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Former Chateau Marmont Boss Plans New Los Angeles Club and Hotel

The Aster Club will be a private member’s club, and its founder says he wants to break all the old rules.

A rendering of the view from the roof of the Aster private members club, set to open in June in Los Angeles. 

A rendering of the view from the roof of the Aster private members club, set to open in June in Los Angeles. 

Source: Michael Flynn

For the man who launched and operated some of the world’s coolest and exclusive hotels and clubs—London’s Chiltern Firehouse, New York’s Mercer, and Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles—David Bowd has a surprisingly humble demeanor.

The 52-year-old Brit, who has spent a career looking after rock stars and A-list actors, left home at the age of 15 and started working as a bellman in a hotel in Worcestershire, England.