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By Kathryn Romeyn | December 27, 2017 | Lifestyle
With LA’s explosion of chic new hotels, there’s no better time for Industry insiders to sneak out of the house for a little plush stay-and-play.
Why: “We already see Jean-Georges lled with Angelenos for power lunches and celebratory dinners and have locals staycation at the property every weekend,” says Vanessa Williams, director of sales and marketing. The Michelin-starred celebrity chef was a major win for the hotel—all the food and beverage oerings, from sceney rooftop to room service, have his personal touch. Not that its Beverly Hills neighbors have been diminished, but with the new highest rooftop in the area, this months-old property claims impeccable 360-degree views and an infectious see-and-be-seen vibe to match.
Amenities/Perks: The hotel has both a Rolls-Royce and a Maybach available for its guests, as well as a $20,000-per-night Presidential Penthouse Suite, complete with a personal movie theater and a mini gym—just like home. The La Prairie Spa is a further draw, more accessible than the opulent Swiss brand’s other LA outposts. Making the deluxe rooms and suites—each with its own private balcony— even more Industry-appealing is the state-of-the-art technology woven throughout (the Art Deco-infused interior design by Pierre- Yves Rochon is nothing to sco at either), ensuring guests can play their own content from Apple iPhones, stream media on the cuttingedge 4K televisions, and do everything from light the room to close the draperies with the touch of an iPad. No maid required.
9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.860.6666, waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com
Why: Gina Rodriguez, Poppy Delevingne and freshfaced studs from 13 Reasons Why are a few of the Young Hollywood crowd who have, since August, graced this pop-up boutique hotel, which by the end of 2018 will be transformed into the 1 West Hollywood. “All our guests have a sense of their own creativity,” says General Manager Tim Flodin, who adds that “the modern, architectural space is inviting to a discerning but unpretentious guest who seeks the comfort of luxury but the simplicity of their own living room.”
Amenities/Perks: The two penthouse suites—each clocking in at more than 2,200 square feet, with the Canyon accommodation oering a wraparound balcony for city vistas—have sweeping views and are perched with the rest of the 284 guest rooms and suites over the most iconic part of Hollywood: the Sunset Strip. It’s possible to hide away here in total seclusion, or schmooze, at the pool, the cafe Etcho or the lobby bar Joao. roughout, the palette is a coastal-inspired neutral one with handcrafted details, succulents in hand-painted planters, and artistic touches curated by Soho House Group curator Francesca Gavin, who scoured the world’s art scene—and LA’s— for murals, sculptures and installations. Locals can even bring their pups, who get welcome amenities of their own. Not to mention Shinola dog beds. Home suite home.
8490 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.424.1600, jeremyhotel.com
Why: Opening in January, “La Peer Hotel will feel more like a West Hollywood private estate than a hotel, capturing the essence of the Design District’s eortless style and relaxed cool,” says general manager Nick Rimedio. Award-winning Icelandic designer Gulla Jónsdóttir conceived the sleek, ultracreative, modern yet lush design. “ere is always something happening in our lobby living room and backyard, where power meetings can transition seamlessly into evening cocktails with friends.”
Amenities/Perks: La Peer—with 105 guest rooms and suites, including a fourth-floor penthouse with all one-of-a-kind artwork, and a 4,000-square-foot rooftop terrace—reects its surroundings in the heart of WeHo’s Design District, mixing materials such as boardformed concrete and leather for the walls and featuring art from the designer’s friends beside six-foot custom light sconces. (In another artistic collaboration, chef Casey Lane’s trattoria Viale dei Romani rocks the hotel.) e pool lounge and patio bar will be a scene for intimate cocktails backdropped by a vertical garden wall lit by hanging lanterns in olive trees. In keeping with its t neighborhood, JadeYoga mats will grace each room, and guests can awaken with meditation from the custom Yoga Wake Up app or work out with renowned trainer Marco Reed, who’s overseeing all tness classes and oering diet and meal planning, too. Plus, there’s inroom bottle service, custom picnic baskets for room service, and a bath menu with butler service—probably not on oer at home.
627 N. La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, 855.239.4324, lapeerhotel.com
Why: Since April, the debut Nobu Ryokan hotel (from Larry Ellison, with Oscar winner Robert De Niro as a co-founder and producer Meir Teper as principal) has been where A-listers feel comfortable strolling around in their kimonos and bikinis, away from prying eyes, as the intimate 16-room beachfront retreat is strictly off-limits to nonguests. “Ryokan is the place you come to not be seen,” says General Manager Janelle Eng, adding that about 90 percent of the guests “come here to recoup and rejuvenate—pretty much sleep or do nothing—out of the public eye or worry.”
Amenities/Perks: A transformation of the ’50s-era Casa Malibu, this first Nobu Ryokan property (more are planned for exotic destinations and major cities) exudes the feeling of omotenashi, the Japanese art of hospitality, transporting guests far from Hollywood and reel/real life. e minimalist aesthetic of the East and the cool elegance of the California coast dictated TAL Studio’s interior design, which includes such highlights as teak soaking tubs, skylights, indoor/outdoor replaces and Italian linens. Of course, there are charging stations for the Teslas that arrive en masse, exclusive access to Carbon Beach (aka Billionaires’ Beach), entrée to Malibu Racquet Club and, most excitingly, (nearly) instant access to owner and executive chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s famously ne sh, either next door at the restaurant or in your plush feather bed. As it should be.
22752 Pacic Coast Highway, Malibu, noburyokanmalibu.com