The new entrance to the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica, features a bold and graphic custom tile mural done on the exterior walls, and a dramatic, large Sputnik light fixture hangs overhead. <br />
The suite at the Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles, a table/seating area is defined by a distinctive chandelier, while a gauzy curtain separates the sleeping area from the front section of the suite. Romance is the message.
At the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica, drama was created by the stripes of new<br />
custom designed loggia curtains, as well as with the painted zig zag rails.
A mix of mid-century and contemporary furniture with a revamp of color and pattern, makes the new lobby at the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica, a space that is striking and welcoming. There is a pair of Adrian Pearsall chairs. The amazing  geometric aquare table has been lacquered in a cream- ivory tone.
Night time in Los Angeles, overlooking a guest bed and beyond to the lights of the city, from the large expanse of windows of the Mondrian Hotel.
In the lobby of the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, Ca. purple hues mingle with large expanses of white curtains, all juxtaposed with the lines of mid-century chairs.
Open space planning allows visitors to easily transition from dining to lounging when relaxing at the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica.
In the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, the lobby is designed to be warm and comfortable, a retreat for the traveler or a respite from shopping or a foggy day in the Bay area. Fireplaces, contemporary furniture and wood shelving display books.
At the lobby of the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, curved shapes and romantic lighting, along with layers of gauzy curtains assures guests of a mood-changing experience, which is what hotels should always do.
At the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica, this electric teal color at the bar makes it easy for the space to convert from daytime to nightlife.
For a small boutique hotel on the Santa Monica oceanfront the designer used a surfboard over the bed as a design statement. All rooms opened to terraces that had cushioned seating.
The dining area and lounges at the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica were kept beachy looking, yet designed for multiple purposes, and for guests to have options of how they want to dine and relax.
Detail of an oak floating headboard and wood nightstand at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, in Incline, Nevada.
Custom walnut shelving hold objects of art and local literature and travel books about California and the Bay area, in the San Franciso Grand Hyatt hotel.
The restaurant at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. Vivid curvaceous orange booths are woven through the space, along with a banquet against the windows.
The outdoor terrace of a Santa Monica boutique hotel, beachy striped fabric cover the chaise cushions.
At the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica, a large skylight above the entire lobby makes it feel warm and  spacious, while assuring this space is always flooded with Southern California natural light.
The Presidential suite bathrooms at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, in Incline, Nevada, feature deep soaking tubs, and use slate and modern materials to complement the warm palette of the guest rooms.
At twilight, the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica with it's vivid patterned custom mural made of tile and the large Sputnik light fixture, the atmosphere is dramatic and inviting.
At the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, in Incline, Nevada, in the Sierras, all 422-new guest rooms have a warm and inviting ambiance with oak floating headboards, nightstands with touches of brushed steel and dark leather, complementing the palette of slate gray and mocha. Many have lake and mountain views.
The presidential suite is 1225- square-feet and has an Alpine lodge design. There is a custom design kind sized bed, full window seat with warm materials and fur throws, with unrivaled views of Lake Tahoe's mountain landscape.
The lounge and fireplace in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, in Incline, Nevada, is designed for comfort, with classic wood and leather lounge chairs.
A guest room at the Mondrian Hotel in Soho, NY. Different shades of blue and white imbue each room with a clean, fresh feeling, but one that is never dull.
Another view of the lobby and lounge of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. It's warmth and homey atmosphere is still special enough to allow travelers to feel a sense of place in California.
In Rimini, Italy, this hotel embodies the culture of sustainability. The entrance welcomes guests into a new dimension. The space is enclosed by thick vegetation and spectacular walls that, and a modern white sofa that also feels organic in shape.<br />
<br />
 At the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica in a lounge area there is a custom braided Rug in the blue tones used in much of the hotel, along with vintage lounge chairs and a Mid-Century inspired sofa and table.<br />
In the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, natural materials, warm colors and authentic California textures lends an air of authenticity of place to the lobby. The grand stair which leads to the restaurant and bar is clad entirely in eucalpytus woods from floor to ceiling.
The Presidential Suite bathrooms includes modern amenities and materials like  slate, and contemporary lighting, at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, in Incline, Nevada.
The lobby at the Baronette, Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Michigan pays homage to the rich history of American 20th Century design that emerged from this region.
Local artists were commissioned to create sculptural pieces through the property of the Baronette, Renaissance Hotel. Here an installation created out of recycled paper dances above an upholstered lounge.
Library shelves hold local artifacts and books in the Baronette, Renaissance Hotel. A table made from American Walnut provides a quite spot for guests to work or gather.
A bit of whimsy, hanging basket chairs invite guests to rock themselves in the foyer or the Baronette, Renaissance Hotel.
Art, color and graphics are layered in an artful way to make small guest rooms feel elegant and also very iconic, in the New York hotel, The Lexington.
In a Santa Monica beachfront hotel, the bathrooms were done with strip of blue and white 1 by 1 inch mosaic tile, in a custom designed pattern.
The sculptural headboard in the EWOW suite of the W Union Square, not only brings to life the topography of Union Square but further articulates the contrasts between uptown and downtown through a contrast of colors.
At the W Hotel in New York's Union Square, classic and modern collide on this huge sectional sofa in a suite. Mirror meets leather on the coffee table. A line is literally stitched in the carpet to distinguish the clash of styles between uptown and downtown Manhattan.
A floating partition was created to separate the sleeping area from the lounge area in the larger studio rooms. The TV rotates to accommodate viewing from either location at The W Union Square, in New York.
A bit of whimsy is employed in the design of the bookcase in a hotel suite, utilizing a classic form and flattening it out. Metallic leather covers a rocking chair. W Union Square, New York.
The JW Marriott has custom designed carpets in the room create a bold but elegant statement. A custom wall covering has subtle tonal variations creating a “weathered” affect.
The Mondrian Hotel in Soho, NY. A chic and peaceful guestroom.
In the dining room of the Mondrian Hotel, in Soho, NY, the garden is an elegant and romantic place to dine.
The Mondrian Soho Hotel, uses a palette of blue and white to contrast the rough edges of the gritty city beyond it's windows. It clearly lends a soothing vibe to the guest room.

Hotel design for the cultured traveler in Los Angeles

Hotels the world over are now a vibrant part of the Zeitgeist. Architects and designers are creating new environments that are much more than the sum of their parts; more than just a place to stay. L.A. has its share of trend setting hotels; modern,  classic old Hollywood, and cutting edge. Hotel lobbies today often resemble European “piazzas” — grand public spaces meant for gathering, and these are the spaces where design can entertain and enchant, shock, and delight and influence cultural trends — all while being a venue to  restore travelers. Huge art installations might hang from soaring spaces, guest rooms feature modern technology and bathrooms are so sleek and elegant that we want similar versions in our homes. The group of architects and designers at the Designer Previews set the bar for this important architectural and cultural genre.

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