Bulgari Hotels & Resorts to open in Los Angeles
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to open a new luxury resort in Los Angeles in 2025.
The 58-room Bulgari Resort Los Angeles, also known as The Retreat, will be the brand’s second property in the US, following the opening of Miami in 2024. It also marks the brand's 12th property.
The hotel will be located in the Santa Monica Mountains, less than five miles from Rodeo Drive. It will be set among 33 acres of hillside park, surrounded by natural wildlife and views.
As well as rooms and suites, Bulgari Resort Los Angeles is set to offer eight private estates; a signature Bulgari II Ristorante, Niko Romito; a spa and state of the art gym; a cinema and an eight-seat sushi bar.
The brand said the majority of guest rooms and suites will be located in secluded bungalows across the eastern half of the property, close to the hotel’s amenities.
The private estates will range in size, with each featuring private land between one and five-acres.
South African design firm Studio Saota will head up architectural design, while Milanese firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, which worked on the brand’s previous properties, will oversee interior design.
Bulgari has also hired Swiss landscape architect firm Enea to head up landscape design to create an “integrated and environmentally sensitive” development. The hotel will be built in line with "stringent" environmental criteria certified by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and sustainable building practices will be used to ensure minimal environmental impact.
Bulgari will also preserve hundreds of old-growth and native canopy trees, and plant and integrate approximately 1,000 additional mature trees to provide shade and habitat for wildlife. Ponds, dry riverbeds and vegetated bioswales will be implemented around the property to capture and filter storm water and provide natural hydration for the plants.
Bulgari said the project is subjet to the final approvals of the City Council and Planning Authorities of the city of Los Angeles.
Bulgari’s chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin said: “We are extremely happy and proud to announce the signing of definitive agreements to develop the new Bulgari Resort in Los Angeles, the capital of cinema and art which has always been a major Bulgari inspiration from the time of Liz Taylor to the most recent Academy Awards.
“The new Bulgari gem represents an extraordinary achievement for the brand to establish in such a key destination for the luxury industry. Following the signing of Bulgari Hotel Miami Beach, we are excited to expand into the US market providing our remarkable Roman jeweler hospitality experience.”
Bulgari Resort Los Angeles’ developer Gary Safady added: “We are delighted to partner with Bulgari Hotels & Resorts to bring the most sophisticated and luxurious retreat to Los Angeles.
“Bulgari is the epitome of luxury lifestyle, and we look forward to creating an unparalleled experience of indoor/outdoor living through our enclave of suites, bungalows and private homes that truly embrace and support the surrounding environment and wildlife. The eight extraordinary private estates will be available for sale in the near future.”
An additional four new Bulgari Hotels are due to open between 2021 and 2023 in Paris, Rome, Moscow and Tokyo.