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Harrods to launch a private members’ club in Shanghai

Luxury department store Harrods will open a private club in Shanghai at the end of 2023, with just 250 members and an “unrivalled whisky collection”.

Harrods has revealed plans to open a private members’ club in Cha House in the centre of Shanghai.

Called The Residence, the private club will include Gordon Ramsay’s first ever dining destination in Shanghai, offering “elevated British dining”, according to Harrods.

The club will also offer some of the world’s rarest spirits through a partnership with Edrington Group. The hook-up will see a super-premium portfolio including expressions from The Macallan, The Glenrothes and Highland Park, served to members, who can also expect private masterclasses hosted by spirits partners.

“The Residence is Harrods’ very first private members’ club and is being created to serve a curated community of discerning members,” said Michael Ward, managing director, Harrods.

Ward further revealed that membership to the club will unlock “exclusive Harrods international lifestyle and concierge services to create unparalleled experiences for every member.”

Only 250 members will be accepted to join The Residence, with additional members considered following peer nominations.

There will be three tiers of membership, with prices starting from 150,000 RMB (£16,000) per year.

Membership of The Residence will also come with automatic access to ‘Black Tier’ status, with Harrods Rewards and other benefits in London as well as access to ultra-premium lifestyle services including Harrods Aviation, Harrods Estates, Harrods Interior Design and private shopping services at the Knightsbridge store.

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