Bulgari opens second American hotel in LA


Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has announced that its second US hotel will be in Los Angeles and will open in 2025.

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, with 33 acres of hillside parkland in Benedict Canyon, the property will include 58 guest rooms and suites, eight private residences, and the Bulgari restaurant, Niko Romito.

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Formerly known as The Retreat, the hotel will also feature a 10,000 square foot spa, gym, movie theater and an exclusive eight-seat sushi bar.

Daring guests will appreciate that most rooms will be in secluded bungalows scattered around the property, and the residences will range in size from 12,000 to 48,000 square feet, each with private land of at least 1 acre and as large as 5.

The hotel will follow Miami’s opening in 2024, becoming the 12th property in the Bulgari brand portfolio.

South African design firm Studio Saota and Milanese architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, who designed all other Bulgari Hotels projects, will be responsible for the contemporary look of the hotel buildings inside and out. outside. Award-winning Swiss landscape architectural firm ENEA, known for its work on the Tree Museum as well as the garden design at Bulgari Hotel Beijing, will create the LEED-certified outdoor environment, preserving ancient trees and adding approximately 1,000 new mature trees.

Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin said in a statement: “We are extremely happy and proud to announce the signing of definitive agreements to develop the new Bulgari Resort in Los Angeles, the capital of cinema and entertainment. art, which has always been a Bulgari Inspiration from the days of Liz Taylor to the most recent Oscars. The Bulgari gem represents an extraordinary achievement for the brand to establish itself in such a key destination for the luxury industry. Following the signing of Bulgari Hotel Miami Beach, we are delighted to expand into the US market by offering our remarkable experience of Roman jeweler hospitality.

Bulgari Resort Los Angeles developer Gary Safady added, “We are delighted to partner with Bulgari Hotels & Resorts to provide the most sophisticated and luxurious retreat in Los Angeles. Bulgari is the epitome of the luxury lifestyle and we look forward to creating an unparalleled indoor / outdoor living experience through our enclave of suites, bungalows and private homes that truly embrace and support the surrounding environment and wildlife. The eight extraordinary private estates will soon be available for sale.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to the City of Los Angeles, the surrounding community and the environment, we will be supporting several nonprofit initiatives in Los Angeles, including, but not limited to, a seven-figure contribution. as part of our efforts to ensure this project continues its goal of using business as a force for good.

The luxury brand hospitality market is heating up in Southern California. Bulgari’s announcement follows the announcement that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is planning a Cheval Blanc hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Four new Bulgari Hotels are expected to open between 2021 and 2023 in Paris, Rome, Moscow and Tokyo.

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