Styled to a T - Hotel Bel-AIr

November 2011

The Principals

The interior designers David Rockwell and Alexandra Champalimaud and the chef Wolfgang Puck teamed up to reinvent a classic from the 1940s.

The Project

The Hotel Bel-Air, an Old Hollywood hideaway, was closed for two years while the trio decided what to keep ("Bel-Air pink") and what to add (fluted skylights).

The Payoff

A new spa, a restaurant from a master of modern Californian cuisine and, of course, the beloved Swan Lake will lure new and original swans alike.

3 Hotel Bel Air Lobby Lounge - Michael Weber