Nobody knows luxury like Los Angeles. Whether your style is classic old Hollywood elegance, playful beachside decadence or rock-and-roll glamour, LA has the luxury option for you. Each of these world renowned hotels captures the spirit of its unique Los Angeles neighborhood, bringing its best features forward in an artfully crafted, one of a kind experience.
Along the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, the boutique luxury Andaz Hotel gleams with rock and roll glamor. Founded in 1963 as the Gene Autry Hotel, the elegant design and proximity to the Whiskey A Go-Go and other Sunset rock clubs made this hotel the go-to for the Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin and the Who. Today, the Andaz stays true to its roots, keeping its rocker essence alive with brushed metal and leather interiors, free wine at nights on its rooftop pool overlooking some of LA’s most legendary rock history.
Arguably one of downtown’s most visually dynamic buildings, the Ritz Carlton is 54 stories of unbeatable urban luxury. Set as the tallest anchor point for the new LA Live, the four million square foot entertainment and dining district, guests of the Ritz Carlton have the Staples Center sports and entertainment arena right outside their door, as well as over 20 dining and drinking options. The Ritz Carlton specializes in its Club Level on the 23rd floor which it bills as "a hotel within a hotel" with a dedicated floor concierge, private lounge and some of LA’s most stunning views.
As the only boutique luxury hotel on the Venice Beach oceanfront, Hotel Erwin perfectly captures the carefree surfer, rock and roll, artiste vibe of the famously bohemian beach. Decorated in one-of-a-kind murals by local graffiti and tattoo artists, Hotel Erwin certainly capitalizes on Venice’s unique local culture of relaxation, alternative arts and beach recreation. With a locally beloved rooftop for DJ-soundtracked socializing and biking, surfing, swimming and suntanning only steps away from your door, the Hotel Erwin offers a truly Californian luxury experience.
With eleven room style choices available, ranging from the 402 square foot Superior Double to the 1,900 square foot Presidential Suite, the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills sets a new modern standard in luxury. The SLS boasts three José Andrés designed dining options of an "indoor piazza" for modernist tapas, a high-end comfort food sanctuary and a colorfully vibrant modernist tasting menu with accompanying wines. Beautify at SLS’s Relaxation lounge with couple’s massage and spa treatments and soak up the sun and the Beverly Hills views at the Altitude Pool. The artful design and attention to detail at SLS Beverly Hills have earned it a place in The Luxury Collection of Hotels and Resorts, the definitive list of the world’s finest hotels in 26 countries.
The 1946 classic Hollywood landmark was always beaming with flowering charm but since undergoing massive renovations at the hands of the Sultan of Brunei, the Bel Air Hotel re-emerged in 2011 as a luxury destination fit for royalty. With a Spanish missionary style theme, the Bel Air’s new rooms feature private villas with their own infinity spas, outdoor fire decks and guest lofts. But the 6,775 square foot hotel retained its 1940s trademark feature: its lushly gardened rock sculpted pond with live swans and a footbridge welcoming guests into Bel Air’s 12 acres of majesty.