West Hollywood's Hidden Gem
West Hollywood, CA- Tucked away on a discreet and unassuming side street, the Sunset Marquis has been a favorite haunt of rockers and Hollywood royalty since 1963. The Rosenthal family owned hotel has played home to hit makers such as U2, the Rolling Stones, Green Day, Aerosmith, John Legend, Mary J. Blige and Justin Timberlake just to name a few.
You'd never know that you were a stone's throw away from the famed Sunset Strip. The Marquis's suites and villas are surrounded by verdant landscaping, offering a serene refuge from the chaos above. For locals, hands down, Sunset Marquis wins in the department of tranquil urban oasis. No need to trek to the O.C. or Malibu for a relaxing weekend getaway. Book a suite or villa at the Sunset Marquis and leave your worries behind you...for the weekend anyway.
When it comes to fine dining, look no further than Restaurant, the Sunset Marquis' award winning hotspot. It's not uncommon to see heavy-weight celebrities and media moguls making deals, or wannabe writer's pitching scripts to major studio heads. Though Restaurant is as "Industry" as it gets, it's acclaimed Executive Chef Guillaume Burlion's mastery in the kitchen that keeps fans coming back for more.
Burlion, a native of France, has honed his skills working for the likes of uber-chefs Joel Robuchon and Paul Bocuse, so expect daring and innovative surprises such as Bison Tenderloin Carpaccio, Smoked Escargot Sushi, and Peking Style Duck Breast. The menu is geared towards the most discriminating foodie but not to fear, there is plenty for the the most basic of diners as well: an 8oz. Center Cut Prime Fillet Mignon; a 32oz. "Tomahawk"
Prime Chop (for two); Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon; and a Thin Crust Pizette.
1200 Alta Loma Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
For those lucky enough to book a stay, there really is no need to have a car. First of all, the 400 thread count Frette linens and King-sized pillow top bed will make it very difficult to leave your room. Secondly, your 24 hour room service and concierge will make certain that your every whim is met (legally speaking!). If you do so desire to venture out of your Zen-like, Mediterranean-styled suite or villa, there are two heated pools, a top rated art gallery, the always happening Bar 1200, the award winning Restaurant, access to Equinox Fitness and even a recording studio if you decided to unleash your inner rocker.
For the more adventurous, the House of Blues, Laugh Factory, and Viper Room are all a walk or quick cab ride away for you stiletto wearing travelers. Sunset Plaza, a shoppers paradise, is literally at your doorstep with plenty of dining options and popular shops such as BCBG, H&M, Armani Exchange, H. Lorenzo and Just Cavalli. If it's a beauty fix you're after there is a Drybar location, Sunset Tan and the celebrity favorite Jessica Nails.
For serious shoppers who are looking to get their Rodeo on, Beverly Hills is less than a mile away. The Beverly Center, another top-notch shopping destination is also less than a mile away.