The L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, an all-suite, five-star Viceroy hotel, is already pretty swanky—the kind of place where one might find a $35,000 Super Bowl party package or a 1970s-themed suite with "a closet full of disco clothes" that starts at $1,914 a night. But a big renovation already underway is going to take it up a few more notches. How is that even possible? Two words: suede walls. The hotel's 117 roomy suites (they start at 650 square feet) will all be receiving "floor-to-ceiling suede" in the bedrooms, with accents of onyx and marble.
Redone rooms will also include fancy dressing rooms with mirrors with lighting that mimics both indoor and outdoor light, according to a release announcing the big changes. Design firm Smith/Firestone Associates is leading the reboot. The hotel's public spaces will also be getting refreshed, and a new restaurant is in the works for the hotel lobby. Work has already begun and is happening in phases, says a rep for the hotel. It's expected to be totally complete by the winter.
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