Cipriani Enters Hotel Game

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The name Cipriani is synonymous with high-end restaurants and clubs. Now, it’s adding hotels to its fold with a new signature brand called Mr. C, the first opening in Los Angeles in Spring 2011.

We hear Mr. C represents a “modern version of old-world simplicity and stylish European glamour” (think discreet, personalized service). The 138-room hotel will feature 12 Signature Suites and Classic Suites, alongside spacious guest rooms, all ranging from 365 square feet to 800 square feet with private balconies and panoramic views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. The interior design is rich and welcoming, complete with dark hardwood floors, burgundy and grey color palettes and crisp white accents. Note: Bathrooms feature teak flooring and marble accents. Top Touch: Vintage black-and-white film photography of historical cultural moments will hang from the hotel’s walls.

Additionally, there will be five multi-level, residential-sized bungalows averaging approximately 3,000 square feet, each with a private garden, gourmet kitchen, plunge pool and views of Beverly Hills. Californian architect Ray Kappe designed the bungalows, which will feature all the Mr. C amenities, including spa treatments, housekeeping and room service.

Mr. C restaurant will serve classics from Cipriani as well as grilled specialties and pizzas. The restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor seating, a separate entrance for non-hotel guests and two private rooms for more intimate occasions.

In addition, Mr. C will have an outdoor pool for hotel guests only and an indoor/outdoor private event space with 360-degree panoramic city views from the 12th floor of the hotel (a private exterior glass elevator only adds to the luster). Luxury travel advisors can contact the hotel’s general manager, Sam Jagger (sjagger@cipriani.com; 310-277-2800), directly with questions.