On Thursday in Los Angeles, ALAC (January 25–28) opens to the public. For those traveling to the city for the fair, we’ve put together a list of top hotels to stay at while in town.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
At Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, visitors are welcomed to 395 guest rooms and suites across two wings—the Wilshire Wing and the Beverly Wing. Since its opening in 1928, the legendary hotel overlooking Rodeo Drive has been a mainstay for the elite, greeting guests to THE Blvd restaurant and lounge, the Michelin-starred restaurant CUT by Wolfgang Puck, The Pool Bar & Café, and an array of off-site activities like golf and tennis, or a private helicopter tour.
Whitewaller recommends: Unwinding with the Signature Beverly Wilshire Facial at The Spa.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel, a member of Dorchester Collection, opened in 1912. Ever since, it has evoked an ambiance of a relaxed resort with lush gardens, a palm-lined pool, beautiful guestrooms, and The Pink Palace. Just steps away from Rodeo Drive and about 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, the hotel welcomes socialites and vacationers to Hollywood glamour galore.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in one of the 23 bungalows.
Four Seasons Beverly Hills
This iconic five-star hotel recently underwent a complete interior redesign, paying homage to Hollywood. The 285 guest rooms and suites greatly reflect the elegance and charm of the city’s glamour, continuing to welcome guests and celebrities to its spectacular space.
Whitewaller recommends: Trying the new Surrender massage and JetSet Refresh facial.
SLS Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
In 2008, this SLS Hotel location opened to provide those in Los Angeles with a sweet escape. Guests are welcomed to the private Altitude Pool, Ciel Spa by Pearl Wellness, a fitness studio, and Tres and The Bazaar—both by José Andrés.
Whitewaller recommends: Partaking in the evening Fireside Flights at Tres.
The Standard, Downtown LA
Originally constructed as the headquarters of Superior Oil in 1956, The Standard, Downtown LA is Mid-Century California architecture par excellence. The 207-room hotel greets guests with a marble lobby, and beyond to massive guest rooms, a rooftop pool and bar with stunning panoramic views of LA, an intimate rooftop beer garden, a stellar 24-hour restaurant, and the full-service Ping-Pong club, the Paddle Room. There is also a quarry’s worth of marble on the façade and covering the lobby, which is, well, very impressive.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking one of the two penthouse suites.
The Standard, Hollywood
A true original since day one, The Standard, Hollywood is located in the heart of West Hollywood on the legendary Sunset Strip. With a blue AstroTurf pool deck and a floor-to-ceiling shagged lobby, the hotel abounds with curious, unexpected touches at every turn (like The Box). The laid-back public spaces include the highly acclaimed restaurant Alma, the beloved top-top-secret nightclub Mmhmmm, and the desert backdrop Cactus Lounge.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking a Pool View room.
The LINE is situated in a midcentury building constructed in 1964, and now draws inspiration from the distinct Korean culture of its surrounding neighborhood. Guests of the hotel can enjoy 12 floors of serenity, including Café, lounge Break Room 86, shop Poketo, and 388 guest rooms—with artworks by Claire Oswalt in each.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the photography prints by Kevin Hanley and ACME Gallery.
Freehand LA is a gorgeous hotel with 226 rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge, the award-winning bar The Broken Shaker LA, the restaurant The Exchange, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea, Café Integral, and a Flowerboy shop. The hotel’s quaint feel invites to make yourself at home.
Whitewaller recommends: Picking up fresh flowers and poetry from Flowerboy.
Palihouse Santa Monica
Palihouse Santa Monica’s Moorish-influenced architecture evokes charm and uniqueness upon arrival. In 2001, the property was designated a historic landmark, furthering its iconic reputation. With 38 rooms and The Lobby Café, visitors can relax and enjoy a long list of exceptional amenities.
Whitewaller recommends: Hiring Linus Bikes.
Palihouse West Hollywood
Since its opening in January 2008, Palihouse West Hollywood has served the heart of WeHo with a unique hotel. The pet-friendly 37-room space—featuring studio residences, and one- and two-bedroom suites—is joined by Mardi Restaurant, and an intimate lobby lounge.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the rooftop’s 360-degree views.
Palihotel Melrose shines with 32 intimate and fun guest rooms, a lobby lounge, and the acclaimed restaurant and café The Hart and the Hunter (where they serve delicious warm butter biscuits). With babysitting services, chauffer arrangements, dry cleaning services, and more, guests get a home-away-from-home feel during their stay.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in a room with a private veranda.
Inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle, Petit Ermitage offers guests an intimate sanctuary in West Hollywood from the bustling city. The 80-suite boutique hotel shines with in-suite fireplaces, a private art collection, and a private rooftop—complemented by a heated saltwater pool, cabanas, an outdoor sunken fireplace, and a hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out works by Miró, de Kooning, and Dalí in the private art collection.