One Twenty is a new exclusive members’ club within Club Wembley at England’s National Stadium, delivering a new benchmark in sports hospitality.
The design brief was to create an exclusive members’ club that oozes mystic and exclusivity, re-enforcing the privacy of the space, whilst playing with the sense of movement and energy of a football pitch. From the beginning, Portview and KSS engaged in extensive consultation with Club Wembley to design and fit-out a space that takes the traditional hospitality experience to a new level.
The challenges were to curate the complete guest experience, right down to the menus ensuring a ‘One of a Kind’ experience. The ‘Club within a Club’ is the first hospitality upgrade at Wembley Stadium in 10 years, delivered whilst the stadium remained fully operational throughout construction to a tight time frame and budget.
The private entrance sees guests pass through a sculptural oversized angular canopy. Ascending an illuminated staircase past a double storey smoked oak panelled wall, guests are greeted by a visually stimulating array of colours and features in the lounge. The unique spaces create intimate areas and group networking opportunities where guests can relax amongst contrasts of light and dark with a bold tapestry of furniture and a quirky use of materials.
Lighting is used playfully, with hidden washes from the floor accompanying the stylish glass raindrop pendants that juxtapose the dominant timber raft. The panelled feature wall is the stunning central backdrop to the lounge area and includes a recessed ‘snug’ banquette with deep pile upholstery and recessed bookshelves.
The lounge is designed to be ‘evolutionary’, with smaller furniture clusters and chairs that swivel for guests to define their audience and privacy, whilst nested tables allow guests to sample the tailored lounge food menu. Dense tones of mustard, purple and turquoise colours are used throughout in an exploration of the visual senses.
The bar area is the stand out feature for its scale and presence, with a spectacular brass chandelier that floats up to the exposed petrol coloured ceiling. Beautifully textured hexagon tiles add another layer of embellishment and style to the space. Members can relax with an expertly created drinks menu surrounded by magnificent décor. Like the lounge, guests can also fully dine at the bar in a truly multi-experiential offer, where members sculpt their own experience.
The bar area provides the most transparency within the impressive balcony panelling, where guests can enjoy the ambience of the live music and entertainment below in the Bobby Moore suite.
In the restaurant space, small, intimate dining ‘rooms’ have been created through dividing screens and booths with different dining styles. The design integrates sensitively proportioned TV screens to create a personal feel and ambience. A refined and elegant colour palette uses smoked oak, pearlised metallic, marble, olive, taupe, purple and turquoise upholstery. Frosted windows within the signature bar visually connect the restaurant to the lounge.
The fine dining menu showcases the best ingredients, championing and enhancing current seasonal produce, in the ultimate culinary experience.
Every touchpoint has been considered, successfully bringing together a selection of high quality finishes; fine joinery detailing, contemporary furniture upholstered in fine fabrics and bespoke feature lighting to create an elegant environment with just a hint of extravagance.
What members say about One Twenty:
- “New One Twenty Club at Wembley Stadium is gorgeous! Every detail of hospitality explored to bring member journey to life” - Kristen Lueck
- “It’s out of this world” - Adrian Rawden
- “Guys, new One Twenty, insanely good!!!” – Ian Day