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LA LA Luxury: Iconic Hotels in Los Angeles

28th June 2017

Glamorous, fabulous and rambunctious, Los Angeles offers its own brand of irresistible luxury that is never more evident than in these iconic hotels.

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Hotel Bel Air Los Angeles
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Hotel Bel-Air

Your path to the Hotel Bel-Air begins with a canopy-covered foot bridge, which crosses a lake where elegant swans glide serenely by. The hotel is located on 12 acres of lush gardens, a luxurious oasis just minutes from Beverly Hills.

For the ultimate luxury, choose from seven signature suites, such as the Grace Kelley, Chalon or Swan Lake Suite; all unique in décor and boasting additional amenities such as private patios, complimentary LAX return transfers and a welcome bottle of champagne.   

The Presidential Suite offers the feel of a private home, with its garden views, inviting fireplace, and classic French doors leading to the courtyard and infinity swimming pool, while the 12 hillside Canyon Rooms each feature a private outdoor plunge pool and fireplace.

Many room and suites feature private patios and wood-burning fireplaces, allowing guests to enjoy a true California experience through inspired indoor and outdoor living spaces.

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Intercontinental Los Angeles
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InterContinental Los Angeles Century City

Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you to town, the InterContinental’s Avenue of the Stars address places you in the ideal location to enjoy major tourist attractions and city hotspots in USA's City of Angels. 

Each of the stylish suites and rooms offer balconies or terraces along with unbeatable panoramic views spanning the nearby Hollywood Hills, downtown LA skyline and the vast coastlines of California’s sun-soaked beaches. Classic, clean and crisp modern furnishings are enhanced with tasteful designer flourishes and complemented by gorgeous Italian marble bathrooms.

Indulge in a treatment at the world-class spa or treat your tastebuds to the organic fine-dining fare at Mari, one of Los Angeles’ most romantic restaurants. This timeless hotel evokes a unique sense of understated elegance and modern glamour that can only be found in the City of Angels.

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Loews Hollywood Hotel
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Loews Hollywood Suites

The sights and delights of the Hollywood and Highlands Centre are just steps from the luxurious Loews Hotel. The 628 guest rooms and suites offer a sumptuous base from which to explore Los Angeles, as well as a few features that will invite you to linger in your lodgings.

H2 Kitchen & Bar is the lively yet relaxing heart of the hotel, offering dishes to satisfy any appetite, finely crafted cocktails from a dedicated mixology team and LA’s best beers and wines on tap.

Balance Spa’s signature treatments include the Rejuvenating Facial, Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap and a menu of additional indulgent therapies to ensure your relaxation; but you may prefer to unwind with a cocktail on the rooftop terrace. Offering dramatic views of the Hollywood sign and the glittering lights of Los Angeles, it’s the perfect spot to catch some rays or cool down with a swim.

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Four Seasons Los Angeles
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Suites

From bright and airy suites featuring private balconies to award-winning restaurants where everyone wants to be seen, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is a city icon, buzzing with energy and excitement.

In true Hollywood style, the Four Seasons boasts a state-of-the-art Screening Room where guests can relax on ultra-comfortable leather recliners while they enjoy a screening event on a Digital Cinema Projector with Dolby Surround Sound technology.

Seeking an innovative team-bonding exercise? Helipad Yoga offers 360 degree views of LA, encompassing everything from the Hollywood sign through to the towers of Century City. Sunrise or sunset sessions are a unique way to establish group harmony and clear the mind.

At the centre of one of the most diverse and exciting destinations in the world, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles offers a glamorous yet understated urban oasis that has made it the long-time favourite of Hollywood celebrities, local ‘Angelenos’ and international visitors alike.

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Mondrian Los Angeles

Mondrian Los Angeles is a visible beacon of style on the Sunset Strip.  The building itself flanks the historic district, offering front-row seats to a scene that is soon to experience even more exciting change.

The minimalist presence of the entrance space, renovated by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, features custom designed furniture inspired by Alice in Wonderland, including a Lucite indoor swing and a mushroom-inspired concierge.  The 236 rooms and suites, which sprawl across 12 floors, feature floor to ceiling windows for stunning views of Los Angeles, Malin+Goetz in room amenities and cutting edge modern designs with sustainable bamboo flooring.

A mainstay in the LA repertoire of outdoor hangouts, Skybar remains one of Los Angeles’ quintessential hotspots for cocktails and entertainment. Open to the sky, a collection of inviting tables and lounges frame a chic rooftop pool that offers some of the finest views of Los Angeles, the perfect accompaniment to an impeccably fresh cocktail.

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Ritz Carlton Marina Del Ray
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The Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Ray

Just six kilometres from both LAX and Santa Monica lies one of Los Angeles’ finest luxury hotels. The waterfront luxury of The Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Ray is the ideal seaside escape for those seeking a tranquil hideaway with easy access to the delights of down town Los Angeles.

Be sure to enjoy a sunset cocktail at the al fresco marina view patio tables with their built-in fire pits. This divine setting is almost guaranteed to make your friends and family jealous, so be sure to snap plenty of pictures as you relax in an atmosphere of total indulgence.

The pool is heated year-round to a comfortable 28 degrees, and the state-of-the-art fitness centre boasts eucalyptus steam rooms and the latest in cardio and weightlifting equipment.

Every room has its own Juliet balcony, so the sights and sounds of the picturesque marina frame every moment of your stay at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Ray.

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SLS Beverly Hills

Located one block from the Beverly Center and just a few blocks from the sparkling storefronts of Rodeo Drive and The Grove, SLS Hotel Beverly Hills is perfectly positioned at the crossroads of Beverly Hills luxury and Los Angeles style, easily accessible with the hotel’s complimentary house car service.

It’s a hotel that has become a destination in itself, with a range of added features to enhance your stay. The weekly ‘Destination Discovery’ mixology class teaches you the finer points of creating the Ultimate Gin Tonic, the signature drink of SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, while the Ciel Spa by Pearl Wellness is a serene environment where guests enjoy everything from Endermologie to couple’s massage treatments.

The Altitude rooftop pool deck is home to two refreshing pools, six private cabanas, a private bar and sweeping views of LA and Beverly Hills, a haven open only to hotel guests.

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London West Hollywood
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London West Hollywood Beverly Hills

Ideally located at the crossroads of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the incomparable all-suite accommodations of The London West Hollywood are a study in spacious, stylish sophistication and refined California cool.

Elevating modern luxury to a new level, the Premier Suite Collection at The London West Hollywood offers an unrivalled array of expansive accommodations and unmatched amenities for those seeking an unparalleled guest experience. From oversized suites inspired by some of London’s most iconic attractions to the largest penthouse suite in the city, these singular suites seamlessly meld world-class style and service with the comfort and functionality of the world’s finest homes.

Just steps away from West Hollywood’s hottest attractions and minutes from the rarefied glamour of Beverly Hills, the London West Hollywood is the ultimate urban oasis, topped off with a rooftop pool terrace where the people watching is just as pleasing as the sweeping 360 degree views of the Hollywood hills. 

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Chateau Marmont

Revel in the rich history of this iconic castle on the hill - a Sunset Boulevard address that has been the stomping ground of many great names as well as the setting for many memorable movie scenes.

Chateau Marmont’s rooms, cottages and bungalows offer a home away from home that oozes Hollywood glamour. The majority have full kitchens and living rooms, and some have formal dining rooms, balconies and private terraces. The balconies offer views that reach from the wide panorama of the spreading city to the twinkling lights of tinsel town, down the pulsing beat of the sunset strip and deep into the lush green of the hotel garden.

When the dusk of evening settles, put on some smoky jazz, sink into the embrace of the deep couches and order a martini - at night everyone comes to Chateau Marmont to immerse themselves in the magic of a time gone by.

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Hotel Roosevelt
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Hollywood Roosevelt

In its early years, the glamorous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel allured countless icons to its stylish rooms: Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, among others.

The Tropicana Pool was the setting of Marilyn Monroe’s first commercial photo shoot and is now a certified Historic-Cultural Monument. From the airy loft of the Marilyn Suite to the bespoke, mosaic marble bathtub of the Cabana Suite, the poolside cabanas that frame this landmark are each rich with unique character.

Tucked behind a set of nondescript double doors, The Spare Room is the Roosevelt’s best kept secret. Upon entering, guests will experience the Hollywood charm and glamour of a bygone era. The Spare Room’s most celebrated attraction is the two-lane, vintage bowling alley that runs adjacent to the game parlour and cocktail lounge. Guests are invited to bowl while overlooking Hollywood Boulevard through The Spare Room’s signature, cast-iron-arched-windows.

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LA Black & White Car Rental

Whether you are exploring the beaches of Malibu, driving to Las Vegas with your mates, or discovering Los Angeles’ culinary scene, Black & White Car Rental is ready to help pair you with the ride of your dreams. Carrying one of the most dynamic and diverse fleets of rental cars on the planet, this innovative company has used its experience in transportation to meet the needs of almost every customer.

Arrive to your destination in style in a Bentley, pamper yourself in a Rolls Royce, or feel the adrenaline rush of touring the Pacific Coast Highway behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or Ferrari. There really is no better way to enjoy the ultimate Los Angeles experience than touring the streets in an iconic, luxury vehicle.  

LA LA Luxury, as seen in Inspirations Winter 2017