The mid-century modern charm of the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills was not exactly in vogue until more recent years. Architecture firm Koning Eizenberg helped to give the three building complex a much needed update, while preserving historical aspects, from the late 1990s. The resulting hotel is the polished retro-chic hotel that defines an era of Beverly Hills glamour.
Clad in sherbert hues-pastel oranges, blues and the signature retro-mint green, the Avalon offers a taste of old Hollywood luxury in a modern city. The ample rooms are stocked with mid-century modern furnishings, like Eames cabinets, Heywood-Wakefield chairs and Nelson bubble lamps, along with period appropriate sculptures and art.
Koning Eizenberg made sure to stay true to the original architecture of the three buildings, unifying them with cohesive design. Historical preservation was as important to the clients as bringing the buildings up to code. The architects took a design lead from the curved corner building, letting its aerodynamic design be the basis for the hotel’s entire rehab.
The main building is centered around an amoeba shaped in ground pool, reminiscent of the 1950s style. Being L.A., most of the hotel’s social activities take place poolside, so Koning Eizenberg made it a space of luxury. Located in the central courtyard of the Avalon, several floors of hotel suites overlook the pool area. Private cabana areas are located around the walls with privacy curtains that can be drawn at any time. White leather sectionals and furniture continue the mid-century modern feel.
Koning Eizenberg’s renovation of the Avalon Hotel helped to preserve its historical style, making it the stylishly retro hotel it is today.