W Hotel Hollywood
The red-carpeted lobby and nearby Living Room cocktail lounge are an always-active flux of fringe celebrities and reality stars, models, agents’ assistants and studio underlings. The attractive crowd enjoys being observed, so wear your finest and come prepared. The equally sharp-dressed rooms are stylish and modern in dazzling whites and bold colors, many with spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills. The alcoved Delphine Brasserie offers traditional Mediterranean food from renowned chef Sascha Lyon (formerly of Pastis in New York) in a rich, comfortable setting frequented by theatre patrons from up Hollywood Boulevard. Drai’s Rooftop Bar high atop the hotel serves cocktails with a view to the barely-legal in a club-like atmosphere. The pool and cabanas are more scene than swim both day and night – the view of the city (and of the clientele) will leave you breathless. Indeed, everything about the W Hotel Hollywood shouts, “Look at me!”, from the modern architecture and design, luxurious fabrics and rich colors, bold accents, stunning views and mysteriously confident people. And since this is the new Hollywood, you can’t help but look.