Luxury Hotels: After quite a long wait and the building anticipation of discerning travelers everywhere, the W Hollywood Hotel is open at last and eager to greet its guests. With all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood behind the famed name of hospitality, travelers will not be disappointed during their first (or second, or third) stay.
Set at the epicenter of Hollywood nightlife, the W’s latest addition to its illustrious list of locations puts you face to face with exactly what the renowned city is known for. The hotel puts you in close contact with some of Hollywood’s biggest landmarks, like the Pantages Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl, the famous Sunset Strip, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the House of Blues and beyond.
Beyond your check in, you have your chance to explore the hotel and experience it in its entirety, beginning with the expansive Living Room settled under an impossibly high ceiling and, during the day, flooded with light through the looming floor-to-ceiling windows. This is, of course, where the W has entirely innovated the hotel experience. Instead of the same stuffy and stolid hotel lobbies meant to hurry you to your next destination beyond the hotel, the W’s Living Rooms take place of the lobby and invite you to relax, lounge with family and friends, and treat it as a comfortable meeting space.
From the Living Room, your spacious room awaits you, and W Hotels has truly gone above and beyond at their new location. You will immediately notice the small details on the way to your room: the glossy, mirrored ceilings and the ring of glittering stones circling the peepholes on every door. Upon entering, you are greeted by sleek, clean lines and crisp bright whites offset by small touches of color around the room. Huge flat screen TVs, their amazing, plush beds, and long desks make you feel at home. Every guestroom, from a small single perfect for business trips, to the immaculate and extravagant suites, are spacious and comforting, ideal for any type of stay.
It is true when they say that the W has thought of everything. There is nothing you will want for during your stay: with their seemingly endless list of services and the elite “Whatever/Whenever” service, you’ll be hard-pressed to think of something you’ll have to leave the hotel to do.
And sometimes, in Hollywood, that’s a good thing, especially on a crowded Friday or Saturday night at the clubs. Lounge in your spacious room, sipping cocktails with friends before heading down to the Living Room, which has now turned into an after-hours hotspot, roped off and pulsing with music. From the relaxed atmosphere of chairs and couches spread throughout the lounge, the large, circular couch topped with pillows at the center of the winding staircase to the beautiful glowing bar, the Living Room is the perfect spot to wind down your evening or just get things started.
But during your stay at the W Hollywood Hotel, a trip to their outstanding restaurant, Delphine, is in order. Upon crossing the threshold into the restaurant, the décor from the sultry and lavish Living Room changes and you are surrounded by the cool and neutral tones of the south of France. With an outstanding and mouthwatering menu (not to mention the tempting cocktail menu!), your meal will be exceptional from appetizers to dessert. The incredibly accommodating and friendly staff makes no exceptions when ensuring your meal is perfect, which it will no doubt be.
Whether you are visiting the new W Hollywood for work or play, the lavish surroundings of the hotel will have you returning again and again, even if you live just around the corner. Having tailored the space to make it ideal for all matters celebrity, from giant parties to photo shoots to press junkets, the W Hollywood Hotel will be on everyone’s list of places to stay in 2010.
For JustLuxe Kate Prihoda
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