The Hollywood Roosevelt Channels Old Hollywood Glamour of Clark Gable, Carole Lombard With Reimagined Suites

The Hollywood Roosevelt is offering a look at its newly redesigned penthouse suites.

The iconic hotel recently announced that the two rooms had undergone a reimaging thanks to Los Angeles-based interior designer Kevin Klein through his firm Kevin Klein Design. Both penthouses were named after famous residents of years past.

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The first — the Gable and Lombard penthouse — is named after Hollywood icons Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, who resided in the hotel in the 1930s. Gable, still considered one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and Lombard, a screwball comedy staple, were a true Hollywood power couple of their time. The couple spent just three years married before Lombard was killed in a 1942 plane crash at the age of 33.

The second suite — the Johnny Grant apartment — is named after the host and television personality, who was a permanent resident of the hotel in the 1990s.

Klein and his team worked to “maximize the common spaces and create an inviting atmosphere” for both travelers and local industry figures, according to a release. While the suites were created to work as hotel accommodations, the penthouses can function as standalone apartments for extended stays and private buyouts.

“From the dramatic views and opulent living spaces in the Gable and Lombard Penthouse to the grand dining and rooftop garden of the Johnny Grant Apartment, both suites are perfect for hosting memorable gatherings with a shared rooftop space that offers 360-degree views of the city and the iconic Hollywood Sign,” Don Jacinto, the hotel’s managing director, said in a statement.

The new suites were inspired by the “glitz and glamour” of old Hollywood by incorporating Italian marble, walnut and oak wall panels, antiquated mirror details and hand-painted ceiling murals. Parts of the updated glamorous details were hidden for decades and uncovered during the renovations.

The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Reimagined Penthouses
The Gable and Lombard Penthouse at The Hollywood Roosevelt

The Gable and Lombard penthouse is a large suite – 2,100 square feet to be exact – with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a powder room and a classic sunken living room. The suite also features a mural from the 1920s.

Meanwhile, the Johnny Grant apartment is a 2,000-square-foot, one-bedroom suite that guests access via a dedicated elevator stop. The apartment-style suite also has a private office, three powder rooms, a dining room for 16 guests and a six-seat bar that leads into a rooftop garden. Both suites share a 3,000-square-foot rooftop.

The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Reimagined Penthouses
The Johnny Grant Apartment at The Hollywood Roosevelt

The Hollywood Roosevelt has been a Hollywood institution for nearly a century. The hotel opened its doors in 1927 and was the site of the first Academy Awards in May 1929. The building is considered a Historic Cultural Monument in Los Angeles.

In addition to the newly reimagined penthouse suites, the modern-day hotel features a wide variety of historic, Hollywood-inspired amenities. Guests can even book the Marilyn Monroe Suite. The hotel’s Tropicana Pool remains an iconic spot with a unique mural by acclaimed painter David Hockney.

The new penthouse suites are now available for booking by contacting the hotel sales department.

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