Los Angeles : Welcome to Mama Shelter!
Established 7 years ago by the Triango family (co-founders of Club Med) Mama is nowadays run by Serge and his 2 sons Benjamin and Jeremie. The latest Mama Shelter, designed by Thierry Gaugin was inaugurated this summer and includes 6 floors that overlook the wonderful freakes and neon lights of Hollywood Blvd. The 70 rooms have King Size beds and are havens of peace. In keeping with the Mama philosophy, each comes with a 27 inch iMac, which, with the click of a button offers TV, a video camera, Internet and classic movies including the Criterion Collection. We love the restaurant with its wooden tables, its tangy chairs and white brick walls which is the ideal spot for brunch. The icing top of the cake has to be its rooftop with 360 degree views of all of Los Angeles, from the legendary Hollywood sign in Downtown to South Bay and Westside. A.F.-M.