This week’s Hotel Hot Seat spills the details on Sunset Tower, the iconic Los Angeles hotel set to unveil a brand new look following a major multi-million pound transformation this August
Led by owner Jeff Klein, owner of the property since 2004, this Art Deco masterpiece is located on Sunset Boulevard and has been an exclusive hub for the Hollywood elite since opening its doors in 1931.
Reopening this August, the hotel has been lovingly restored to maintain its true character without losing its sense of iconic history.
The updated design will reveal elegant, stylish new interiors, as well as beautifully designed Terrace Bar and rejuvenating wellness area. The chicest and most welcoming room in town – The Tower Bar and Restaurant – will remain untouched.
A hotel known for its intriguing history, the property was originally designed in 1929 by architect Leland A. Bryant. Perched atop Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, its dramatic setting and elegant Art Deco styling, together with its proximity to famous restaurants and nightclubs of the 1930s & 40s, contributed to its landmark status.
Famous residents have included everyone from Jean Harlow and Clark Gable to Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford – even Frank Sinatra owned a bachelor bad within its walls.
A new design
Klein’s vision for the Sunset Tower’s refurbishment was to let the hotel design itself. He wanted to restore its heart and soul without losing its character or having a named designer take over such a landmark building.
Since taking over the helm 14 years ago, Klein has worked hard to truly get to know the hotel and the clients who enjoy it, putting a great deal of thought and care into ensuring its classical cachet remains intact.
Sunset Tower’s 81 bedrooms and suites have been decorated in a chic and elegant style. Each of the rooms have been enriched with dusty pinks, soft creams and brown accents. Overhead spotlights have been replaced with warm cove lighting and bold pieces of art can be seen throughout.
Vintage-inspired lamps have been reproduced from originals Klein found in a Paris flea market, while leather benches inspired by a Hermes version and individually designed ottomans can be found in each of the rooms.
The bathroom walls are papered in custom-created drawings by the famous fashion and beauty illustrator Donald Robertson. The playful design, in metallic gold background with black and gold scenes inspired by the hotel, can also be seen in the new Terrace bathrooms.
The Terrace has also been reborn, with a dark and glamorous new bar in the same style of the famous Tower Bar – whilst foodies can enjoy dining at The Tower Bar and Restaurant, which has been left completely untouched and remains a regular celebrity hotspot.
No luxury transformation could be complete without a spot of relaxation. The Spa by Joanna Vargas, the highly acclaimed New York aesthetician, offers a wide variety of treatments in a sumptuous, glamorous setting.
While it’s home to cutting-edge technologies such as LED light bed, radio frequency and micro-current machines, guests can also indulge in facials, massages and anti-ageing treatments. Sign us up.
The hotel will open its doors this August. Find out more and make a booking by clicking here.