IN-GROUP GOES WEST
New members-only clubs are about to take on LA
LA is about to see a rise in clubs, and not the nightlife variety. As young people continue to optimize their free time by incorporating more networking into their social lives, fresh Soho House and Neuehouse rivals are going west, exuding an exclusiveness that aligns more closely with Gen Z's view luxury than Gen Y’s.
Coming soon to LA’s Arts District, Spring Place is a members-only co-working space and social club focused on building a community for those at the top tier of fashion, art, entertainment and design. The club’s TriBeCa location is already known for attracting a bevy of beautiful people despite outward attempts to seem under the radar. The space is spread across three floors in the same building as Spring Studios—the multimedia events space that houses New York Fashion Week shows, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Independent Art Fairs.
THE ARTS CLUB
Helmed by Gwyneth Paltrow, the UK-based Arts Club is projected to open on LA’s Sunset Strip in 2020. The elite and somewhat prudish establishment (swearing is strictly forbidden) dates back to 1863, when it was founded as haven for those with professional or amateur relationships with the Arts, Literature, or Sciences. Per Curbed, the Gensler-designed structure will have “vertical fins” adorning the facade that appear to rotate and create “subtle, wave-like impressions" and is located just blocks from LA's original Soho House, which is also developing a space in the Arts District in addition to its now well-established Soho Beach House.
THE HOSPITAL CLUB
Based in London’s Covent Garden, The Hospital Club is set to launch its first U.S. outpost in 2018 in the Redbury Building at Hollywood and Vine. Since first opening in 2004, The Hospital Club has been "a home away from home" for members of the creative industries, providing the environment and facilities they need to “create, connect and collaborate.” With an average of 40 events, exhibitions, social gatherings, live performances and around 60 film screenings each month, The Hospital Club hopes to replicate its entertainment-focused model in an area of LA well known for performances and parties.