Mama Shelter — Los Angeles, USA
The colourful boutique hotel group Mama Shelter brings its brand of quirky chic to Los Angeles with a new Thierry Gaugain-designed outpost that marks its debut into the American market. Located in Hollywood, just a few paces away from the Walk of Fame, the six-storey hotel takes its style cues from the bohemian, rock n’ roll spirit of its home turf. Case in point: its rooftop boasts a bar, theatre and a fitness centre a la Venice Beach. An eclectic mash up of painted tiles and mismatched vintage furniture, the hotel lobby is completed by a ceiling decorated with chalkboard graffiti, while electric guitars and games tables lurk around its other corners. Upstairs, each of the 70 rooms is equipped with skincare products from the organic French brand Absolution and 27” iMacs installed with television, movie channels, radio and free videos on demand. Back downstairs, a coffee shop, bar and restaurant doling out comforting, nutritious fare by chef Benjamin Bailly helps to keep guests well satiated around the clock.