Maison 140 Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
Charming, $$ (From $139)
You might know the Kelly Wearstler from her incredibly chic Viceroy and Proper Hotel designs — with their jaw-dropping lobbies and guest rooms filled with colorful, multi-layered contemporary and architectural furniture — but Maison 140 is what put her on the map. Originally built as a residential apartment owned by the 1930s silent-film star Lillian Gish, the 48-room hotel is a European-inspired pied-à-terre set in the heart of Beverly Hills. Fusing French and Asian styles, Wearstler transformed the guest rooms with a vibrant palette of Hollywood reds and Parisian pinks, along with silk wallpaper designed by Robert Crowder, alabaster lamp busts, lots of coffee-table books, and oversized tufted headboards. A bright-red French door, discretely tucked away on a street lined with cypress trees, leads to the lower-level candlelit Bar Noir, its velvet slip chairs and bar stools meant to resemble a Parisian salon. Step outside, and you're immediately surrounded by the luxurious enclave of Beverly Hills, with Rodeo Drive's diamond-encrusted boutiques and restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs.
At a Glance
The Vibe: An Old Hollywood escape.
Standout Detail: If the Parisian-inspired interiors don't tempt you to upgrade your style, the location in the center of Beverly Hills' designer blocks will.
This Place Is Perfect For: Design enthusiasts and creatives who want a discrete hideaway that feels worlds away from home.
Rooms: Wearstler worked her magic on each of the 44 rooms (including eight deluxe kings), allowing for sunlight to fill the vibrant rooms, mirrors to amp up the sex appeal, and creative personal touches to make each feel unique. Spacious bathrooms include large walk-in showers and windows that let in the fresh California air.
On Site: While you'll get most of your cardio by taking advantage of easy walking distance to nearby shops and restaurants, the fitness center on site has several machines and free weights.
Food + Drink: Candlelit and tucked off the lobby, Bar Noir sets the scene for a glamorous arrival that feels dramatically different than the 90210 neighborhood. Wearstler fuses Asian and European influences, creating an inviting space for cocktails and snacks with antique bamboo wall hangings, lucite stools, and jewel-toned velvet seating.
What to Do Nearby
Beverly Hills has always attracted the luxe of the luxe with big-name art galleries, lavish resorts, designer flagships, and starred chefs stirring a buzz. As the restaurant industry bounces back, the gastronomy scene is heating up with newcomers such as Mírame, a contemporary Mexican fusion by Michelin-starred chefs Joshua Gil and Matthew Egan, Matū, a sustainable steakhouse with a Waygu beef tasting menu, and a second location of Tatel, Spain's buzziest restaurant backed by Rafael Nadal and Cristiana Ronaldo. Art aficionados are also descending on Rodeo, with a new Sotheby's auction house, Winn Slavin Fine Art gallery, and Casa Perfect, a 1970s-era mansion turned sprawling 5,000-square-foot art gallery. Several new public art installations include the Love Anatomy sculpture, an eight-foot-tall woman cast from bronze from Romanian-American painter Alexandra Nechita on the corner of Burton Way and Rexford Drive.