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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills


Destination Design: Los Angeles

By The Editors



Ready to broaden your horizons and get inspired for your inner space? Then, it’s time to book your tickets. We’ve scoped out must-try hotels, gorgeous eateries, top boutiques and hot furnishings in four chic cities—Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago and Miami.

“Design, now more than ever, is critical to the success of a luxury hotel,” explains Luc Delafosse, the managing director of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which just opened this summer. “This hotel performs both visually and functionally in all areas. The rooms deliver a chic, elegant and fresh layout, and not only offer relaxing outdoor terraces and patios, but also seamlessly integrate technology features that will meet business and social expectations,” says Delafosse. While the 170 guest rooms are certainly exquisite, it’s the Waldorf’s many amenities that separate it from the rest. From the gorgeous La Prairie spa to a sprawling rooftop pool and bar, the hotel has it all, but its two restaurants from Jean-Georges Vongerichten propel the property to the next level of luxury. “L.A. has always had a great food culture,” says Vongerichten. “We will have a special niche here and bring something that’s totally different—flavors people have never had before.” We’re sold. Rooms from $815 per night, 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.860.6666

Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball

Ever since Farrow & Ball established itself in Dorset, England, in 1946, the luxury paint and wallpaper brand has set the industry standard. Now, its second L.A. store shows off the company’s carefully edited 132-hue palette and handmade wallpaper with ease. “We created a brand-new color wall and a consultation desk to facilitate the selection process and inspire creativity,” explains showroom manager Aaron Lyons. Although the brand prides itself on timeless shades, certain hues, like Hay and All White, are standouts. “Both fresh and positive, they’ll brighten up a space and add an air of sophistication, particularly when paired with designer pieces,” says Head of Creative Charlotte Cosby. Other trends include mixing high gloss and matte finishes and jewel tones, such as Radicchio, a deep red; and Studio Green, a dark rich shade she recommends for floors in lieu of black. Paint from $99 per gallon, wallpaper from $230 per roll, 1016 Montana Ave., Santa Monica  

Complementing Otium’s solid dishes is the chic rustic design courtesy of Studio UNLTD and House of Honey. Steel, glass, wood, copper, stone and ceramics unite with moody lighting, handpicked accessories and streamlined furniture to create an atmosphere that's equally hip and comfortable. 222 S. Hope St., 213.935.8500

The new InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown boasts 36 stories. Clocking in at 1,100 feet tall, the tower—the brand’s largest property in the Americas to date—is sure to draw watering-hole aficionados with its soaring rooftop bar, the skyscraper’s crown jewel featuring 360-degree views. Outfitted with fire pits and wall-to-wall glass surroundings, the Western Hemisphere’s highest open-air bar takes happy hour to new heights with a bevy of signature cocktails. After all that imbibing, head to the 71st floor, where a high-end French-inspired steakhouse answers carnivorous callings. Finally, top firm AC Martin’s sophisticated aesthetic draws upon architectural historian Reyner Banham’s tome, Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies ($23, Barnes & Noble), ensuring every inch of the jaw-dropping venue is quintessentially L.A. From $379 per night, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Downtown L.A., 213.688.777  

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