Shelley KLEYN ARMISTEAD
Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Cape Town > Los Angeles
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About Shelley KLEYN ARMISTEAD
Taking work in the hospitality industry to pay her way through university in London, Cape Town native Shelley Kleyn Armistead was unknowingly taking her first steps to a respected career in the business. Becoming part of the original team behind the city’s renowned Soho House, she moved to LA to open a West Hollywood outpost of the exclusive club – five years later she switched to the running of LA institution Gjelina Group, fuelled by the city’s confidence and sense of opportunity. We spoke to Shelley about the early days of Soho House and Gjelina, how LA inspires her, and a few of her favorite places.