Beverly Hills, CA
Oasis West Realty LLC / Alagem Capital Group
Pierre-Yves Rochon, Perkins + Will, Gensler
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, on the existing Beverly Hilton Hotel property, evokes classic Hollywood glamour informed by California’s Streamline Moderne style with meticulously executed interior architecture and decor designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon and an exterior of sweeping white stone curves, floor-to-ceiling glass and bronze accents.
170 luxury rooms, including 42 suites, feature oversized balconies and classic lanais that extend the interior living space outward. On the third floor, the design of the private Celebrity Villa Suites takes advantage of the extended second-floor roof to incorporate spacious private patios and luxurious gardens.
The Waldorf Astoria Spa, high-end retail shops, an elegant lobby bar, and multiple Jean-Georges restaurants, landscaped rooftop pool deck with VIP cabanas and lounge area enhance the luxury experience.
This fast-track project entailed constructing two levels of reinforced concrete below-grade to accommodate back-of-house facilities, all-valet subterranean parking for up to 314 vehicles and 13 levels above-grade of post-tensioned concrete with a limestone and glass façade. A new central plant services both the Waldorf and the Beverly Hilton.
MATT concurrently renovated a new wing for the Beverly Hilton while the hotel remained open and operational. Challenges included a dynamic design environment associated with the fast-track nature of the project, phased demolition to accommodate the Hilton’s temporary need to continue using certain structures slated for removal, building out to the property line at this exceptionally busy intersection in the heart of Beverly Hills and ensuring safe, continuous operation of the Beverly Hilton directly adjacent, so that it could continue hosting such signature events as the Golden Globe Awards.
Photo credit: John Linden (aerial exteriors)