Following movie-star makeovers, LA's top hotels get ready for their spring close-ups.
Mama Shelter’s rooftop bar boasts stunning panoramic views and is one of several LA hotels taking center stage as the city's coolest hangouts.
LA’s hautest hotels are getting re-done—drawing out the city’s inn-crowd as well as prepping for the annual tourist rush. In line with its obsession with staying young and trendy, Beverly Hills is at the center of all the action. After an extensive remodel, the Peninsula Beverly Hills (9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-551-2888) debuts the Belvedere, featuring modish Mediterranean eats and drinks in a casual-chic atmosphere. Nearby, L’Ermitage has gotten more than just a facelift: it reopens this spring as the Viceroy Beverly Hills (9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3344). The fully renovated hotel features all-new suites and a sparkling French-inspired restaurant, Avec Nous. In WeHo, the Mondrian (8440 Sunset Blvd., LA, 323- 650-8999) reveals its new hangout: Ivory on Sunset. The indoor-outdoor lounge is the hot new girl in town, having enjoyed a full head-to-toe revamp courtesy of nightlife kings Hakkasan Group and John Terzian of The H.Wood Group. Hollywood’s on-the-rise star, Mama Shelter (6500 Selma Ave., LA, 323-785-6666), also steps up its A-list game with the spring premiere of its rooftop bar, which features a screening area, yoga space, restaurant, and—natch—stunning city views, perfect for LA’s oh-so-sexy summer nights.