When privacy-loving Prince Harry needs to get away from it all — including wife Meghan Markle and children Archie and Lilibet — he reportedly heads to one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive establishments. Earlier this week, the Sun reported that the former royal had a room set aside at the San Vicente Bungalows — a members-only social club that’s become a haven for Left Coast boldfacers such as Elon Musk, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Miley Cyrus and Justin and Hailey Bieber — as an “escape place” from his young family. While a rep for Harry later denied the rumor, the bungalows are indeed the place for A-listers looking for privacy.
Founded in 2018 by veteran boutique hotelier Jeffrey Klein, the hot spot is a hidden oasis in the middle of it all, tucked behind a thicket of lush greenery just below the bright lights of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
Things are decidedly more hush-hush at the bungalows, where members — who must be nominated by an existing member — shell out $1,800 for a membership fee, and $4,200 annually for access to a restaurant, pool, bar, well-coiffed grounds, private event spaces and nine guest rooms on property. Those under 35 get a reduced fee.
Harry and Meghan are rumored to be members, and the couple enjoyed a date night there in early March — their first public outing since the release of Harry’s memoir “Spare.” Getting membership is nearly impossible. According to GQ, Klein has a committee for the admission process comprised of high-profile people — Julia Roberts rumored to be among them — in art, fashion and entertainment.
An executive at a major Hollywood production company said he reached out to one of Tinseltown’s most prominent publicists for help getting a very senior, high-powered colleague a membership and was swiftly told “no chance.”
The publicist remarked that he couldn’t even get an EGOT-winner in and that the waitlist numbers were in the thousands. (GQ reported in 2019 the club had around 750 members. Only members are allowed to make hotel and restaurant reservations on the property.) But, while the bungalows attracts industry A-listers, insiders said it’s not your typical Hollywood spot. “It’s a very non-LA, LA place. People are dressed as if they’re cool New Yorkers,” a member who has belonged to the club since 2019 and spotted J.Lo and A-Rod there, told The Post.