When you are extremely wealthy or famous, you (obviously) have access to things that regular people don’t. One of these fabulous perks is exclusive membership-only clubs. These clubs certainly aren’t your run-of-the-mill dance or dinner clubs, but they offer perks such as sports car rentals, access to exclusive events where other powerful individuals are in attendance, entertainment venues with views unlike any other and much more. Here are 13 amazing clubs that you should consider joining if you ever come into a large amount of money.
13 Club 33
Located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland, California, is the exclusive Club 33. The club is the only location in Disneyland which serves alcohol and its members are granted early access to the park, valet parking, behind-the-scenes tours and Fastpasses, among other benefits. The interior of the club, which opened in 1967, boasts antique furniture and props from Disney movies. If you would like to dine on gourmet dishes while seated amongst stars such as Christina Aguilera and Tom Hanks, start saving up now. The initiation fee is $25,000 per person with a $10,000 annual membership fee. Not only that, but there are a limited number of memberships granted each year and you will need patience as the wait-list gets so long sometimes it needs to close down.
12 Kee Club
Kee has two locations, one in Hong Kong and one in Shanghai. Even though the fee of $2, 579 for an annual membership doesn’t seem like much, it’s the referrals that are important in gaining access to this exclusive club. When you join this club, you receive food and beverage credits, invitations to events where celebrities are in attendance and salons furnished in eccentric furniture and filled with books and art. You can hold business meetings, and dine or dance the night away in the club.
11 Yellowstone Club
The Yellowstone Club is a 13,600 acre private residential ski and golf resort in Montana, USA. Its members include golf stars, CEOs and Bill Gates, which should give you a hint about the membership fee. To join, you must be able to dish out a whopping $300,000 for the membership, plus pay a $30,000 annual fee and purchase a multi-million dollar property. The luxurious properties, which range from $2 million to $26 million, typically include ski rooms with lockers, boot dryers and heated driveways. The area is heavily monitored by security and is surrounded by the beauty of mountains and evergreen forests. Who knew nature could be so pricey?
Located in Manhattan is one of the coolest hang-outs for the wealthy, CORE. Here, you have access to a spa, a gym and rare art and artists (such as Dave Chappelle) who come to speak at the club. You are provided with individualized service, a satellite office, delicious food and beverages and even get to drive the sports cars which CORE rents out every year. The club also has a theater where you can host presentations or if you’re a movie star, host a screening (much like George Clooney has done). Sounds like a pretty sweet club. All you need to join is the membership fee of $50,000 plus $15,000 annually.
Founded in 1693, White’s is a gentleman's club in London, which has the reputation of London’s oldest and most exclusive club. There is a long wait list and new members must be vouched for by 35 signatories. The club’s members have included both Prince Charles and his son Prince William. The club is infamous for having a strict “no women” policy, which led Prime Minister David Cameron to eventually leave after having been a member for several years. It is the place to be if you want a menu filled with the finest British game, from wild salmon to partridge. It also has a billiards rooms and of course, an extensive bar.
8 Capital Club
Located in Dubai’s Financial District is the exclusive business club, Capital Club. Though the fees are undisclosed, the application is a standard invite-only, two-member-recommended process. Most of the club’s members are CEOs, Directors or Founders of their organizations. The club prides itself on being the location of the signing of numerous global business deals. Once a part of the club, you become a part of a powerful network where your benefits and possibilities are endless. Some of the benefits you receive are: use of meeting rooms, access to a well-equipped gym, an entertaining venue with terraces that offer outstanding views of the Burj Khalifa and a cigar room and bar.
Though rather new, having opened in 2011, Silencio has already made a name for itself as one of Paris’ premier Arts club. Its membership fee is $1000 to $1900 annually plus $85 per month and it opens its doors to creative individuals who have demonstrated strong commitment to their professional field. The club offers a restaurant, a bar, a private screening room, an art library and a concert hall. The interior consists of gold brick walls and chairs designed to “induce a state of alertness.”
6 Soho House
Soho house was founded in 1995 in London but has since expanded to have locations across Europe and North America. Its members, which include celebrities and others in creative industries, have access to the club spaces (which include restaurants and bars, the gym, pool and spa) in the local house and to all Soho houses around the world. To become a member, the exclusivity doesn’t lie in the $2,000 annual fee, but you must also be nominated by two existing members. The club is known to be selective and has famously denied membership to Kim Kardashian numerous times.
5 The Club at The Ivy
The Ivy is a well-known restaurant in London, but the Club at the Ivy is a private, members–only club which can only be accessed via a hidden entrance through a flower shop. The Club consists of 3 floors, located above the restaurant. It has a dining room, library and entertainment space. It’s also known for its heated benches and seats. The only way to become a member is to receive an invitation and pay the annual fee of $1400 plus a $700 joining fee.
4 Duquesne Club
The Duquesne Club was founded in 1873 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Membership is by invitation from a current member only, and the fees are a $9,000 initiation fee plus $4,000 annually. The club has been consistently named as the #1 City Club in America. Its members include corporate leaders, and guests have included Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. When you join this exclusive club, you have access to the health and fitness facilities, cultural events, cuisine and large network of business people.
3 Cercle De Lorraine
2 The Clubhouse
It's so secretive, that its exact location in Argentina isn’t revealed until you actually join, but the Clubhouse has much to offer. The 4-story club offers a lounge, gorgeous suites, a terrace, two bars, a pool, a garden and access to private events and other clubs around the world, including Kee Club. To join, you must apply for a membership, successfully complete an interview and pay fees of $750 a year.
1 Roppongi Hills Club
Overlooking the bustling city of Tokyo, from the 51st floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, is the exclusive Roppongi Hills Club. The club offers seven restaurants, two bars and stunning spaces to hold events and meetings. It is the club to join if you want to rub elbows with global leaders in various fields. The registration fee is $11, 697 plus $1, 755 annually, but first, you’ll need to go through a screening process.