BEVERLY HILLS -- The Beverly Hills Inn has a new name, a new look
and surprisingly low rates, despite its location -- deep in the
Golden Triangle, a half-block south of Wilshire Boulevard, seven
blocks west of Rodeo Drive.
A $3 million renovation, wrapped up in January at the
three-building, four-story Mosaic Hotel, has given the property a
"fresh California feel," according to designer Turner Duncan of
Duncan & Miller Design.
The multicultural theme that inspired the new name is carried
into the hotel's new restaurant/bar, where the menu lists Argentine
tapas, Tuscan panfried polenta with pesto, dishes from the Far East
and wines from around the world.
The boutique property features 49 guest rooms, including one-
and two-bedroom suites starting at $225. Packages and introductory
rates of $199 are available now.
Amenities include Frette sheets, towels and robes, Bulgari
toiletries and a 24-hour fitness center.
Frequent guests include people in the entertainment industry and
what general manager Jeff Solenberger described as "high-end female
travelers" who want the intimacy and personal attention the small
"You won't find 17 bellmen waiting to greet you but a full-time
concierge," he said. Solenberger also sometimes can be found
checking in guests and carrying luggage to rooms.
"And we remember everyone's name," he added. "There are faces
and personalities attached to the hotel," which lends a sense of
security, he said.
Although 70% of Mosaic's clientele are business travelers, the
property's five connecting rooms and upgraded, heated pool work
well for families, he said.
The Mosaic is operated by Gemstone Resorts, which specializes in
luxury hotels and resorts.
Commission is 10%. For reservations, call (310) 278-0303 or