4 of the World’s Most Exclusive Private Members Clubs

Thinking of joining an exclusive member’s only club? We look at 5 of the best private members clubs in the world and how to join them , whether you’re looking for a place to party, or need somewhere new to network or workout. our top 5 will have all you need

There is no legally prescribed structure for a private members’ club. It can take the form of an unincorporated association, a trust or a private limited company limited by shares or guarantee. The most appropriate of these structures will likely depend largely on your club’s size and activities. A common theme whichever form the club takes is that it should have a club constitution, so that all members are clear about the rules of the club and how it operates.

1. The Core Club, New York and Milan

CORE: is a philosophy. A culture. A sensibility. An ethos. A playground for the zeitgeist.

It is a gravitational force that pulls together global visionaries who are culturally curious and passionately engaged in the world. We think obsessively about experiential architecture, managing seamlessness, and curating conditions or discovery and transformation. Our architecturally interesting spaces are infused with art and culture, and activated by extraordinary culinary experiences. We apply this same passion to curating the composition of our membership.

CORE: members aren’t narrowly defined by the school they went to or the industry they work in. Instead, they have a compelling story to tell, and continually reimagine their world and the world at large

How to join: Membership costs $50,000 for initiation plus a $15,000 annual fee

credit: thecoreclub.com

2. Thirty Nine, Monte Carlo

No drinking dens or cigar smoke salons here – 

Thirty Nine is more like a boot camp than a private club. This wellness focused venture, situated on Monaco’s iconic Avenue Princesse Grace, is the brainchild of international rugby player Ross Beattie and is designed to create an environment that combines fitness with luxury. The club offers a number of state of the art facilities that can help members reach their full physical potential. Alongside the world-class Technogym equipment, there is also a pro-cycling team spin room, hypoxic chamber for altitude training and personal training sessions with top athletes. If you are more interested in the holistic side of wellbeing the club also has spa facilities and a private Pilates room.

Whilst the focus may be on fitness, Thirty Nine balances this active lifestyle with high-end relaxation, offering a number of bespoke services to its members. The gym facilities may take centre stage but the club also features a casual lounge space, a private restaurant and two outdoor terraces, perfect for winding down after a hard workout or just putting your feet up after an exhausting day exploring Monaco’s best boutiques.

How to join: Annual membership costs €4,900. New joiners can be referred by existing members or apply directly via the website.

credit: boatinternational.com

3. The Battery, San Fransisco

Very much in keeping with San Francisco’s laid-back attitude, technology and business talk should be left at the door of The Battery. Located in the financial district, just moments from the Embarcadero piers, this members club is the perfect meeting place for indulging in a little city buzz away from your superyacht. The Musto Bar is the highlight of the club; an intimate spot that resembles a cosy library with dark wood panelled walls and low lighting. There is also a garden bar where you can while away balmy nights with a drink on the monochrome tiled patio while members are also privy to a host of fringe benefits including priority access to Broadway theatre tickets, art exhibitions and special events.

Non-members can stay in the boutique hotel that sits above the club and a night here is a must if you charter a luxury yacht around the Bay. If you are part of a larger group the Penthouse is perfect for entertaining and has stunning views over the Bay Bridge.

How to join: You must be recommended by a current member, fees start at $2,400 per year.

credit: boatinternational.com

4.The Clubhouse, Buenos Aires

Looking for somewhere to work when based in Buenos Aires? You’re in luck: co-working in Argentina’s charismatic capital is on the rise but, as remote offices go, The Clubhouse stands head and shoulders above the competition. This plush Palermo Soho destination for all things cool caters for the creative industries in a metropolis plagued by poor WiFi.
After hours, it’s a different story: model-esque staff serve top notch cocktails around the prettiest of pools, while other ‘after work’ events include art exhibits, tastings, talks by opinion leaders, theme parties, fashion shows and private dinners. The Clubhouse also features four distinctive rooms (like the guests, no two rooms are the same) should you end up burning the midnight oil.

credit: experienceluxury.co