The London West Hollywood, a luxury hotel located below Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, prepares for the first phase of its $23-million renovations. The redesign will have new ninth floor suites by the original designer of the property, David Collins Studio, and will include 16 Royal Vista suites as well as five specialty Gate Suites that pay homage to London’s Hyde Park. These 21 suites, in addition to a new 2,600-square-foot fitness center (designed by Gonzalez Architects, with interiors by Richmond Design), adjacent to the first floor lobby, are set to debut this September.
The London’s five new specialty suites will take their names from the five gate points in Hyde Park. Gates have also been an element at The London West Hollywood’s overall design since conception, with elaborate wrought iron entry gates being commissioned to adorn the front entrance.
The color palette of the new Gate Suites was inspired by their views and will capture California’s blue sky. David Collins Studio chose gradations of blue, casting them in light and shadow. The “London paneled wall” – a stamp of The London brand, with muted weathered patterns – will be present. A curated mix of velvet, textured linen, grained leather, oak, relief tiles, hand cut mosaics and chopped and polished marble will provide depth throughout the rooms. Each of these one- and two-bedroom Gate Suites, spanning between 1,425 square feet to 1,975 square feet, will have a residential ambiance, replete with hardwood flooring; kitchens or kitchenettes; 53-inch flat screen televisions; and three terraces with views of Los Angeles. Guests of the Gates Suites will also be treated to enhanced services, including one-way airport transportation, as well as VIP in-suite check-in.
The 16,750-square-foot Royal Vista Suites on the ninth floor, like other guestrooms throughout the hotel, will reflect shades of green, acting as windows on to the views of the Hollywood Hills, with a palette that connects guests to the outside landscape. These suites will have private dressing areas, work desks and bathrooms with soaking tubs and dual shower heads.
The new 2,600-square-foot fitness center will have paneled walls in soft grey tones to complement the silver oak and grey flooring. Contrasting dark oak will be used on the amenity wall and at the portal surrounds to the seating, referencing the color palette of the hotel suites. Illuminated mirror wall panels and recessed ceiling lighting will reinforce the residential quality of the space. The central seating area will be dedicated to both relaxation and socializing. The center will also have a new Kinesis wall, a four-station circuit that combines cardio, strength and flexibility training.
All photos from The London West Hollywood