Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with owner and developer Gary Safady to develop a new luxury resort in Los Angeles. Scheduled to open in 2025, the boutique 58-room Bulgari Resort Los Angeles is set to be the second Bulgari property in the US and the twelfth jewel in the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
Located in the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains, less than five miles from Rodeo Drive, the resort is expected to include 58 rooms and suites, eight private estates and the signature Bulgari Il Ristorante – Niko Romito – plus a 10,000 square foot Spa, a state-of-the-art gym, a cinema, and an exclusive eight-seat sushi bar. Some of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites will be located in secluded bungalows spread across the eastern half of the property.
The architecture of the building will be designed by the well-known South African design firm Studio SAOTA, while the Milanese architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, that designed all the other Bulgari Hotels projects, will create the building’s interiors. The Bulgari Resort Los Angeles’s landscape design will be designed by the award-winning Swiss landscape architect firm, ENEA.
The Resort’s eight stunning residential properties will range in size from 12,000 to 48,000 square feet, each with private land of at least one acre and as large as five. The unrivaled topography of Los Angeles’ canyons, allows for vast open space and privacy, giving each home a distinctive setting while preserving the area’s ridgeline and protecting its flora and fauna.
To ensure minimal environmental impact, the resort will be built in line with the most stringent environmental criteria certified by LEED and only the highest sustainable building practices will be used. Hundreds of old-growth and native canopy trees are being preserved while approximately 1,000 additional mature trees will be planted and integrated with the terrain to provide shade and habitat for wildlife. Ponds, dry riverbeds, and vegetated bioswales will also be used around the property to capture and filter stormwater and provide natural hydration for plants.
The project is subject to the final approvals of the City Council and Planning Authorities of the City of Los Angeles.