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Bar at Holloway House

Latest Soho House outpost in Los Angeles takes cues from California's mid-century art scene

Soho House has opened Holloway House, its third members' club in Los Angeles, where colours and patterns are based on the work of artists such as David Hockney.

Holloway House is located a few blocks east of Soho House West Hollywood but offers hotel rooms on top of lounge and dining spaces, while its sister property only has the latter.

Club area
The Club area at Holloway House features green terrazzo flooring

Spread over four floors and a rooftop, the club was envisioned by the company's in-house design team, with nods to the bright block colours and strong geometric shapes of LA's mid-century art scene.

The interiors draw "inspiration from the Southern California landscape as well as the art movement in the 1950s and 1960s, when artists like Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin and others found an unlikely home in the city," the company said.

Dark-grey library
Dark grey shelving in the library is contrasted with a boldly patterned carpet

The Club space on the ground floor features mint-green terrazzo floors accompanied by bespoke furniture upholstered in neutral-toned velvet and patterned fabrics.

The flooring continues into the bar area – an outdoor atrium with table seating in golden textured fabrics to complement the various shades of green.

The restaurant on the ground floor features burgundy leather booths

In contrast, the library is decorated in dark grey, with a bold-patterned carpet and floor-to-ceiling shelving that wraps the space and is populated with artworks, books and lamps.

Burgundy leather booths are paired with vintage chairs in the ground-floor restaurant, which has a menu built around popular dishes from other Soho House locations.

Rooftop lounge area
Rows of cabanas face lounge seating and plants on the roof

On the roof, stepped rows of shaded cabanas face lounge seating, a screen of tropical planting and views of both the Hollywood Hills and Downtown LA.

The Mandolin Mezze restaurant, an offshoot of the Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami, serves small plates and organic Greek wines to guests lounging on the neutral-toned outdoor furniture.

Colour is introduced to the rooftop through bold checked floor tiles, burgundy-piped umbrellas and an abstract mural by local artist Jessalyn Brooks.

Other artworks throughout Holloway House were sourced from LA artists under 40 and include sculptures, photographs, works on paper, paintings and textile-based pieces.

Guest bedroom
The building includes 34 guest bedrooms decorated with 1960s-influenced furniture

The building also offers 34 hotel rooms set across its middle three floors.

"Each is decorated with 1960s-inspired furniture, aged wooden floors and woven tapestries made with fabric designed in Southern California especially for the House," said the design team.

Holloway House exterior
Holloway House is located just a few blocks from Soho House West Hollywood

Soho House was founded in London in 1995 by Nick Jones and now has 36 properties as far-flung as Hong Kong, Mumbai and Istanbul.

Its other locations in California are Soho Warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles and Little Beach House Malibu, while other recent additions in the US include outposts in Austin and Nashville.

The photography is by The Ingalls.

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