Chamberlain West Hollywood
Monday November 1st, 2010 - 10:55AM
CONCEPT: In the land of make believe and makeovers, the owners and management of the Chamberlain West Hollywood decided after five years, the 114 rooms of the boutique hotel were due for their first upgrade. “The intent of the new design and full renovation was to give the Chamberlain West Hollywood a newly infused energy,” said general manager Scott Mills.
Viceroy Hotel Group tasked local designer Leslie Barrett of CHIL Design Group to—in her words—“bring a new jolt of energy and sophistication” to the hotel. “The mandate was to make it a style icon in the West Hollywood hotel community, while transforming the former bathrooms into retreats. We essentially created a luxurious combination bathroom and dressing room,” she said
EXECUTION: Barrett leaned on a contemporary interpretation of sophisticated designs from the 1970s and 1980s, looking to tandem styles that were at once eclectic, yet comfortable. Working with a palette of periwinkle and cream, with accents of gold, chocolate and bronze, the rooms boast a mix of graphic patterns. An Asian-inspired screen separates the living area from the bedrooms.
The bathrooms were the most radical upgrade, according to Barrett. “We blew out interior walls and made the baths spacious and elegant,” she said. The bathrooms use a blend of Negro Marquina, St. Laurent and Carerra marble throughout, and feature curbless showers, frameless glass shower doors, and custom-designed chrome frame vanities with marble tops.
RESULT: As part of the project, Barrett also revamped the Chamberlain’s private rooftop pool deck, bringing a pewter, black and white theme to the seating areas, lounge chairs and poolside cabañas.
Since the completion of the renovation, the hotel has seen “a dramatic improvement” in performance versus the competition, according to Mills. “We are seeing an increased loyal customer base that does not consider any other options while staying in Los Angeles,” he said. “With new hotel options opening up and others being renovated the past few years all around us, it was time to take the property to the next level to stay ahead of the market.”
—Stefani C. O’Connor