The most exclusive Private Clubs in the world
Join us for a glimpse behind the velvet rope, where prestige and privilege define the world's most secretive social circles.
Classy, secretive, luxurious, unique. For the privileged few and not just for gentlemen. These are the most exclusive private clubs in the world, enchanting places for meetings, business, relaxation, wellness, and fun, becoming a true niche lifestyle accessible by invitation, adhering to strict regulations (and paying a substantial fee). Among the members are celebrities, businessmen, writers, actors, models, and designers. Join us for a glimpse behind the velvet rope, where prestige and privilege define the world's most secretive social circles.
The Yellowstone Club, Big Sky (Montana)
This private residential community in the Rocky Mountains of Montana spans 15,200 acres with an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf and 2,700 acres of world-class ski slopes. An astonishing complex that guarantees its members exclusivity, luxury, and privacy. To become a member, it's necessary to purchase a property ranging from 2 to 25 million dollars, with an initiation fee of 400,000 dollars (and an annual payment of 44,000). Founded in 2001 by Tim Blixseth and his former wife Edra, it was acquired in 2009 (after Blixseth's bankruptcy declaration the previous year) by Samuel T. Byrne, co-founder and managing partner of CrossHarbor Capital Partners, a Boston-based American investment firm, who invested 115 million dollars in the structure. Club members include Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Bill and Melinda Gates, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Core Club, 66 East 55th Street (New York)
A paradise for the ultra-affluent, located on East 55th Street in the heart of Manhattan, founded in 2005 by Jennie Enterprise, the Core Club is an elitist place for sharing ideas and closing business deals. Just consider its members: Irwin D. Simon, CEO of Hain Celestial Group (the empire of organic and natural foods), Anthony Scaramucci, the financier founder of SkyBridge, Steven A. Cohen, hedge fund billionaire, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks and Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technology officer at Microsoft. The club boasts an art collection that includes some of the leading contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, a gourmet restaurant previously managed by chef Bernard Liberatore and now by Davide Venturini, a gym with spa and the Institute of Skinovation, equipped with the most advanced systems and protocols for skin care and anti-aging. To conclude, there are 4 suites upstairs and a cinema hosting private screenings and talks by the likes of Muhammad Yunus and Jeff Koons. The entry fee for the illustrious members is 50,000 dollars a year.
Capital Club, Dubai International Financial Centre (United Arab Emirates)
The Middle East's leader, located in the city's financial district, it is the meeting place of Dubai's most influent businessmen. Membership is granted by invitation only. The Club hosts The Club Restaurant and a cigar room with a selection of about 100 cigar brands, a modern wellness center, an art gallery, a rooftop bar, and four luxurious junior suites with 24-hour butler service.
The Aberdeen Marina Club, 8 Shum Wan Rd (Aberdeen)
Certainly among the most prestigious private clubs among the Asian metropolis, membership is by invitation only. Founded in 1984, the imposing structure overlooks the waterfront, away from the city's nightlife. In addition to mooring and maintenance services for yachts, the club offers a variety of leisure facilities such as badminton courts, bowling, and swimming pools, health and fitness programs. Also, The Aberdeen Marina Club is the ideal place for food lovers: The Marina Grill and The Horizon restaurants offer Western and Chinese cuisine and at The Deck one can taste delicious specialties. La Cave includes a selection of fine wines.
Thirty Nine, 39 Avenue Princesse Grace (Principality of Monaco)
Inaugurated in 2006 and founded by Scottish former international rugby player Ross Beattie, a resident of Monaco, it is an oasis of relaxation and wellness in the name of a healthy and balanced lifestyle without renouncing luxury. The club allows members to use state-of-the-art sports equipment and personal coaching programs. The cuisine of 39 Dining is entrusted to young New Zealand chef David Knapp, who has previously worked with Gordon Ramsey and Gary Rhodes and later at Monte Carlo Beach, Avenue 31, Twiga, and Cipriani. The facility also includes Studio 39, accessible even to non-members, which includes a spa, recently awarded the Biologique Award of Excellence for the use of natural products from the prestigious maison Biologique Recherche, and the Blue Room, a private lounge with a terrace. Among the privileges enjoyed by members of the 39 are discounted rates for all SBM Group hotels and at Le Méridien Beach Plaza, free entrance to Vienna's Penthouse Sports and access to the Tower Club in Singapore and the Tatoï Club in Athens. The individual annual fee is 4,900 euros.
Silencio Club, 142 Rue Montmartre
Silencio Club by Alexandre Guirkinge is located in the heart of Ville Lumiere, in the 2nd arrondissement a few steps from the Paris Stock Exchange, in a historic building formerly housing leftist magazines such as L’Humanité by socialist Jean Jaurès and L’Aurore where Emile Zola's editorial J’Accuse on the famous Dreyfus affair appeared. Designed by David Lynch, in collaboration with designer Raphael Navot, the architecture studio Enia, and light designer Thierry Dreyfus, Silencio has welcomed since 2011 an elite of artists and the most glamorous society, including designers, writers, musicians, actors, with niche events and evenings (such as parties by Chanel, Hermès, Balenciaga, Kanye West). After passing through six dark flights of stairs, one arrives in a basement where the official entrance leads to an immersion in the disturbing and visionary world of the American filmmaker, where the ambience recalls through every detail the eponymous club of his 2001 masterpiece Mulholland Drive, with labyrinthine tunnels clad in gilded wood, custom-made furniture by Domeau & Pérès, mirrored ceilings, artworks, and walls of recomposed marble. A 700 square meter space housing a photographic gallery, a private area, a fumoir, two bars, an intimate cinema, a library, and a stage. The membership fee? 1,680 euros a year with La Carte plus, 900 with La Carte, and 600 for under 30s and residents outside of France.
An epitome of British elegance and exclusivity, located in the heart of Mayfair. Mark's Club is a private members' club, known for its exceptional service, sumptuous interiors, and a tranquil garden terrace. Established in 1972, it has become a coveted gathering spot for London's elite, offering an intimate setting for dining, socialising, and private events. The club maintains a strict dress code and is renowned for its discretion and privacy.
ANNABEL'S, 46 BERKELEY SQUARE
Annabel's, a legendary fixture in London's social scene, has welcomed the who's who of the international jet set since its opening in 1963 by entrepreneur Mark Birley. The club recently underwent a lavish refurbishment, transforming it into a stunning 21st-century private club without losing its classic charm. With its eclectic and opulent decor, Annabel's offers an array of experiences, including world-class dining, a nightclub, a cigar salon, and a magical garden terrace.
Having moved from Kensington to 354 King’s Road, in the heart of Chelsea, the private club Albert’s spans three floors of Beaufort House with an all-day restaurant, two cocktail bars, a nightclub, and a private room for lunch, dinner, events, and meetings. A perfect place to relax, immersed in a very British luxury.
Inaugurated on February 22, 2013, and born from an idea of the Italo-French bar manager Flavio Angiolillo (also the owner of Mag Café and Backdoor43 – the smallest bar in the world – in Ripa di Porta Ticinese), it is a hidden place on two floors whose address remains top secret. Only the most loyal customers can access it, who then receive the coveted card. Once you reach your destination, you will find yourself in front of a tiny café called 30, inside which, just past the entrance, you can glimpse a magical door that will lead you straight to the fascinating Belle Époque's temple. For a dive into the past among Liberty-style furnishings, candlelit atmosphere, soft lighting, surrounded by mirrors, showcases containing liquor bottles, paintings, vintage sewing machines, and a black piano parked in a corner. Seated on antique armchairs with background music, you can relax while sipping exquisite and sophisticated cocktails. Ideal for spending a truly special evening, among a predominantly young clientele.