Ian Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, brings the only West Coast location in the EDITION collection, in addition to 20 one of a kind residences that sit atop of the property. The West Hollywood EDITION pays homage to its history by reviving the Golden Age energy and creating a new kind of gathering place.
Famed British architect John Pawson created the modern building from the ground up, employing dramatic proportions and rich materials such as the Western Red Cedar for the entryway and outsize front doors, and Italian travertine for the soaring lobby area. The entire three-story space appears to be cut from one stone, with slabs so perfectly matched that Pawson’s team decided not to fill the joints. Designed to convey a sense of timelessness rather than a decade-defining aesthetic, the setting also evokes the glamour of Old Hollywood movies, creating a balance between old and new.
Inside, the eye is drawn to an installation by Los Angeles artist Sterling Ruby. As with each EDITION, the artwork reflects its unique locale, in this case, L.A.’s art-driven cultural scene. Ruby’s mobile “The Scale” incorporates industrial objects as a reference to the grittiness of the Sunset Strip while also implying the dense ecosystem of dangling foliage that covers much of the hotel.
Photo: Courtesy of Marriott International