News from SOHO House NYC

BATD ON Mar 31, 2009 AT 12:24 pm

SATC girls at Soho House

SATC girls at Soho House

It no longer wants to be a place where bankers flock to drink and flirt. Financiers were notified by the club that their membership would not be renewed as it was returning to its “artsy” roots. Soho House US operations director Mark Somen told the NY Post, “We recently celebrated our fifth anniversary and want to make sure we are staying true to our creative roots. We are not pinpointing specific industries, but want to make sure that our members are great creative types. In addition, members who are not respecting the House or our staff are not likely to have their memberships renewed. We are happy to have less members, and if the place is not so busy, that’s totally fine.”

Meanwhile, Somen is returning to his native Kenya to run a new hotel, Tribe. Laurent Fraticelli, formerly with Andre Balazs, is replacing him

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