At the SPA at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, interior designer Oliva Villaluz settled on an aquamarine hue before anything else. “To make the spa feel like an oasis, I wanted to use the color of water,” she says. “So I chose glass tiles in different shades of blue; not just an accent here or there, but entire walls of color.”
The Sunset Marquis has an effortless and unpretentious cool with its Spanish-inspired architecture, gorgeous tropical-looking gardens, 60s-minimalist swimming pools and most obviously, its history. If These Walls Could Rock is the coffee table book we found in our suite and it tells the tales of the Sunset Marquis’ most famous guests – everyone from Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones, the Bee Gees etc etc.
While this West Hollywood hideaway is known mostly as a mecca for big names in the music biz, it’s also a favorite among movie movers and shakers — think George Clooney, Pedro Almódovar and Michael Fassbender. It’s a rock & roll playground for sure, but the tucked-away tropical setting, soothing spa and pared down rooms provide just the kind of vibe needed to help you keep calm and carry on during Awards Season.
Available Valentine’s week at SPA Sunset Marquis, enjoy a couples romance ritual adorned with rose petals and candlelight along with a rainfall shower for two at SPA Sunset Marquis, just footsteps from your private villa. Enjoy side by side aromatherapy massages, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for 50-minute massages ($150/person), a 60-minute massage ($180/person), a 80-minute massage ($220/person) and a 90-minute massage ($250/person).
If you really want to impress your new Tinder date, consider this upscale, garden-like oasis inside the Sunset Marquis hotel. The airy, string-lit patio sets the tone for a romantic evening under the stars with a farm-to-table inspired menu showcasing California’s freshest produce and ingredients. With menu highlights like the creamy burrata, beef tenderloin and seared scallops, and an average entree price of $38, you can expect a steep bill but a meal that will leave a lasting impression.
It’s January again and that means one thing — and we’re not talking about resolutions. No, the new year brings a fresh award season in Los Angeles! If you’re a serious entertainment fan coming to town with the hopes of letting some of that big-time celebrity dust rub off on you, you’ll want to know about 10 of the top hotels and restaurants where you can spot the A-Listers beginning with the Golden Globes this weekend, and up through until the Academy Awards in late February (and beyond).
Guests don’t have to walk the few steps to the House of Blues, The Comedy Store, the Viper Room, or the Whisky a Go-Go to see some of the biggest names in Rock-N-Roll; they simply need to walk the halls at the Sunset Marquis and gaze at the autographed photos from previous hotel guests. The hotel is also home to one of the best recording studios in the area, NightBird, where Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Slash, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, and Jeff Beck have all spent time recording.
Celebrity guests including Kerry Washington, Pharrell Williams and Billy Bob Thornton, who took home the award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama last night, have all stayed at this West Hollywood haunt, which is an equally short limo ride from both the Beverly Hilton and the Dolby Theater, where the Academy Awards are held.
Stars checking into the exclusive address tend to occupy the 3,200-square-foot, two story Presidential Villa, which boasts a private screening room, a grand piano and a dining room that can seat ten.
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Someone must have been very good this year, because Cavatina, located at the iconic Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, is ready to spread the holiday cheer with a rather decadent seasonal tasting menu this Christmas holiday. Hours before Santa checks his naughty / nice list, Cavatina is featuring Yuletide-inspired dishes to feast on such as an heirloom cauliflower and parsnip soup to start, followed by a chicory and pear salad. For the main course, choose between a roasted ocean trout, a delicious braised beef short rib with sweet and sour cippolini onion, brussels sprouts, herbed polenta, and veal jus, or a wild mushroom risotto. Dessert calls for an utterly scrumptious carmalized apple brown butter cake that you won’t want to miss out on!
From its inception in 1963, when the hotel opened to give entertainers and guests of the nearby Playboy Club somewhere to stay, the Sunset Marquis has been the favorite destination for rockers, writers, and actors visiting LA (hence the underground recording studio). Stay in one of their Mediterranean-style villas which were recently given an overhaul as part of the hotel’s $25 million facelift. It’s the perfect place to crash after a wild night at Bar 1200 next door.
This West Hollywood stunner is tucked away off the Sunset Strip at the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel. In a garden-like oasis complete with lush greenery and a waterfall, the outdoor patio adorned with string lights makes an idyllic setting for a date. Executive chef Chris Turano has crafted a new seasonal menu that highlights California’s finest produce; along with James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Schlow, Turano creates dishes that look and taste divine. With their special four-course Christmas and New Year’s Eve menus, Cavatina is a great place to celebrate the holidays, so treat your friends.
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