Oliva Villaluz helps remodel Sunset Marquis

The Sunset Marquis Hotel in California completed its 100 remodeled suites. These junior and one-bedroom suites have oversized bathrooms, in-room dining/work area, and custom furniture in vibrant colors. With an average of 529 square feet in the suites, most rooms have balconies or patios.

Interior designer Oliva Villaluz was involved in the renovation of the Sunset Marquis for 10 years, working alongside Sunset Marquis’ owner Mark Rosenthal, to develop a new look for this property.

Originally a set designer, Villaluz’s vision took the hotel's 1960’s look back to a more classic style with a little twist. Villaluz’s goal was to create a “home away from home” for Hollywood’s elite. With rich textures and colors, the vibe of the hotel is a bit more masculine. For the Sunser Marquis’ remodel, Villaluz went as far as Shanghai and Beijing in China to source out textiles, metals and furnishings.


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Cavatina, located at the Sunset Marquis, sits in the center of the property. Owners George and Mark Rosenthal collaborated on the restaurant’s interior. This space has an upgraded patio for al fresco dining and new lounge areas for casual dining and drinking. Inside Cavatina, celebrity photographs taken by photographer Timothy White, line the walls.

Located between Beverly Hills, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and the beaches, and near the Sunset Strip, Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., has 152 suites and villas intertwined within a 3.5-acre oasis of gardens and private retreats. It opened its doors in 1963. The hotel has indoor and al fresco dining in its restaurant, Cavatina, two outdoor heated pools, the BAR 1200 and a full-service spa. Additional guest amenities include Nightbird Recording Studios and Morrison Hotel Gallery, which has a collection of celebrity photography.

All photos from Sunset Marquis Hotel