Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Grand, sophisticated and elegant, this downtown hotel is a bastion of timeless, Old Hollywood opulence.
Four Seasons Hotel
In one of the best areas to stay in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills boasts the timeless style and luxury many have come to expect from the group
Starline Tours
Renowned operator Starline Tours takes celeb-lovers to the homes of the rich and famous and now beyond.
The Dresden Room
Retro-kitsch trappings host LA's most famous lounge singing duo...
Massage Therapy Center
You can't always rely on your other half to massage out your knots particularly if you don't have an other half which is where the Los Angeles Massage Therapy Center comes in; sure to put a smile on even the most stressed-out city-dweller's face.
Boardner’s
A Tinseltown tipplers Mecca that has hosted many of Hollywood's finest...
Grand Central Market
For international culinary diversity collect your change and bag a bargain at LA’s oldest and largest open-air food hall.
Staples Center
Like the gates of heaven for sports fiends and fans alike the Staples Center is also a great place to spot a-listers in the crowds that congregate here.
The Stairs
Green Door
A lush and labyrinthine parlour evoking 1920s Paris...
Perry’s
Perry's is something of an institution on LA sands; offering bikes and burgers in equal measures (not at the same time mind) this is the perfect place to get some exercise and refuel in suitable calorific fashion afterwards.
Burke Williams
Tropicana
The A-list has slunk off elsewhere, leaving a mid-century modern oasis complete with heated pool to steam up the scene.
Santa Monica Beach
Like something straight out of Baywatch this is LA's signature stretch of sand; expect bronzed bodies lifeguard posts and more sexy scenery than you can shake a very large stick at.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Just low profile enough to attract the real heavy hitters, Raffles combines new-school design with old-school opulence...
Petit Ermitage
Achingly hip and artisan spot in West Hollywood that’ll bring out the bohemian in any traveler.  
Hotel Erwin
Ideal accommodation in LA for those who prefer to stay within minutes of the sea, Hotel Erwin also allows guests to enjoy the scenery after a day on the sand from a lofty perch on its rooftop garden.
Malibu Beach Inn
Eco-surf-chic hotel is the embodiment of California cool in one of the most laid back areas to stay in Los Angeles...
Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
Slightly off the wall, definitely not banal, this West Hollywood boutique intrigues and titivates...
Hotel Bel-Air
Swan-filled lakes in a serene Spanish colonial setting epitomises the grandeur of LA's grande dame...
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
A Rodeo drive classic with all the bling, all the celebrities and prices to match.
Downtown Los Angeles
The recently neglected downtown area in L.A has much to offer the budding sightseer. Flounce around Union Station like movie and television stars of the past before touring the sights of Broadway.
Surf Academy
Nobody likes to wipe out which is why Surf Academy is a must when thinking of taking to the waters to impress bikini-clad girls.
Honda Center
No it's not a car showroom - it's an indoor arena for the almighty Anaheim Ducks ice hockey's much-beloved team.
Chung King Road (N Hill St)
Take a break from scoffing dim sum in Hollywood's famous Chinatown to get all cultural and view some art in the galleries that line the surrounding streets.
Solstice Canyon
Be sure to take your camera with you to Solstice Canyon which offers more superb scenery than you could ever imagine.
LeSpa
Sumptuous treatments are the order of the day at Le Spa the in-house spa at Sofitel Hotel. Expect decadence by the bucketload.
Bar Noir at Maison 140
The classic secret rendezvous with perfect Martinis to kick start the action...
Argyle Spa
Esotouric Bus Adventures
Don't get put off by the idea of a bus tour, when Esotouric takes you on a tour of LA's most hidden treasures it's got to be worth it. And it is ten-fold.
Bradbury Building
Named after its commissioner – Lewis L. Bradbury – a mining millionaire turned developer, this now National Historic Landmark has been the muse for many a science fiction production. 
Black’s Beach
Most of us prefer to cover up on the beach but some prefer to sprawl on the sand and frolic in the surf without so much as a stitch. And for those there's Black Beach.
The Charlie
A slice of the English cottage life makes The Charlie one of the more quaint places to stay in Los Angeles, with amenities bursting out of its stained-glass panes.
Huntington Beach
Like something straight off a postcard Huntington Beach offers the kind of orange-hued dreamscape that would make anyone want to pack up and move to LA. Sun sand surf and so many damn sexy people.
Thompson Beverly Hills
Luscious dark 60s décor is re-imagined to LA simplicity in Thompson Hotel’s Beverly Hills offering.
Mark Taper Forum
Known for its nurturing of quality productions, the Taper is reputed for housing slightly more weighty productions. Look up the schedule for a new season of fantastic theatre.
Chamberlain West Hollywood
This sleek, recently converted boutique hotel prizes that oasis vibe above all else, as it strives to pamper guests with brand-name bath products, private balconies, in-room fireplaces, and an eponymous bistro serving new Californian cuisine. 
The Original Pantry Cafe
24-hour restaurant with a menu as large as the portions...
The Standard Downtown
Funky, kitsch and oh so retro-cool downtown hotel with to die for rooftop bar.
Chateau Marmont
The Chateu Marmont provides more than just accommodation in LA for its famous guests...

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