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Nightlife ninjas the Ciprianis have landed in Los Angeles with the opening yesterday of Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel in Pico-Robertson--we'll forgive the neighborhood creep because the hotel moved into the old Tower Beverly Hills, which had already committed the crime. Brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani created Mr. C, which they hope to turn into a chain; their great-grandfather opened Harry's Bar in Venice in 1931 and their family runs eponymous restaurants all over the world. They're in their early twenties, but a 2009 New York Post profile painted them as nose to the grindstone types with long-term girlfriends (who occasionally punch chauffeurs), so who knows what kind of vibe they'll bring to this sort of vibeless part of town.
The 12 story Mr. C BH has 138 rooms ranging from 365-800 square feet, with private balconies, hardwood floors, and "decor that recalls a luxury yacht's interior," according to the LA Times. The hotel also has a pool with private cabanas, a twelfth story indoor/outdoor event space, and a Mr. C restaurant with "classics from Cipriani." Rooms will average $350 a night, reports the LAT.
According to the Mr. C's website, architecture firm Gensler did the renovation, with conceptual design by Marcello Pozzi and Ignazio, and interior design by all three with Tedeschi USA. A phase two will turn a neighboring apartment building into multi-level bungalows, which the hotel says were designed by Ray Kappe. They'll have private kitchens, plunge pools, and gardens, and access to all the Mr. C amenities.
· Mr. C [Official Site]
· Italian-style Mr. C hotel opening in Los Angeles [Updated] [LAT]