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The London West Hollywood Launches First Phase Of $23M Renovation

Thursday July 17th, 2014 - 10:08AM

LOS ANGELES—The London West Hollywood, a modern luxury hotel located near Sunset Boulevard and on the cusp of Beverly Hills, is undergoing the first phase of its $23-million renovation.

The redesign will feature new ninth floor suites by the original designer of the property, David Collins Studio—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-sq.-ft. fitness center, designed by Gonzalez Architects with interiors by Richmond Design, adjacent to the first floor lobby, are set to debut this September 2014.

“I have been waiting to work again with The London West Hollywood since the day we opened, as the property delivers The David Collins Studios' unique understanding of design, service and beyond," said Simon Rawlings, creative director of The David Collins Studio. “The new Gate Suites will also take our timeless design to the next level.”

The London's five new specialty suites incorporate design and amenity touches of the Aristocratic life, including artwork, accessories and books. "This new phase of The London West Hollywood elevates the property's suite accommodations by introducing an even larger and more lavish room product that further enhances the luxury experience that has become synonymous with The London brand," said Jeff Kulek, general manager of The London West Hollywood. “These exciting enhancements will complement our 200 pre-existing suites and the property as a whole, to further solidify our stature as a leading luxury hotel and destination in Los Angeles."

The color palette of the new Gate Suites was inspired by the surrounding views and California’s blue sky. David Collins Studio chose gradations of blue, casting them in light and shadow. A curated mix of velvet, textured linen, grained leather, oak, relief tiles, hand-cut mosaics and chopped and polished marble, is shown throughout the rooms.

Each of these one- and two-bedroom Gate Suites range from 1,425 to 1,975 sq. ft. and attempt to provide a residential ambiance with hardwood flooring; kitchens or kitchenettes; 53-in. flat screen TVs; and three terraces with views of Los Angeles.