• Room With a View: Mr. C Beverly Hills Updates its Rooftop Ballroom

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

The 137-room Mr. C Beverly Hills embodies Venetian style. Teak floors, nautical architectural details and white-jacketed waiters are among the hallmarks of the property from Venice, Italy’s famed Cipriani family of hoteliers. Recently, the hotel’s 12th-floor, 5,000-square-foot Starlight Ballroom (50-350 capacity) received a palette redo ensuring a view-rich, blank canvas for events. Flooring is now neutral, walls are a fresh brilliant white and designer sconces complete the décor upgrades.

The Starlight Ballroom views are enviable: a panorama that stretches from Santa Monica’s beaches to downtown Los Angeles with the Hollywood Hills framing all. The wrap-around, outdoor teak deck has room for an extra bar; inside, large windows allow for an abundance of natural light and stargazing at night. A spring relaunch showcasing the makeover was a festive night for event planners, co-hosted by Revelry Event Designers and Empty Vase florals, among others. 

Fellow, a gorgeous new restaurant and private event venue (capacity 650) in West Los Angeles, takes a sustainable and serious approach to its cocktail program. Bar director Adam Fournier, the  2021 U.S. World Class Bartender of the Year, repurposes kitchen and bar produce into cordials and kitchen stocks.

 

Darren K. Green, senior vice president of sales and services for L.A. Tourism, is feeling bullish on the future of meetings and conventions in Los Angeles. Here’s what he had to say in a recent chat with California Meetings + Events.

CAM+E: It’s great to hear that groups of all sizes can now meet in Los Angeles. Are large groups being cautious about gathering again, or are you seeing signs of a robust and quick recovery?