Westlake’s 1920s-era Mayfair Hotel is undergoing a multi-million dollar redesign thanks to ICO Development and architect and designer Gulla Jonsdottir, who also did the design for West Hollywood’s La Peer Hotel.
The Beaux Arts-style building was constructed in 1926 and hosted the first Academy Awards after-party three years later. It had not been renovated since before the 1984 Olympics, the Downtown News reported last year.
But that’s all changed. Developers are unveiling the refreshed structure in phases, and new photos show off the interiors of the 296 guest rooms, suites, and penthouse suites. Work will wrap up early next year when a pool and roof deck are finished.
The 15-story hotel’s rooms and halls feature pieces by local artists, curated by street artist Risk (Kelly Graval). Guest rooms range from traditional single- and double-bed rooms to “loft rooms,” which hold queen-size Murphy beds. The cost to book a room runs between $159 and $279 per night.
Inside each of the rooms, vintage maps of LA from 1929 are employed as decorative pieces that also underscore “the hotel’s Jazz Age history.”
The lobby and a handful of food and drink options will open up later this year. The final piece of the puzzle, a rooftop deck and pool, are scheduled to open early next year.
This corner of Westlake, also referred to as City West, is just a short walk west of Downtown along Seventh Street. The hotel is kitty-corner from the Teragram Ballroom, a hip music venue run by the founder of New York music clubs the Bowery Ballroom and the Mercury Lounge.