Bulgari Hotels JV wants hotel on a 33 acre Benedict Canyon plot

Resort and developer Gary Safady (Getty, Bulgari Hotels)
Resort and developer Gary Safady (Getty, Bulgari Hotels)

Bulgari Hotels and Resorts and developer Gary Safady are collaborating on a hotel project in Benedict Canyon.

The partnership hopes to develop 58 rooms and suites and eight private homes, according to a report from Urbanize LA. The project, to be called Bulgari Resort Los Angeles, would be built on a 33-acre hillside at 9704-9712 ​​West Oak Road.

Plans include a 10,000-square-foot spa, a private theater and a fitness center. An eight-seater sushi bar and a restaurant by Italian Michelin chef Niko Romito also open in the complex. South Africa’s Studio SAOTA and the Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel are the designers of the project.

(Bulgarian hotels)
(Bulgarian hotels)

According to plans by Safady, 75 percent of the property will be held as open spaces. The developers plan to add up to 1,000 trees and a dog park to the site. It would mostly be accessible via private transport, with 260 parking spaces planned for the property.

Launched in 2001 as a partnership between luxury brand Bulgari and hospitality group Marriott International, Bulgari Hotels announced last December that it plans to open its first US property at the former Seagull Hotel in Miami Beach. Bulgari bought the property at 100 21st Street for $ 120 million in January 2020. The price represented almost four times what the previous owners, a partnership between Lionheart and hotel owner Jeffrey Dagowitz, paid for the 172-key hotel in 2018.

Bulgari Hotels currently has 11 properties in London, Dubai, Bali, Beijing, Shanghai and Milan. The Miami Beach Hotel will open in 2024. The Los Angeles location will meanwhile open a year later if approved.

[Urbanize] – Christian Bautista

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