Published Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 | 2 a.m.
Updated Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 | 11:05 a.m.
The Stirling Club, the long-closed haunt of Las Vegas cognoscenti, will be auctioned early next month.
The auction for the property on Paradise Road, now being represented by commercial real estate firm Colliers International, will be held on real estate auction site ten-x.com Nov. 28-30. The opening bid has been set at $3.6 million; bidders must place a $50,000 deposit to get a chance to buy it.
The private club has been dark since May 2012. Surrounded by the four high-rise Turnberry Towers, the building was also once known as Mansion at Turnberry Place and was available to Turnberry residents for a $400 a month membership fee.
While open, the club became a well-known hangout for local noteables and celebrities. It was a regular stop in the Vegas nightlife circuit. Kelly Clinton, wife of singer Clint Holmes, was the club’s entertainment director, and Strip entertainers would perform there.
It was also known for hosting special events.
“At one time they hosted this very big Indian wedding,” said Steve Neiger, an associate vice president at Colliers. “They covered the pool with a platform and had a big elephant and all kinds of extravagances.”
The 73,576-square-foot building was an ideal upscale hangout with its lounge and adjoining restaurant, spa, pool and gym, tennis courts, two kitchens, 10 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms and separate staff quarters. The main building is appointed with marble, brass, polished-wood effects and red-carpeted stairways.
In the wake of the recession, however, the club became a financial loser and closed. In October 2013 the owners, Jeffrey and Jackie Soffer and their company, Turnberry Associates, sold the property for $10,546,000 to a group of investors, JDLB LLC and JDLB Mansion LLC.
Neiger said his firm had received interest in the property from investment groups in China, California and even Colombia. The burgeoning growth of the north Strip, he said, is one reason why.
“It’s across from the Westgate and next door to the Convention Center expansion and also to the Fontainebleau, which now has new owners,” he said.
“Obviously holding meetings is a natural use, dead set as it is in middle of that area. … A company or a group of companies could book the club and rent it out for convention parties.”
This version of the story has been been updated with new dates for the auction.