Truly the heart of the hotel, the lobby will soon become an energetic and creative space for a variety of occasions for both locals and visitors.
The Mayfair Hotel – a historic 1920’s property in Downtown Los Angeles – is undergoing a multi-million-dollar redesign in collaboration with ICO Development and award-winning architect and designer, Gulla Jonsdottir. Relaunching in three phases, late summer 2017 marks the completion of Phase 2, as The Mayfair unveils its dramatic lobby that captures the golden age of Hollywood with modern and contemporary touches. Phase 1 is already complete, including the newly remodeled guestrooms and original art-filled corridors by artist-in-residence Kelley “RISK” Graval.
Truly the heart of the hotel, the lobby will soon become an energetic and creative space for a variety of occasions for both locals and visitors – from an informal meeting in the lounge, a recording session in the newly constructed podcast studio, drinks at a multitude of bars, or an opulent party in one of the private event spaces.
- Lobby Lounge – As guests arrive to The Mayfair, they’re immediately taken back by the soaring, all-glass and black iron latticed-atrium and the distinct contrast between the hotel’s Roaring Twenties decor with modern, Downtown LA edge. Guests can relax on plush couches and chairs, while enjoying tableside cocktail service, such as oversized martinis prepared on vintage, roaming bar carts.
- Eve American Bistro – Making his Los Angeles debut is Las Vegas-based “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 12 Winner, Scott Commings, who will be overseeing Eve, located next to the hotel. A feminine take on a traditional European-style bistro, the standalone restaurant weaves in modern-American and California influences—from a rotisserie selection and a customizable raw bar to an elegant collection of steak knives presented tableside.
- Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea Bar – Also adjacent to the hotel and launching on the West Coast is Fairgrounds, a first of its kind destination that brings dozens of the nation’s finest craft roasters and specialty teas (Verve, Stumptown, Dark Matter Coffee, etc.) together under one roof, redefining the coffeehouse experience just as craft beer bars have reinvented the beer drinking experience.
- M Bar & The Library – Guests and locals can expect a variety of cocktail experiences in the lobby lounge from M Bar, located under the hotel’s large skylight and offering a more relaxed California vibe; and The Library, a sultry enclave with cozy nooks, a piano for live musical performances, cigar patio, fireplace, a bookshelf-lined wall, plus more. The menus feature classic craft cocktails using house-made syrups and seasonal produce, craft beer, wine, and a full bar bites menu.
- Mezzanine Garden Gallery – Overlooking the main lobby on the second floor, the mezzanine features a green wall, a 15th foot olive tree, and a gallery with rotating artwork for purchase by RISK.
- Meeting & Event Spaces – Once the site of the first Academy Awards after-party in 1929, the third floor houses a 2,117 sq. ft. Ballroom that soars three stories high and has been restored to its original glory. Two boardrooms – “Vivian” and “Marlowe” – will also be available and perfect for productive, high-tech meetings.
With Phase 2, The Mayfair partnered with Hospitality Alliance, a bi-coastal hospitality management, development, and consulting firm, to curate and operate Eve, M Bar, The Library, banquets and catering, plus the upcoming unveil of the pool deck and cafe, which is Phase 3 of the re-design and slated for early 2018.
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