HKS has been appointed architect for h.Club LA – the first international extension of London’s acclaimed Hospital Club established in 2004 by philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen as a private “club for creatives”.
Slated to open in early 2018, h.Club LA is ideally located for its A-list members on the legendary crossroads of “Hollywood” and “Vine”, next to the headquarters of Capitol Records.
HKW worked closely with the interior design firm behind London’s Hospital Club, Russell Sage, to create a unique and understated concept that converts the city’s celebrated Redbury Hotel into a place where creativity and freedom of expression can be nurtured through local and global art forms.
Guided by the same philosophy of “connect, create and collaborate” as the London venue, the vision for h.Club LA is to be a home-away-from-home, comfortable and cosy whilst also an energetic hub for the vibrant social life of the Hollywood community and their international friends.
“We looked at several properties in the area,” says Luciano Mazza, Director of Hospitality, Architecture, for HKS’ London studio, “but as soon as we walked into the Redbury. we immediately realized the great potential of the building. Our mission became to take one icon and transform it into another, but with a new, quite different feel.”