district: West Hollywood
Montrose West Hollywood , formerly known as Le Montrose Suite Hotel, is welcoming guests to experience the property’s $15 million property-wide remodel, which includes 133 suites, lobby, a new café and lounge, updated meeting spaces and refreshed rooftop pool deck. Inspired by Hollywood’s past and present entertainment industry, the hotel’s new design blends urban style with upscale sophistication, providing the perfect home away from home for artists and creatives in the heart of West Hollywood.
Montrose West Hollywood teamed up with designer Jackie McGee of Perkins+Will to transform the hotel into an artistic destination by incorporating eclectic furniture, lighting and art pieces that provide a distinctive design with residential scale. Coinciding with the redesign, Montrose West Hollywood has introduced new programming and amenities, such as a nightly music-themed happy hour with wine pairings and in-suite recipe kits.
Montrose’s 133 all-suite accommodations have been reimagined as expansive retreats for artists and musicians. A color palette of neutral shades with pops of vibrant reds, blues, yellows and oranges provides an environment that blends relaxation with creativity, while uses of leather and mixed metals bring an upscale industrial vibe to the suites. Entertainment-inspired décor and artwork by local creatives add a sense of place to the contemporary space. Standout pieces include a large, psychedelic painted portrait of a woman over cassette tapes and a gold throne in the shape of a hand. Suites feature separate living spaces, fireplaces and spacious bathrooms with luxury bath amenities. Many of the rooms additionally feature private balconies, kitchenettes and dining areas. In the minibar, guests will find a variety of snacks and refreshments, a “love box” for guests who want to get to know each other better and a black bowtie for those last-minute invitations to high-profile Hollywood events.
Dining, Lounge and Rooftop Bar
The new Timbre Café is located off the lobby with a contemporary design that pays tribute to Hollywood’s greats, including a massive, pop art-style mural of Bruce Springsteen and celebrity mug shots. It offers an all-day dining menu, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to a grab-and-go section for travelers to pick up pre-made sandwiches, snacks, fresh smoothies and fine Italian Lavazza coffee. Guest-favorite dishes at the café include Edamame Hummus with Balsamic Caviar and the Vietnamese Banh Mi Panini served with signature parmesan truffle fries. Timbre Café’s menu also is available for in-suite dining, at Tone Lounge or the rooftop pool deck. For extended-stay travelers who are weary of continuously eating out or for the chef-inspired, the café will offer “Montrose Take-and-Make” recipe kits, influenced by popular meal delivery services, for guests to prepare meals in their suites’ kitchenettes.
The brand-new Tone Lounge offers a stylish space for guests to meet, work and play while visiting West Hollywood. During the day, Tone provides comfortable seating areas for guests to work on creating the next trend in music, fashion, technology or wellness, whether singularly inspired or to meet with colleagues and clients. In the evening, the lounge transitions to feel like a chic living room for pre-dinner cocktails or catching up with friends. Tone Lounge kicks off each evening with a manager-hosted “Vino & Vinyl Hour,” blending complimentary wine with a different music selection from Montrose’s vinyl library. Examples of music-themed evenings include “Totally 90’s Tuesdays,” “Throwback Thursdays” and “Funk Fridays.” For those who would like to nosh while they sip, Timbre Café serves specially priced small plates paired with the evening’s wine selection. Timbre Café’s regular menu is available to guests in Tone Lounge all day.
The refreshed Tonic Rooftop Bar offers stunning views of West Hollywood while guests dine alfresco by the heated pool or linger over a cocktail at sunset. The bar’s standout brunch is available every Sunday featuring a delectable menu of creative brunch favorites such as Kalua Pork Eggs Benedict, braised for 48 hours and topped with Siracha hollandaise sauce, and the Bunny Mary cocktail, made with vodka, carrot juice, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup and hot sauce. Though the bar is seasonal, poolside dining is available year-round.
Rooftop Pool & Tennis
The revitalized rooftop pool deck and tennis court offer the perfect destination for guests to relax and soak in the sun or maintain an active lifestyle. Overlooking West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the pool deck offers a calming environment with shades of white and blue pillows, cushions and towels while providing plenty of seating, private cabanas and daybeds to enjoy the California sunshine. Guests may also enjoy complimentary use of the hotel’s fully lit, regulation-size tennis court located on the rooftop. Tennis equipment is available at the front desk.
• Wi-Fi at a charge • size matters: 133 suites (28-51m2) (300-550 sq ft) • interior design: Perkins+Will (San Francisco) • bathroom amenities: Gilchrist & Soames • on-site parking (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk