Multicultural Mosaic Hotel emerges


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 hotel provides.

"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.

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