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Chic bungalow-style, luxury-chic hotel to open in the City of Angels

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A new chic 23-key boutique hotel created by Jeff Klein’s JK Hotel Group and designed by Rita Konig is slated to open Autumn 2018…

Hot on the heels of the relaunch of LA’s most iconic hotel – Sunset Tower – celebrated hotelier Jeff Klein will open 850, a new boutique hotel situated in the heart of West Hollywood. Fashioned after Klein’s passion for residential-style hotels, the hotel will offer a home-from-home in the heart of the city by British designer Rita Konig with 23 guestrooms rooms, a communal living room, large rooftop terrace and a modern pantry where guests can enjoy meals by Chefs from across the city.

It’s big sister in the city of Angels, Sunset Tower, is one of West Hollywood’s most iconic hotels

850 is in the cultural and geographical heart of West Hollywood. The hotel’s façade is in the style of a historical bungalow, tucked away in a residential neighbourhood surrounded by must-see hotspots – including Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Avenue and Runyon Canyon – coffee shops and restaurants. This chic home offers a sanctuary from the hectic city.

Inspired by his travels around Sicily, Klein’s aim is to create an intimate space in a great Hollywood location. 850 feels more like a chic European hotel and features interiors by British designer Rita Konig – including 23 beautifully appointed rooms – who will bring her bold and collective style to West Hollywood. Interiors will feature distinct layers of pretty pastel colours and textures which will be used to create a relaxed patchwork of old and new and will introduce an elegant, lived-in timelessness to the LA hotel scene. All spaces will be for hotel guests only, allowing them to connect on a more personal level while enjoying a communal experience.

850 will be the newest addition to hotelier and restaurateur Jeff Klein’s JK Hotel Group. It’s big sister in the city of Angels, Sunset Tower, is one of West Hollywood’s most iconic hotels which has recently completed a major multi-million pound transformation.

LA’s iconic Sunset Town completes multi-million dollar top-to-toe transformation

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LA’s iconic Sunset Tower completes major renovation to restore character and charm within a 1920s shell…

Sunset Tower, one of Los Angeles’ most iconic hotels, has completed a major multi-million-dollar transformation. Led by owner Jeff Klein, the Art Deco masterpiece is located on Sunset Boulevard and has been an exclusive hub for the Hollywood elite since opening its doors in 1931.  Today, the hotel has been lovingly restored to maintain its true character without losing its sense of history.

Designed in 1929 by architect Leland A. Bryant, Sunset Tower was a trailblazer from the moment it opened

The updated design has revealed elegant, stylish new interiors, a beautifully designed Terrace Bar, a fresh outdoor terrace and swimming pool, plus 7,000ft2 fitness and wellness area and spa.  The chicest and most welcoming room in town – The Tower Bar and Restaurant – has remained untouched.

Designed in 1929 by architect Leland A. Bryant, Sunset Tower was a trailblazer from the moment it opened.  Perched atop Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, its dramatic setting and elegant Art Deco styling, together with its proximity to famous restaurants and nightclubs of the 1930s & 40s, contributed to its landmark status.

The-floor-to-ceiling panoramic views and state-of-the-art luxuries made it a hub for the great and the good during the ‘golden era’ of Hollywood when it was très chic to reside at the Sunset Tower.  Residents included Truman Capote, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.  John Wayne, whose former apartment is now the hotel’s gym, even kept his pet cow on the balcony so that guests could have fresh milk with their coffee.

Klein’s vision for the Sunset Tower’s refurbishment was to let the hotel design itself.  He wanted to restore its heart and soul without losing its character or having a named designer take over such a landmark building.