h Club, the home away from home private members club for creatives, will be opening its first extension, h Club Los Angeles, to members in February, 2019.
h Club Los Angeles will offer unrivaled amenities and programming for artists, entrepreneurs and innovators to connect, collaborate and create. The second venture for the group will have onsite health and wellness facilities, an intimate performance space, bedrooms, a creative workspace, curated outdoor spaces as well as parlors, bars, a member restaurant and a screening room.
Founded in 2004 by the late philanthropist and entrepreneur, Paul G. Allen and musician Dave Stewart in London, England, h Club has developed a reputation for working with and supporting the city’s flourishing creative talent.
Located on Hollywood’s Vine Street, across from the historic Capitol Records building, h Club LA is proud to be partnering with Capitol Records and their archives of never before seen photos for one of the first installations in the h Club Art Program, showcasing original works by both local and international artists.
The curated collection of art will be featured in the main club spaces and 35 bedrooms. In addition, h Club LA has enlisted Southern California native and award winning celebrity chef Kris Morningstar as Executive Chef. Alongside Food & Beverage Director Florence Fall, (formerly of Barneys and Sunset Tower Hotel), Kris Morningstar will lead the sustainable and locally sourced dining program, and use his signature balance of flavor and technique for a seasonal menu that’s constantly evolving.
“h Club Los Angeles will connect cutting-edge creators in one of my favorite cities,” said late Founder Paul G. Allen. “For 14 years, h Club London has been a place for visionary innovators to come together to collaborate, push boundaries and cultivate new ideas. I’m excited to see that happen in Los Angeles.”
The space, designed by HKS Architects in collaboration with London interior designer Russell Sage, is inspired by the Modern Grand Tour of Europe. An ode to those who traverse the world and share knowledge gleaned from adventure, it will encompass five floors designed to host and nurture creativity.
Along with three dining areas and bars, there will be a rooftop restaurant that will showcase views of Hollywood, and lead guests to a desert garden inspired by English film director, Derek Jarman. A sexy tea room will reflect a traditional English tea room infused with the delicate culture of a Japanese tea ceremony. Creative co-working spaces, a music studio, screening room, rooftop cinema and live performance space will further cultivate innovation and artistic expression. Other amenities include an outdoor pool deck, gym, and wellness facilities for members and guests to enjoy.
“What excites me about being a member of h Club LA is its potential to become a major cultural and social powerhouse in Los Angeles, the global epicenter for content creation” said Fritz Friedman, Principal at The Group. “The club will provide a wonderfully kinetic and unique social environment where creative and innovative personalities will be able to collaborate with their peers whilst still having fun. And all of this happening within a superbly located and designed space characterized by world class services and entertainment facilities!”
h Club LA offers a diverse members’ program including: intimate musical performances; film screenings; album launches; exhibitions; book readings; and inspiring debates. Additionally, the Club’s unique philanthropic arm – h Foundation – will be an integral part of the club’s investment in the local community. The Foundation will work with Los Angeles-based not-for-profit organizations to implement educational and employment programs for young people who typically lack access to the creative industries.
For more information and to apply for membership, visit www.hclub.com
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