27 March 2008

Kelly Does it Again... and Again.

Kor Hotels and interior designer Kelly Wearstler have done it again!

I have just returned from a whirlwind tour of Southern California. I had the pleasure of staying at two hotel/resort properties designed by Kelly Wearstler. My first stop was The Chamberlain Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. The hotel, secluded on a quiet residential street in West Hollywood, just between Santa Monica Blvd. and The Sunset Strip, was a small gem. Tasteful and elegant, the hotel was comfortable, spacious and truly a delight to visit.

Chamberlain West Hollywood is a metropolitan hotel with the comfort and ambiance of a residential pied-a-terre. Tailored, crisp and timeless, Chamberlain's décor evokes classic menswear restyled for the modern eye.

Immediately following my trip to Los Angeles, I was off to the desert. The Viceroy Palm Springs, another Kor Hotel property, was Most Excellent. Kelly Wearstler has designed a dramatic and meticulous retreat with so many special design touches I am afraid I lost count. Immediately following the photos of the Chamberlain Hotel are snapshots of the Viceroy Palm Springs. Allow me to say that the pictures do not even begin to do the resort justice. I am very impressed. Kelly's designs are consistently stellar.

Recapturing the dramatic Hollywood Regency style popular during the Desert's original glamour era, Viceroy Palm Springs and its luxury Estrella Spa welcomes contemporary travelers to a resort and spa where privacy and relaxation reign. Featuring clean-lined classical forms and a stunning white, black and citrus color palette, the premier Palm Spring spa resort's design brings sophistication and luxury to the desert's relaxed indoor-outdoor setting. Originally a 1930s desert inn, Viceroy Palm Springs Hotel has been updated throughout the century to offer guests a full array of luxury accommodations, amenities, and services including a stylish spa, restaurant and bar. Located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in the heart of Palm Springs, this secluded hideaway is a short stroll from fine restaurants, boutiques and legendary golf courses, making it an ideal California desert getaway.

Chamberlain West Hollywood Lobby

Chamberlain West Hollywood Studio Suite

Chamberlain West Hollywood Lobby - A perfect eclectic mix!

Chamberlain West Hollywood Rooftop Pool - Panoramic view of L.A.

Chamberlain West Hollywood One-bedroom suite

Chamberlain West Hollywood Bistro

Chamberlain West Hollywood Studio Suite

The Estrella Spa - Viceroy Palm Springs

Citron restaurant - Viceroy Palm Springs

Regency Court Pool - Viceroy Palm Springs

Tile detail - Viceroy Palm Springs Lobby

Viceroy Palm Springs

Three photographs, (above and below), Viceroy Palm Springs Guest Room

Complete with a vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace

Black and White color scheme with just a "pop" of Yellow