LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 – Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and Robb Report Home & Style magazine unveil the newly renovated Bungalow One, a customized three-bedroom suite designed by L.A.-based interior designer Michael Berman with the collaboration of best-in-class retailers throughout Los Angeles and beyond. Inspired by the pages of Robb Report Home & Style, Bungalow One is the convergence of a Southern California beach house with a glamorous midcentury pad.
This million-dollar redesign is the intersection of two industry leaders, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and Robb Report Home & Style, coming together to create an environment that echoes the hallmarks of both brands—featuring the Best of the Best in luxury and exemplary hospitality and accommodations.
The result is a fully tailored three-bedroom, three-and-three-quarter-bath retreat, including a 1,000-square-foot private patio with private access to the Miramar gardens and pool.
Lending his creative expertise and vision to the world’s elite on projects from New York to Los Angeles, Berman brings his self-described “American Trans-Modern” approach to the new bungalow suite, creating a sophisticated bungalow-style beach house that’s quintessentially Santa Monica.
This new bungalow suite combines a fresh color palette with organic elements throughout, integrating cooling gray-blue hues, natural textures, custom lighting, and local-inspired vintage artwork, reflective of the Santa Monica beach community. “Every project I design is synonymous with the environment that it is in,” says Berman. “Bungalow One—I call it ‘Surf-Modern’—mirrors that feeling of early, easy Southern California life with a hint of unexpected subtleties.”
“Bungalow One is the result of the collaboration between Robb Report Home & Style and Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows,” states David Arnold, publisher of Robb Report magazine. “It’s a unique synergy between publishing and hospitality that translates into a mutually beneficial, enhanced value proposition for both entities.”
Choosing specific pieces from his Michael Berman Limited and Bronze Studio collections, Berman included his best-selling, custom California king Bijou Bed frame to anchor the handcrafted Vi-Spring mattress from London, which is designed with real Shetland wool, raw silk, cashmere, and bamboo to ensure a purely dreamlike mood. Floating above the master bed, the Paloma Pendent Light soars against the magical Pacific blue ceiling, imparting a tranquil ambience.
The serenity of the master bedroom is deliberately connected to the open marble mosaic–walled wet room, enclosed by switch-activated, dimmable privacy glass. At the center of the wet room stands the sumptuous round Lacava tub, a lounge-worthy plunge bath evoking a lavish sanctuary.
“Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and its historical significance stem from the film industry’s golden age, when the property was a sought-after haven for Hollywood luminaries from Greta Garbo to Marilyn Monroe,” states Ellis O’Connor, asset manager, MSD Hospitality. “Today Michael Berman and his team have transformed and customized Bungalow One into an enhanced experience that uniquely captures the sense of place that once drew our golden-era guests to the property while also introducing an authentic and rich experience of modern-day Santa Monica.”
A favorable choice for discerning guests, Bungalow One is available to reserve as an entire suite for $4,000/night, including the option to reserve as a one-bedroom for $2,500/night or a two-bedroom for $3,000/night for more intimate overnight stays. Those staying at Bungalow One have the luxury of enjoying all of Fairmont Miramar’s on-site amenities: FIG Restaurant, Exhale Mind Body Spa, and The Bungalow lounge. Select items and artwork displayed in Bungalow One are available for purchase.
PARTNERS & PRODUCTS:
Baldwin Hardware, Bevolo, Glass Apps, JoNic Glass, Kraus, Kravet, Lacava, Melrose Carpets, Michael Berman Limited, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Resource Furniture, Restoration Hardware, ROHL, Samsung, Scandia Home, SOLI Architectural Surfaces, Stacy Garcia, Inc., Sunbrella, Taracea, Toto, Troy Lighting/Littman Brands, True Residential, Vi-Spring, Walker Zanger
About Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Situated atop the scenic bluffs overlooking Santa Monica Beach, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is conveniently located and just steps away from the Santa Monica Pier, world class shopping at Santa Monica Place and Third Street Promenade — famous for its fine restaurants, live entertainment, retail stores, movie theaters, local artists’ scene and a weekly farmer’s market.
Experience the very best of Santa Monica at Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows with ocean view suites designed by Lynda Murray, seasonal cuisine by Ray Garcia’s FIG Restaurant, The Bungalow by Brent Bolthouseand fitness by exhale mind body spa.
For more information, visit the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows website at www.Fairmont.com/SantaMonica
About Robb Report and Robb Report Home & Style
Now in its 37th year, with 15 international editions, Robb Report is the international authority on luxury lifestyle. The brand in its digital and print forms, reports on exceptional products and services for the affluent connoisseur. Robb Report’s bi-monthly magazine, Robb Report Home & Style carves out its own niche by presenting luxury lifestyle from a design perspective that celebrates a global mix of architecture, decor, and design-centric locales. Robb Report Home & Style also brings to life the most sought-after destinations for those looking to own luxury vacation homes, focusing on the experiential aspects of travel—culture, food, recreation. For more information on either publication, visit Robb Report at www.robbreport.com
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