Mondrian Los Angeles Unveils Sleek New Look and Public Spaces
Celebrated Boutique Hotel Introduces New Poolside Cabanas, Lobby Bar, BASE
Store and Chic Design Updates to Hotel Lobby and Skybar
LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2013
LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A fixture on the Sunset Strip since
the day it opened, Morgans Hotel Group unveiled the latest transformation of
its celebrated Mondrian Los Angeles property with the introduction of three
new public spaces this month including new poolside cabanas, a lobby bar and
café, and specialty curated lifestyle shop, BASE. Originally designed by the
visionary Phillipe Starck in 1996, with recent design updates by the acclaimed
Benjamin Noriega Ortiz in 2008, this month Mondrian Los Angeles also completed
a chic remodel of the hotel's lobby and celebrated nightlife destination,
Skybar, achieving the perfect balance of glamour and serenity.
"As the flagship hotel for the Mondrian brand, we were excited to bring in
some fresh design updates, while complementing the original aesthetic and
honoring the vision of Phillipe Starck and Benjamin Noriega Ortiz. To
revitalize the property's signature style, we looked to create a whimsical yet
sophisticated environment, drawing inspiration from California's serene
coastal landscapes and the Sunset Strip's glamorous and electrifying
atmosphere," said Verena Haller, Senior Vice President of Design, Morgans
Just in time for spring, guests will experience new public spaces and
enhancements to the following areas:
Lobby - Entering Mondrian through its signature thirty-foot mahogany doors,
guests are bathed in light as they experience the newly expanded hotel lobby.
By relocating the hotel's front desk, Morgans Hotel Group's in-house design
team created an extended lounge area for guests, styling the space with
custom-designed furniture. Keeping with the warm marigold palette, accented
with hues of purple, the new lobby seating complements iconic original design
elements including the Lucite indoor swing and mushroom-inspired concierge
Lobby Bar - A new indoor cocktail oasis adjacent to Asia de Cuba, Lobby Bar
offers guests and locals a place to mix and mingle over signature cocktails
and delectable bites. The clean, simple design of the new Lobby Bar features
sleek lacquered white cabinets in the daytime, whichtransforminto a polished
bronze mirror at night, creating a jewel box-like effect.The striking white
stone bar completes the fresh,streamlinedlook, which is offset by a cozy
seating nook dressed in purple to evoke the California sunset.Lobby bar
serves a full espresso, tea and cafe menu during the day, and a menu of small
plates in the evening. Guests at Lobby Bar can also order items off of the
Asia de Cuba menu.
BASE - Also extending from the lobby is the hotel's newest shopping haven,
BASE Mondrian; the first southern California outpost of the artfully-curated
lifestyle shop. With an eye on the needs of the savvy traveler, BASE has
gained international acclaim for its refined selections of limited-edition
clothing, footwear, beauty products, accessories and whimsical gift items, now
available to Angelenos and visitors alike. BASE features a wide selection of
locally and internationally sourced products, ranging from Loyal Dean's
beautiful hand-crafted skateboards to downtown LA-based Apolis apparel and
accessories, made with a laudable consideration for its suppliers and
materials. Things you might have forgotten to pack or suddenly need, like the
toothbrush or last-minute simple white tee when you've run out of clean
laundry, sit alongside an eclectic mix of desirable items and accessories
including: exquisite jewelry from renowned Italian designers Iosselliani;
men's accessories from Miami-based Miansai; Ray-Ban and Retro Super Future
sunglasses; Porter bags from Japan; women's clothing by Zoe Karssen; Knomadik
urban sportswear from LA-based Australian designer Daniel Patrick, just to
name a few.
Cabanas - Featuring beautiful maple wood floors, crisp white furniture and
fully retractable doors, the airy new cabanas at Mondrian offer a unique
convertible event space designed to accommodate a wide range of meetings,
events, dinners and personal poolside entertaining. Outfitted with comfortable
seating for large groups, the sun-drenched cabanas extend seamlessly into
Mondrian Los Angeles' outdoor living room and pool area. White, cream and
brown hues define the space, creating a soothing retreat by day, while colored
recessed lighting creates a serene and seductive setting by night.
Skybar - As the final phase of Mondrian Los Angeles' renovation, Morgans Hotel
Group's design team looked to Skybar, the hotel's poolside lounge that has
been the spot for the hottest nightlife from the day it opened in 1996.
Skybar's newly re-imagined design brings a fresh approach to this iconic
space. Boasting some of the finest views of Los Angeles, Skybar is an
open-air, ivy-covered pavilion perched above the pool at Mondrian Los Angeles.
Appearing to almost float in the clouds, the color scheme at Skybar remains
fresh and simple, dominated by shades of white and playful hints of yellow,
with a wall of strawberry plants adorning the space. The Skybar hut features
colorful African patterns, new natural teak furniture and metal lanterns. A
chic poolside lounge by day, Skybar provides an idyllic oasis to take in the
sun and enjoy impeccably fresh cocktails. When the sun sets, the pulse of
Skybar beats even louder, stirring a seductive energy, aroused by world-class
DJ's and Hollywood glamour. The bar serves designer cocktails and a special
sharing bar menu.
This year Mondrian Los Angeles will also introduce a series of special events
and promotions to complement the property updates, including High Kicks, a VIP
networking series; Champagne and Caviar, a monthly private invite-only night
in Skybar's renewed space; Uncorked, a bi-weekly wine tasting event in Asia De
Cuba's Arbor and exclusive Wine Dinners that include cocktails in the
penthouse and a 5-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Chang Sivilay.
Mondrian is Morgans Hotel Group's lifestyle brand that introduced the idea of
the hotel as a social experience, and is renowned for a high concept design
aesthetic that fosters social engagement and public exchanges of culture,
fashion and art. In addition to Mondrian Los Angeles, Morgans Hotel Group
currently has Mondrian-branded properties in New York and South Beach, as well
as projects under development in London, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Doha,
Qatar and Nassau, The Bahamas.
For more information, visit www.morganshotelgroup.com.
ABOUT MORGANS HOTEL GROUP
Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) is widely credited as the creator of
the first "boutique" hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industry's
boutique sector. Morgans Hotel Group operates Delano in South Beach and
Marrakech, Mondrian in Los Angeles, South Beach and New York, Hudson in New
York, Morgans and Royalton in New York, Shore Club in South Beach, Clift in
San Francisco, Ames in Boston, Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London, and a
hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Morgans Hotel Group has ownership interests
or owns several of these hotels. Morgans Hotel Group has other property
transactions in various stages of completion, including Delano properties in
Las Vegas, Nevada; Cesme, Turkey and Moscow, Russia; Mondrian properties in
London, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Doha, Qatar and Nassau, The Bahamas; and a
Hudson in London, England. Morgans Hotel Group also owns a 90% controlling
interest in The Light Group, a leading lifestyle food and beverage company.
For more information please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com.
PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust
("REIT") organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper
upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway
cities.The Company owns 26 hotels, including 20 wholly owned hotels with a
total of 4,952 guest rooms and a 49% joint venture interest in six hotels with
a total of 1,733 guest rooms.The Company owns, or has an ownership interest
in, hotels located in ten states and the District of Columbia, including 16
markets: Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; San Francisco,
California; Santa Monica, California; West Hollywood, California; Miami,
Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts;
Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and
Washington, DC.For more information, please visit www.pebblebrookhotels.com.
SOURCE Morgans Hotel Group Co.
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