If you needed yet another excuse to visit Los Angeles this spring, La Peer Hotel has debuted in the heart of West Hollywood’s dynamic Design District, delivering a sense of flair and finesse to the city’s boutique hotel scene.
The 105-room urban hideaway is an intimate oasis perfectly positioned between the famed streets of Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. Perfect for your travel alter-ego as an out of work actor/pool boy/trust fund misfit, this chic escape, designed by acclaimed architect Gulla Jónsdóttir (and built on the site of her first studio), has a secluded pool ringed by custom-made lanterns (perfect for moonlight script readings with newly-acquainted starlets, and a 4,000-square-foot private rooftop event terrace for those essential nights networking.
Recover from the gruelling schedule of a star waiting to be discovered in guest rooms dressed in earthy, natural tones, including white oak herringbone flooring, leather walls and bronze columns. The hotel’s penthouse on the fourth-floor features Jónsdóttir’s own furniture collection and a large terrace overlooking the hills with its own lounge and dining area, and essential fire pit.
You’ll find artistic inspiration throughout your new home-away-from-home, with hand-selected paintings, photography, and poetry from Jónsdóttir’s colleagues and friends interspersed throughout the hotel, including an incomparable elevator design by Kahori Maki and the first collaboration between internationally renowned graffiti artist Retna with artist Guerin Swing, a stunning installation for the hotel’s backyard courtyard. La Peer’s ground floor is also home to Jónsdóttir’s new studio gallery, Atelier Gulla Jónsdóttir.
You’ll also keep your strength up thanks to chef Casey Lane’s newest LA endeavour, Viale dei Romani, which is situated off the lobby area bringing a modern take on Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, laced with inspiration from Southern France and Northern Africa, to Los Angeles – think wood-fired seafood, raw fish preparations, and the traditional chickpea crêpe Cecina served with falafel, crudo, and marinated local vegetables.
Also be sure to leave time for a libation in the elegant bar or, if you’ve already found fame and fortunate among the Hollywood Hills, request the In Room Bottle Service to ply your cronies on the terrace.
Because it’s all about networking.
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