The £25m Devonshire Club has now opened, with 68 luxury rooms and suites, open not just for private members, following an extensive renovation of its site in Devonshire Square.
There are also four private dining rooms, a screening room, three bars (Champagne bar, Library bar and Cocktail bar), an internal winter garden with cigar terrace, an external garden, plus a private gymnasium, and beauty salon with four private treatment rooms.
The Devonshire Club is run by CEO Brian Clivaz and general manager Ian Palmer, with whom Brian formed a successful partnership opening Home House and reinvigorating The Arts Club. Their aim is to make it one of the leading private members’ Clubs in the world.
Located in six floors of a listed 19th Regency warehouse, each of the 68 bedrooms has been inspired by 1950’s design, with soft fabrics and authentic wallpaper. Hypnos beds, Nespresso machines and Elemis bathroom products are also some of the highlights.
Devonshire Club’s head of food & beverage will be Simon Whitley, former chef at Home House and opening chef at The Arts Club in Dover Street.
Hotel guests will also be able to use the Club’s 110-cover brasserie, which serves a number of specialities from the Côte d’Azur, alongside British favourites plus a large oyster bar and array of seafood.
William Best, former premier sous-chef at The Ritz, has been appointed as head chef. Supporting Best will be sous-chef Lorant Baratki and executive head chef Oliver Lesnik, with experience at White’s, the Cadogen Hotel in Knightsbridge and most recently at Clivaz’s L’Escargot.