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PaperCity Houston March 2024

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T he most private of members-only social clubs, Park House Dallas, and now Houston, is a mix of such enclaves for the worldly as London's 5 Hertford Street, The Arts Club, Annabel's, George, and SoHo House. "We took our favorite elements of clubs we joined while living in London and blended them into what we thought would work for a private club in Texas," says co-founder Deborah Scott. "They do the modern version of private member's clubs so well in London OPENS ITS VERY PRIVATE DOORS LATER THIS MONTH. By Rebecca Sherman From top left: A rendering of one of Park House Houston's dining areas. Living room at Park House Houston. Entrance to Park House Houston. — sophisticated, fun, comfortable, and with great events and programming." As we go to press on a bleary February day, Park House Houston is still hard-hat access but is expected to open to founding members late March, and to other members early April. Thus, as beautiful as the renderings on this HOUSTON HOUSE PARK A PEEK INSIDE page are, it will be several weeks after opening before we're allowed access to photograph the premises, sans guests' identity in said photographs — this may be one of the only times you'll see a Nikon hobnobbing at Park House. (Watch for interior shots in the May issue.) Yes, classic club rules are firmly fixed: Cellphones are allowed in designated areas only; no selfies, photographs, or videos are permitted, and the dress code is unshakable. The visionaries behind both Park House Dallas (which opened in 2018 and still has over 6,500 on the wait list) and Park House Houston are hospitality and restaurant veterans Deborah and John Scott and Megan and Brady Wood. The team CV includes: John Scott, CEO Belmond Ltd. (previously Orient-Express Hotel) and CEO of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts; Deborah Scott, hospitality marketing in Asia and four years research in London; Brady Wood, founder of Woodhouse, based in Dallas (developer of The Moore Miami members Continued on page 88 32

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