the arts and creative industry, but do not have to be a part of them as a career
WHAT: Restaurant, lounge, workspace, studio, club
WHERE: Ireland

LONDON:

ALBERT'S
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Weekly members’ events including live music performances, international DJs, exclusive parties, dining experiences, tutorials, networking evenings, cultural talks and games nights.
WHERE: London

CENTURY CLUB
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Restaurant, lounge, workspace, largest rooftop terrace, dedicated contemporary art program with two revolving exhibition spaces and the Club's own permanent art collection with works by Nick Relph, Julia Pfeiffer, Daniel Sinsel and Ryan Mosley amongst others
WHERE: London

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ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Hotel, restaurant, lounge, pool, workspace, gym, two unique and historic clubhouses, one in the heart of London’s Pall Mall, the other at Woodcote Park, a peaceful estate set within 350 acres of rolling Surrey countryside, complete with two 18-hole downland golf courses.
WHERE: London

67 PALL MALL
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Hotel, restaurant, lounge, pool, workspace, gym, two unique and historic clubhouses, one in the heart of London’s Pall Mall, the other at Woodcote Park, a peaceful estate set within 350 acres of rolling Surrey countryside, complete with two 18-hole downland golf courses.
WHERE: London

TEN TRINITY SQUARE
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Hotel, restaurant, lounge, pool, workspace, gym
WHERE: London

THE NED
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Hotel, restaurant, lounge, pool, workspace, gym
WHERE: London

THE CURTAIN
WHO
: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Swimming pool, live music venue, and screening room
WHERE: London

THE IN AND OUT
WHO: Ladies and gentlemen, and officers of the Armed Forces.
WHAT: Swimming pool, gym, sauna, solarium, massage area and the oldest squash court in London.
WHERE: London

DEVONSHIRE CLUB
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: 68 guest rooms, an incredible food and beverage program as well as amenities for members such as a private gymnasium, a winter garden with an adjoining cigar terrace and a summer terrace for al fresco dining and lounging.
WHERE: London

5 HERTFORD STREET
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Two restaurants, three bars, a cinema room and the glamorous nightclub LouLou’s
WHERE: London

THE HOSPITAL CLUB
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Studio, screening room, live performance space, restaurant, lounge, and gallery over seven floors
WHERE: London

ANNABEL’S
WHO: Elite members of all industries
WHAT: Bar, lounge, restaurant, live music performances, exclusive parties, dining experiences, tutorials and cultural talks
WHERE: London

THE ARTS CLUB
WHO: Royal Academicians, architects, musicians, actors and writers
WHAT: Hotel, screening room, restaurant, lounge, workspace, studio
WHERE: London

HOME HOUSE
WHO: Anyone who can afford it
WHAT: Hotel, screening room, restaurant, lounge, workspace, studio
WHERE: London

THE GROUCHO CLUB
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Bars, two restaurants, 20 bedrooms available for members or their guests, a snooker room, and four event rooms available for hire
WHERE: London

THE CLUB AT THE IVY
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: Piano lounge, a dining room (“The Drawing Room”), a wood-panelled library, a film screening-room and entertainment space, a further private dining-room seating up to 14 people, and a cigar-terrace.
WHERE: London

FRANCE

CLUB SILENCIO
WHO: Members of the arts and creative industries
WHAT: A photo gallery, 24-seat cinema, a library, a smoking room, two bars, and performance stage
WHERE: Paris

SPAIN

THE CRAFT
WHO
: Those with interests in the worlds of business and leisure
WHAT: A prestigious winery, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, a private club, and 3 locations for members’ enjoyment: The Abadía Retuerta Winery, LeDomaine Hotel and The Craft Club in Madrid.
WHERE: Madrid

MONACO:

THIRTY NINE
WHO: Anyone who can afford it
WHAT: State-of-the-art fitness suite, spa, salon, restaurant, lounge and cigar terrace,  conference suite
WHERE: Monte Carlo


ASIA

CHINA

KEE CLUB
WHO: Trendsetters, influencers, creatives, and forward-thinkers
WHAT: Restaurant, lounge, workspace, studio
WHERE: Hong Kong

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