Sources suggest the club will take over the third floor and rooftop of the building that houses Water Grill
By Sam Catanzaro
Santa Monica could soon be home to the latest location of San Vicente Bungalows, a members-only club owned by hotelier Jeff Klein.
As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the news comes as Klein continues with plans to expand the popular club, with Gabé Doppelt, the former maître d’ at Sunset Tower, joining the team to help navigate the launch of the new locations.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, sources close to the matter suggest that Klein and his team are in the process of finalizing an address for the new Westside location, with plans for San Vicente Bungalows to take over the third floor and rooftop of the building that houses Water Grill on Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.
When contacted for comment by the Hollywood Reporter, a representative for San Vicente Bungalows and Klein declined to provide any further details about the planned expansion. However, in a previous interview with the outlet, Klein had confirmed that the team was targeting a Santa Monica opening sometime in 2023, with a New York outpost set to follow in two years.
Doppelt, who has previously worked as a high-profile editor for publications such as Vogue and The Daily Beast, is expected to help spearhead membership at all of the new San Vicente Bungalows locations before eventually moving back to New York.
San Vicente Bungalows is a private members-only club owned by hotelier Klein, known for its exclusivity and luxurious amenities. Founded in 2018, the club is named after the street where it is located in West Hollywood. The original property was a collection of bungalows built in the 1920s, which were transformed into a chic, members-only retreat following a $50 million renovation. The club offers its members access to a wide range of facilities, including a restaurant, bar, pool, and garden, as well as private event spaces for meetings, parties, and special occasions.
Membership to San Vicente Bungalows is highly sought after, with a strict vetting process.The club’s membership reportedly includes a who’s who of Hollywood elite, including A-list celebrities, top executives, and other industry power players.