Designing the interiors for the Chateau was Shawn’s first collaboration with hotelier Andre Balazs, a partnership that continues today two decades on. Having grown up visiting it, this project was a labour of love for Shawn. With a devoted following anxious to preserve the spirit of the Hollywood icon, Shawn sought to tread a fine line between updating it and preserving it. Architectural Digest praised how, ‘Hausman came up with a layered look, mixing furnishing of different styles and periods’ in an effort to convey the building’s storied past and craft a feeling of luxury that was nuanced and understated. Conde Nast Traveler named it in their 2015 Gold List of ‘100 hotels that change the way we see the world’, attesting to the timelessness of his design. Shawn has continued to be involved in the hotel’s design, returning to work on the lobby and the lobby bar.