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SBE’s Mondrian Officially Debuts Highly Anticipated Redesign



sbe's Iconic Mondrian Los Angeles Officially Debuts Its Highly Anticipated Hotel Redesign

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The Mondrian Los Angeles (hey, what’s wrong with West Hollywood?) has announced the completion of a $19 million dollar hotel redesign. The hotel is managed by SBE, a lifestyle hospitality group that develops, manages and operates various venues, and owned by a company named Pebblebrook.

Nestled atop the hills of West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, the ever-inspiring luxury hotel officially unveils its 236 redesigned rooms, including its signature Skyview Loft and Penthouse, complete with a new lobby, redesigned meeting spaces, plus an upgraded fitness center.

The Mondian hotel Los Angeles renovation.

“We are proud, along with our owner and longtime partner Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, to have redesigned the property, from the guestrooms to the lobby, continuing the legacy of this iconic property by disrupting the hospitality space,” said Sam Nazarian, Founder & CEO of SBE. “The Mondrian brand is very important in the SBE portfolio and we are proud to see the first Mondrian to be reimagined, bring a refreshing new energy to the hotel and continuing its legacy.”

Guests will enter an enchanting haven of unparalleled wonder and perpetual possibility at sbe’s Mondrian Los Angeles. Expect a guest experience that allows an escape from reality. Revel in the comfort of one of Mondrian’s new spacious accommodations with floor-to-ceiling windows, luxuriously appointed marble bathrooms, and its signature 24-hour room service.

Continuing with the whimsical theme of the hotel, the redesign pulls inspiration from the Alice and Wonderland fantasyland combined with the timeless nostalgia of Hollywood glamour meant to incorporate wonder and mystery while creating an inviting, comfortable hotel experience for guests.

The newly designed guest rooms and suites invite guests to step through a modern-day looking glass and into a sleek and contemporary room with just a touch of whimsy and notice. A soft color palette with hints of blue will evoke the bright, airy, and sunny skies of Los Angeles. The glowing mirrors and light fixtures will conjure the flashing bulbs of the paparazzi, aimed to put guests directly into the spotlight of comfort during their stay.

Mondrian hotel Los Angeles Skyloft

As they enter, they will find themselves tumbling into Wonderland alongside an art installation featuring a cosmopolitan woman falling through space. As guests lie down in the lavish, plush beds, they will be virtually transported through the swirling wallpaper design representative of the rabbit hole and into another dimension meant to calm the mind and body.

Guests can wander the labyrinth maze within the pattern of the area rug. Playing off the Wonderland garden, a mushroom-shaped side chair and ottoman in the lounge reflects the undertones and organic feeling of a personal Eden. Harkening back to Phillipe Starck’s original design, an aubergine chair serves as an ode to Mondrian’s original designer. A teapot-inspired Cappellini chair from Milan captures the satire and inspiration of a mad hatter tea party, a tongue-in-cheek element that complements the overall joyfulness and comfort throughout.

New bathroom designs will provide a more European aesthetic that is sleek and clean, yet warm, airy and dramatic with newly imported wall coverings and bathroom tile. All rooms will come equipped with notable features for a luxury stay including new in-room safes, branded luxury robes, a plethora of outlets for easy charging devices, Lavazza coffee, and a Smart TV featuring Hulu and Netflix.

The Skyloft view

Overall, guests will find a finely designed and choreographed experience for them to discover the adventure, mystery, and magic of wonderland for themselves.

The redesigned and renovated penthouse will welcome guests to a world of soft elegance and whimsy inspired by the Victorian age of England. The wraparound vanity mirror speaks to the glamour that surrounds guests, both in the stunning well-appointed 1,500-foot suite and in Hollywood itself. This hotel accommodation includes a dining room, oversized daybed, a separate bedroom with a private bathroom, rainfall shower, and large balcony with sweeping views of the LA basin. The sartorial masks décor is a reminder that nothing is quite like it appears on the outside.

To step into Mondrian Los Angeles’ Skyview Loft where the shape is a suggestion instead of a constant, as demonstrated in the custom-made furniture and design elements. This luxurious accommodation will include a dining area, oversized sofa, and rainfall shower complete with Ciel amenities. Guests can feel as if they’re falling down the rabbit hole with flashes of California sky blue hues tucked into nooks and corners throughout the room or can step onto the private balcony with unparalleled views of the Los Angeles skyline.

The newly-renovated Mondrian lobby is a curated gallery intended for socializing. Farmhouse-style chairs harken back to the era of Lewis Carroll and the quaint cottages that are synonymous with the English countryside. The front desk is dressed with Regency tiles imported from a manor home. Everything in this lobby was hand-selected to represent Alice’s whimsy, curiosity, and playfulness – with nods toward Starck’s original design and Mondrian Doha and South Beach designer Marcel Wander. The signature lobby swing which attracts guests to instantly float into Mondrian’s iconic mystique has been reupholstered and updated to match the new redesign aesthetic.

Luxury Amenities 

Located steps away, guests can enjoy the hotel’s newly Italian -inspired cuisine at Ivory on Sunset and play at Skybar’s iconic sun-drenched pool deck by day, and star-studded nightlife hotspot after sunset.

Mondrian Los Angeles guests have access to the hotel’s luxury amenities, including their new complimentary Lincoln car service featuring their signature Navigator SUV and Continental town car for chauffeured transport upon request. The ride experience will include refreshing Evian Water and magazines for browsing including The Wall Street Journal and LA Confidential to elevate the journey.

Elements of Alice.

Guests are also enticed to enjoy the scenery at the renowned Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles, a mainstay for revelry day and night, which offers unmatched stunning views of Los Angeles. The beautiful space hosts regular cultural events, pool parties, musical performances, and cocktail fetes all year round. Skybar features various signature programming to engage guests and Los Angeles tastemakers such as their signature Night Market shopping nights, monthly poolside performances, daytime pool parties each weekend of summer, evening programming with live DJ music nightly, and more. Their extensive specialty cocktail menu and small + shared plate cuisine offerings will charm any guests’ taste buds. Skybar offers the perfect environment to sip an Aperol Spritz accompanied by a charcuterie and cheese board as the sun sets over Los Angeles.

This announcement comes on the heels of the two year anniversary of the opening of both Mondrian Doha and Mondrian Park Avenue. The Mondrian brand is expected to grow internationally in gateway cities around the globe, such as Mexico, Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Paris and more.

Mondrian Los Angeles is an international travel destination and local oasis nestled in the heart of West Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Strip. Since opening its doors in 1996, the Mondrian Los Angeles that was originally designed by the award-winning Philippe Starck unveils an audacious $19-million reimagining debut as of September 2019 that evokes wonder, whimsical excitement, invincibility, and glamour.

Entering through Mondrian’s signature thirty-foot mahogany doors, the bright, expansive lobby features custom-designed furniture, a Lucite indoor swing, and a mushroom-inspired concierge desk. Each of the 236 pet-friendly rooms elicits adventure, mystery, and magic with sleek and contemporary design, floor-to-ceiling windows, and soft hues of color juxtaposed with bold patterns. Remaining as the epicenter of innovation and creativity, the lobby’s “Magic Box” acts as a rotating art gallery showcasing LA-based contemporary pop-artists, including Tony Kelly, Michael Turchin, Mikael B, and Matt Smiley. Known for its grandiose views, Skybar is a chic outdoor pool lounge perfect for soaking up the sun by day and dancing under the stars at night.

A bustling hub for international and local trendsetters, Skybar hosts its exclusive Night Market with upscale vendors, intimate poolside performances, and daytime pool parties all summer featuring the hottest DJs from around the globe. Ivory on Sunset offers Italian-inspired libations and cuisine with a backdrop of stunning LA-views. Mondrian is a luxury hotel brand with locations in South Beach, New York, and Doha.

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RAGE is Latest Venue to Fall Victim to the Pandemic



Another LGBTQ+ Nightlife Destination Has Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

WEST HOLLYWOOD (L.A. Magazine) — Rage nightclub has been a destination for LGBTQ+ nightlife in the bustling Santa Monica Boulevard corridor of West Hollywood for decades. Now, nearly 40 years after first opening its doors, the club has announced it has permanently closed, yet another local business to collapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rage nightclub management lays some portion of the blame on their landlord, Monte Overstreet. The club’s now-former general manager, Ron Madrill, told Q Voice News that rent for the location was already “very high” prior to operations shutting down in March. He says he believes an impasse over rent payments may have contributed to Rage’s closure.

Overstreet also reportedly owns the space formerly occupied by neighboring bar Flaming Saddles Saloon, which also announced […]

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21 Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus at Rock n Roll Ralphs



Workers protest outside Ralphs in Hollywood where 21 have tested positive for coronavirus

HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) — Workers rallied Friday outside a Ralphs store in Hollywood where 21 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The group called on the store to take more aggressive action when staff test positive for the virus, and to ramp up efforts to protect the grocery store employees, who are considered essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

They said they speak for thousands of workers who are afraid they aren’t getting enough protection as the virus continues to spread countywide, infecting more than 24,000 as of Friday.

The Ralphs at 7257 W. Sunset Blvd. has had an outbreak involving several workers who tested positive for the virus, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, which lists businesses and […]

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‘Stay Put, Order In’ and Dine With Friends on Zoom, Says Mayor



WEST HOLLYWOOD — WeHo is home to some of the best restaurants in the world and our community members are used to gathering around restaurant tables and enjoying meals together. Now, there’s an opportunity to, instead, gather around kitchen tables at home and enjoy a meal (or many!) while supporting our local restaurants.

“One of the worst things about the Safer At Home directive is being disconnected from friends, neighbors, and the city around us,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “Don’t be alone if you don’t have to be – take advantage of the technology out there and invite a friend to Zoom in for Ziti or share some Farfalle over FaceTime.”

Mealtime is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, family, and loved ones using virtual teleconferencing technology, while partaking in your favorite delivered or takeout food.

City Encourages Residents to Support Local Restaurants During Safer At Home Orders

Many West Hollywood restaurants remain open and are offering takeout, curbside, and delivery meals, which are sensitive to social distancing during the emergency. The City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to offer a directory of “Stay Put, Order In” eateries in West Hollywood, which is accessible by (click the “Stay Put, Order In” link!) or This list is updated daily.

“We need to start hanging out together, and talking, and seeing each other again. So, why not plan to #WeHoDinnerConnect this week – maybe Saturday at 8 p.m.? Or Sunday at 7 p.m.? Or even just 15 minutes of screen-to-screen gossip,” said Mayor D’Amico. “And you don’t have to cook a thing… local restaurants have meals and menus tailored to take-away choices and they’re ready to send food over to your house or make arrangements for you to pick it up.”

If picking up food, remember to wear face coverings, which are required to enter essential businesses.

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