Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Pinterest
Skip to main content
Rear Window: The Best Movies Ever According To Essential Home's Team
Join us on a journey through some of the best cinematography to ever grace the screens of Hollywood.
Hollywood has given us amazing movies, from tearjerkers
11 Projects by Studio 11 Design That Are A Must-See
An international design firm that brings to life incredible projects that are as innovative as stunning.
Studio 11 Design was founded in 2011 but has continued to surprise
Essential Bar Chairs That Simply Have To Be Part Of Your Decor
Some things are essential in life... and when it comes to interior design there are pieces that you have to use!
Mid-century modern is here to help you.
This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1

This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel

Surrounded by the woodlands of the Malibu hills, The Native was reborn into a trendy Malibu hotel where we want to spend all of eternity.

What used to be a line-up of bungalows in the 1950s was relaunched as The Native, a trendy Malibu hotel by creative agency Folklor. Nowadays, The Native is a boutique-style hotel that mixes the relaxed vibe of the mid-century modern style with the sense of elegance and refinement we associate with a more contemporary style. Let’s step inside, and find out more about this mid-century gem in Malibu.


SEE ALSO: 10 THINGS TO DO IN PALM SPRINGS THAT WILL MAKE GREAT INSTA STORIES


The Native was first built in 1947 as a one-storey motel known as the Malibu Riviera Motel. It used to serve as a hideaway for Hollywood movie stars, as well as rockstars such as James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Bob Dylan. It was, in fact, the place where Dylan wrote his famous album Blood on the Tracks!

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 3

Luckily for all the Hollywood aficionados out there, SKG Investments and Folklor’s new and refurbished place still holds the same original mid-century charm and intimate elegance as their favorite Hollywood stars used to enjoy back in the 1950s.

malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel Untitled 1 03

Inside, the first impression we get is the lobby. Designed by Brooklyn-based designer Jill Lindsey, The Native lobby is a simple space that puts on display home goods and clothing items made by local and international artisans. As for decor, it boasts a stone fireplace and wooden beamed ceilings, adding to the rustic look throughout the hotel.

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 1

To create a more eclectic contrast, a contemporary milennial pink sofa, two Jerry Johnson’s mid-century chairs, and a bespoke circular wooden bench were selected by the designer as the stars of the lobby, setting the tone for the whole place.

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 4

Outside, there is a small hotel canteen, Coffee & Waffles. It is housed in a 1947 Airstream trailer, and a small outdoor community space was set around it, creating a comfortable setting to be used by the local community. At Coffee & Waffles you will find delicious homemade waffles stuffed with a few vintage classics such as coconut, dried shrimp, and trendy sauces like avocado, and peanut caramel.

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 8

Inside, and in an unexpected twist, although every of of the thirteen rooms comes with free WI-FI, none of them has a television set. The idea behind it is that guests are able to enjoy a room with all the modern comfort at the same time they experience a break from the intensity of modern life.

All the rooms were individually curated with a selection of eclectic and mid-century furniture. Amongst them we can find hand-dyed Turkish rugs, 1910 Italian industrial desk tools and vintage ice chests, as well as artwork by local artists. Encouraging the arts and engaging with the local community is definitely one of the things The Native is concerned about.

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 7

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 10

malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel  3F95D9C94637048E51A42D6DE0038C0C6233FCE830FE4871AF pimgpsh fullsize distr

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 11

The guests also have access to a private pebbled patio where they can take in the breathtaking views of the Malibu hills while swinging in a timeless, and custom-made hammock.

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 9

You can also enjoy The Native spa service, which includes massages, acupuncture sessions, Reiki, and yoga. If you’re not in the mood to hit the spa, enjoy Malibu at its fullest by visiting their beaches, canyons, going for a swim, a hike, or even mountain-biking!

This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel_1 malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel This Old Hollywood Stars Hideway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel 2

Photos © DYLAN + JENI


KEEP READING: 6 SUMMER HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR INSTAGRAM LOVERS


WE HOPE YOU LIKED OUR ARTICLE. FEEL FREE TO PIN ALL THE IMAGES TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD OR TO PRINT THEM TO USE ON YOUR MOOD BOARD. YOU CAN ALWAYS FOLLOW US ON THE GO! FIND US ON PINTEREST AND DON’T MISS A SINGLE BREATH.

malibu hotel This Old Hollywood Star Hideaway Was Turned into a Trendy Malibu Hotel WhatsApp Image 2018 01 24 at 11

You can find the original Yatzer post here.