QSL to launch in South Africa this year

Members can look forward to private dining, a contemporary lounge with a stage, bar and plunge pool, a spectacular mezzanine champagne bar, a whisky and cigar lounge and a private screening room

The new unique and progressive QSL Members Club, conceptualised and brought to fruition by Ronald Ndoro and Rahim Rawjee, will be launched in South Africa this year.

It’s exceptional offering and unique mission to become the African hub for forward-thinkers, agents of change, creatives and idea generators, all in an exclusive environment, sets it apart from other clubs.

“At QSL, we want to use this great vision to help Africa rise to her greatness and full potential by connecting great African minds,” says Ndoro.

Whether it be to meet others or to relax in a comfortable environment, this oasis situated in the concrete jungle of Johannesburg will offer like-minded individuals a space to stay, to come together and network, dine, relax, or enjoy a sundowner looking out towards the city skyline.

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The QSL members club is described as a tailored home, an exquisitely intimate and textured space for those who are moving the world forward.

Ndoro, a London-based entrepreneur, is the visionary behind the concept. He founded Library private members’ club in London’s Covent Garden and is currently building a boutique hotel in Antigua.

He is the founder of The Needle App, an event management and networking tool. Ndoro met Rawjee, the creative brain and entrepreneur behind the high-end men’s fashion brand Row-G, at a wedding in South Africa a little over a year ago.

It was here that the concept for the QSL Members Club was born. Both gentlemen, with their wealth of experience in building businesses and brands, wanted to create a unique space for African entrepreneurs, captains of industry, artists, creatives and visionaries to come together and move Africa forward through creativity and collaboration.

“QSL is no ordinary members’ club, it’s about growing the space to become a hub for creative thinking, strategic meetings and visionary idea generation. It is also a place to meet old friends and make new connections and is an environment for agents of change to congregate and conceptualise forward-thinking initiatives,” says Ndoro.

Throughout this month, the QSL team will be, by invitation only, reaching out to 200 founder members to join the club with an exclusive membership of R10 000 per annum.

The founder members will then become the foundation on which the rest of the club’s membership is built on. The team will be encouraging founder members to reach out to their networks and will be incentivised – with a lifetime membership – to invite friends, business partners and colleagues to participate and become members themselves.

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By joining QSL SA, members will receive automatic access to an international network of like-minded clubs such as; Library Private Member’s Club in London, Brody House in Budapest, The Oasis Collection in Buenos Aires and São Paulo, Explorers Club in New York, Griffen Club in Los Angeles and Capital Club in Dubai, Bahrain and Kenya.

Members will be able to marvel at African artwork and designs, experience exceptional world-class service and concierge as well as delight in scrumptious dishes created by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Galmiche in his new South African restaurant on the premises. Members can also look forward to private dining, a contemporary lounge with a stage, bar and plunge pool, a spectacular mezzanine champagne bar, a whisky and cigar lounge and a private screening room.

Once the space is complete, the facilities will include:

  • 24-hour reception and concierge
  • 32 luxurious bedrooms
  • Main lounge with a stage, exclusive bar, champagne bar and plunge pool
  • Restaurant with a private dining room
  • Kitchen and chef’s table
  • Cinema and screening room
  • Boardroom with conference facilities
  • Meeting and work spaces
  • Secondary lounge and kitchen with rooftop bar
  • Artisanal retail and made-to-measure tailor service
  • Whisky and cigar lounge and a smoking terrace
  • Male grooming and made-to-measure tailor services
  • Spa, massage and beauty treatment room
  • Gym, lockers and showers
  • Complimentary wifi
  • An online membership portal with access to worldwide benefits

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