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HOPE Outdoor Gallery

Austin
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HOPE Outdoor Gallery, Austin, Texas
A Street Art Wonderland
The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is a somewhat raggedy, yet quite unique slice of "weird" Austin tucked away off North Lamar near the Whole Foods flagship downtown. An occasionally difficult to navigate lot of dirt with patches of over and under grown grass and concrete walls on Castle Hill, what may appear on the outset as random street art, this is actually a (mostly) official gallery of street art. The land, originally meant for new construction, for awhile attracted street artists and a few years ago became part Shepard Fairey's Helping Other People Everywhere campaign. While it does seem that some unofficial tagging is still present, a stop by the gallery to see so many pieces of impressive street art in one location is nevertheless quite rewarding. One word of advice, though -- it's a bit of a steep climb from one level to the next, so don't wear footwear that you wouldn't walk in.
A Street Art Wonderland
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Easy Tiger

Austin
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Easy Tiger, Austin, Texas
Beer Garden and Baked Goods
The ELM Group's Easy Tiger is a hybrid bakery/restaurant/beer garden located at the edge of Austin's "Dirty Sixth". Unlike the Bourbon Street-in-Austin grime of much of the rest of the street, however, Easy Tiger offers an excellent beer list and food in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The Mixed Grill board is a nice sampling of the kitchen's talents, while head "Dough Puncher" David Norman's baked goods should absolutely not be missed. If it's a nice day out, sit outside, perhaps play a little table tennis, and enjoy a soft and warm large pretzel with beer cheese and a beer or two (perhaps a Liveoak Hefeweizen or Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap Pils). Then wonder why there isn't an Easy Tiger in your own hometown.
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RAGTAG 原宿店

Shibuya-ku
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RAGTAG 原宿店, Shibuya-ku, Japan
Vintage Designer Finds
If you are a fan of the classic and unique designer clothing than Ragtag should be a stop on your shopping experience in Tokyo.
Vintage Designer Finds
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Venice Beach Eco Cottages

Los Angeles
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 Venice Beach Eco Cottages, Los Angeles, California
Venice Beach Eco Cottages
Venice’s leafy side streets are lined with the kind of charming little bungalows that make an out-of-towner sigh, wishing they’d beaten the zeitgeist and bought one back before this quirky little beach town was trendy. A temporary cure? Perhaps a stay at the Venice Beach Eco Cottages, where three such bungalows sit, each a cozy one-room home with a white picket fence, claw-foot tub, and its own distinct, vintage style. Thoughtfully redesigned and outfitted with flea market finds by the husband-and-wife owners, the solar-powered cottages feel like miniature movie sets, with every last detail covered, including era-appropriate dishware and artwork, modern and eco-friendly appliances, and a full home theater system. But the feeling of being a local doesn’t stop there; the cottages are just a few blocks from Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the heart of Venice’s relaxed, beachy culture, and only slightly farther from the beach itself. By the time guests check out, the local barista should know their name.
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The Rose Hotel

Los Angeles
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The Rose Hotel, Los Angeles, California
The Rose Hotel
A breezy little beach hotel filled with rough wood, natural linen, and flea market finds, the Rose seems, to the uninitiated, like a pure product of quirky Venice’s hipsterfication. In fact, the historic, wood-and-stucco building was built by the beach town’s founder, Abbot Kinney, in the early days of the 20th century; rumor says it was his private brothel, frequented by such friends as Charlie Chaplin. By the 1970s, at the height of Venice’s drug culture, the building had become a flophouse of sorts, and neighbor Dennis Hopper was known to drop by. Before two British photographers discovered it, the house had turned into a mural-covered crash-pad for surfers, yogis, and beach bums of all kinds. Looking at the low-key Rose now—the town’s first true boutique hotel, barely half a block from the beach—one would hardly know that the entire history of Venice had passed through it. The 14 rooms are spare but stylish, with large windows, art photography, and furniture mostly from the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Some rooms are large enough to live in, whereas others share a hallway bathroom. Amenities are minimal—Blue Bottle coffee, free bicycles—but a relaxed beach house that attracts artists and creatives looking to delve into Venice’s eclectic, vibrant culture doesn’t need to try too hard to be cool.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Los Angeles
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The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
This hotel has views, and not just any views. Occupying the top four floors of a 26-story, LEED-certified tower in downtown L.A., every room, restaurant, fitness machine, and rooftop poolside lounger has unparalleled, panoramic views of the Los Angeles basin. That alone would be enough to rest on, but this is the Ritz-Carlton, so the hotel is also home to two Wolfgang Puck restaurants, one seriously decadent spa, and sleek, modern rooms with everything you’d expect from the classic luxury brand. The other impressive thing about the hotel is its location at the heart of the entertainment-residential complex L.A. Live. This puts the best of downtown’s entertainment quite literally at guests’ feet, with the Staples Center, Nokia Theatre, Grammy Museum, and loads of restaurants and shops all right there. Outdoor movies and concerts, red-carpet events, and sports events happen right here all the time; if you don’t have tickets, just ask the concierge.
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
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The Line Hotel

Los Angeles
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The Line Hotel, Los Angeles, California
The Line Hotel
As the first boutique hotel in Koreatown, the Line might have been able to get away with cutting a few corners while still attracting a cool clientele. It probably didn’t need to get the hottest young Korean-American chef in L.A. on board (to run one of the most comprehensive and exciting restaurant and bar networks yet seen, by the way), nor did the Sydell Group—the arbiters of cool behind the Nomad Hotel in New York—have to put their stamp on it. The hotel would have been nice enough had the concrete midcentury building not been entirely reimagined and decorated by the Knibb Group, known for designing half the cool spots in L.A. and more than a few celebrities’ homes. There didn’t need to be a desert greenhouse–inspired pool deck that’s become a hangout for beautiful people at all hours, nor did the famously trendy Houston Brothers (of no Vacancy and Harvard & Stone) have to throw in a midcentury-inspired cocktail bar. The rooms and suites would have been just fine had they not been turned into artsy, industrial-style lofts, outfitted with original commissioned artwork, a minibar of Korean and Western snacks, and Baxter of California toiletries. Of course, all of this did happen, and now Koreatown is home to one of the hottest hotels in L.A.
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The Crescent Hotel

Beverly Hills
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The Crescent Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
The Crescent Hotel
Up-and-coming starlets in the 1920s and '30s would have stayed at the Crescent. When the palm tree–lined art deco building opened in 1927, it was as lodgings for the budding actresses who'd just signed studio contracts and moved out to L.A. for their big breaks. They, too, sipped cocktails (after Prohibition ended, of course) and listened to jazz (probably not by a live band, though) in the intimate lounge and on the breezy terrace. It’s even just possible there was saltwater taffy at the front desk and a library stocked with an impressive collection of classic and contemporary literature and nonfiction. However, the walls might not have been adorned with paintings and photographs by some of the area’s top artists—the hotel is a sponsor of the renowned Mouche Gallery around the corner—and there definitely wasn’t 24-hour room service or iPod docks. After the studios moved on, and luxury designer shops and trendy restaurants moved in, the Crescent turned into a cozy, quirky boutique hotel known for its prime location, affordable rates, and bend-over-backward service. These things won’t change.
The Crescent Hotel
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Battery Wharf Hotel

Boston
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Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
Battery Wharf Hotel
One of the newer entries to Boston's luxury hotel scene, the Battery Wharf first opened in 2008 as a Fairmont property and rebranded in 2015. The wharf itself dates back to the 1600s, when it served as a gun battery positioned to defend the Colonists against water attacks; history buffs can learn more at the hotel’s own Maritime Museum. Today the waterfront hotel offers 150 classically styled rooms, with Egyptian cotton bedding and high-tech amenities; many also feature incomparable views of the Boston Harbor. An Italian restaurant, and late-night jazz bar mean you never have to leave the hotel, but some of the city’s most bustling shopping and dining districts are just a stroll away.
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The Chamberlain

West Hollywood
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The Chamberlain, West Hollywood, California
The Chamberlain
An unassuming modern apartment block on the outside, this mod-inspired, all-suites getaway on a quiet West Hollywood street is exactly the place where one imagines celebrities hiding from the press. Despite flashy decor—zigzag marble floors, walls of mirrors, and modern art—the Chamberlain is a low-key spot, where nothing is too much trouble and no one will bat an eyelash if guests choose to spend the whole day on a poolside lounger. Everything is exclusively for guests (and friends, of course), so neither the lounger-lined rooftop pool nor the sultry bistro with its breezy terrace becomes a scene at the precise moment when the craving for a quick swim or a refreshing cocktail hits. The suites themselves are dramatic, adorned in geometric patterns and bold blocks of black, white, blue, and gold, and they're expansive enough to feel like proper pieds-à-terre for longer-term stays. Each has a gas fireplace and a private balcony, and the beds are famously comfortable—perfect for that beauty sleep. In case celebs do decide to throw on oversized shades and just move on in, it's nice to know that their pooch can come, too. Anything for a star lying low.
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Mollies

Auckland
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Mollies, Auckland, New Zealand
Mollies
Built in 1870 as the family home of the first mayor of Auckland, Archibald Clark, Mollies was occupied for a short time by nuns before being turned into a hotel by entrepreneur Mollie Wilson in the 1950s. Today, the design of the boutique hotel stays true to the building’s Victorian heritage, but modern art, plush furnishings, and high-tech amenities like Bluetooth sound systems cater to 21st-century travelers. Each of the 12 suites features unique treasures as well as panoramic vistas of either gardens, the city, or St. Marys Bay, just a few blocks away. The decor is sophisticated without feeling stuffy; dark wood furniture and brass light fixtures contrast against distressed white walls, funky bedspreads and curtains, and soft cushions. The Premier Suites are the showpieces here, boasting antique furniture, fireplaces, Persian rugs, and French doors that open onto private balconies. Mollies is like an inspiring home with the addition of a glass-enclosed restaurant and a top-floor spa. Reception, meals, wellness, and mixology are each the domain of a different employee. From the moment guests are handed a cocktail, New Zealand wine, or flute of French champagne upon arrival, they’re treated like part of the Auckland family.
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The Ames Hotel

Boston
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The Ames Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
The Ames Hotel
Want to sleep in Boston’s very first skyscraper? Originally constructed in 1893, the 13-story Ames Building was, for many years, the tallest building in the city. Renowned architect David Rockwell helped reconceive the building as the high-end Ames Hotel in 2009, preserving much of the original detailing. Celebrities ranging from Madonna to Shaquille O’Neal have since stayed in the luxury hotel. The rooms at the Ames feel more like opulent city apartments, with modernist furniture and eclectic details like feather chandeliers and gold-sequined pillows. The property’s historic roots are reflected in the 13-foot ceilings and Romanesque, floor-to-ceiling arched windows. Other classic elements include decorative marble fireplaces, oak wood floors, and reclaimed-granite vanities in the bathrooms. Centrally located in downtown Boston, the Ames provides easy foot access to many of the city’s best-known attractions.
The Ames Hotel
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Banyan Tree Bangkok

Bangkok
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Banyan Tree Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
On Cloud Nine
Bangkok might not have the most distinctive skyline in Asia, but it certainly has its share of sophisticated rooftop restaurants and bars from which to admire the metropolis. Of the numerous places for a meal or drink, three rooftops stand out. The terrace on the 61st floor of Banyan Tree Bangkok (seen here) is home to the grill and bar Vertigo and the adjacent watering hole, Moon Bar. Red Sky on the 56th floor of Centara Grand at Central World combines a restaurant specializing in beef dishes with a bar that has comfortable lounge beds and a resident jazz and R&B band. Tower Club at Lebua’s 63rd-floor Sky Bar is a trendy spot where the lights change color every 90 seconds (scenes of The Hangover Part II were shot here), while Distil, on the 64th floor, has an oyster joint and a cigar terrace. At the highest bars in the City of Angels, you may feel like you can touch the stars. Photo Credit: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
On Cloud Nine
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Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok
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Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
For most visitors to Bangkok, the country’s culture and art are experienced in the city’s temples, markets, or Royal Palace. However, since its opening in 2008, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre has been changing that perception. The multi-use building includes spaces for visual arts including design, music, theatrical performances, and film. Visit the innovative second-floor and discover the People’s Gallery, where anyone can submit their artistic work for consideration and have it displayed. The building itself is of cultural interest as well. Architect Robert G. Boughey, born in Pennsylvania but a resident of Bangkok for almost 50 years, designed a contemporary museum that incorporated elements inspired not just by traditional Thai architecture, but also the world of Thai dance and design.
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Chatuchak

Bangkok
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Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Chatuchak
If shopping were a sport, a day at Chatuchak would qualify as running a marathon. Or 10. This Saturday and Sunday market to the north of central Bangkok (though easily reached on the Skytrain) is the largest in Asia. Its 15,000 stalls spread over 27 acres welcome 400,000 shoppers every weekend. Chatuchak (pronounced Ja-tu-jak) sells everything you could imagine from t-shirts to handicrafts. Smart shoppers devise a strategy in advance, sticking as closely as possible to a plan—even if it will inevitably be disrupted as one-of-a-kind finds grab your attention. The numerous food stands around the market provide opportunities to refuel with a bowl of fiery tom yam soup, coconut ice cream served in a coconut shell, or other delicious Thai specialties.
Chatuchak
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Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Bangkok
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Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok, Thailand
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Jim Thompson’s name might be synonymous with Thai silk, but perhaps nobody has championed the heritage and artistry of the shimmering material—arguably the most exquisite silk in the world—more than her majesty Queen Sirikit. Starting with her Support Foundation in 1976 to promote traditional handicrafts, and continuing with her repeated donning of Thai silk for public appearances, the queen’s pride for the national product culminated in the opening of this museum in 2012. Nine years in the making and situated in the former Ministry of Finance building of the Grand Palace, the museum features galleries, storage facilities, an education studio, a library, a lecture hall, and Thailand’s first dedicated conservation laboratory focusing on the textiles of the royal court. Photo Credit: Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
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Nahm

Bangkok
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Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
Nahm
Bangkok’s vibrant, tongue-tingling street food will leave every traveler with lasting memories, but many visitors might be surprised to learn the city is also home to a Thai boîte that was at the top of S. Pelligrino’s 2014 list of the best restaurants in Asia. Nahm, helmed by Australian chef David Thompson and located in the swish Metropolitan part of Bangkok, takes a modern approach to traditional Thai cooking by marrying the techniques of street food with recipes found in centuries-old cookbooks. The result? Dishes like minced quail curry (seen here), steamed bamboo fish with Asian celery and yellow beans, or jungle curry of grilled salted beef with wild ginger, kaffir lime leaves, and holy basil. The restaurant’s interior — rich in gold and deep red with pillars of unbaked bricks—recalls the temples of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, while the al fresco-dining terrace overlooks the hotel’s elegant pool. Photo Credit: Como Hotels & Resorts
Nahm
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Toast Coffeehouse

Port Jefferson
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Toast Coffeehouse, Port Jefferson, New York
A Taste of Artistry
An innovative eatery, this intimate cafe/gallery in the Village of Port Jefferson serves up a colorful palate that suits your eyes and taste buds. With breakfast and lunch specialties, the menu runs from gooey stuffed French toasts such as The Graham Cracker to veggie-centered scrambled eggs like Garden Gourmet. Lift your head up from your plate and your phone often to glance the rotating exhibits featuring local artists' work. And have patience - waits here happen easily. And it's understandable.
A Taste of Artistry
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SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

Los Angeles
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SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
Beautiful and dramatic, the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is a fantasy of design, set right in the heart of Los Angeles’ most decadent neighborhoods. Decorated by the inimitable Philippe Starck in a style that blends ornate wingback chairs with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and midcentury-inspired leather sofas, the hotel feels like a movie set that happens to welcome live-in guests. Creative dining from James Beard Award–winning chef José Andrés attracts L.A. scenesters and culinary aficionados from around the globe to dine on its Spanish-inspired molecular gastronomy—tortilla española shot, anyone? The 5,000-square-foot, all-white-and-chrome spa is the kind of place dreams are made of, and it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that Mr. Starck conceived the design in a celestial dream. But the crowning glory may be up on the roof, at the Altitude Pool, a glamorous oasis lined with plush loungers, ornate cabanas, and fantastical decor, where L.A.’s rich and beautiful come to play. If this is the SLS world, it’s a good place to be.
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
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Shutters on the Beach

Santa Monica
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Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, California
Shutters on the Beach
If a stately Nantucket mansion—complete with gray siding and white trim, shaded verandas and shuttered windows—were picked up and dropped on the Santa Monica shore, it could do no better an impression of a New England seaside retreat than Shutters on the Beach. An elegant, breezy hotel decked out in nautical-inspired decor sometimes reminiscent of a luxury yacht, Shutters feels more like a wealthy friend’s sprawling summer estate than an urban lodging. The lobby lounge—nay, Living Room—is filled with couches, fireplaces, and the breeze wafting in off the beach through the open French doors; beautiful people relax over cocktails and live jazz, drifting out to the veranda to take in the sunset. The two restaurants—one actually on the beach, the other overlooking it—serve fresh, local cuisine amid atmospheres so welcoming and calm that it’s tempting to keep ordering just to stay longer. The ocean-view pool, with its many cabanas and loungers, is a pleasant place to bask, but with the beach just down the steps, it’s hard not to grab a beach kit (complete with towels, chairs, kites, and umbrellas) and stake out a spot in the sand. How can this still be the big city?
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Peninsula Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills
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Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California
Peninsula Beverly Hills
A grand hotel in the Old World tradition, the Peninsula Beverly Hills oozes luxury and decadence from its gilded chandeliers and wood-paneled walls. From the moment a white-gloved valet opens the oversized front doors, the entire experience unfolds like an ode to the kind of living only royalty should have; except that, at the Peninsula, every guest is treated like royalty. First, there’s elegant marble bathrooms—larger than some apartments—outfitted with both soaking tub and rain shower, and the softest bathrobes imaginable. Then, it’s up to the rooftop for a leisurely alfresco breakfast alongside wheeling and dealing studio types before moving over to a poolside cabana for a few hours of basking and celebrity-spotting. Don’t forget to squeeze in time for a spa treatment—the Peninsula’s spa being the beauty and relaxation regimen of more than a few big names. Afternoon tea in the Living Room can’t be missed, thanks both to the decadent spread of scones and finger sandwiches, and the live harp music wafting through the air. Even though the hotel is in the heart of Beverly Hills, with trendy shops and restaurants just blocks away, the hotel’s free Rolls Royce service can drop guests anywhere they need to go in the neighborhood.
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Palihouse Santa Monica

Santa Monica
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Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California
Palihouse Santa Monica
For a beachside pied-à-terre, Palihouse Santa Monica is surprisingly moody and dramatic, with nary a white linen slipcover or seashell detail in sight. Which is, of course, a good thing, because a Nantucket-style seaside aesthetic wouldn’t fit very well with the building’s 1920s Moorish-inspired Mediterranean Revival architecture and Italian cypress–filled courtyards. Built in the days when Santa Monica was the end of the train line and still a months-long beach vacation destination, the now-landmark building has always housed holiday apartments, and its latest incarnation maintains that same relaxed, understatedly festive feel, with Paligroup owner Avi Brosh’s signature glamorous twist. While the gardens feel straight out of Tuscany and the lobby lifted from an English private club (perhaps displaced to the Mediterranean), the spacious rooms and suites are a breezy, harmonious, and homey mishmash of Old World wallpaper, exposed beams, original 1920s architectural elements, and trendy accents such as vintage studio tripod lamps. In other words, this is the kind of apartment (most have fully outfitted kitchens) one would dream of having as their steps-from-the-beach pad. But, of course, because this is movie star territory, the hotel has bonus perks, from fridge-stocking services to in-room fitness sessions, and from a chauffeured car service to cocktails in the courtyard.
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Palihouse West Hollywood

West Hollywood
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Palihouse West Hollywood, West Hollywood, California
Palihouse West Hollywood
Imagine having your own pied-à-terre within walking distance of the Sunset Strip, Melrose’s best shopping, and West Hollywood’s hip bars and eateries. The pad itself would feel like a loft from some cross between London and New York, exposed brick lending an industrial vibe tempered by soft Old World furnishings, and large, iron-framed windows letting in floods of Southern California sunshine all day long. Naturally, there would be a rooftop garden—with cocktails, of course—and a living room–like café downstairs that turns into one of the city’s hottest scenes at night. Hotelier Avi Brosh has read travelers’ minds; the first outpost in his Paligroup line, Palihouse West Hollywood has an organically vintage feel to it, its all-suites accommodations inspired by the days when one might visit a city for a month at a time, as opposed to just a weekend. Not only does each suite (and more recently-opened residence) have a full kitchen, living area, and state-of-the-art media system, but the full-service luxury experience includes chauffeured cars, personal shopper and stylist services, grocery-stocking, and in-room fitness sessions. Oh, and the Brasserie and rooftop bar may seem exclusive to others, but guests can always get a reservation.
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Palihotel

Los Angeles
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Palihotel, Los Angeles, California
Palihotel
Part English lodge, part industrial garage, Palihotel Melrose is a trendy hipster haven in the unlikeliest place: practically at the corner of Melrose and Fairfax in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ busiest neighborhoods. The dramatic decor is a harmonious mélange of iron-framed windows, velvet chairs, leather chesterfields, rough-hewn wood accents, exposed pipes, and so many old books—in other words, it’s unlike anywhere in L.A. (except maybe its Palihouse siblings). And, with stripped-down services (no in-room phones, many rooms with twin beds, and little on the premises except rooms and a restaurant) and prices to reflect that, it’s also surprisingly affordable for somewhere so well situated and cool. Rooms may be on the small side for L.A., but they’re dramatically moody (made for sleeping in after a night on the town) and filled with all the requisite trendy inclusions, like Dean & Deluca minibars and a Lexdray bag to borrow. The Hart and the Hunter restaurant—decked out with vintage tiles and a portrait of T.S. Eliot—is a sceney brunch and dinner spot for hip locals, and the lobby lounge becomes a lively bar by evening.
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Chateau Marmont

West Hollywood
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Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood, California
Chateau Marmont
In a city built on dreams, Chateau Marmont is the place where imaginations run wild. Opened in 1929 as luxury apartments in the style of a French château, the building became a hotel in 1930 and, over the decades, has hosted an exhaustive list of some of Hollywood’s biggest names—Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Johnny Depp, and many, many more. Celebrity hotelier Andre Balazs renovated the hotel from top to bottom in the early 1990s, maintaining its signature Old World elegance (crushed velvet armchairs, wrought-iron chandeliers, columns galore) while outfitting it with all the requisite modern luxuries. From its secluded 1950s bungalows to its signature pool surrounded by lush gardens, the chateau is the kind of place where anyone can be somebody, and no secret will be spilled. Cameras are forbidden in the restaurant—a favorite spot for industry types and guests alike—and the famously solicitous staff won’t blink an eye if guests are misbehaving or just lounging all day by the pool. Welcome to the stuff of daydreams.
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Mr. C Beverly Hills

Los Angeles
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Mr. C Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Mr. C Beverly Hills
If you went to bed in 1950s Venice and woke up in Mr. C Beverly Hills, the only confusion would be where the canals had gone. The first hotel and West Coast outpost from the Cipriani family—of such legendary establishments as Harry’s Bar in Venice and the original Rainbow Room in New York City—Mr. C is a breezy, wood-paneled mélange of midcentury European glamour. With black-and-white photographs of Italian movie stars on the walls, a classic Cipriani restaurant where Hemingway would have felt right at home, and a luxury-yacht–inspired pool deck that only accentuates the feeling of being on vacation, the hotel seems like a dream transformed into reality. Each airy room—outfitted with all the requisite modern inclusions, naturally—would have fit right in on the set of The Talented Mr. Ripley, and the atmosphere of a decadent private villa extends right down to the library-like lounge, where beautiful people sip vintage cocktails and listen to live jazz. 
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Montage Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills
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Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California
Montage Beverly Hills
A vision of stately luxury, this Mediterranean-inspired landmark hotel has everything going for it: an iconic restaurant, the largest spa in the neighborhood, a glamorous rooftop pool, and seriously prime Beverly Hills placement overlooking Beverly Canon Gardens. The classically decorated rooms and suites are outfitted with all the latest requisite amenities—running the gamut from Antica Farmacista toiletries to bedside control panels for nearly everything—and many have furnished private balconies looking out on the neighboring gardens. But, as beautiful and glamorous as it all is, the Montage Beverly Hills shines most in its perks, such as free consultations with in-house celebrity stylist Joe Katz, free weekly fitness classes, and one of the most comprehensive kids’ club programs in town. As it turns out, movie stars aren’t the only ones in Beverly Hills to get treated this well.
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