Luxury department store Harrods has unveiled plans to open its first-ever private members’ club in Shanghai, China, by the end of the year.


Harrods club The Residence will be located in Cha House, Shanghai

Called The Residence, the club will be located in the city’s Cha House and will “epitomise quintessential British luxury” and create “a destination committed to the finest hospitality for an exclusive membership community”.

The club’s restaurant will be operated by celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay and will be his first-ever Shanghai destination.

The Residence will also feature a curated alcohol portfolio from The Macallan, The Glenrothes and Highland Park.

The club will be housed in the same building as Harrods Tea Rooms & Piano Bar in Shanghai.

Customers who are members of The Residence will automatically receive access to Black Tier status with Harrods Rewards and “associated 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.

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

“Membership is a unique proposition in Shanghai, offering not only world-class dining and spirits with a like-minded network, but also unlocking exclusive Harrods international lifestyle and concierge services to create unparalleled experiences for every member.”