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Spike Mendelsohn to Design Penthouse Pool Club Summer Menu

PENTHOUSE POOL & LOUNGE AT VIDA FITNESS GEARS UP FOR 2015 SUMMER SEASON SET TO OPEN MAY 1

 
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DC Restaurateur and Top Chef Alum Spike Mendelsohn

To Introduce New Food & Beverage Menu at Both DC Locations

 

***VIDA Fitness Now Accepting New Membership Deposits for 2015 Pool Season With Rooftop Spaces Available to Members for Private Events***

 

After tolerating this brutal winter, plunge into summer early with a splash. VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge, with locations at The Yards and U Street, announced today its kickoff plans for an event-filled summer of themed happy hours, rooftop dining and poolside celebrations set to begin Friday, May 1. DC restaurateur and Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn has been retained by Urban Adventures Companies, Inc. (UAC) to create and design a new food and beverage menu for both rooftop locations. Mendelsohn’s menu will feature his own unique twist on his favorite poolside and beach snacks. Mendelsohn, well known for his TV appearances on Top Chef, The Next Iron Chef and Bar Rescue, is owner of some of the District’s most popular restaurants.

“I recently launched a catering company called Spike’d and we are very excited to partner with VIDA Fitness on this project,” said Mendelsohn. “After such a cold winter, it’s been fun to think about warmer weather while coming up with delicious poolside dishes. This menu will give people a chance to taste the kind of food we will be offering at Spike’d.”

The 2015 summer pool season will debut the Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards located on the rooftop of VIDA’s fitness and lifestyle complex at 1212 4th Street, SE. Amenities for the 10,000-square-foot private rooftop pool club include a 60-foot pool, pool deck and eight poolside day beds on deck with several stretching into shallow waters. Special to this location are five deluxe private resort cabanas that offer a personal HDTV, mini refrigerator and private safe. The member lounge holds 78 chaise lounge chairs, modular furniture with communal fire pits, café tables, chairs and bar stools. With soaring views of the Capitol Riverfront and Nationals Park, this Penthouse Pool Club displays a nautical theme with ship and aquatic elements, porthole windows, blue lighting, rope finishes, bubbled accent walls and gray flooring that pays homage to its Navy Yard neighborhood.

 

The Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards also offers special family hours for members and their kids Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The Penthouse U Street location on the rooftop of VIDA Fitness at 1612 U Street, NW, is undergoing renovations for the 2015 summer season and will unveil on opening day. Enhancements include a fully refinished wooden deck, new temperature controlled eco-friendly turf and new day bed covers. The 12,000-square-foot member-only pool club and lounge features a chic atmosphere that includes a 60-foot pool, private sun deck, ten private resort cabanas and one VIP cabana, communal fire pits and a membership lounge.

The Penthouse Pool & Lounge is an urban oasis where guests and members can socialize and unwind in a sophisticated setting while appreciating panoramic capital views. At night the Penthouse mood is enhanced with glowing stone fire pits and changing colored lighting that illuminate the pool waters. Stoneking-von Storch Architects of Charlottesville, VA and Hallock Design Group of Miami, FL. together designed both Penthouse Pool & Lounge locations.

“Both Penthouse rooftops offer a desirable urban resort that takes on a highly-stylized Miami vibe,” says David von Storch, president of UAC. It’s the perfect venue to relax poolside with friends or entertain guests in the membership lounge over drinks and dinner while appreciating amazing views.”

Penthouse members can also reserve customized rooftop spaces and host private events with food and beverage options from a specialized catering menu designed by Chef Spike Mendelsohn. Ideal for birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, fundraisers or business functions, the Penthouse Pool Club can accommodate large groups and is available for functions from small gatherings to large receptions.

VIDA Fitness is currently accepting applications for a limited number of Penthouse Pool & Lounge memberships for both the The Yards and U Street locations, which are obtainable on a space available basis.

For additional information on the Penthouse Pool Club, please visit: www.penthousepoolclub.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/penthousepoolclub?fref=ts. For membership inquiries, please email info@penthousepoolclub.com or call The Yards: (202) 554-0444 or U Street: (202) 939-2563.


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