Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jet Set: Chamberlain West Hollywood

This week, we will continue our journey through California and head north from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. I have never visited the style-mecca that is L.A., so this will be a slightly different installment of Jet Set as I don't have any personal advice to offer. Having said that, it is a city filled with stylish hotel options. I think the difficult part would be choosing which part of the city to stay in. Bueller? Part of the reason I haven't visited L.A. is the fact that it is a huge city and navigating it seems daunting! Now, I live in Houston, a big commuter city, so I am certainly used to driving. It's just getting the lay of the land that makes me a bit nervous.

When we finally do head to Los Angeles, the chic boutique Chamberlain West Hollywood Hotel will certainly be at the top of our list. It is nestled in a residential area of West Hollywood, but is just off Santa Monica Boulevard and is moments from Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip. Combine its location with its incredibly chic interiors, and you've got a winner! The décor was designed by David McCauley. Can you guess which very prominent designer's team he is a part of? The modern luxe interiors feature a palette of masculine blues and greys with touches of Hollywood Regency. According to McCauley, "textures like raffia wallpaper and suede-upholstery keep it from being boring."

The Chamberlain's American Bar and Bistro features twenty foot floor to ceiling windows, dramatic pendant lighting, and varying shades of green and teal. The restaurant serves Modern American fare with a California twist.

The use of cool greys, blues, and greens continues into the bar which features and expansive martini menu.

"The hotel's 114 suites feature a stylish mix of classic furnishings, contemporary amenities and a cool, clean palette inventively styled to evoke the feel and spirit of a private home."


"Luxury residential touches such as high thread count bed linens, gas log fireplaces and designer bath and body care amenities combine with up-to-the-moment hotel conveniences, including room service, in-room media centers with high-speed Internet access, LCD flat panel televisions and DVD/VCR/CD players."

A stylish work area in one of the well-appointed guestrooms

The Chamberlain has the look of a chic pied-á-terre, as it was once a residential building.

The hotel features a stylish rooftop pool with sweeping views of the city.

So, my dear readers, do you have any tips or advice to share for anyone looking to visit the city of angels?

6 comments:

Sweet Nothings said...

they make the best cocktails!

When visiting LA, you must do the shopping! Robertson, Rodeo, the Grove, and Melrose...if for nothing else, it makes GREAT people watching!!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Thanks for the tip!

carolineinbethesda said...

I recommend a trip to the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills on La Cienega. It was designed by Philippe Starck and features The Bazaar restaurant by Jose Andres. A visit here is like a trip to another planet. Very inspirational!

Haven and Home said...

Wow, that second picture is amazing! I love your jet set series, so many places I want to go...

royalapothic said...

Hello from West Hollywood. The Chamberlain is around the corner and unfortunately is a little loud. The London is newly redone and beautiful. I would definitely suggest brunch at the Hotel Bel Air. It is right outta the Nancy Regan 80's but an amazing place! Let me know if you need any tips on things to see.

royalapothic said...

Hello from West Hollywood. The Chamberlain is around the corner and unfortunately is a little loud. The London is newly redone and beautiful. I would definitely suggest brunch at the Hotel Bel Air. It is right outta the Nancy Regan 80's but an amazing place! Let me know if you need any tips on things to see.