Today's newsletter has been difficult to write. If you have been to L.A., you know there are hundreds of fabulous hotels, dozens of which are absolutely top notch. So you see my problem...deciding how to highlight a mere handful in the sea of fabulous top-notchedness. Well, it has to be done as this is a newsletter, not a novel. If none of these suits your hotel aesthetic, nor rocks your hotel vibe in any way, let me know; I could pick five a week for a very long time. Just kidding! But really, I can find YOUR perfect hotel from the mix, so challenge me!
First up, my personally biased favorite, Fairmont Century Plaza. Perfectly poised on the Avenue of the Stars, the newly remodeled Fairmont Century Plaza rolls out the red carpet for guests looking to live like a celebrity rfor a few nights. The hotel has every amenity an A-lister could want. Reimagined in 2018, the hotel now includes the Fairmont Spa, which received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating as one of its 2023 Star Award winners: a luxurious 14,000sq.ft. luxury experience featuring a salt room, hammam, and experiential showers; Enjoy the heated rooftop pool, open-air Bar, and the French-inspired Lumière Restaurant, with its jewel-toned accents and menu of local, seasonally sourced ingredients. Any restaurant wtih duck on the menu is my favorite restaurant. After your Rodeo Drive (six minutes away!) shopping spree, enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a spa experience.
Conrad Los Angeles - the buzzworthy Conrad Los Angeles, is considered a 305-room masterpiece of contemporary architecture. Along the hotel’s 10th-floor terrace, you’ll find two signature restaurants helmed by chef José Andrés, including the Spain-meets-coastal-California venue San Laurel, plus a pool deck serving lite bites and cleverly-named cocktails. The spa takes healing to new heights as well with recovery cabins, an infrared sauna, and quantum harmonic therapy treatments. Located across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall and surrounded by all of the arts, Conrad Los Angeles is the place to be to discover energizing experiences that will ignite your inspiration. The hotel is an elegant oasis with 305 modern rooms, rooftop terrace with a private pool deck, full service spa, and inspired dining by Chef Jose Andres.
Hotel Per La - Sipping colorful cocktails surrounded by lush greenery and marveling at blue-and-gold ornate ceilings, you might think you’re staying in the Mediterranean instead of DTLA’s Hotel Per La – and that’s just the way they like it. Housed in the former Bank of Italy headquarters, this 241-room-and-suite hotel offers guests two elegant dining options, including Per L’Ora and the rooftop eatery, Bar Clara. There’s also a Venice-inspired coffee house and gelato shop on the hotel’s ground floor. Historic landmarks like Grand Central Market, Angels Flight, and the Orpheum Theater are all within walking distance from the hotel.
Terranea Resort - different from the big city hotels above, yet just as fabulous. Poised above coastal bluffs of the Pacific Ocean, with sweeping 270-degree views, Terranea Resort is a hidden gem on the Los Angeles coast. The Mediterranean-inspired destination provides a sophisticated retreat for guests, with a relaxed ambience. The Experience Concierge invites you to explore the unparalleled natural setting by kayaking, whale watching, tide pooling, falconry, painting by the sea, and more. Indulge in locally grown, award-winning California cuisine, a world-class oceanfront spa, fitness center, four ocean-view pools, and a nine-hole golf course. Enjoy a tranquil escape in this natural haven. The unparalleled setting and relaxed, gracious service destine Terranea to become California's premier coastal resort destination.There are some things in life that words can't describe. The experience of Terranea is one of them.
SLS Beverly Hills - SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills welcomes you with superb service, chic hotel accommodations and inspired amenities. The sleek, modern design, the rooftop pool deck with stunning city views set the stage for your Los Angeles adventure. Enjoy luxury creature comforts in the pet-friendly rooms and suites with custom-made furnishings and five-star amenities. Seven upscale suite categories offer a variety of layouts including some with outdoor terraces and balconies with city and garden views. Savor lingering sunsets over Beverly Hills while enjoying elevated dining at Vista Rooftop. Pamper yourself at the celestial Ciel Spa at SLS after taking a dip in the pool or working out in the 24/7 gym. The indoor and outdoor venues can accommodate everything from grand outdoor weddings to private business dinners. You are close to Rodeo Drive, West Hollywood, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and many other notable Los Angeles and Beverly Hills attractions.
Five of the best in L.A. All are Virtuoso-affiliated, and four of the five are among the elite hotel programs with which this agency is affiliated. What's in it for you? Preferred amenities, elite access, and VIP perks that you will miss if you book without an advisor that is part of such programs. I welcome you to contact me to book your favorite vacation or business accommodations anywhere in the world.
'til next week!