Soho House (club)

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Soho House
Formation 1995
Type Private members' club
Headquarters 72-74 Dean Street, London, England
Location Worldwide
Membership private persons
Leader Ron Burkle
Website www.sohohouse.com
The rooftop bar at Soho House in New York

Soho House is a group of private members' clubs aimed primarily at those in the arts and media. The original location is at 40 Greek Street, Soho, London, England and the group now includes bars, clubs, hotels and venues around the world including Babington House and Electric Cinema, Notting Hill.

Membership is selective and its members drawn mainly from the media, arts or fashion industries. Members are purged regularly, since the club aims to maintain the right balance of people. The club targets candidates under 27 years, although older people can apply too.

History[edit]

Soho House in Toronto

Soho House's founder and managing director is Nick Jones.[1] On 13 January 2012, the Financial Times announced that Soho House Group had been acquired by the US billionaire Ron Burkle, through his investment fund Yucaipa. The acquisition value was not released but Burkle now owns 60% of the group.[2]

In the media[edit]

Soho House New York was featured in Season 6 of the TV Series Sex and the City in an episode titled Boy Interrupted. In this episode, Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) pretends to be a member by using a stolen membership card.[3]

In 2009, more than 80 residents signed an appeal by a neighborhood association against allowing Soho House to move into the top two floors of Luckman Plaza in Los Angeles' West Hollywood section. The opening of the West Hollywood location also drew opposition from Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne.[4]

On 9 December 2010, swimwear designer Sylvie Cachay was found dead in a bathtub in a hotel room in the New York location. Her boyfriend at the time was found guilty of murdering her.[5]

In Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 7 Soho House is mentioned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thursday 21 September 2006 00:00 (2006-09-21. 2008 Richard Caring owns 85% of the Group.). "Nick Jones - Caterer and Hotelkeeper". Caterersearch.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  2. ^ "US billionaire Burkle buys UK’s Soho House". Financial Times ft.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Freydkin, Donna (7 August 2003). "NYC's Soho House: Celebrity members only". USA Today. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Alexandra Zavis (August 16, 2009), West Hollywood residents object to plans for new club Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Iaboni, Rande; Kristina Sgueglia (2013-09-23). "Boyfriend gets maximum sentence in swimsuit designer's murder". CNN. 

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