As part of Jeff’s vision, the refurbished rooms embrace the beauty of Hollywood glamour. Art Deco furniture, artwork and accessories fill the comfortable rooms, while lovely shades of soft pink and brown serve as a beautiful background. The views of the Sunset Strip or the LA vista, from downtown to the beach, do not disappoint. Neither do the freshly baked cookies left on your bedside table. And if you want to feel even closer to the action below, room 1207 has a private terrace with views of the Hollywood Hills.
TOWER BAR RESTAURANT
For a true Hollywood experience, nothing rivals the famous Tower Bar restaurant. With a laid-back, glamorous vibe – and the promise of regular celebrity sightings – this dining hot spot is my absolute favourite in LA for a fun night out. The walls are lined in walnut, the lighting is low, and the vibe is all about cool discretion. The food and cocktails are on point and the service is flawless, but the must-have menu item for me is the custom ice-cream sundae, which offers a decadent conclusion to what is always a perfect evening.
Thanks to LA’s always-reliable sunshine, even if you’re not spending the night, make plans to have an early breakfast at the Terrace restaurant, located next to the pool. While you can dine indoors, ask for a table outside with those views and – if you get there early enough – the sunrise. As for what to order, nothing beats the waffles topped with whipped cream and berries. And the coffee here is excellent – I regularly drive across town for a latte from Sun Tower.
LA is a hot, bustling city, so knowing where to escape for a little calm is essential. For me, that’s relaxing back into one of the chic striped sun loungers at Sunset Tower’s pool. It’s small but charming, and pool service from the Terrace restaurant is provided with a smile. What could be better than enjoying a delicious lunch and an Aperol Spritz while taking in those breathtaking views?
After years of working from a suite at the hotel to prep A-list faces for award ceremonies including the Emmys and the Oscars, celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas recently opened a lovely spa in the hotel. If you want to see phenomenal results in just 60 minutes, I highly recommend her famous ‘Triple Crown Facial’. This incredibly relaxing method uses microcurrents to lift, tone and hydrate your skin, leaving it dewy, youthful and glowing.
The hotel resides on the famous Sunset Strip. Here you will find some of the most famous LA spots, including The Rainbow Room, The Roxy and Sunset Plaza. For shopping, a quick five-minute drive and you will find yourself on the magnificent Melrose Place. This wonderful block is a shopper’s paradise, with boutiques such as Oscar de la Renta, Zimmermann and Bon Ton complementing its beautiful tree-lined street.
If you’re after old-school Hollywood glamour with charming details and polished service, LA’s Sunset Tower is the hotel to visit.
Perched atop the famed Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, this Art Deco masterpiece has been the place to go for the Hollywood elite since the 1930s. With the incredibly talented and charming hotelier Jeff Klein leading the way, the architectural landmark has recently had a refurbishment, which only enhances its allure.
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