Boutique hotel relaunches as a modern sanctuary infused with old Hollywood glam.
LOS ANGELES – Hotel Amarano Burbank-Hollywood reemerges as Los Angeles’ latest luxury boutique hotel following a full-scale renovation to its lobby, public areas, guestrooms, meeting & event spaces, and a new bar and restaurant. Surrounded by film studio ranches, the 132-room Hotel Amarano is a private sanctuary in the heart of the world’s entertainment capital.
The interior design and branding, conceived by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), are personified by a fictional muse and gracious host named Amara. Stepping into Hotel Amarano is like stepping into Amara’s home, a welcoming, Southern California retreat inspired by the history of Burbank, Old Hollywood mystique and the infamous Garden of Allah – a discrete, residential retreat frequented by Hollywood stars throughout the 1930s and 40s.
“Hotel Amarano has been an extension of the Burbank community and one of its best unkept secrets for nearly two decades,” said Hotel Amarano General Manager Tom Whelan. “Entering our second act, we’ve captured the history and magic of Hollywood, both yesterday and today, to offer our guests a premier hospitality experience with the comfort and discretion of one’s own home.”
The intimate lobby feels like a polished, residential foyer with black-and-white marble flooring, an arched gray ceiling contrasting white walls, and blue chaise lounge anchoring the space with a pop of color. A life-sized sculpture of Amara’s white horse projects from the far wall and teases the unexpected surprises found within Hotel Amarano.
Light-filled guestrooms are bathed in a classic color palette of navy, taupe and whites with warm wood and gold accents. Furnishings such as a refurbished trunk dresser, antique gold-trimmed mirror and vintage desk phone create a retro-glam aesthetic. Hung above the gold velvet headboard in mismatched frames, old prints and photographs offer a glimpse into the Hollywood of yesteryear. Among the 132 rooms are 31 spacious suites that range from 475 to 650 square feet and are outfitted with king or California king beds and queen-sized sleeper sofas.
Thoughtful perks and amenities include complimentary car service within a three-mile radius, laundry service, pet-friendly accommodations, 24-hour room service, business services, touch-up kits for forgotten toiletries, and complimentary beach cruiser rentals.
The crowned jewel of Hotel Amarano, the revamped 1,900-square-foot Chairman’s Suite features the largest private hotel terrace in Burbank, with spectacular views of the Burbank skyline at dusk, and spacious living areas ideal for hosting press junkets, private social gatherings and executive dinners.
Three refurbished meeting rooms and approximately 4,000 square feet of versatile indoor/outdoor event space can accommodate social and business gatherings up to 70 guests reception style.
A new bar and restaurant called FYC (“For Your Consideration”), a nod to the entertainment industry, serves globe-trotting cuisine inspired by Amara’s wanderlust. DNA Hospitality consulted on the concept, branding and menu development. Residential in feel, the polished living room aesthetic is accentuated by floor-to-ceiling bookshelves displaying Old Hollywood and Burbank memorabilia. Adorned with lush landscaping, Spanish accents and hanging lanterns, an al fresco patio serves as picturesque venue for networking events, corporate dinners and social gatherings. FYC is available for full or partial buyouts and can accommodate up to 100 reception style.
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