Living Large In Los Angeles’ Top 5-Star Hotels

13 June 2015

Los Angeles is the land of glitz and glamour, home to some of the world's biggest celebrities, famous attractions and theme parks and a gallery of exclusive hotels to boot.

When it comes to the latter, there are a few accommodation options to select while in town that will have you living like La La Land’s A-listers.

Secure your exclusive holiday residence at one of the following 5-star hotels.

W Hollywood Hotel

A decadent fusion of Hollywood glamour and chic contemporary styling, the W Hollywood Hotel does high impact like only Los Angeles can.

 Relax at the W Hollywood after a hard day shopping (W Hollywood Hotel)

Set on Hollywood Boulevard itself and boasting a grand red-carpet entrance, this place lives and breathes lights, cameras and action. Step out on to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to spot your favourite stars before taking a 20-minute stroll to the Dolby Theatre, home to the Oscars.

Inside the hotel, the luxe decor and electric pops of colour keep the good times rolling. Kick back and relax in your well-appointed room after a long day shopping on Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive, or indulge your every whim like a true celeb with the hotel’s signature Whatever/Whenever service.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

A lavish resort-style hotel, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel makes itself at home on the palm-fringed sands of Los Angeles’ most famous beach.

 The pool area at Loews is like no other (Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel)

Take a stroll along the water’s edge to the iconic Santa Monica Pier – a picture-postcard LA landmark that comes complete with classic arcade games and carnival rides with a side of sticky fairy floss.

A 10-minute drive will change the pace: at edgy Venice Beach, you’ll find eclectic markets and street performers, while neighbouring Muscle Beach boasts LA’s famed outdoor gym and muscle men.

At the hotel itself, three dining options, an ocean-view pool and a luxurious eco-spa complement the spacious rooms and suites. Watch the sun set on another glorious Californian day from the beachfront pool deck – cocktail optional.

Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, a Four Seasons Hotel

From its imposing facade and classic old Hollywood decor to its sweeping ballroom and Michelin-starred restaurant, the Beverly Wilshire is a Los Angeles institution.

Dating back to 1928, this landmark hotel is steeped in a rich and glamorous history.

 The classic lines of the Beverly Wilshire (Four Seasons)

Join the ranks of the Hollywood A-list and international elite who have stayed here, including John Lennon, Elvis Presley, the Dalai Lama and the British royal family.

Taking up residence on Wilshire Boulevard, this grand old dame of Beverly Hills is just steps from Rodeo Drive.

Spend your days exploring the luxury boutiques that line this renowned shopping strip before retiring to your lavish room complete with signature bedding and premium amenities. It’s only the best at the Beverly Wilshire.


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SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

Opulent interiors, whimsical decor, custom designer furnishings and premium dining from the best in the business are par for the course at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills.

A truly boutique hotel, this place fuses the ultra-modern with the classically elegant.

 An SLS suite (SLS Hotel)

Soak up the Californian sunshine on the uber-glamorous rooftop pool deck, where luxury cabanas, signature cocktails and sweeping views across Los Angeles reign supreme.

With a superb location between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, the hotel offers easy access to the Sunset Strip and The Grove and Beverly Center shopping complexes.

Explore on foot or make use of the complimentary BMW car service and travel in style.

However you play it, a stay at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills is an experience in itself.

JW Marriott LA

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the JW Marriott LA is the jewel in the crown of the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex.

Dubbed ‘the most entertaining place on the planet’, L.A. LIVE comprises the Grammy Museum and the Nokia Theatre, along with bars, restaurants and movie theatres.

 In The Marriott lobby (Marriott Hotels)

Sports fan? The Staples Center – home to premier league basketball and ice hockey games – is literally steps away.

When you’re done taking in world-class concerts and sporting events and you need a little rest and relaxation, the hotel has you covered.

Renowned for true luxury, the JW Marriott offers a lavish spa, a stunning rooftop pool and a range of premium on-site dining options.


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