An exclusive luxury club with an indoor pool, boutique hotel, work spaces, and high-end dining just opened its doors on the banks of the Schuylkill River.
The Fitler Club, a 136,000-square-foot private space takes up the first few floors of the building at 2400 Market—sometimes referred to as the new Aramark Building—and opened to members earlier this month.
Founded by David Gutstadt, Fitler is billed as the first of several private clubs around the country, which follow a “stay/work/play” model.
“This is a next-level club that reflects a new generation of urban sophisticates,” Gutstadt said in a statement on the club’s opening. “They don’t separate social life, work, and wellness. They’re well-traveled, with exceptionally high standards.”
The members-only club includes a 14-room hotel, a gym and a spa, 34,000 square feet of work and office space, and venues for culinary events. Gutstadt says he plans to open a collection of similar clubs around the country by 2025, each “reflecting the soul of its home city.”
Memberships start at a $2,250 down payment with monthly dues of $225, and reach $5,000 down payment, with monthly dues of $400, all depending on the age of applicants.
It’s the next step in a big change for the building, which sat vacant for years on the banks of the river. Over the past few years, it’s been the subject of a massive renovation process, as various tenants prepare to move in. Aramark has taken the top five floors of the building for their new headquarters, while the Fitler Club and other tenants—including a Boston-based brewery—take up the bottom floors.
Take a look at what the exclusive club has to offer in some of their opening photos below:
Bars and dining space
There will be a restaurant by acclaimed Philly chef Marc Vetri, and three bars located around the club. Many of the dining and lounging areas have views of Center City and the adjacent Schuylkill River.
Every hotel guest becomes a member of Fitler Club for the duration of their stay, meaning they have access to all the benefits that members have when they visit.
Gutstadt calls the design of the rooms, “Industrial chic with elevated service. Contemporary but with a nod to great hotel traditions.”
The rooms offer marble bathrooms; there are two master suites, which include living rooms, dining rooms, and a full bar.
Room rates start at $400 per night, and the master suites go for $1,500 a night