Beverly Hills, CA
Completed 2008, 2016
Client/Owner: Jason and Michael Pomeranc, Sixty Collective
Architecture and Interior Design:
Douglas Pierson, pod architecture + design and as partner with (fer) studio
Jennifer Kim (2008)
Elmer Barco (2016)
Linda Fu (2016)
2008 Initial Hotel design: Dodd Mitchell Design
2016 FF&E Design: G+ Design
Owner’s Representative: JBS Project Management
Structural Engineer: Kenny Lee (2008), John Labib & Associates (2016)
MEP: Paul Antieri (2008), Shamim Engineering (2016)
Photography: Skott Snider, pod a+d
“California cool meets manicured elegance at SIXTY Beverly Hill…This modern Beverly Hills hotel blends upscale comfort with custom made furniture and unexpected design elements.” – Hospitality Online.com
The project involved renovating the exterior and interior of an eight-story hotel, built on the bones of a 1960s Best Western motel, to include new roof-top bar and pool levels. It was completed in phases.
Built on the bones of a 1960s Best Western motel, our goal is for the 92,000-square-foot Sixty Beverly Hills Hotel and Bond Street restaurant was to capture the sophisticated cool of late ‘70s and ‘80s design as well as the casual elegance of California modernism.
We gutted the building to its brutalist concrete and plaster shell and opened up the third-floor parking level to create a visual void/dividing line that reveals the hierarchical order of spaces. Guest rooms inhabit the upper five-story volume, or “floating box,” above the third-floor void. The restaurant and public spaces anchor the building to the street below.
Perched on top of the guest room box are two new outdoor floors. One is an open roof-top bar and lounge where a mature live olive tree rises from the center of the bar back and trellised spaces provide stunning views of Beverly Hills. One design critic has called the space “an impossibly cool cocktail bar that perfectly captures the hotel’s unique blend of New York hip and Los Angeles cool.”
The other new floor is an upper-deck pool and cabana level, paved in ipe and stone, for swimming and indoor/outdoor conferences. A wide steel staircase with a slender profile leads guests from the bar and lounge to the upper level. There, they discover a recessed swimming pool with Swarovski Crystal banding tiles. Six poolside cabanas are cantilevered off the south side of the floor.
To counter prevailing winds on the rooftop, we installed a glass windscreen -- an eight-foot-tall wall of glass at the edge of both levels. The glass is braced back to planters with no mullions. As a result, guests enjoy unencumbered, panoramic views of Beverly Hills and beyond.
“With dark woods, deep leathers, smooth marble and lots of mirrors, the Sixty Beverly Hills hotel is a sophisticated and tasteful throwback to mid-Seventies luxury and style.” – mrandmrssmith.com