The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Photo by Amanda Friedman, AFAR Media
The London West Hollywood at Beverly HillsAs the name suggests, this hotel’s personality is one part laid-back Californian, one part British aristocrat. Nowhere is that clearer than at the 10th-floor rooftop pool, where plantings inspired by formal English gardens stand out against a backdrop of palm trees and sunny views of the Hollywood Hills. Downstairs, the London Bar channels both influences, too, with an orangeries-style latticework frieze inspired by English conservatories along with a living wall of exotic plants and a menu that ranges from classic (Moscow Mules, Pimm’s Cups) to creative (the Winston Churchill made with Bulldog gin and Laphroig scotch is a favorite). Fresh off an $11 million redesign by celebrated Irish architect David Collins this year, the 226 suites are appointed in tailored furnishings and have oversized Waterworks spa baths. A penthouse designed by fashion legend Vivienne Westwood occupies the top floor—at 11,000 square feet, it’s one of Los Angeles’ largest suites—along with several apartment-like one-bedroom suites, which are spacious enough for long stays. Pro tip: Give the restaurant staff a heads-up in advance if you’d like the secret off-menu beef Wellington with Yorkshire pudding.