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The Arts Club to develop hotel

The Arts Club has announced plans to add 16 hotel rooms and suites to its imposing Mayfair townhouse.  Anna Bass (23 Jan’14)

The private members’ club, established in 1863, cites demand by its £1,500 pa subscribers as the motivation for its expansion. Its co-owner Arjun Waney, chairman of Argent Fund Mangement, has established the club’s popularity with Mayfair’s hedge funders and celebrities alike.    

The Dover Street hotel will offer guests a hideaway from which they will have access to all of The Arts Club facilities, including the three restaurants, garden and nightclub.  The suites on the second, third and fourth floors of the Georgian building take their design cues from the elegance  of Europe in the early 20th Century.

The circa 100m² suites will be adorned with furnishings from Europe designers including  Jacques Adnet  and Hans Wegner. Expect finishings to  include specially embossed leather headboards, eglomise mirror panels and hand tufted rugs. Ceilings will contain mirror elements with stretched fabric while the bathrooms will feature walnut doors and marble.

 “Many of the Arts Club members have asked us to expand our offering so we expect plenty of demand to stay,” said Alice Chadwyck-Healey of  the Arts Club. “We believe that the new hotel will attract a very international guest, who wishes to relax in a high-quality, glamorous and discreet suite in central London.”

The hotel,created by London design specialists Sagrada, is expected to open at the end of the year.

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