Annabel's Member's Club Becomes The Ultimate Pin-Up Girl
A beautiful poster has been released to anticipate the grand opening of London's hottest new nightclub
For certain strata of society, from Hollywood royalty to genuine blue bloods, the unveiling of Richard Caring's new $105m (£55m) Annabel's nightclub has been keenly awaited since last autumn.
The postponement of the relaunch - to the Northern Hemisphere's early spring this year - merely serving to intensify the anticipation.
Over the past couple of years, we've been teased with CGIs of the lavish new interior by Martin Brudnizki and details of the revitalised members club, which is just a few doors down from the original in a stately 2,400-square-metre (26,000-square-feet) Georgian mansion on Berkeley Square.
Caring's four-storey version is destined to be a considerable departure from Mark Birley's cosy club, a subterranean vaulted venue that included a chintzy bar, restaurant and compact dance floor.
The 21st-century reincarnation offers members several restaurants and bars, two private dining rooms, a cigar salon, basement nightclub, spa (with its own separate entrance on Hays Mews) and significantly an attic workspace.
Annabel's mark II is clearly as keen to attract the younger laptop-and-lattes tribe (international tech millionaires no doubt) and not just aristos and trustafarians of leisure.
Now, as the countdown to the grand opening gathers pace, a beautiful art deco-inspired limited edition poster has been released to coincide with the launch.
Designed by artist Charles Avalon of renowned poster designers Pullman Editions it depicts Annabel's Garden Terrace as seen from the rear Mews-side view, looking back at the 18th-century property and also featuring the state-of-the-art retractable glass roof designed by Waagner Biro.
Created and printed in-house, the prints are available to purchase from Pullman Editions at £395.00.
Let's hope London is blessed with a Mediterranean summer to ensure this balmy vision of Annabel's is brought to life.
— The Telegraph