Proper Hospitality Announces Management, Operation of Historic Culver Hotel

Posted in News, Projects on 22 August, 2022

Proper Hospitality has announced the addition of the iconic Culver Hotel to The Collective – a growing portfolio of independent, design-driven boutique hotels managed and operated by the Los Angeles-based hospitality group.

Above: Culver Hotel, Culver City, California. Lobby. Top: Studio Double. © 2017 Brooke Mason, all rights reserved

Located in the heart of Downtown Culver City, California, The Culver Hotel is a nationally landmarked flatiron-style building which first opened its doors in 1924 after being designed by architects Curlett & Beelman – the city’s pioneer of lavish Beaux-Arts architecture—and the visionary City founder Harry H. Culver.

In 2007, the property was acquired and redesigned by hotelier Maya Mallick who thoughtfully restored the 46-room boutique hotel with inspiration from the building’s rich history, the distinct elegance of the 1920s and a passion for vintage. The decor and European ambiance found throughout reflects an artistic, romantic approach, with its rooms and event spaces layering a happy pastiche of deep colors, rich textures, classic design pieces, and rare vintage furniture. The hotel’s creative spirit includes an in-house art gallery with works by established and emerging local talent.

“Over the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of reimagining and reviving a beautiful piece of history, and creating an artful and lively destination in Los Angeles. I look forward to continuing the magic, together with Proper Hospitality as we approach our 2024 Centennial,” said Maya Mallick, Owner and Creative Director of The Culver Hotel.

Today, The Culver Hotel continues to act as an enchanting community-gathering place and neighborhood beacon for the new energy coursing through downtown Culver City as it is uniquely situated next to The Culver Steps, The Culver Studios, Amazon Studios and walkable to a vibrant mix of dining, shopping and entertainment destinations. As part of its reopening, the property meets the bustling energy of its locale with a new on-site bistro and garden Lillie’s, named in homage to Harry Culver’s wife Lillian, which takes shape across three distinct spaces within the property – the grand lobby, dining room and outdoor garden.

Classic Queen room. © 2017 Brooke Mason, all rights reserved

“We are grateful that Maya and her family have put their trust in Proper Hospitality to take this special hotel to the next level while honouring its storied history,” said Brian De Lowe, Co-Founder and President of Proper Hospitality. “Culver City is a coveted Westside destination and The Culver Hotel will showcase how we are able to create a feeling of belonging and connection for our clientele through our inspired dining concepts, signature style of service, and dynamic guest experiences.”

About The Collective
The Collective is a curation of independent, design-driven boutique hotels from the team behind Proper Hospitality, which designs, brands, and operates high-end lifestyle hospitality experiences under the Proper, Hotel June, and The Collective brands. Beyond a collection of hotels, the properties within the Collective are each immersive, inspired experiences characterized by timeless architecture, distinct design, and a reverence for original artistry and craft. The Collective’s current portfolio includes Avalon Hotels in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, Venice V Hotel in Venice Beach, and The Culver Hotel in Culver City.

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