André Fu Studio’s latest project, and his first hospitality project in the US, is an elegant jewel-box of a bar discreetly located in the lobby of The Maybourne Beverly Hills hotel.
Like Maybourne Hotel Group’s many other award-winning bars, this just-opened Maybourne bar promises to bring the quintessential Maybourne cocktail experience from Europe to the West Coast and is sure to become a destination in Beverly Hills for design aficionados and cocktail connoisseurs alike.
“I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Maybourne Hotel Group extensively over the past ten years and I am excited to translate Paddy McKillen’s personal vision into reality with their very first North American property. The Maybourne Beverly Hills bar embraces a truly authentic spirit of hospitality, reimagined into a setting of contemporary opulence. I am delighted to be part of the group’s ongoing journey, creating the very best of hospitality experiences,” says designer André Fu.
Inspired by the idea of creating a ‘hidden jewel’ within the heart of the hotel, André has anchored the space with a bar carved from solid Turkish silver onyx and accented with polished nickel. This expression of tactility and authenticity has been a signature of Andre’s work, seen in many of his hotel and restaurant projects. Intricate polished nickel metal frames adorn the back bar that appears to intertwine in-between the curation of liquor on display, evoking a cascading vignette. The fixture is also magically lit to create a seductive glow, accentuating the sense of glamour.