LA Hotels that Treat You Like a Star
LA Hotels that Treat You Like a Star The Standard Downtown LA LA hotels often host guests who are accustomed to the star treatment, so when it comes to services and amenities, many hotels step it up a notch (or 10). Whether it’s a meditation class for you or a personalized snack for your pet, you’ll feel like a Hollywood star at any of these Los Angeles hotels.
Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows: If the hotel will pamper your pooch with house-made, bone-shaped cookies with his/her name handwritten on each one, just imagine what else awaits your two-legged guest.
Mondrian: Sushi at 3 a.m. (or any hour), an indoor Lucite swing and a mushroom-shaped concierge desk are just a few of the over-the-top features of this Hollywood hotel.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel: For working out on the road, treadmills and stair machines are great — but yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, spinning, kickboxing, beach power walking, guided hikes, beach boot camp and meditation classes are awesome.
The Standard Downtown LA: The Standard ups the atmosphere ante with its funky red AstroTurf pool deck, complete with a bar, music, panoramic views, a dance floor, a fireplace and, of course, waterbed cabanas.
Sheraton Universal: All over LA, you’ll find hotel rooms decorated in a variety of styles, but there’s only one designed in pure ogre fashion. The Sheraton Universal’s Shrek Suite is decorated in a forest theme with Shrek-friendly amenities such as mud-bath packets and green-hued bedding.
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey: Nothing says luxury like taking a midnight dip in a pool overlooking the ocean. You can indulge in such watery bliss at the Ritz, whose 25-meter lap pool is open 24 hours a day.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel: Little ones feel like VIPs with the Omni Sensational Kids Package, which includes suitcases filled with books and games, a backpack upon arrival, and a safety kit with a nightlight and electrical outlet covers.
Four Seasons Westlake Village: Like many high-end hotels, the Four Seasons Westlake Village boasts luxurious spa and exercise facilities, but this hotel — home of the world-class California Health & Longevity Institute — also offers access to “science-based lifestyle rejuvenation.”
W Hollywood: The W promises its guests Whatever/Whenever® service — and the posh hotel isn’t kidding. Whatever you can dream of, the W staff will make it happen.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites: The Westin Bonaventure takes your workout out of the gym (though the hotel’s exercise facility is state of the art) with running groups guided by a Westin Hotel Running Concierge as well as self-guided route maps designed by Runner’s World magazine.
Pacific Palms Resort: With a world-class, on-site spa and fitness center, two golf courses and excellent dining, you might not have a reason to leave the Pacific Palms Resort. But just in case, there’s a fleet of luxurious chauffeured cars and limousines waiting to ferry you around the LA area.
The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena: To describe all the heavenly amenities and services available at this über-posh hotel would take ages, so we’ll just focus on an interesting recent addition to The Huntington Spa: Chuan Body + Soul, a world-renowned facility offering treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine.
Hotel Amarano: With many rooms including a kitchenette and walk-in closet, this boutique hotel in Burbank promises the comforts of home — that is, assuming your home has a 42-inch plasma TV, an iPod docking station, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop sundeck.