Soho House has announced the second phase of an expansion plan for the private members club Group, launching five new houses to be opened over the next two years.
New openings are confirmed for Toronto, Mumbai, Chicago, Istanbul and Barcelona by the end of 2014, bringing Soho House to four new international territories.
Istanbul’s property is particularly noteworthy, planned for spring 2014 is the opening of Soho House Istanbul – the biggest ever house.
Located in the Beyoglu district and built in 1873, the club will span three buildings including the main structure, Palazzo Corpi – which was once the first US government-owned diplomatic premises in the World.
Lined with frescoes, paintings and ceilings covered in mythological figures, the club will feature city views with typical Soho House style modern and vintage furniture. It will feature 88 bedrooms, club spaces as well as areas for private hire and rooftop pools.
The new locations will retain the Soho House DNA, ensuring the clubs act as a home-from-home for members in different corners of the world for the creative industries.
Each new site, while being recognisable as a Soho House, will take on a distinct look and feel drawing inspiration from its local area.
Nick Jones, founder of Soho House commented: “I am delighted that the Soho House family is set to grow – we have been working on these projects for a long time, seeking out the right properties and locations in the cities we want to be in.
“Being able to announce five new Houses, extend our US footprint and venture into Canada, India, Turkey and Spain is a big moment for us.”
The first property to open as part of the latest expansion phase is Soho House Toronto, which opens this autumn.
Soho House Mumbai will open in spring 2013 – the first House in the Asian subcontinent.
Following the success of first three US clubs, Soho House Chicago is set to open in spring 2014.
Soho House Barcelona is the final opening planned for winter 2014.
The announcement comes five months after LA based entrepreneur Ron Burkle acquired a major stake in the group and assumed the role of chairman.