PRIVATE CLUBS ARE DEFINED BY THEIR EXCLUSIVITY, but the new Clayton Members Club & Hotel in Cherry Creek is rooted in inclusivity. It intentionally cultivates a diverse group of Denver’s most interesting creators, entrepreneurs and artisans. The club’s identity and culture are centered around sustaining a space that encourages inclusion and promotes equity.
Clayton Members Club & Hotel. PHOTO BY JIMENA PECK & CALEB ALVARADO
The “clubhouse” is a 63-room boutique hotel with six eateries and cocktail lounges, co-working spaces, tech-free entertaining parlors and a fitness center stocked with Peloton bikes. The rooftop pool and lounge, with blue-and-white-striped daybeds, is the perfect aerie to sip a spritzer, order a wood-fired pizza and take in city views. Executive chef Brandon Duley (of L.A.’s Gjelina and Ardor in West Hollywood) oversees the hotel’s stable of restaurants.
Clayton’s membership committee is 50% BIPOC and representative of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, ages and industries. Potential members must sign an opportunity, equity and inclusion statement, ensuring their values are aligned with the club’s.
To make sure membership fees aren’t a barrier, local makers—from designers to artists to brewers—can join with reduced or waived fees while having an avenue to share their talents with the Clayton community. Clayton promises to be a hub for an engaged and eclectic community with a robust lineup of programming that will spark inspiration and encourage connectivity. 233 Clayton St., Denver, 303.551.1600, claytondenver.com