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  • Family AffairArtful design and a collaborative spirit

    has driven Arteriors 30 successful years

    SPRING 2018

  • 52 www.newh.org

    PYR channels Art Deco in a luxurious new-build

    Although its unabashedly a new-build, the 170-key Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills doesnt take its iconic position at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards lightly. Its nod to the citys Art Deco heritage begins with a prow-like limestone exterior (jointly designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, Perkins+Will, and Gensler) that bursts into bloom as the visitor steps into a double-height lobby. Before her: a vision of creamy marble pillars and flooring, sleek black lacquer furniture, touches of celadon and gold, and accents of Lalique crystal and bronze.

    Upstairs, guestroom interiorsby PYRfurther carry the lobbys muted palette into airy abodes where the beds are outfitted with curvy padded

    headboards and marble baths feature gold accents and standalone sinks that resemble a starlets dressing table.

    Elsewhere, the public spaces skew darker. An injection of rich cherry wood, plantation shutters, and palm-leaf patterned toss pillows moves Jean-Georges Vongerichtens fine dining restaurant into a warmer, but understated, tropical ambience. The La Prairie

    Spa proceeds further along that scale, with a moody reception that emphasizes bold black and glittering gold tones.

    The sense of glamor reaches its apotheosis in the ballroom prefunction, which is one of PYR principal and global design director Pierre-Yves Rochons favorite areas.

    By JoAnn Greco

    Photography by William Rust and Jan Schnke

    Glam It UpPROJECT | WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS

  • With black-painted ceilings dotted with starry LED lights, a carpet set in a swirling Deco motif, and handcrafted gilded-glass sliding panel doors that open to reveal a cocktail bar, its a space unlike any other, he says. Upon entering the ballroom, he continues, a guest feels as if the curtains have been drawn away from a stage. Darkness gives way to light thanks to large windows and chandeliers draped with sparkling glass beads.

    There it is in one fell swoop, a bewitching play of mysterious depths and sunny openness that together sum up the hoteland its ever-mesmerizing, ever-sunny setting.

    Above: The glamorous prefunction area, with its Art Deco-patterned carpet and glass sliding doors that conceal a cocktail bar; and the more tropical-inspired Jean-Georges restaurant.

    Opposite page: The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills limestone exterior leads to a double-height lobby complete with marble columns and flooring and crystal and bronze accents.

    continued on page 54

    Spring 2018 53

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    Above: La Praire Spas dramatic reception area emphasizes black and gold tones, while the airier guestrooms are complete with marble-swathed bath-rooms and elegant furnishings.

    PROJECT | WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS

    waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com; pyr-design.com

    OwnerOasis West RealtyManagement CompanyHilton Hotels & ResortsArchitecture and Interior Design FirmPierre-Yves Rochon (PYR)ContractorMATT ConstructionConsultantsSean OConnor Lighting and EGG Office

    Purchasing FirmProject DynamicsArtworkUnion Art + DesignCarpetBy PYR, manufactured by Masland and Ulster CarpetsCasegoods and FurnitureEric Brand, Lily Jack, and KettalChairsCollinet

    FabricLee Jofa, Valley Forge, Moore & Giles, Opuzen, and LelivreLightingBarovier&Toso and iWorksTubs and Sinks/FixturesBy PYR, fabricated by iWorksWallcoveringWolf-Gordon and Trove