R.D. OLSON

Four Seasons Hotel

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Project:

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Architect:

Clinger Spina Associates

Client:

Burton Way Hotels

Designer:

sfa design (Ballroom & Suites) / EDG Interior Architecture + Design (Culina)

About the project:

Twenty years after opening its doors for the first time, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills contracted R.D. Olson Construction to revitalize the entire property. This high-profile project was in keeping with R.D. Olson’s renovations of other historic hotels.

Challenged by the hotel staying open during the two-year transformation, R.D. Olson started with the rooftop spa deck followed by the phased revamping of 285 guest suites. In doing so, it refurbished and enhanced plumbing fixtures, millwork and wall finishes, carpeting and stonework, and replaced all FF&E.

The lounge was completely rebuilt and now is showered with up-to-date features including an eye-catching back bar made of bronze metals and single pane glass and glazing to amplify the light levels, and a granite countertop of exotic colored glass adorned with etchings and sand blasted colors.

R.D. Olson also built a café on the 4th floor featuring exquisite views of both Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Beyond its horizon is a 60-foot lap pool surrounded by ten distinctly different earth-toned concrete pavers in a repeat pattern of squares and rectangles – home to a scattering of cabanas.

The Culina restaurant is a manifestation unto itself. R.D. Olson married the existing restaurant’s design concept with new décor elements and modern amenities to spark an old-world Italian flavor. Complementing the original flooring and wainscot paneling, R.D. Olson incorporated new Australian dark walnut millwork and satin bronze metal paneling. A new L-shaped bar with artfully placed LED lighting between and at the floor of the paneling provides a subdued warm atmosphere throughout. The restaurant’s main focal point is an expansive wine room viewed through pronounced glass decorated with Italian words and phrases sandwiched between its layers. Venetian style plastered high ceilings tie the Italian theme together making for a fresh, cozy old-world Mediterranean setting.

Once again, the hotel reins in landmark beauty.

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