The legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel has unveiled a stunning property remodel. At the helm was interior designer Oliva Villaluz, who has been involved in the renovations of the Sunset Marquis for 10 years, working alongside Sunset Marquis’ Owner Mark Rosenthal. Her plan was to develop a new look for the celebrated property by using her previous experience as a set designer to take the 1960’s look back to a more classic style with a little twist.
Ultimately, her goal was to create a “home away from home” for Hollywood’s elite. With rich textures and colors, the vibe of the hotel is a bit more masculine and comfortable.
“I traveled for inspiration,” Oliva said, going as far as Shanghai & Beijing to source out textiles, metals and furnishings. The charismatic, petite powerhouse is driving projects, which include not only The Sunset Marquis Hotel, but also Raleigh Studios, Fess Parker Winery, Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills, and dozens of high end private residences.
With the unveiling of the Sunset Marquis remodel, Villaluz has brought her singular vision of modernity, casual elegance and zen infusion to an eclectic array of Hollywood’s most prestigious properties.
Junior and one-bedroom suites offer oversized bathrooms, in-room dining/work area and custom furniture in vibrant and inviting colors. With an average of 529 Sq. Ft. in the suites, most rooms have balconies or roomy patios.
The property’s restaurant, Cavatina, sits in the center of the property’s lush oasis landscape. Owners George and Mark Rosenthal collaborated on the restaurant’s interior and wanted the overall feel to be more inviting and relaxed. This “hidden” gem not only offers a cozy upgraded patio for al fresco dining, but also new lounge areas for casual dining and drinking. Inside Cavatina, celebrity photographs taken by renowned photographer and longtime hotel guest, Timothy White, line the walls.
“We are excited to unveil this completed remodel of Sunset Marquis, which has undergone many changes since its inception in 1963,” said Rod Gruendyke, General Manager of Sunset Marquis. “This new remodel will offer our guests an even more superior experience.”
Centrally located between Beverly Hills, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and the beaches, and mere steps from the world famous Sunset Strip, Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, CA offers 152 luxurious suites and villas intertwined within a 3.5-acre oasis of gardens and private retreats. Since opening its doors in 1963, the hotel has served as a home-away-from-home to rock legends, filmmakers, writers, actors and discerning guests from around the world.
The hotel features indoor and al fresco dining in its world-class restaurant, Cavatina, two outdoor heated pools, the iconic BAR 1200, and a full-service spa that’s open to locals as well as hotel guests. Additional guest amenities include Nightbird Recording Studios, home to numerous Grammy winning artists, and Morrison Hotel Gallery, featuring a collection of some of the most renowned celebrity photography, of which more than $1 million worth lines the walls and corridors of Sunset Marquis.
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