It could be argued that Monaco is already one big members’ club. But for those who want a state-of-the-art escape, with everything from high-altitude training rooms to in-house tailors and access to an enviable little black book of movers and shakers in the principality, look no further than club Thirty Nine, which launches in September. Membership has just opened, with rates from €4,900 per annum.
The brainchild of resident Ross Beattie, the elegant space is set over four floors on Avenue Princesse Grace. London design studio Morpheus has kept the palette luxe, with marble, rare woods, bronze fittings and an arresting chandelier by Lasvit. The space will offer a spa and a gym complete with training sessions with top athletes, a pro spin room and a high-altitude hypoxic training room for any impending jaunts to Everest. Tailored nutrition plans for members are also on offer.
A series of bespoke offerings includes an on-call “nose” to create a personal perfume, and members can design their own hats with a milliner or be measured for a suit, without having to leave the clean lines of the intimate venue.
“Monaco is the centre for global luxury and it resonates style and wonderment,” says ex-rugby pro Beattie. “It’s natural that large brands come to Monaco to be a part of the dream, but I wanted to do something different and create a luxury brand that was born in Monaco and could have the potential to take Monaco with it wherever it may go in the future. This has become the true backbone of our design process and it has been a lot of fun creating a space that encapsulates the principality’s past, present and future. Without Monaco, our design simply wouldn’t have been as good.”