London-based private members’ haunt the Arts Club is set to open a third location in West Hollywood, California, US.
The new branch of the historic club – founded in London in 1863 by luminaries such as novelists Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope and artist Frederic Leighton – will sit in a 132,000sq ft mixed-use complex designed by Gensler.
Backed by Hollywood actress and wellness champion Gwyneth Paltrow, facilities will include private dining and a rooftop pool.
West Hollywood City Council granted approval for the new building, of which original renderings were released in 2016
, voting 4-1 in favour.
The complex will be at the site of the original Hustler store on Sunset Strip and the Arts Club will sit on its top floors, boasting private dining spaces, a movie screening room, up to 15 hotel rooms and a rooftop pool.
The West Hollywood club will be the second Arts Club in the US, joining a branch in Aspen, Colorado.
Construction is expected to complete in 2020.