In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills is set to take the wraps off an $11 million makeover this month. Richmond Intl., which spearheaded previous renovations at the 226-key, all-suite hotel, is responsible for the new London Bar and updated Boxwood restaurant, while AKA Architecture + Design spearheaded the redesign of the rooftop pool deck.
The London Bar’s focal point will be an island bar visible from the main lobby that will feature studded leather panels, a polished marble stone top and a plant-life wallcovering. The space will also include a skylight, a latticework frieze inspired by the iron-work frames of orangeries and hanging lanterns. The bar also serves as the new threshold for the hotel’s Boxwood restaurant.
The redesigned Boxwood dining and sitting rooms will have the capabilities to be divided and offer blackout shades, allowing guests to hold private receptions. The restaurant will feature bespoke furniture designed specifically for the space.
AKA’s rooftop pool deck design, meantime, retained the space’s existing palm trees and fountain and added Victorian-style loungers positioned on a large living wall. The painted wood decks are being replaced with a natural wood palette, and square modern planters are being replaced with eclectic groupings of classical and urn-type planters, reminiscent of an English Garden.
This project follows a $27 million upgrade completed in 2015, which added Premier Suites, the 11,000-square foot Penthouse Inspired by Vivienne Westwood, a 110-seat screening room and a new fitness center.