Gulla Jonsdottir

Critically acclaimed designer Gulla Jonsdottir has a slew of awards under her belt, including a 2009 Hospitality Design’s “Wave of the Future” Award, Interior Design’s 2008 Gold Key Award for Best Spa Design, Boutique Design’s award for Best Hotel Design, Best Lighting Design, Most Dramatic Restaurant Design, and Esquire Magazine’s Best Design of the Year Award for her design of the Red O Restaurant in Los Angeles.

After graduating with a degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, Icelandic-born Jonsdottir spent four years at renowned Richard Meier and Partners working on esteemed projects such as the Getty Center in LA and the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills as well as gaining experience as a set designer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Jonsdottir spent eight years as Vice President and Principal Designer at the acclaimed Dodd Mitchell Design firm in Hollywood, lending her expertise to numerous projects, which include the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Cabo Azul Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, The Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills, and the Double Seven Lounge in New York.

Where were you born ?
Reykjavik, Iceland
How long in Los angeles:
19 years
West Hollywood
Architect and Designer.
Favorite Restaurant:
The Tower Bar
Best Sushi:
Sushi Roku on 3rd Street.
Best Ethnic Food:
Red O, Mexican food.
Best Italian:
Osteria Mozza
Best place for late night dining:
25 Degrees at the Roosevelt Hotel.
Best dessert:
The chocolate volcano at Katana.
Best place for a romantic date:
The Writer’s Room
Best Sunday brunch:
Champagne and caviar at Petrossian on Robertson.
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Roxbury and Eden.
Best place for a power business meeting:
L’ermitage Hotel
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
The La Cienega Design Quarter- reaching from La Cienega to Melrose Place.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
DecadesTwo on Melrose and Moda Operandi online.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Various antique stores.
Best Spa:
The Korean Spa at Century Day Spa.
Favorite Charity Event:
Charity: Water
Favorite Cultural Event:
The opening of Ballet season downtown.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Getty Center
Best Aspect of Los angeles:
The weather, the beach, my friends, and how peaceful it can be here.
Best Steakhouse:
Cut, designed by my old boss, Richard Meier.
Best Pizza:
Cafe Angelino
Best Lunch:
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Yummy Yoga in Los Feliz.
Best Massage:
The secret outdoor spa garden at the Roosevelt Hotel.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Wish I had one. ;-)
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Richard Serra at LACMA
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Runyon Canyon Park
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