The Signature Print of Los Angeles
July 21, 2022
The signature aesthetic of The Beverly Hills Hotel can be found well beyond our fabled red carpet entrance. Elements of it have been used in private homes, designers’ studios, retail outlets and more. We’ve even had big screen starring roles and inspired fashion collections. Today our landmark hotel’s eye-catching design elements have become synonymous with Southern California style.
The much loved Martinique® banana leaf print was created by CW Stockwell, and introduced to the hotel in 1949 by decorator Don Loper. This bold and vibrant design has been touted as one of the most recognisable wallpapers in the world. It has an iconic status amongst designers and guests alike.
Several celebrated fashionistas have created their own version of our signature aesthetic in their designs. These include Dolce & Gabbana’s Charlotte Dellal Collection, sportswear by American designer Michael Kors and must-have pyjamas from Sant and Abel or Shhh Silk.
From screens big and small, to multi-platinum album covers, celebrities and musicians alike have all enjoyed scene-stealing moments and musical milestones at The Beverly Hills Hotel. You can spot the Martinique® print in movies and television series including The Aviator, The Golden Girls and California Suite, as pictured here showing Maggie Smith who won an Oscar for her role.
Our original inspiration has been reinvented and recreated in private residents and public venues around the globe and now it’s your turn. Bring a touch of palm print perfection into your home with a range of signature items available from our hotel and online shop. From tropical style silk pyjamas and trainers, to our signature mug and super soft pillowcases, all make very special reminders of your time with us.
When world-renowned interior design company Champalimaud Design refreshed our cabanas, they chose CW Stockwell’s famous pink Martinique® banana leaf wallpaper. The appealing shade of pink was reintroduced from their archives to complement the original green of our hotel interiors. This is the first time we have installed the iconic print in a new location since the 1940s. The design’s distinctive colour and large leaves are intrinsically linked to the hotel, and the new-look cabanas have made quite a splash poolside.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
For over a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the spot for Hollywood’s brightest lights, the ultimate beacon of glamour. She greets you like a movie star from the moment you pass the iconic signage, step onto the signature red carpet and enter the grand lobby. Welcome to the legacy.
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