The Mondrian has received a vibrant renovation from acclaimed designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz that highlights style, glamour and surrealist fantasy as well as captures the heartbeat of the hotel’s unique surroundings.
The Mondrian Los Angeles opened its doors in 1996 with dazzling interiors from iconic designer Philippe Starck. The design united a quintessentially Californian embrace of nature, the casual, glamour and fantasy. Now, in 2008, Noriega-Ortiz has rejuvenated this beloved destination.
“The design of the hotel is so adored in the industry that I’ve heard the word Mondrian used as an adjective,” says Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz. “I didn’t want to eradicate Philippe Starck’s original vision, I wanted to build on it; I wanted to enhance it.”
Entering Mondrian through Starck’s signature, thirty-foot mahogany doors, guests are bathed in daylight that highlights the creamy whites and warm Mondrian marigold palette of the entryway. Glamour is deeply defined throughout the space, and appears in the sophistication of the new orange-hued, indoor/outdoor “Sunset Bar.”
Deep colors, grand mirrors and a surrealist, looking-glass theme abound in the newly renovated hotel. And the color palate and design flow helps usher guests from the lobby towards two of the hotel’s favorite hotspots: Asia de Cuba and Skybar.
Each of the hotel’s 237 rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Sunset Boulevard and downtown Los Angeles. Silestone tiled bathrooms with waterfall shower fixtures, oversized daybeds and sustainable bamboo floors are just a few of the little luxuries that have been exclusively designed with the pleasure of Mondrian’s guests in mind.
Mondrian’s penthouse boasts amazing cityscape views and a large terrace with plush outdoor lounging furniture by Tord Boontje and stools by Marcel Wanders, contributing to the overall aesthetic of playful pleasure and vibrant storytelling.
“We have undertaken the redesign of our flagship property during a time of substantial growth for the Mondrian brand. With Benjamin’s new design, we have fully exited our shabby chic phase,” explains Fred Kleisner, president and CEO of Morgans Hotel Group. “…Once again this hotel exudes authenticity and glamour.”
Mondrian hosted an official launch event on September 4, which included an intimate reception with Noriega-Ortiz, a live performance by Cat Power and an after party hosted by Amy Sacco. Guests included Jamie Foxx, Samaire Armstrong, Shane West, Shawn Ashmore, Giovanni Ribisi, Catherine Keener and Paris Hilton, among others.
For more information about the Mondrian, or to make a reservation, please visit www.mondrianhotel.com.