The emergence of the newly designed DTLA has officially started, and this past due transition couldn’t arrive at a better time. Block by block, one building at a time the first phase of “Facelift LA” is happening right before our eyes. Property values are up, new restaurants are opening and hotels are remodeling to keep up. One of the most recent renovations is the historic Mayfair Hotel.
Established in 1926 the Mayfair Hotel recently lifted the curtain, and the reviews have been nothing but stellar. Aspiring to be the new social hub of the downtown area, LA-based Icelandic architect and interior designer Gulla Jónsdóttir masterfully planned the hotel’s new aesthetic aiming to bring the historic landmark back to life. Teaming up with artist Kelly “Risk” Graval the property is now an “art-centric” gathering place for locals and tourists alike. With the heavy artistic influence from Graval, the hotel showcases a custom built podcast studio, a communal writing room (for aspiring Hollywood writers) and an art gallery displaying a multi-million-dollar collection of art and photography.
The renovation implemented a cohesive redesign unveiling modern new space throughout the hotel all the while staying true to the history and character of the original early 20th-century landmark. The hotel now is home to the 20’s inspired M Bar and Eve American Bistro which is quickly becoming a well talked about topic on the local foodie scene.
Eve American Bistro
Scott Commings, the winner of Season 12 of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, is plating up delectable dishes including Grilled Brazilian 8oz New York Steak, Drizzled with Chimichurri and Paired with Crispy Plantains. His menu is sophisticated in taste yet approachable to all with an eclectic blend of quality ingredients. Where Modern American meets worldly influence, Eve features seasonal, organic items with unique offerings from their rotisserie as well as a brunch menu filled with local Southern California favorites from Chicken n Waffles to Crab Deviled Eggs, Avocado Toast and more.
The eatery was named after Eve Cressy, the main character of Raymond Chandler’s short story “I’ll Be Waiting,” which he wrote while living at the Mayfair Hotel in the 1930’s. If these walls could talk!
The rebirth of the Mayfair Hotel has debuted with a bang. With its sultry interior design blending seamlessly with its upscale trendy culinary scene as well as a lively arts and entertainment program the dynamic duo of Jónsdóttir and Graval have made their mark. Whether stopping by for inspiration on your artistic journey, Sunday Brunch or a week-long business trip the Mayfair Hotel offers an escape for every need.