Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles

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The historic Mayfair Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is poised to reveal the second of its three redesign phases later this summer. The latest phase will mark the arrival of the hotel’s reimagined lobby. Spearheaded by Los Angeles-based designer Gulla Jónsdóttir, the latest upgrade recalls the golden age of Hollywood with modern and contemporary details throughout.

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a soaring atrium clad with glass and black iron lattice, which will contrast the hotel’s Roaring Twenties-style décor with modern, locally informed elements. Dramatic high ceilings, black cage chandeliers, and a fireplace reflect architectural patterns of the original design, while a large illuminated sculpture installed above the bar injects a contemporary statement. The energetic atmosphere will promote creativity and collaboration with the appointment of private event spaces, including the three-story, brick-clad ballroom, which spans 2,117 square feet and features a large, ornate chandelier. Two boardrooms and the mezzanine will serve as alternative meeting venues. Several bar options, including the large, double-sided cocktail bar, intimate library, and a podcast studio will arrive as well.

The elegant reception desk will highlight a colorful, street art-inspired painting along with an original work from artist Patricia Torkan. Plush couches and chairs will be installed in the lounge space to continue a sultry theme, while folding doors that open to the patio ensure an airy, California quality. The unique coffee venue Fairgrounds Coffee will launch its new flagship in the lobby as well.

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Patricia Torkan