Biltmore Hotel

Located in a bustling part of downtown Los Angeles, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, built in 1923, was designed by Schultze and Weaver and remains as one of Los Angeles’ best examples of the Beaux Arts style popular in the early 20th century. The exterior façade beautifully incorporates a combination of Spanish-Italian Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean Revival and Beaux Arts Styles. The detail of the interior is exquisite, with hand painted frescos, murals, carved marble fountains, lead crystal chandeliers, and cast bronze stairwells. Once the early home to the Academy Awards Ceremony, the Biltmore Hotel has been host to: WWII soldiers, the 1960 Democratic National Convention, The Beatles, the International Olympic Committee headquarters for the 1984 Summer Olympics, American Idol Semi-finals, visiting teams for the World Baseball Classic, multiple Grammy Awards after parties and numerous television/ movie sets.

The interior of the building features grand meeting rooms and the stunning lobby now known as the Rendezvous Court. The court once served as the hotel’s lobby and now is the primary location for afternoon tea.  Located at the rear entrance of the hotel, the Moorish Revival styled Rendezvous Court boasts some of the most ornate features and exquisite details of this celebrated historic hotel. The plaster ceiling includes 24 carat gold accents and is home to the original 1923 Italian chandelier.

Spectra completed decorative painting services including gilded finishes, metallic leaf, aging and color wash, faux bois, and stone finishes at the Rendezvous Court, Grand Hallway, and Emerald Room.  The scope of the entire project include Conservation, Cleaning, Decorative Painting, Ornamental Plaster, Gilding-Gold Leaf, Faux Finish, Mural Restoration, and Preservation Consulting.

Scope of Work

Conservation • Decorative Paintings & Murals • Ornamental Plaster • Plaster • Preservation Consulting • Restoration Painting & Coatings • Self-Perform



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