Hollywood’s Redbury Hotel to become outpost of Hospital Club, a private hangout for ‘creatives’

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Hollywood’s boutique Redbury Hotel is set to become a members-only club aimed at the creative class.

The building at Hollywood and Vine will be renovated and will open in early 2018 as h. Club LA, the “debut” extension of London’s The Hospital Club, “giving members access to an international network of creatives,” the club said Tuesday in an announcement. Our friends at Eater LA tell us the hotel’s groundfloor restaurant Cleo is staying put.

H. Club in Hollywood will offer 36 hotel-style bedrooms available to club members and the public. Hotel guests will get a temporary membership to the club, and have access to all the fancy member amenities:

  • three options for food with “sustainable and locally sourced ingredients”
  • a rooftop restaurant
  • multiple bars
  • an outdoor pool
  • a tea room
  • coworking space
  • a music studio
  • a screening room
  • space for live performances (this one can be enjoyed by guests and members)
The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood
Payton Chung / Flickr creative commons

The Hospital Club was co-founded in 2004 by Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft. (The London Club’s original location is housed in the former St. Paul’s Hospital in Covent Garden, hence the name.) In June 2016, a company owned by Allen bought the Redbury for $41 million.

The club, catering to creatives with money, will be situated in the heart of Hollywood, where companies including Netflix and Viacom have set up shop.

“Big names are moving into the area. I have been astonished by the level of development. It’s like it’s on the cusp of something exciting that is about to explode and we want to be part of that,” a rep for the Hospital Club told the Los Angeles Times.

The Times says the Redbury will close in July.

If that timeline sticks, h. Club LA will open ahead of another members-only club poised to open in Los Angeles: Soho Warehouse, the Arts District outpost of Soho House. Rich entrainment execs have an appetite for these exclusive clubs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Soho House in West Hollywood has become the center of the industry, where top players prefer to lunch and make deals.

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