Leave downtown Los Angeles behind and follow the coastal road west towards the millionaire mansions of Malibu and the landscape quickly changes from urban sprawl to the verdant slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains. Here, nestled in a hillside park, Bvlgari Resort Los Angeles is taking shape.
Set in 33 acres of sprawling hillside, the second US property from Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts will be home to 58 suites and bungalows, and eight private estates when it opens in 2025, with contemporary architecture by South African firm Studio SAOTA, landscaping by award-winning Swiss firm ENEA and interiors by Milan-based design firm and long-time Bvlgari collaborator Antonio Citterio Patricia Veil.
Ranging from 12,000 to 48,000 square metres, the private residences will be set in individual plots of at least an acre, each one chosen to make the most of the natural contours, affording complete privacy and plenty of open space. The other guestrooms and suites will be spread between the main building and a collection of bungalows dotted across the eastern half of the property.
Environmental stewardship and wildlife protection will be paramount during the resort’s construction: hundreds of old-growth and native trees will be carefully preserved, while developer Gary Safady has pledged to plant another 1,000 trees and introduce initiatives to provide a healthy habitat for plants and animals, as well as supporting non-profit initiatives in Los Angeles.