Cast your gaze upon the recently revitalized area in the Hollywood Hills and beyond from the 26th-floor rooftop deck of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, complete with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, cabanas and poolside beds perfect for soaking up the California sun. Located in the LEED-certified tower of LA Live, a large entertainment center with shopping, restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs, there’s little reason to leave the complex, unless you scored tickets to a pro basketball or hockey game in the adjacent Staples Center.
Dip your toes into the highest rooftop swimming pool in LA, at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel. Sip cocktails like the hotel’s signature drink, Mr. Plant, named in honor of the legendary Led Zeppelin rocker and frequent hotel visitor in the 1970s. The intimate rooftop deck includes cabanas, plus stunning views of the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Hills beyond. Does Andaz get your vote for best LA rooftop bar?
Your 5-star escape begins the moment you stroll past tranquil Swan Lake and through the exquisite paradise gardens to arrive at the iconic Hotel Bel-Air. Amid these 12 acres, the rich and famous lounge in the 45 decadent suites, which offer grand residential layouts and garden patios — perfect for hiding from the paparazzi. Revel in locally sourced cuisine at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, or detox from last night’s indulgences at the spa by La Prairie, where age-defying facials get you camera-ready.
Hobnob with trendy locals and perhaps a celebrity or 2 at the SLS Beverly Hills. Located between the iconic neighborhood and central Los Angeles, it’s the perfect place to stay while exploring celebrated hot spots including Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Center. When you've finished schmoozing, tuck into one of the personalized suites designed by Philippe Starck, such as a fitness-focused lifestyle suite or a terrace room with a tropical balcony. Later, lounge in the Bazaar, a trendy dining spot by star chef José Andrés.
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