At Your Service: New York’s Willow Club by Stephanie Goto
Tickets to sold-out Broadway shows, season tickets for the Yankees, passes to Fashion Week, a harbor cruise on a private yacht. For a mere $28,000 initiation fee, the Willow Club offers super-concierge entrée to New York privileges typically inaccessible to the masses. But what’s a club without a clubhouse?
Inside the 1,100-square-foot facility by Stephanie Goto, members chill out in the bar, moodily luxurious with a granite-topped bar, leather-covered banquettes, and azure walls supporting bronze-tinted mirrored shelves lined with vintage books and archaeological oddities. The look swings to minimalist in the interactive gallery, set off by acid-etched, LED-lit glass panels. In the adjoining salon, acrylic partitions curve around six pods that put the private in private club.