Review: Mama Shelter Los Angeles


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Mama Shelter Los Angeles welcomes guests to the center of Hollywood. Created seven years ago by the Trigano family, co-founders of Club Med, today MAMA is Serge and his two sons, Benjamin and Jeremie. MAMA began her roots in Paris, then Marseilles, and from there to Lyon, Istanbul, Bordeaux, and now Los Angeles. We only go to places we would like to live. Benjamin moved to California to found an M+B gallery and thriving here. He knew that far-flung travelers and LA dreamers like him needed MAMA.


Located just a few blocks away from the Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame, this Mama is set to be the new hot spot in town.

Style & Character

Designed by Thierry Gaugain, Mama Shelter Los Angeles perches to six stories overlooking Hollywood Blvd. MAMA says they have created a space that brings together all those rhinestone cowboys and Sunset Strip rockers, paint-splattered artists and well-cut designers, balling entrepreneurs and dancehall deejays (along with all those that don’t fit under any easy rubric) who come to Los Angeles to figure things out, mediate in the sunlight, and night-range for the sheer fun freedom of the act.


The 70 rooms are set up with comfortable king beds and 27-inch iMacs (featuring television, Criterion Collection movies, a video/photo booth, and of course, the Internet).

Service & Facilities

MAMA’s rooftop has a gym and allows you to take in all of Los Angeles sights with a nearly 360-degree view from the Hollywood sign to Downtown to South Bay to the Westside.

Food & Drink

The hotel’s ground floor houses a free-flowing reception area, lobby, bar, and restaurant (from chef Benjamin Bailly).


Watching the surge of traffic beneath the broad fans of palm trees, there is no place else like LA, and we think Mama might just make this vibrant city that little bit more interesting.

Image courtesy of Mama Shelter Los Angeles.

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