LOS ANGELES – Channeling the creative confidence of the independent film industry’s makers, movers and shakers, Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills boldly raises the curtain on its $12 million property-wide renovation to debut a rebellious new spirit and ambitious attitude. Alluring in design, intricately layered with hidden surprises and infused with cinematic moments, the 264-room hotel tells a remarkably visual story through distinct content and style: reimagined guest rooms, new dining concept, and a labyrinth of thoughtfully composed public spaces and venues for meetings & social events that reflect the rhythm of Los Angeles and laidback, collaborative nature of independent cinema’s backstage crews.
Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills’ new look is a striking juxtaposition of inviting warmth and artistic intensity, emotion and intellect, authenticity and the excitement of bringing film magic to life. Natural scrapped woods wrap the lobby’s ceilings, walls and floors providing a welcoming cocoon for guests while raw steel panels, sculptures of welded metal scaffolding repurposed from studio soundstages and rusted perforated screens pay tribute to the behind-the-scenes grit of film’s unsung heroes. A sliding screen off the lobby reveals a stylish vignette, a semi-private media space outfitted with sophisticated seating and a sculptural light fixture evocative of the flashing lights of the paparazzi.
Anchoring scenes in the revamped guest rooms are black and white murals, a futuristic interpretation of the film industry and photography alongside modern and minimalistic furnishings in shades of black, white and gray with popping red accents.
“Our encore performance is distinctly one-of-a-kind with a spirited design, state-of-the-art game room adjacent to the lobby and menus that celebrate Los Angeles’ culinary scene at Double Take, all enveloped in unrivaled Kimpton hospitality,” says Ed Virtue, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ Area Director of Operations for Southern California and General Manager of Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills.
A circular fireplace inspired by a camera lens sets the stage upon entering the hotel and frames the intimate residential-like lobby. The entry area flows seamlessly into the adjacent lounge where black corrugated steel walls, raw concrete floors, and a soundstage ceiling rigged with truss and pipe give the space a sultry ambiance and set the scene for the action within. A multitude of open seating options creates a social environment allowing guests to effortlessly transition between meals, work, meetings and fun. Connected to the lounge is a lively game room with playful diversions such as a dartboard, shuffleboard table, pool table, Skee Ball, video games and dual 4K Ultra HD TVs. The hotel’s eight flexible event spaces, totaling 5,000 sq. ft., have been redesigned to shine including the newly expanded Premiere Ballroom with doors that open to the adjacent game room. Double Take, the hotel’s dynamic new restaurant, lies just beyond and is separated by a rolling 14-foot backdrop of an 8,000-lb. gorilla, a nod to the ever-watchful eye of the big studios.
Helmed by Executive Chef Bryan Podgorski, Double Take is a modern American restaurant honoring the Los Angeles culinary scene.
For additional information on Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills, visit www.hotelpalomar-beverlyhills.com or call 310.475.8711.