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The Avalon Hotel By Kelly Wearstler

Adjacent to LA’s most famous restaurants and shopping lies The Avalon Hotel Beverley Hills, tucked away in a secluded residential neighbourhood. Once popular with celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the hotel was given a second lease on life and its current name when it was revamped by The Kor Group and Kelly Wearstler in 1999 and has since been acquired by Proper Hospitality in 2015. With this acquisition, the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills has been revamped with fresh rooms and public spaces by design supremo Kelly Wearstler.

When you think Kelly Wearstler, you think of a style that juxtaposes raw with refined, melds colour, sophistication and spirited spontaneity, and seamlessly blends diverse periods of furniture under one roof. Her global luxury lifestyle brand is renowned for its distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful vibe pioneered by the celebrated interior designer.

The Avalon hotel Beverly Hills’ improvements include refreshed public spaces and 84 upgraded guest rooms. Complete with European oak floors, each room offers luxurious amenities, and significant attention to detail. For the hotel’s 10-year anniversary, Wearstler has re-imagined the space, deftly blending its old Hollywood roots with a distinct 1950s vibe.  For the lobby space, she appointed a late 1960s fiberglass “safari” sofa, Italian gilt ceramic columns and a striped mural overhead with alternating tones of light blue and white. The guest rooms boast a mixture of modern bold and geometric patterns, balanced perfectly with organic materials such as blue timber and crisp marble. Pieces from the 1950’s to the 80’s complement the room and hotel faultlessly and has certainly resulted in the Avalon Hotel being added to my LA accommodation list.

Jessica Theuerjahr

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