But these days are over. Now 47 and married to Allie Rizzo, a Wilhelmina mannequin, with a 4-year-old son, Henry, he not solely runs one of many metropolis’s hardest-to-join social golf equipment (some, he mentioned, have tried five-figure bribes), he was lately appointed by the mayor to one of many metropolis’s most influential and coveted social positions: the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As for his outdated life? He now not desires to remain up till 4 a.m. six nights per week, coddling V.I.Ps.“Nightclubs can suck the life out of you,” he mentioned. As an outdated mentor as soon as instructed him, “a club is a baby forever and you’re always going to be changing its diapers.”
Cashing Out of Clubs
“I was blown away,” Mr. Sartiano mentioned, recalling the second in 2017 that he first toured the Nineteenth-century Victorian Gothic constructing at 0 Bond, its precise deal with, that way back housed Brooks Brothers. “I thought it was the coolest address on the coolest street.”
He was contemplating a resort, however the property was too small, so he pivoted to a “urban lodge and social workplace” for folks like himself. “There was a void of places to go for people who are sophisticated and successful and still want to be social at night,” he mentioned. “The business model with most clubs is basically, ‘How many people can you pile on top of each other?’ I wanted to do the opposite.”
Judging by the half dozen or extra personal social golf equipment opening in New York City as of late (see Casa Cipriani, Casa Cruz and the Ned), he was clearly onto one thing.
Mr. Sartiano is coy concerning the membership’s membership, besides to say there’s a ready checklist of 8,000. Annual dues vary from $2,500 to $4,000 (plus an initiation charge of $750 to $5,000), however cash alone won’t assure entrance to the membership’s two flooring of plush lounges, personal eating rooms, omakase restaurant, screening room and library.