This lush Conejo Valley hotel rests on nine landscaped acres less than an hour northwest of downtown L.A.
The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is a luxury lifestyle resort situated at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Conejo Valley, a mere 40-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport. Developed by David Murdock, billionaire philanthropist and chairman of Dole Foods, the hotel lies opposite Dole World Headquarters and is centrally located for hiking, biking, the beaches of Malibu and the picturesque wineries in the canyons between Westlake Village and the Pacific Ocean.
This Four Seasons is partnered with The California Health & Longevity Institute, which sets the pace for health-conscious guests with medical doctors, acupuncture, cooking classes from The Wellness Kitchen and specialized therapies. The hotel also has its own 41,000-square-foot spa, with 28 treatment rooms, each opening onto a private outdoor garden. There are separate men's and women's lounge facilities, four lavishly appointed treatment suites with fireplaces and private pools, and myriad treatments from Swedish, Craniosacral and Thai massages to a Bamboo Body Polish and exclusive DNA Exfoliating Growth Factor facial. After indulging in one of the spa’s holistic services, guests can relax at the huge outdoor pool or in one of the poolside cabanas, each furnished with a private bar, flat-screen television and lounge chairs. There is also a Serenity Pool for adults only. Other places to unwind include the sauna, whirlpool and a 16,000-square-foot fitness center, which offers complimentary yoga, group cycling and core conditioning classes.
Having worked up an appetite, guests can dine on chef Masa Shimakawa’s modern Japanese cuisine at ONYX. For locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, the Lobby Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a special Farmer's Market Breakfast on weekends and Coastal Market seafood experience on Saturday nights. Hampton’s offers an elaborate Sunday jazz and Champagne brunch, and for those seeking casual drinks, try the specialty cocktails at the lobby bar, happy hour at The Lookout or California wines at The Tasting Room, which operates in partnership with Malibu Family Wines. Guests on the go will appreciate Stir for quick bites and a cup of Stumptown coffee.
At day’s end, settle into one of the 243 guest rooms or 27 suites, all elegantly decorated with Regency-style mahogany furnishings and individually selected artworks. Amenities include flat-screen plasma televisions, plush bathrobes and slippers, overnight shoeshine, laundry, dry cleaning and twice-daily housekeeping service. Rounding out the hotel's facilities are a game room with ping pong and classic arcade games, a round-the-clock business center and elegant meeting rooms.