Gemstone Hotels & Resorts has re-opened the Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., following an eight-month, multi-million dollar renovation.
The 49-room property in on Travel + Leisure World’s list of the top 10 small city hotels in the U.S./Canada with fewer than 100 rooms, is located a short walk from Rodeo Drive.
“Mosaic enjoys a very discerning clientele, and we were careful to incorporate their suggestions and preferences in all of our renovation decisions,” said Jeff McIntyre, principal of Gemstone. “The result is a welcoming, design-forward boutique hotel with the latest technological conveniences that will meet the needs of both leisure and business travelers.”
The new interior design by Luxlo, a London-based design firm specializing in luxury hotels, blends California whimsy with European sophistication.According to Tim King, Luxlo’s principal designer, the use of bright colors, ultra modern artwork and whimsical wallpapers celebrate the California spirit, while the classic, bowler-hatted doorman is a nod to more traditional elegance. Fine furnishings, original artwork and custom silk embroidered wall paper are used throughout the property.
Guest rooms are outfitted with low-slung chairs, Nespresso machines, bedside lighting controls and media hubs, electronic “do not disturb” signs and a “media hug” entertainment system designed to interface with a guest’s personal devices. In the bath, rainfall showerheads and palm trees on the walls remind guests of their distinctive destination.
“The Mosaic has long been known as a chic, intimate retreat in the middle of one of the greatest cities in the U.S.,” said Thomas Prins, principle of Gemstone. “With this renovation, we set out to enhance that reputation, and I think guests will agree that we’ve amped up the style and sophistication while retaining the hotel’s neighborhood feel.”