The Studio, for all intents and purposes, is a lifestyle membership club started by Royal Property, the luxury real estate, hotel and management company responsible for places like The Charlee Lifestyle Hotel, Meritage and Luxé in Guatapé. However, The Studio is so much more than meets the eye.
Royal Property searches to provide experiences with every project. By that I mean their endeavours are hardly ever “just a hotel”, they’re usually filled with awe-inspiring spaces. For example, their luxury hotels include rooms like the Aqua Room, the Spice Room and other sensory experiences that make your stay feel like so much more than a bed to sleep in, so one can imagine a social membership club created by this group will hardly be boring or traditional.
About The Studio
The Studio isn’t a place; it’s not a destination, it’s a way of life inspired by the desire to create a community of young professionals and creatives in Medellín. At this time, it stands at roughly 300 members approximately between the ages of 25-35.
It has a board of directors who hand pick each member every three months to bring in new talent and have a representative group of the young entrepreneurs and professionals in the city. Who’s on this board? Oh, you know, just your average joe like Pedro Fajardo, Carmen, and other well-known characters in the city. Also, did I mention that it’s totally free? More on that later.
Being a part of The Studio has lots of small and large benefits. Upon acceptance, you receive a sturdy silver membership card with your name on it. This card will allow you to have access to discounts and perks like:
- 50% off The Charlee Gym
- Access to a work/gathering space inside The Charlee Hotel
- Concierge services
- Lodging Discounts
- 50% Discount at Envy’s Sushi Bar Tuesday and Thursday nights
- 50% Lunch at Lucía on select days
- Access to all The Studio events with a +1
- Priority entrance to Salon Amador on select nights
- Discounts and special access to all businesses in alliance with The Studio
However, these benefits are really just the side dish of the main course provided by The Studio Membership. The Studio allows you to come in contact with people that are thriving in the city, starting businesses, managing businesses, innovating, creating and always thinking about something new.
The networking that happens at all of The Studio events is organic, it happens naturally due to simple proximity with people who are doing great things and can help your dream grow along theirs.
Members of The Studio include designers, event planners, musicians, photographers, among many other talented local millennials.
Events by The Studio
The Studio hosts a large variety of micro and macro events. There are weekly and monthly events like Sunrise Yoga, and The Brunch, the former an exclusive yoga class at sunrise, of course, and the latter a monthly networking brunch, both held at Envy Rooftop Bar. There are also one-time events like workshops on making cocktails, ceviche, and other types of food; and large events like larger than life Halloween parties, barber shop and whisky tastings, latest trends in makeup, among many, many others.
How to Apply and When
To be a part of The Studio you must be an active member of society in Medellín, know at least one person in The Studio or the board of directors that can be your reference and fill out the application. Membership is totally free as the group is still growing and creating traction.
The board of directors evaluates applications every three months and the deadline is coming up in December so get on it!