Lately we’ve been fixated on the rolling Hollywood Hills, the action-packed Sunset Strip and the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica. Yes, we’re California dreamin’ this week, including a stay at West Hollywood’s most stylish escape, The Chamberlain.
STYLE Retro Hollywood hideout
SETTING Walk to WeHo
WHY THIS WEEK?
There’s still time to make the summer of ’15 go down in the books as the most free-wheeling, couldn’t-forget-it-if-you-tried experience of your life. Well, that is of course until fall ’15 gives it a run for its money. But first things first: summer. If you’ve put off booking a getaway, you’re in luck. The Chamberlain West Hollywood is offering 15 per cent off suites and 25 per cent off valet parking from now until 7 September 2015. That means you’ve still got a chance to hit up the shops on Melrose, soak up the exhibits at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and feel the wind in your hair as you cruise Santa Monica Boulevard. You’ve also still got an opportunity to splash out in one of the Chamberlain’s mod-inspired suites, complete with private balconies and gas fireplaces.
OUR FAVOURITE BITS
The rooftop’s heated saltwater pool, with loungers and a private cabana, offers enticing views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown LA. Then there’s the Bistro – the Chamberlain’s onsite, guests-only eatery, which serves up California cuisine, including seared salmon with fennel root puree and butternut squash tortellini with burrata cheese. But it’s really the rooms that have us smitten. They’ve been decked out in eye-catching hues by David McCauley, who learned the ropes from design superstar Kelly Wearstler.
MR & MRS SMITH SAY…
‘Although the Chamberlain is on a quiet street (ensuring a good night’s sleep), it’s only a short walk from my favourite bookstore, Book Soup, and the other manifest temptations of Sunset Boulevard, from Balenciaga to the Viper Room. A ten-minute cab ride to Rodeo Drive and close to Robertson Boulevard and the upscale stores of Melrose Avenue, the Chamberlain is located as close as it comes to an epicentre in the sprawling topography of LA.’ Read playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s full review.