Sophisticated Decor At The Palihotel Westwood Village
In Westwood Village, a recently renovated hotel combines history and contemporary life through thoroughly sophisticated decor.
The Palihotel Westwood Village is at the heart of everything in Los Angeles—three miles from Rodeo Drive, two from Brentwood and seven from the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica. Nestled in one of the most recognized university towns in the country, it occupies a 1939 property, which was once the Claremont Hotel—the very first hotel to open in the neighborhood. After an extensive renovation of both the exterior and interior, Palihotel Westwood Village was inaugurated last May and is now the fifth property in L.A. for the Palisociety hospitality brand founded in 1998 by Avi Brosh.
Spread over three levels, the hotel houses 55 rooms of different sizes. The airy lobby that comprises a stand-alone reception vestibule enclosed in etched glass and wood welcomes guests, who also discover in this space a central communal kitchen in a residential style. The color palette is subtle, with soft gray walls mixed with beige furniture and a few bright accessories including yellow pillows and a red and orange rug.
An oversized art print by Osamu Yokonami (from his Assembly collection) anchors the space where open shelving and custom lighting have the feeling of being at home. Thanks to Bay windows—in both the common area and guest hallways—there is an abundance of natural light, while comfortable upholstered sofas, lounge chairs, bar seating and bistro tables create a cozy atmosphere.
On the southern side of the building, the lovely outdoor courtyard, adorned with beige and white checked tile floors and surrounded by lush greenery, features a central fountain and lounge chairs. Urban elements combine with detailed crown molding overhead in spaces where midcentury modern meets Parisian eclecticism.
The sophisticated palette was also used in the rooms, mostly decorated with gray, cream, white, and taupe. A few elements in black and copper offer contrast. In some rooms, chevron patterned wood floors characterize the entry area; in others are hexagonal clay tiles. Midcentury paper lanterns, wood-etched wallpaper with animals and wildlife landscapes, and custom furniture—including Scandinavian-inspired, Sherpa covered headboards—contribute to the peaceful ambience in every room. In bathrooms furnished with wood vanities and rain showers, Carrara marble countertops add elegance.
Chic and energetic at the same time, Palihotel Westwood Village has its own personality, which was inspired by Los Angeles and Paris through many details, making it a discreet yet refined hotel.
Photographs: Courtesy Of Palihotel Westwood Village