LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Sunset Marquis Hotel has completed its 100 remodeled suites. These junior and one-bedroom suites offer oversized bathrooms, in-room dining/work area, and custom furniture in vibrant and inviting colors. With an average of 529 square feet in the suites, most rooms have balconies or roomy patios. Interior designer Oliva Villaluz has been involved in the renovations of the Sunset Marquis for 10 years, working alongside Sunset Marquis’ Owner Mark Rosenthal, to develop a new look for the property.
Originally a set designer, Villaluz’s vision was to take the 1960s look back to a more classic style with a little twist. Villaluz brings her singular vision of modernity, casual elegance, and zen infusion to an array of Hollywood’s most prestigious properties.
Villaluz’s goal was to create a home away from home for Hollywood’s elite. With rich textures and colors, the vibe of the hotel is a bit more masculine and comfortable. “I traveled for inspiration,” Villaluz said, going as far as Shanghai and Beijing to source out textiles, metals, and furnishings.
Cavatina, located at the Sunset Marquis, sits in the center of the property’s oasis landscape. Owners George and Mark Rosenthal collaborated on the restaurant’s interior and wanted the overall feel to be more inviting and relaxed. It not only offers a cozy upgraded patio for al fresco dining, but also new lounge areas for casual dining and drinking. Inside Cavatina, celebrity photographs taken by renowned photographer and longtime hotel guest Timothy White line the walls.
“We are excited to unveil this completed remodel of Sunset Marquis, which has undergone many changes since its inception in 1963,” ” said Rod Gruendyke, general manager of Sunset Marquis. “This new remodel will offer our guests an even more superior experience.”