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Who’s Building L.A: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village


The first phase of Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village’s multimillion-dollar transformation, the remodel of its three restaurants, was inspired by the tranquil elements of Southern California’s coast and the classic era of Old Hollywood glam. Coin & Candor, an all-new restaurant for the luxury hotel, creates a neighborhood gathering place with both indoor and outdoor space. Its design combines natural textures, bright colors and fresh tones with mid-century design. The oculus bar serves as both the social and visual focal point, providing an inviting environment with its open circular shape and aesthetic appeal with its white marble bar top accented by gold finishes. The outdoor patio features mosaic-style tile and overlooks the garden and waterfall feature while providing picturesque views of the Santa Monica Mountains. A 60-foot rectangular wine storage room with three stunning floor-to-ceiling glass walls includes a shelf system for wine bottle display, and serves as the perfect partition between the entry and private dining area, Avalon.

Coin & Candor’s name pays homage to the humble beginnings and early rise to success of owner David Murdock, as does Prosperous Penny. Previously a lobby area, the space was converted to a lounge and serves as another gathering point, attracting both guests and locals alike.

Playing in contrast to Coin & Candor’s aesthetic, Prosperous Penny features darker tones and lighting, designed as a speakeasy.

The hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Onyx, underwent a refresh with California influences. Natural materials including hardwoods and ceramics pull in nature, along with white light fixtures that resemble clouds and veined artwork in the booths that nod to both the earth and sea. Onyx also received a new sushi bar.

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