London Soho House's newly-opened sister private members' club in New York faces competition next month when restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani opens his own version. Soho House's owner, Nick Jones, says he is not worried. He plans to expand in the United States in the next two years with a club possibly in Los Angeles. He is opening a temporary Soho House there for a week leading up to the Oscars at the end of February. Jones has established a company in the United States which he says is capable of opening restaurants in New York if he decides to do so. The Times 17/01/04 page 57