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The long-awaited beachfront outpost of Soho House, Little Beach House Malibu, has set its soft opening for May 27 on the former site of Larry Ellison’s Italian restaurant Nikita (shuttered in December 2014 after just 18 months in operation).
In deference to the close-knit local community, membership structure for LBHM is slightly different than at other Soho House locations: House members, who generally have privileges at, well, every club, will have to apply for a $1,500 annual Malibu Plus add-on for access to the beachside spot, which has a bar, restaurant, upstairs sitting area and two outdoor terraces. Malibu Local and Malibu Plus members will have access to the facility for abbreviated hours during the Memorial Day weekend; the official launch is June 1.
LBHM summer member programming also will have a distinctly local flavor, with a visit to the vineyards of Saddlerock Ranch and a foraging trip to Point Dume led by Malibu farmer Larry Thorne. The Malibu spot will be the second new Soho House club to open in late May: Ludlow House on New York City’s Lower East Side bowed May 23.
The two renderings of the Little Beach House Malibu above show how the Soho House aesthetic has evolved from the West Hollywood location (below) for a beachfront setting.
This story first appeared in the June 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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