Cipriani Gets Into Hotel Game

The name Cipriani is synonymous with high-end clubs and restaurants. Now, it may well be known for hotels. The fourth generation of the family will debut a new signature hotel brand called Mr. C, the first opening in Los Angeles in Spring 2011.

It's reported that Mr. C represents a "modern version of old-world simplicity and stylish European glamour." The 138-room hotel will feature 12 Signature Suites and Classic Suites, alongside spacious guest rooms, all ranging from 365 square feet to 800 square feet, each with a private balcony and panoramic views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

The interior design is rich and welcoming, complete with dark hardwood floors, burgundy and grey color palettes and crisp white accents. Bathrooms feature teak flooring and marble accents while vintage black-and-white film photography of historic cultural moments will hang from the hotel's walls.

Additionally, there will be five multi-level, residential-sized bungalows averaging approximately 3,000 square feet, each with a private garden, gourmet kitchen, plunge pool and views of Beverly Hills. Californian architect Ray Kappe has designed the bungalows, which will feature all the Mr. C amenities, including spa treatments, housekeeping and room service from the signature Mr. C restaurant.

The hotel restaurant, under the same name, will feature classics from Cipriani alongside grilled specialties and pizzas. The restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor seating, a separate entrance for non-hotel guests and two private rooms for more intimate occasions.

In addition, Mr. C will feature an outdoor pool for hotel guests only and indoor/outdoor private event space with 360-degree panoramic city views from the 12th floor of the hotel, with a private exterior glass elevator.

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