Vibe: An effortlessly cool, minimalist place for under-the-radar A-listers.
Area: Situated slap bang in the middle of Sunset Boulevard, on the border of buzzy West Hollywood and glamorous Beverly Hills. A jungle-like driveway oasis of greenery shields the gridlocked traffic on the other side.
The DNA: EDITION’s, the partnership of Ian Schrager and Marriott, first outpost on the West Coast gets even sleeker than its siblings with designed by the master of minimalism, John Pawson. Step through the enormous wooden doors into the impressive triple height, art-filled lobby lounge and bar, made from smooth Italian travertine and red cedar wood panelling. Beneath a basement club, spa and fitness centre. Above, 190 seriously stylish guestrooms and a rooftop pool and bar with 360-degree views of the Los Angeles Skyline. The hotel’s restaurant, Ardor, is helmed by celebrated chef John Fraser, who trained with Thomas Keller at The French Laundry.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 140 rooms (27-46m2), 50 suites (59-148m2) • hotel opened: April 2019 • interior design: Ian Schrager, John Pawson • bathroom amenities: Le Labo • parking possible on-site (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible