The Jeweler of Hospitality announces new luxury LA resort nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains



Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for the upcoming Bvlgari Resort Los Angeles. Slated to open in 2025, it will be the twelfth jewel in the collection. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, the new property will feature 58 rooms and eight private estates residences set on 33 stunning acres.

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Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of an agreement for a new luxury resort in Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Mountains. The agreement for the new luxury resort in Los Angeles was signed with owner and developer Gary Safady. The Bulgari Resort Los Angeles is set to be the second Bulgari property in the US and the twelfth gem in the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection.

Scheduled to open in 2025, plans for ‘The Retreat’ include 58 rooms, eight private estates, a signature Bvlgari II Ristorante by Niko Romito, a 10,000 sqft spa, a gym, a cinema, and even a sushi bar — all developed using the highest sustainable practices.

Bvlgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin noted LA’s influence on Bvlgari ‘from the time of Liz Taylor to the most recent Academy Awards’ citing the project as an ‘extraordinary achievement for the brand’.

Formally known as the Retreat, it will also be home to such Bvlgari signature amenities as Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, a 10000-square-foot Bvlgari Spa, eight-seat sushi bar, private cinema and more.

Drawing inspiration from nature and its environs, the contemporary architecture of the building will be curated by the well-known South African design firm Studio SAOTA, as well as the Milanese architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. The new luxury resort will be built in line with the most stringent environmental criteria certified by LEED.

A good portion of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites will be located in secluded bungalows studded across the eastern half of the property, adjacent to the property’s carefully curated amenities.

The Resort’s eight stunning residential properties will range in size from 12,000 to 48,000 square feet, each with private land of at least one acre and as large as five. The unrivaled topography of Los Angeles’ canyons, allows for vast open space and privacy, giving eachhome a distinctive setting while preserving the area’s ridgeline and protecting its flora and fauna.

Additionally, the Bulgari Resort Los Angeles’s landscape design will be created by the award winning Swiss landscape architect firm, ENEA, known for its work on the internationally recognized Tree Museum as well as his design of the Bulgari Hotel Beijing iconic garden. The combination of these internationally recognized design firms is set to create one of the most integrated, environmentally sensitive developments that the community and the City of Los Angeles has been presented with in a generation.

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Furthermore, to honor and prioritize the canyon’s biosphere and natural habitats, hundreds of old-growth and native canopy trees are being preserved while approximately 1,000 additional mature trees will be planted and integrated with the terrain to provide shade and habitat for wildlife. Ponds, dry riverbeds, and vegetated bioswales will also be implemented around the property to capture and filter storm water and provide natural hydration for plants. The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts team will continue its history of making sure that their properties serve as a home to local wildlife for generations to come. The project is subject to the final approvals of the City Council and Planning Authorities of the City of Los Angeles.

Bulgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin said: “We are extremely happy and proud to announce the signing of definitive agreements to develop the new Bulgari Resort in Los Angeles, the capital of cinema and art which has always been a major Bulgari inspiration from the time of Liz Taylor to the most recent Academy Awards. The new Bulgari gem represents an extraordinary achievement for the brand to establish in such a key destination for the luxury industry. Following the signing of Bulgari Hotel Miami Beach, we are excited to expand into the US market providing our remarkable Roman jeweler hospitality experience.”

Bulgari Resort Los Angeles’ developer Gary Safady adds: “We are delighted to partner with Bulgari Hotels & Resorts to bring the most sophisticated and luxurious retreat to Los Angeles. Bulgari is the epitome of luxury lifestyle and we look forward to creating an unparalleled experience of indoor/outdoor living through our enclave of suites, bungalows and private homes that truly embrace and support the surrounding environment and wildlife. The eight extraordinary private estates will be available for sale in the near future.”

Safady adds: “As part of our ongoing commitment to the City of Los Angeles, the surrounding community and the environment, we will be supporting several non-profit initiatives in Los Angeles, including but not limited to, a seven-figure contribution as part of our effort to ensure this project continues its focus of using business as a force for good.”

Chris Hannan, Executive Secretary for the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO notes of the project: “I, along with the Building Trades Council, stand side-by-side with Gary Safady to bring the exciting Bulgari Resort Los Angeles to life. As a former union card holder, Gary has continued to demonstrate his long-time commitment to working families and we look forward to constructing this resort with him on this environmentally friendly project that we trust will fund hundreds of good union jobs, bring money to the city, preserve open canyon space, and welcome the community to engage with the project.”

The ultimate luxury is to enjoy the ease of home wherever you are. Expect innovative new collaborations presented at the future Bulgari Resort Los Angeles. Thanks to the partnership between Tesla Motors and Bvlgari Hotel Milano, guests may use use our state-of-the-art Tesla Wall Connectors at any time during their stay. This cutting-edge partnership is designed to make the guest’s stay absolutely seamless. With Tesla Destination Charging, Tesla drivers can add 58 miles of range per hour to the Model S, charging the vehicle overnight and giving them the convenience that they are accustomed to at home.

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In 2024, Bulgari will open Bvlgari Hotel Miami Beach

Located on the waterfront with access to Miami’s beautiful beaches, the Bvlgari Hotel Miami Beach will offer stunning ocean views just a few steps from the exciting Miami Art Deco district.

The building that will become Bvlgari Hotel Miami Beach was originally designed as a hotel by Miami architect Albert Anis in the late 1950’s, as part of the city’s Modernist movement, and its restoration will be overseen by the Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. Blending a glamorous past with a just-as-glamorous present, décor will reflect the property’s legacy as winter destination for the Old Hollywood set. The Hotel will have some 100 rooms, most of which will be Suites, and will also be home a large outdoor pool, spa and signature bar and dining from Chef Niko Romito.

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