Classic Hollywood luxury inspires the core of the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California.
From the elegant décor of its suites to the panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains afforded by a seat in the hotel’s Sky Bar, the Mondrian knows the meaning of “lavishness,” and, notably, the trick to making the grand feel quintessentially homey.
Inspired by the serene coastal landscapes of Southern California, the 189,000 square-foot boutique hotel was originally built in 1959 during the golden age of Hollywood, and recently underwent a redesign helmed by internationally acclaimed interior designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, known for designing Cartier’s SoHo boutique in New York City, as well as the homes of celebrities including Russell Simmons and Lenny Kravitz.
Upon entering, West Coast tranquility washes over guests passing through the hotel’s thirty-foot mahogany doors. Creamy whites and warm marigold palettes line the hotel’s entryway, while the lobby’s deep purple hues and custom-designed furniture enhance the rich, avant-garde ambiance of the hotel’s interior.
Suites at the Mondrian are equally as grandiose and stunning in design. Couples looking for a romantic hideaway will do well at booking the hotels’s 575 square-foot balcony suite. One of 237 rooms designed by Ortiz, the suite showcases the designer’s ability to turn any room into a living work of art. Floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows and sustainable bamboo floors grant the suite a sense of serenity, while a brilliant orange looking glass that pivots revealing a flat-screen HDTV adds a pop of colour (not to mention quirk) to the space’s black and white design. On the balcony, an oversized daybed provides the ideal setting for an intimate sunset toast.
For those who desire to fully soak in the splendor on offer at the Mondrian, splurge and book a stay in the hotel’s 2,100 square-foot penthouse suite. Decked out in gold and bronze palettes with white and black accents, suite luxuries include a private dining room, lit by a collection of crystal chandeliers; a rain shower; a broad balcony; and the option of adding on 3 additional bedrooms to the master bedroom inside the suite.
Located just minutes away from L.A.’s Sunset Strip, guests of the Mondrian are walking distance from legendary nocturnal hangouts including the infamous Viper Room nightclub and Whisky A Go Go, which has played host to bands including The Doors and Led Zeppelin in its time. For visitors interested in living like a local, stop by the Rodger Room for an expertly mixed cocktail or two, and let the bar’s vintage vibe whisk you back to Paris in the ’20s.
Shopping in the neighbourhood is a must when staying in West Hollywood. Skip the shops at Sunset Plaza and go straight for the vintage treasures at Crossroads Trading Co. Dig for designer finds from labels including Chanel, Christian Louboutin, and Elizabeth James to assemble your own Beverly Hills look.
After you shop ‘til you drop, satiate the appetite you worked up back at the Mondrian with a sampling of the menu at Asia de Cuba. Take a seat on the striking patio amongst ficus trees and flowering vines, and delight in delectable Latin-inspired fare including the Cuban Coffee Crusted Rib Eye with a side of Lobster Mash, for an unforgettable take on classic surf-n-turf.
Boasting old Hollywood charm and fitted with modern luxuries of the finest boutique hotel, the Mondrian Los Angeles promises guests a stay pronounced by opulence, comfort and singular style.