Commerce Club and One Ninety One Club to Combine

October 5,2009

Commerce Club and One Ninety One Club to Combine
New Club to be Located Atop One Ninety One Peachtree Tower

Oct. 5, 2009 - (Atlanta, Ga.) – The Commerce Club and One Ninety One Club have entered into an agreement to combine memberships in a new club to be located on the 49th floor of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta.

The combined club will operate under the name of The Commerce Club and will be operated by a ClubCorp affiliate. A board of directors will be formed consisting of legacy members from each club.

The arrangement is expected to be finalized in early 2010, pending the signing of a lease, acceptance of a design and awarding of a construction contract.

“This is an exciting moment for the One Ninety One Club and Commerce Club,” said Tom Bell, chairman of the One Ninety One Club. “The members of both clubs will benefit significantly from this combination. They will enjoy first-class dining and meeting space, outstanding programs and events, access to a state-of-the-art health club, and a spectacular view of the city.”

Commerce Club Chairman David Ratcliffe noted that the combination will occur during The Commerce Club’s 50th anniversary year of 2010. “As the central meeting place for business and civic leaders, The Commerce Club has served as host to a lot of Atlanta and Georgia history over the past half century,” he said. “There is much more history to be made, with our new club as a key venue atop one of the Southeast’s premier landmarks.”

Bell and Ratcliffe emphasized that special attention will be dedicated to preserving the rich heritages of the clubs as reflected in programming, service and architectural elements. Consistent with the clubs’ shared mission of professionally advancing their members, programs and events will continue during and after the combination.

A defined timetable will be finalized in the coming months. Even before the new club quarters are completed, members of both clubs will begin to benefit from the relationship. It is anticipated that, beginning in early 2010, members will have access to both The Commerce Club and the One Ninety One Club and their various amenities including programming and the health club currently affiliated with the One Ninety One Club.

About The Commerce Club
Established in 1960, The Commerce Club has been an Atlanta tradition for almost 50 years, providing the finest cuisine and service to business and professional men and women who share a common interest in the healthy development of Georgia. In comfortably relaxed surroundings, political, business and civic leaders come to know one another and work together to help Atlanta and Georgia grow and prosper. For more information, visit

About One Ninety One Club
Established in 1991, One Ninety One Club, a private business and social club located in the heart of downtown Atlanta in the prestigious One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, serves as the city’s gathering place for corporate, political and cultural leaders. Club quarters include a gracious living room, library, bar and lounge, two main dining rooms, and nine handsomely appointed private dining suites. In addition to access to a luxury fitness center, One Ninety One also offers a gourmet menu, videoconferencing capabilities, and a variety of business network- ing and social opportunities. For more information, visit

About ClubCorp
Dallas-based ClubCorp, Inc. is The World Leader in Private Clubs™. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with a central purpose: to build relationships and enrich the lives of its members. Today, ClubCorp stands as the preeminent owner and operator of private clubs; boasting a membership roster in excess of 400,000 across a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and resorts. The ClubCorp portfolio includes distinguished properties such as Firestone Country Club, Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Mission Hills Country Club, Capital Club Beijing, Metropolitan Club Chicago, and the Aspen Glen Club. Beyond a collection of properties, ClubCorp is a community of members supported by a team of over 16,000 dedicated employee partners committed to creating exceptional experiences that last a lifetime. For more information, visit