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Soho House Gets a Bigger House to Hold All Their Houses

January 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

The Shoreditch House in London

Last week we were overly excited about the future opening of Soho House Chicago. But before the private members club/boutique hotel opens in the Windy City, Soho House is expected to first open in Mumbai this June and then in Istanbul in 2013.

And it turns out all this globe-trotting expansion is probably due to a major investment from grocery store billionaire Ron Burkle who recently bought a 60 percent share in the company.

Soho House hotelier Nick Jones wrote about the news to Soho House members saying:

'Though we've had a number of interested parties table offers for Soho House in the last few years, I believe that Ron shares our vision, and provides us with the backing to expand and improve our clubs whilst remaining true to our original ethos.'

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Hotelier of the Year: Nick Jones of Soho House Hotels

December 31, 2010 at 12:46 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's what you've been waiting all year for--The 2010 HotelChatter Awards! We'll be bringing you the best and worst of the year all day today and part of tomorrow. Agree or disagree with our picks? Air your thoughts in comments below.

In looking at our hot hotelier coverage from the past year, just three names consistently come up--Andre Balazs, Ian Schrager and Steve Wynn, who is really a casino mogul than a hotelier.

Where have all the hoteliers gone? Have bigger hotel brands finally pushed out the hip, cool, trendsetting, modelizing, jetsetting hotelier? That's what it seems like.

Just looking at six new hotels that are opening/have opened in NYC recently, four of them are from larger hotel brands (namely Starwood.) And in the coming years, both Hyatt Hotels and Hotel Indigo plan on saturating Manhattan with their brand.

With our usual staple of hoteliers just kicking back and relaxing (see below), we were hard pressed to find someone actively expanding his or her hotel collection. Then we remembered:

The Soho House Hotels, the members-only clubs with hotel rooms attached for both members and non-members alike.

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Sneak Peek At The Soho Beach House Guestrooms

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  Site Where: 4385 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33140
September 30, 2010 at 8:44 AM | by | Comments (2)

Bayside Room

At last! After gazing at sketched renderings for months, we finally have photos of the rooms at Soho Beach House to ogle.

Founding members of the latest "House" were treated to a soft opening on Tuesday night, and we're told that the hotel and Cecconi's restaurant will open to the public on October 11. (We're not finding rooms available at all in October, however. Perhaps the 50 hotel rooms are already sold out or maybe there's a glitch in the online rezzie system.)

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