Just off the Strip, the revamped Chamberlain West Hollywood is serving up another great hideout for the industry swell set.
Forget Sunset Strip, which is chockablock these days with a profusion of big new hotels. For a quieter, more “European” visit to the thumping heart of West Hollywood, two boutique hotels just outside the fray have reopened this spring with cheeky-chic updates. Both reimagined by A-list design firm Perkins + Will, the Chamberlain West Hollywood and Montrose West Hollywood (formerly Le Montrose Suite Hotel) offer true privacy, the last luxury these days for many of the Industry’s movers and shakers. At the Chamberlain, that luxury comes with a graphic-sleek new lobby and carefully curated art pieces. Over at the Montrose, think upscale urban with suites that celebrate Hollywood’s music scene. Both hotels boast spacious suites and top-notch eats (Michelin-rated chef Bryan Achay helms the dining room at the Montrose). Most importantly, both of these updated WeHo landmarks come with the obligatory rooftop pool (and tennis court at the Montrose!). Pools, drinks, pretty people. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a sexy staycation this summer. Chamberlain West Hollywood, 1000 Westmount Dr., West Hollywood, 310.657.7400, chamberlainwesthollywood.com; Montrose West Hollywood, 900 Hammond St., West Hollywood, 310.855.1115, montrosewesthollywood.com