Soho House opens in Mexico City

Soho House has officially opened its first location in Latin America. The exclusive, members-only club recently opened in the heart of Colonia Juárez in a restored historic casa, Soho House Mexico City, focuses on the historic French and baroque heritage of the building. The restaurant will be a major culinary destination in the area with Three-Michelin Starred and James Beard Award recipient Chef Christopher Kostow.

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As is tradition with Soho Houses around, there are multiple bars, including one that is entirely dedicated to tequila, a library, a vinyl music room, an outside courtyard, a 62-foot pool and pool house, and four bedrooms. The property is also proud of its Mexico City art collection, showcasing over 150 works celebrating artists born, based, or trained in Mexico.

The property’s design is based around the building’s European origins, keeping the regal opulence and original finishes while blending interiors with contemporary furnishings from Mexican creatives.

Inside The Casa

Members and their guests then enter the Salon, which was originally the living room of the residence. Soho House Design incorporated bold colors throughout the space, mixing vintage pieces, local textiles, and ceramics. The Library adjoining the Salon is the traditional workspace center for members during the day. The Drawing Room utilizes high ceilings and bright natural light, retaining the original historic charm.

Outdoor Pool and Pool House

The Pool House recreates the French influence and creates a calming space inspired by European greenhouses. Positioned on the edge of the long outdoor pool, the Pool House is covered in large glass panels alongside indoor greenery. The Pool House offers a full-service, family-style dining experience with many items prepared on the grill. The menu, designed to be shared, serves lunch and dinner and highlights the local products of Mexico mixed with a California vegetable-friendly sensibility.

Special menu offerings throughout the property include chilled prawns, macarena polenta, caviar with tortilla chips, grilled baja lobster, slow-cooked short rib, and Mexican chocolate tart.

Courtyard, Tequila Bar, Main Bar

Located between an open kitchen and a buzzing Tequila bar is a tranquil patio for outdoor dining. The open kitchen at one end provides members and their guests with an energetic culinary experience, while at the opposite end is the Tequila bar decked out in vibrant mosaics and rustic woodwork. The main bar is traditionally the central meeting point and adjoins the music room, hosting a grand piano and additional club seating.

Vinyl Room

Formerly the house wine cellar, the basement of the Casa has been transformed into several lounge spaces complete with a vinyl bar. The existing cellar has been reimagined with unique custom furniture, artwork, and hand-blown glass sconces. The vinyl bar hosts special member events, listening parties, and energetic late nights.

Guest Bedrooms

Available to members only, the House initially launched with four rooms: Casa Cosy, Casa Big Accessible, Casa Large, and Casa Extra Large. Located on the second floor of the main House, the interior design of each of the four bedrooms in the main House is European mixed with signature Soho House furnishings with a touch of Mexican influences like throws from Oaxaca, handmade tapestries, and local Mexican artwork.

Rooms have emperor-sized beds with goose-down bedding and Egyptian cotton sheets, and bathrooms all feature rainforest showers. The larger bedrooms feature separate living areas and marble bathtubs.

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This article first appeared on Forbes