The Hotel Bel-Air

Los Angeles, California

The landmark Hotel Bel-Air opened 1946 and to this day remains a haven for a star-studded roster of guests. Champalimaud pushed the reset button on this iconic property, refreshing the interiors and creating new spaces that seamlessly transition into the lush surroundings and distinctive Spanish Colonial architecture. Today, the Hotel Bel-Air is once again the most luxurious and exclusive hotel in Southern California.

Our studio maintained the hotel's glamorous individuality through design that merges subtle references the 1930s, 40s, and 50s with modern fixtures and finishes.  Encompassing a new lobby and reception area, 45 suites, and 58 guest rooms, the renovation gives each space its own character, infusing each stay with a sense of discovery. Themes inspired by the hotel's famed gardens reinforce a connection to the outdoors, while texture, pattern, and color to create continuity throughout the estate. 

Twelve newly built hillside suites add to the allure of the property. Mid-century furniture, warm wood surfaces, and spacious travertine patios invite guests to enjoy sweeping canyon views from beside indoor or outdoor fireplaces. A 12,000-square-foot addition accommodates a fitness studio, the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie, and three loft-style guest suites with three-sided fireplaces and dramatic arched ceilings. The renowned oval swimming pool, a beloved element of Hotel Bel-Air for over 65 years, remains a fixture of the modernized urban getaway.

  • Photography By :
  • Michael Weber,
  • Joe Schmelzer