The Most Exclusive Private Members Clubs in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a city brimming with luxury in every aspect. That extends to the countless and growing number of private members clubs that appeal to different generations, interests and industry backgrounds. They gather the elites and respected figures from all walks of life for an undisturbed escape to serenity, recreation and socialisation, and their exclusivity guarantees world-class access and experiences. Here, we've selected the city's coolest collection of private members clubs.
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Enter this exclusive – and brand new – members club in the city. The recent opening of the Whale Club marks a new definition of 'city escape'. The two-storey space is a haven for those wishing to retreat to luxurious comfort and provides an exciting time away from city life. Nestled at the heart of Central Hong Kong, the private club features VIP rooms, a bar and gallery area and a cigar room to enjoy Executive Chef Andre L'Herminier's gastronomic 'Refined Dining'. The best parts? There is an exclusive Whale Group Limited Whale Wine for the best vintages, Whale Wellness for yoga and physiotherapy and Whale Hakuba for skiing in Niseko.
Estimated price: undisclosed.
Address: G/F & 1/F, 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong | Website: whaleclub.vip | Phone: +852 2506 0880 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @whaleclubhk | Facebook: @Whalegrouphk
There is so much to buzz around every Soho House, and that extends to its Hong Kong outpost. The 1995-founded private members club is now one of the most well-known names among the elites, and the collection's largest residence of a 28-storey building lives up to its expectations and beyond. From a house brasserie, a three-floor gym with a pool and swim-up bar, a private cinema; and an upcoming nine floors of Soho Works, retail shop The Store and open exhibition space; all of which are richly decorated with classical and contemporary artwork designs. The club is an arts and culture oasis.
Estimated price: annual fee of HK$11,100 - HK$28,000 with an introduction fee of HK$2,400 - HK$4,800
Address: 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Website: sohohouse.com/en-us/houses/soho-house-hong-kong | Phone: +852 5803 8888 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @sohohousehongkong
Carlyle and Co
Carlyle and Co is designed for living life to its fullest. In timeless luxury, this private members club follows the iconic vibrancy of the Carlyle Hotel in New York which once hosted the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor and is now frequently visited by the George and Amal Clooney and the Café Carlyle by Bill Murray. The space is beautifully designed by Ilse Crawford. In stylish glamour and glory, the private club is here to make its mark in Hong Kong's Rosewood Hotel and history.
Estimated price: monthly fee of HK$1,225 - HK$2,400 with a joining fee of HK$60,000 - HK$118,000 (and a Club 53 Supplement monthly fee of HK$1,750)
Address: Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: carlyleandco.com | Phone: +852 5803 8888 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @carlyleandco
The exclusivity of Club C+ is unlike any among a sea of private clubs in Hong Kong. The 'speakeasy-inspired venue' is nestled at the end of Duddell Street away from the bustle of the city. Cosy, intimate and arcane, the space accommodates just 30 members at a time. The private members' club is the spotlight for cigars as its pronunciation in Cantonese, si ga, not only sounds similar to cigar lovers, but is also the homophone for 'private' in Cantonese.
Estimated price: monthly fee of HK$2,00 with individual membership of HK$200,000 and corporate membership of HK$300,000
Application by referrals only.
Address: M1, Bakerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong | Website: club-cplus.com | Phone: +852 2550 2022 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @club.cplus | Facebook: @club.cplus
Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy, Sai Kung
A holistic recreation retreat, the Hong Kong Golf And Tennis Academy in Sai Kung elevates the exclusive sports and mental wellness experience. Get lost in the serenity of the mountain and sea for world-class training, leisure and accommodation to find yourself and your true passion in tennis, golf and more.
Estimated price: fee of HK$550,000-HK$2,380,000 with 2nd hand fee of up to HK$2,380,000 and a transfer fee of HK100,000 - HK$536,000.
Address: 81 Tai Chung Hau, Sai Kung, Hong Kong | Website: hkgta.com | Phone: +852 3187 8900 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @hongkong_gta | Facebook: @hongkong.gta
Foreign Correspondents’ Club
The heart of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club lies in journalism and aims to promote and facilitate press freedom in Hong Kong. Foreign Correspondents’ Club came into being in 1943 Chongqing during World War II under the Japanese occupation and relocated to Hong Kong in 1949. Its honourable heritage allows the club to serve as the shelter for media and journalism in the city.
Estimated price: monthly fee of HK$1,200 with a joining fee of HK$3850-HK$45,000
Address: North Block, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong | Website: fcchk.org | Phone: +852 2521 1511 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @fcchkfcc | Facebook: @fcchk.org | Twitter: @fcchk
Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
If you are a lover of boats, golf and nature, or any of the three, the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club is the place for you. The club is located on the stunning Clearwater Bay Peninsula boasting gorgeous views and surrounded by greenery. Escape from the city bustle to play a round of 18 holes at its golf course. The process to become a member requires recommendations from a proposer and a seconder with an interview to be approved!
Estimated price: Country Club fee of HK$990,000 - HK$1,485,000 and Golf Club fee of HK$5,000,000 - HK$7,500,000.
Address: 139 Tai Au Mun Road, Clearwater Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong | Website: cwbgolf.org | Phone: +852 2335 3700 | Instagram: @cwbgolforg | Facebook: @ClearwaterBayGolfCountryClub | Twitter: @cwbgolforg | Youtube: @cwbgolf
The American Club
Looking for the glamour of the nostalgic American spirit? The American Club sought to recreate the lively gatherings in an American-themed atmosphere. With the Town Club at Central and the Country Club at Tai Tam, the world-class facilities and services are perfect for all members to fit in comfortably.
Estimated price: American citizen fee of HK 438,000 with a monthly fee of HK$2,815 and individual fee of HK$440,000 with a monthly fee of HK$1,740.
Address: multiple locations | Website: americanclubhk.com | Phone: +852 2842 7400 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @americanclubhk | Facebook: @TheAmericanClubHongKong
The China Club
In true 1930s Shanghai fashion, The China Club is an exclusive dining club that blooms with classic arts and antiques of its time. With the Bosendorfer grand piano, the portraiture-filled staircase, and the endless wooden bookshelves housing the historical Chinese artefacts, the club is quiet in beauty and loud in wisdom. One of its recent celebrity visits? Rosé from Blackpink for some post-concert delights!
Estimated price: membership fee of HK$120,000 - HK$150,000.
Address: 13-15/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2521 8888 | Email: email@example.com | Facebook: @China Club
Aberdeen Marina Club
The Aberdeen Marina Club is not just a luxury in location but in experience. The club is managed by the Shangri-La group and began its urban oasis in 1984 by the ocean. Inside the white and chic exterior are seven restaurants, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a hair to nail beauty salon, an ice rink and more. To top it off, boat owners can also use the space to park their yachts!
Estimated price: more than HK$3,000,000 on the second-hand market
Application through invitation only.
Address: 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong | Website: aberdeenmarinaclub.com | Phone: +852 2555 8321 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Helena May
The story of private club The Helena May was an idea formulated by the wife of the 15th Governor of Hong Kong: Lady Helena May. From serving as a luxurious accommodation for single women as well as a haven for women to socialise, the club has since been open to all from all walks of life, providing long and short-term residences. The architecture of the building as rich as the elites it has housed.
Estimated price: monthly subscription of HK$600 with entrance fee of HK$11,500
Address: 35 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong | Website: helenamay.com | Phone:
+852 2522 6766 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @thehelenamay_hk | Facebook: @TheHelenaMay