Soho House Announces New Charleston Location, Combining History and Southern Charm

Victorian-era Wagener Building to be transformed into a coastal haven for members and locals alike.
Rendering: Official

Soho House, the renowned private members’ club and hotel group, has announced its plans to open a new location in Charleston in 2024. Situated at 161 E Bay Street in the elegant French Quarter, Soho House Charleston will breathe new life into the historic Wagener Building, offering a unique blend of contemporary luxury and timeless southern charm.

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With its commitment to preserving and honoring the architectural heritage of the city, Soho House will reimagine the three-story Victorian-era Wagener Building, creating a stunning space that will feature a ground-floor public restaurant, as well as two floors exclusively dedicated to members, according to its website.

The pinnacle of the establishment will be a rooftop bar and dining area, affording guests uninterrupted views of Charleston’s picturesque port city.

Drawing inspiration from Charleston’s rich history, creative spirit, and unique coastal allure, Soho House Design is poised to infuse the interiors with elements that pay homage to the region’s distinctive character. While respecting the building’s intricate details, the design team will harmoniously blend modern aesthetics with traditional Southern design cues, creating an atmosphere that captures the essence of the city.

Soho House Charleston promises to be a vibrant coastal locale where both members and locals can gather to eat, drink, and unwind. The public restaurant on the ground floor will provide a warm and welcoming space for visitors to indulge in exceptional cuisine while savoring the ambiance of this iconic address. The menu will showcase locally sourced ingredients and reflect the rich culinary traditions that make Charleston a haven for food enthusiasts.

For those seeking an exclusive and intimate experience, the members-only floors will offer a sanctuary for creatives, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers to connect, collaborate, and relax. Members will have access to a range of amenities, including beautifully designed private lounges, dedicated working spaces, and world-class wellness facilities. The rooftop bar, with its sweeping views, will undoubtedly become a hotspot for socializing and enjoying the city’s vibrant energy.

As the first Soho House location in the Southeastern United States, the opening of Soho House Charleston marks a significant milestone for the group.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak