Palihotel Westwood Village — Los Angeles, USA
Palisociety is on a roll. With the paint barely dry on its Culver City hotel, the group has now launched Palihotel Westwood Village, its fifth Los Angeles venture, all the while plotting properties further afield with Miami Beach and Portland coming soon.
Once home to the neighbourhood’s first ever hotel from 1939, the charming three-storey building has been repurposed into a chic pied-à-terre with design cues that blend mid-century modernism with Parisian eclecticism.
The 55-rooms and public spaces are understated, with decorative period details such as the crown moldings and large sash windows, in low-key grey hues, forming an elegant backdrop for artwork, such as the bucolic print by Osamu Yokonami,low-slung furnishings, Scandinavian Sherpa-covered headboards, chevron-patterned wooden floors, and hexagonal clay tiles.
While there isn’t a formal restaurant, a bountiful breakfast - loaded with pastries from the nearby Röckenwagner bakery - is offered in the communal kitchen and come cocktail hour, head out to enjoy the many offerings in this university town- not least the neighbouring Audrey at the Hammer, which serves up modern Californian fare in a space by London and LA-based Fettle Design. §