The Peninsula Beverly Hills completes year-long renovation28 Jun, 2012
The Peninsula Beverly Hills has announced the completion of an extensive renovation of its 193 guestrooms, suites and villas.
The new look is said to “celebrate color and enhances the connection between the sunshine-filled interiors and surrounding tropical gardens, yet retains the hotel’s original aesthetic.”
The Beverly Hills-based interior design firm of Forchielli Glynn LLC oversaw the year-long property enhancement. While selecting custom-made furnishings, carpeting and case goods for the new interior design, Forchielli Glynn tapped local artisans as needed, including Paul Ferrante for crystal chandeliers, Mario Grimaldi for hand-crafted tables, and artist Hampton Hall for Chinoiserie wall panels and line drawings.
The hotel’s four largest suites were among the last guest accommodations to be completed, each with its own distinct signature color palette and style. Three of the four suites were designed by Forchielli Glynn. The fourth was designed by American interior design icon Nancy Corzine, who is also Los Angeles-based, and is known for her contemporary luxe style and signature line of furnishings, textiles and lighting designs. All four of these guest accommodations feature fireplaces, advanced flat-screen TV and audio systems, and are accessorized with a collection of books and objets, as if part of the guest’s personal collection. The suites also feature contemporary kitchens outfitted with the latest Viking and Sub-Zero appliances.
The hotel’s 209 square meter (2,250 square foot) Presidential suite offers views of the city and hills beyond and exudes an “East-meets-West” ambiance. Walls are upholstered in soft greens, providing a backdrop for framed antique Asian textiles, Chinese blue and white porcelain and a grand piano. The principal seating area faces a carved-wood fireplace and features a hand-knotted Savonnerie area rug. In the dining room, where the mahogany table seats 10, hand-painted Chinoiserie-style murals depict an intricate pattern of foliage, birds and flowers, evocative of the hotel’s garden setting. A Chinoiserie-style screen is the focal point of the master bedroom, which features a hand-painted four-poster bed and a seating area.