is no such thing as a true home away from home. But
seeking comfort and anonymity while one is away from home can be difficult. Here's where some of
the happy few reside while visiting the movie capital.
In the City of Angels the decision is usually based
on impeccable service and private entrances.
Talk about isolation, you cannot beat the Bel-Air. This
quintessential retreat is and has been the ultimate
hideaway for those seeking privacy. With a private entrance on the north side
of the property, nobody ever needs to know you are staying there.
In fact, the swans might be the only ones that see you come and go. (The Bel-Air is closed for renovations until mid-2011.)
Belle at the Beach
Shutters offers peace, serenity and warmth. A cozy feel
from the lobby with fireplaces continues into the luxurious
rooms. Request a presidential suite with in-suite wine cellar,
huge Jacuzzi tub and full ocean view enjoyment. One
Pico doubles up as your private dining room, unless you
prefer room service so you can eat on the balcony while looking over the beach happenings.
Pretty in Pink
The Pink Lady really delivers in terms of service, quality
and amenities. Business meetings of all kinds have taken
place over the years in the many venues of the property
from the pool to the Polo Lounge. Your private lap pool
anchors the four-bedroom Presidential Bungalow or if
one room is all you need, stay in a private cottage.
You may access it directly from the street without having
to tread through the lobby.
Rejuvenate with a grape seed scrub and go hide in one
of the poolside cabanas, head down to the Belvedere
for a power lunch or a romantic dinner—all this in
legendary Peninsula service. Hitch a ride in one of
the house Rolls-Royces to Rodeo Drive or walk over to
the CAA to hammer out the details of your next role and return through
the back gate unnoticed.
The castle is where Hollywood royalty can let it all
hang out. It's private, elitist and very decadent. The
walls still whisper lurid details of bygone escapades, although new stories are still being created each night.
We could spend months here.