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The Legacy Artisans of Montage Residences Beverly Hills

Overview

Montage Beverly Hills is a new urban oasis that opened in November 2008. The hotel features 201 luxurious guestrooms, including 55 suites, a selection of private residences and iconic public spaces, including a grand lobby, two-level spa, rooftop pool and the adjacent Beverly Canon Gardens. The meticulous design reflects a classic Spanish Colonial Revival exterior and Mediterranean styling evocative of the 1928 Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Spain with dramatic arched windows, mosaic walls, inlaid stone floors, decorative painting and handcrafted metalwork

Legacy Artisans

In keeping with the timeless elegance of Southern California’s glamour estates and Hollywood’s Golden Era of the 1920s and 1930s, the design team assembled a legendary collection of artisans and craftsmen to carefully create and install the fine details that would result in a highly memorable destination with a distinctive sense of place

Artisan Details

Stones of the World
A limited collection of private residences are offered

  • 36 types of granite, limestone and marble were sourced from around the world
  • Oro Toscano from Egypt is the main stone that appears in the public spaces
  • Jerusalem Gold limestone is used in the public gardens, at the rooftop pool and as flooring for guestroom and residence balconies
  • Damascus red marble from Egypt, Noce travertine from Turkey, Giallo Realle marble from Italy, dark Madeira from Portugal and others appear as accent stones throughout the hotel

Motor Court & Fountain

  • The custom fountain that greets guests arriving by car was crafted and hand-carved of Isis Gold limestone in Israel by Exquisite Surfaces
  • The motor court entry consists of Madurai Gold granite, which also graces surrounding sidewalks on Beverly and Canon Drives
  • Beyond the entry, the surface is Italian porphyry, perhaps best known as the “stone of Caesars” as it was used to pave Rome’s Appian Way; it resembles asphalt but gives off purple tones in the sunlight

Entrance & Lobby

  • The 9-foot high entry doors were designed and crafted by Columbia Metal Works of solid bronze to create a sense of arrival for guests
  • Colorful tiles adorn the front entrance as a crest
  • The reception area features a stone "carpet" with an ornate finish and dramatic use of colors
  • Hand-fabricated light fixtures are of pierced and embossed bronze and gold
  • Paint finishes on the ceiling are reminiscent of an Italian villa with subtle, tone-on-tone coloration
  • The guest elevator vestibules feature an inlaid stone mosaic floor, an ivory paint-on-canvas trompe l’oeil curtain effect on the walls and sky blue vaulted ceiling
  • The elevator doors are etched bronze with substantial stone details.
  • The elevator interiors were styled as intimate jewel boxes with wood paneling, mirrors and stone flooring
  • Bronze floor indicators sit above the elevator doors which are complete with onyx back panels and backlit numbers for ease of reading

Grand Staircase

  • The grand staircase begins at the lower level, continues through the main lobby and up to the second floor
  • At the lobby level, the stairs feature a Portuguese-inspired tile inlay mural featuring four Tree of Life images in vibrant tones of deep sienna with brown and yellow highlights

Grand Ballroom

  • Inspired by a chateau in France’s Loire Valley, the ceiling is gilded and embellished by period-style chandeliers which softly illuminate the multi-colored carpets
  • Hanging textiles add ambiance

Library

  • This intimate public space has the feeling of a private men’s club, with a fireplace of Emperador dark granite, dark fruitwood milled wall panels and a dark geometric ceiling with light floral finishes
  • The dark wood tones echo the door and window frames used throughout the public spaces

Restaurants

  • Here the Andulusian-style influences of the Hotel Alfonso XIII are especially evident with a tall tile wainscoting capped by stone along the walls and predominant warm tones of brown with gold accents

Spa Montage

  • A co-ed mineral pool takes center stage in this two-level space which features clean, cooler tones of white, green and silver
  • A Moroccan screen behind frosted glass sits between the mineral pool and the spa boutique, providing a hint of mystery while offering privacy
  • The interior staircase is crafted of non-slip marble with green accents
  • Steam rooms inspired by Turkish hammans with domed ceilings and saunas with white plank hardwood floors and walls offer one-level seating

Rooftop Pool & Pool Bar

  • Colorful inlaid tiles mark the wall of The Conservatory Grill with designs in brown, blue and yellow
  • The interior of the pool is lined with glass mosaic tile that creates the look of mother of pearl
  • The pool and spa pool deck is comprised of Texas Buff and Jerusalem Gold limestone
  • The wall behind the spa pool features a dramatic tiled peacock mural, while the spa pool itself has a ceramic bowl in its center with cascading water where at night, creates a fountain effect
  • An ethereal pool bar is highlighted by mythological murals hand-painted by Real Illusions, inspired by noted artist Fueher who worked with Los Angeles interior designer Billy Haines to create Art Deco-style gouache works for Haines’ Hollywood home

Gardens

  • The Beverly Canon Gardens feature three distinct areas, each with a fountain, and form an urban oasis within the heart of Beverly Hills
  • The Canon Drive side garden features Sycamore trees and a long, rectangular fountain of Isis Gold limestone
  • The central topiary garden showcases an 11-foot Concorde fountain
  • The European-style California garden on Beverly Drive, with plantings of African tulip trees, is centered on an octagonal fountain with a circular water pattern

Art Collection

  • The Montage Beverly Hills museum-quality art collection, displayed throughout the property, includes European-influenced paintings and objets d’arts as well as set drawings and original costume designs from early Hollywood films, architectural studies, sketches and vintage photographs of noted architects and interior designers

The Legacy Consultants

The artisans and craftsmen assembled by the Montage Beverly Hills design team include:

  • California Pottery and Tile, Los Angeles: specialty tile
  • Columbia Metal Works, Los Angeles: bronze entry doors
  • Exquisite Surfaces, Los Angeles: garden fountains
  • HGA Studio, HKS (International): architect
  • Horton Lees Brogden, Culver City, CA: lighting
  • Julie Cline Fine Art Consultants, Santa Barbara: art collection
  • Michael Kramer, Maryland, president of American Guilders Society, in association with Real Illusions: dome gilding
  • Murray’s Iron Works, Los Angeles: decorative metal work
  • Nancy Goslee Power, Santa Monica: landscape architect
  • Real Illusions, Venice, CA: special paint finishes
  • Ruggeri Stone, Los Angeles: stone
  • Darrell Schmidt Design Associates, Los Angeles: interior design

About Montage Hotels & Resorts

Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded in 2002 by Alan Fuerstman. Designed to serve affluent travelers and homeowners, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences in stunning settings that offer comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. Montage Laguna Beach, the company's flagship oceanfront resort, opened in the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, California, in 2003. Montage Beverly Hills, the company's second hotel, opened in Beverly Hills in 2008 and was the first Gold LEED certified hotel and residences in Southern California. Montage Deer Valley, located in Park City, Utah, is the company's third property which opened in December 2010. www.montagehotels.com




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