Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
California - Hotel Review
Urban Oasis with European Flair
by Stacie Stukin
glass façade on Beverly Boulevard
though the Sofitel
Los Angeles at Beverly Hills sits on a busy intersection, the sound
of cars whooshing by quickly becomes a nuisance of the
past once you cross the glass and metal façade
into the sleek lobby. This urban 295-room retreat underwent a $40 million renovation and the result is a
sophisticated and welcoming nod to the European roots
of this Accor group property.
in one of Los
Angeles' best walking neighborhoods, the hotel
is just a couple of blocks from the Robertson Boulevard
stretch where the latest seen-on-starlet fashions are
as omnipresent as the paparazzi who stalk them. The Beverly
Center shopping center is across the street and if you
walk in any direction, you'll find an array of excellent
But all you need is right on-site. The SoBoutique stocks everything from Pop Rocks candy to Calypso-scented candles. With a space-age Internet bar, business center and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, corporate travelers can easily merge work and play. The high-concept SoFit state-of-the-art fitness center has a team of personal trainers and indoor/outdoor feel with lots of open windows so you get plenty of fresh air while you pump iron. You can also take advantage of the outdoor pool for sunbathing and snacks in a private atmosphere. The hotel's height of relaxation, though, is LeSpa at Sofitel, which indulges guests with its soothing designer atmosphere, thoughtfully crafted treatments and products by Decléor and Carita.
Sophisticated guest room
House restaurant Estérel (formerly Simon L.A.) offers a menu of inventive French cuisine in a setting that is both playful and refined at the same time. In addition, small plates and cocktails can be enjoyed at Riviera 31.
a respite from the hotel's nightlife bustle, settle
into one of the guest rooms decorated in calming cream
tones with splashes of subtle color. Enjoy the Roger &
Gallet bath amenities, the rain shower heads, the flat-panel
32-inch LCD HDTV's and the ultra-plush bed. For
a prime view of the Hollywood hills, request a room that
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