Sometimes when a destination calls your name you have to answer! This week, the ever so trendy, totally Instagrammable West Hollywood, California is calling these Luxury Travel Consultants by name. “The WeHo” area of Los Angeles is comprised of three main districts: Santa Monica Boulevard, awash in rainbow flags and includes a part of historic Route 66, the cutting edge Design District anchored by the Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue with luxe shopping galore and lastly, the fabled Sunset Strip, where old-school rock-n-roll meets modern day luxe. The Sunset Strip, a mile-and-a-half stretch of Sunset Boulevard, passes through West Hollywood which is now considered by many as the cultural heart of Los Angeles, and this very walkable neighborhood (yes walkable in L.A.) is everything. Once known for its rocker status with iconic music venues, The Whiskey A Go-Go and The Roxy, these days Sunset Strip is home to some of L.A.’s hottest boutiques, eclectic dining, and a plethora of fitness options all within steps of some great five-star luxury hotels.
The London West Hollywood
Our first stop is The London West Hollywood, a tranquil urban oasis that combines cosmopolitan elegance and laid-back California cool to create a hip destination for the discerning luxury traveler. The 226 suites are spacious, chic and California cool, all wrapped up with impeccable service. From this prime location, you can easily stroll to some of the city’s most sought-after restaurants, including Craig’s, Roku, Pump, and E.P./L.P. Just around the corner in WeHo’s Design District is also where you’ll find world-class boutiques like Christian Louboutin, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Rag & Bone, to name a few. If you are looking to achieve your own celeb status, let us book you your Private Suite at LAX. Following check-out, pre-arranged luxury transportation will take you from the hotel to a private terminal at LAX, featuring luxury suites and direct-to-aircraft boarding. Prior to departure, enjoy Private TSA screenings and on-site Customs and Immigration processing, pre-flight time spent in a private suite with ample relaxation space, private bathroom, a two-person daybed, a food-service pantry, and a dedicated team of eight people assigned to every guest. When it’s time to board, guests are driven across the tarmac to their aircraft in BMW 7 Series. It is truly the ultimate in exclusive, luxury VIP service!
The West Hollywood EDITION
The West Hollywood EDITION, located on the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North Doheny Drive, offers 140 guest rooms and 48 suites, all with floor to ceiling windows serving up stunning skyline views. This hip hotel has an almost Zen like feel with sleek yet sophisticated minimalist design. If you are here to impress, the EDITIONS’s two penthouses are the perfect home for entertaining or simply treating yourself to lavish living. Just outside, is Sunset Plaza, for the best shopping, dining and people watching, plus it has some great self-care options for personal pampering. Check out Bluemercury, where not only can you get in-store spa treatments, you can leisurely shop for head to toe products to hydrate or find a gorgeous new lipstick for later that night. It’s all here! For inner beauty seekers try Aura Yoga, also in the Plaza, with a variety of classes, including flow-based yoga, light weight training, and hot fusion. This trendy studio is popular with the celebs so you never know who you will see! After class, you must try West Hollywood’s newest vegan hot spot, Fresh, where you might have a spiked Kombucha to cool down and chill out before heading back to the hotel.
1 Hotel West Hollywood
Nestled at the base of the Hollywood Hills, with panoramic views of Downtown LA, is 1 Hotel West Hollywood. This LEED certified hotel is all about bringing the outside in whilst being ecologically responsible. Throughout the 286 rooms, you will find thoughtful touches to bring nature into your space with native greenery, reclaimed wood and earthen plaster, all part of the hotel’s mission of “eco-conscious luxury style”. We love that 1 Hotel is considered one of the most energy-efficient hotels in Los Angeles. Need a moment to meditate? Check out “the Canyon” a pathway on the grounds with reclaimed wood planters housing trees and wild, native plants where you have your own personal urban oasis. For your workout, we love that 1 Hotel West Hollywood has partnered with New York City based Performix House, to create a state-of-the-art gym on property with exclusive one-on-one training sessions curated for you. These trainers are some of the best in the biz, so whether it’s Yoga Flow or HIIT, Performix House trainers will work it all out!
Andaz West Hollywood
As the first hotel on the Sunset Strip, Andaz West Hollywood has quite the history with musicians. Hotel lore says in 1971 Keith Richards dropped a TV out of room 1015’s window! Nowadays, The Andaz is stylish and reimagined for the modern-day “rockstar”. Each of the 199 rooms and 20 suites are cool and stylish with all the luxe amenities. We love The Andaz’s rooftop pool as one of the highest in L.A. with killer views at sunset. During the day, head out to workout at Hot Pilates, in Sunset Plaza, where they crank the heat and make it happen! Hot Pilates has different classes to suit goals and your mood. We say try Pilates Booty “a high-energy hour dedicated to defining a beautiful backside.” Other options include Sculpt, Soul, Barre or Yoga-Pilates fusion…you will be glowing after any of their classes. Or if you want to explore a different kind of glow, try Ole Henriksen Face/Body of Denmark, also in Sunset Plaza. This highly regarded spa offers specialty massages, salt and sugar scrubs, indulgent spa and bathing rituals, light therapy, nail care, and more. From the hotel you are in the heart of West Hollywood, so you can take a stroll, grab a bite, and treat yourself to an amazing day outdoors.
WIT has very close relationships with these properties, so we can extend exclusive perks and special amenities to our clients. Typically, you will receive complimentary breakfast for two daily, $100 or more resort credit to be utilized during your stay, room upgrade, either at the time of booking or arrival, and early check-in/late checkout, both subject to availability.
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