Take a Tour of the Frank Sinatra Bungalow at The Beverly Hills Hotel
American singer Frank Sinatra was a frequent guest at The Beverly Hills Hotel, and enjoyed numerous drinking bouts in the Polo Lounge with members of his beloved Rat Pack. He was also a big fan of the Paul Williams Suite in the hotel’s main house.
As part of the property’s historic bungalow restoration program led by Champalimaud Design, 21 bungalows are being redesigned—five of which are distinct legendary bungalows featuring design elements inspired by select notable guests such as Sinatra himself, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Howard Hughes, and Charlie Chaplin.
The centerpiece of the bungalow is the expansive and open parlour, featuring lounge-style seating in a social ambiance, and a Yamaha piano for entertaining. Its masculine and mid-to-late 70s design is reflective of Sinatra’s Palm Springs home, with a modern and contemporary decor that features leather-wrapped columns, a stone and leather fireplace mantle, extensive use of wood varieties that include Douglas Fir ceilings and walnut furniture, desert colors, and earthy neutral tones.
The one-bedroom bungalow suite (1,200 square-feet) includes a living room with dining area, fireplace and half bath; master suite with fireplace, full master bath and dressing room, two private terraces., and an adjoining bedroom option. It also includes state-of-the-art technological upgrades, such as light and temperature control panels, and premier Bang Olufsen TVs.
Guests staying in the bungalow will also enjoy special design features and details, including:
The fireplace design is an homage to Sinatra’s “party pad” home on Farralone Avenue in Los Angeles.
The architecture of the suite is inspired by mid-century design, which emphasized by ample windows and open floor plans. The ceilings and columns embrace the simplicity and geometric lines that mid-century architecture is known for.
The materials and fabrics were inspired by a combination of times in Sinatra’s life: 1) A mix of sleek shagreens and mica wall covering represent the flashy New York 1950s Rat Pack day; 2) The sand and orange fabrics and wall treatments symbolize the desert of California, while 3) The mid-century furniture and printed linen fabrics were inspired by his own mid-century home in Palm Springs.
Artwork includes a “Frank & Ava” commissioned piece by Batya Kuncman base off a photo. Ava Gardner was Sinatra’s famous ex-wife.
The Frank Sinatra Bungalow (Bungalow 22) costs $6,000 per night. For further details, visit dorchestercollection.com or, for reservations, call 310-276-2251.
The Beverly Hills Hotel is located at 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
[Images courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel]
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk