The long-time owner of Chateau Marmont wants to turn La Landmark into a private club as the coronovirus epidemic continues to disrupt the status quo.
In an interview published on Tuesday The Wall Street Journal, Andre Balazs said he wants to get out of the traditional hotel biz and convert the nearly 90-year-old Marmont into a private residential space by the end of 2020. He said that he has been pondering the idea for some three years, and the era of COVID-19 has ended his deadline.
The Balazs, who also own the posh mercer at Manhattan and London’s Chilton Firehouse, are dulling the idea of selling ownership bets in their properties to guests who become members of the club and who will be part of several residences at their hotels. He said that while guests would be quiet with their stay, they would know about the qualities of many others.
“There is something to be said for people to know, Balamaz owned by Marmont for three decades,” WSJ. “You can chat with them; You know where they are. “
The Stars hotel businessman had to keep almost all of his employees as the virus took hold in the spring, and he reported WSJ He is unlikely to bring them back as he wants for his planned personal possessions with fewer workers and many different skill sets.
Strolling on Sunset Boulevard east of Roxbury since 1929, the historic chateau is a residence for celebrities in Marmont and is part of the fabric of LA. It has been featured in movies Myra Breckinridge And The gate Service La la Land And 2018 A star was born. Its more notorious history also includes the site of the overdose death of comedy legend John Belushi in 1982.