I looked forward to experiencing the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills from the moment I entered the soaring lobby during a hard-hat tour last December. When the 170-room hotel made its début in June, adjacent to The Beverly Hilton on the triangular corner where Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard meet, it added contemporary Art Deco glamour to the city’s swank hotel scene. The 12-story structure was co-designed by Gensler and Pierre-Yves Rochon, joined by PYR’s parent company Perkins+Will. When I checked in, PYR’s touch was obvious in the high-ceilinged lobby with its massive, custom-made crystal chandelier and a 17-foot onyx, gas-burning fireplace framed by olive trees; and public spaces replete with Lalique installations and curated artwork.
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After World War II, Portuguese Prime Minister Salazar established a prestigious hotel in Lisbon and appointed Queiroz Pereira to direct the luxury project, dedicated to promoting and preserving Portuguese art and culture. The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon’s classic, mid-century Modernist structure — enhanced by more than 400,000 square feet of rare marble — achieved that vision.