In a city steeped in movie history, this property is one of the industry’s most popular and iconic enclaves. It was founded in 1966 and after being closed for a US$2.5-billion renovation, it reopened under the Fairmont banner in 2022. The result is a 400-room hotel that offers a totally ‘Hollywood’ flavor in every corner. The hotel is a destination in itself thanks to the work of architect Minoru Yamasaki. It has also served as a location for countless Los Angeles-based films.
Amenities: One of the musts of this hotel is the Lumière restaurant, with French touches but which offers a definite homage to cinema. While not something the hotel offers as such, guests could see any day of the year a parade of celebrities, athletes and politicians touching base here. In fact, one of the Fairmont’s landmarks is that in its ballroom Richard Nixon celebrated the moon landing in 1969.
Business and Events tips: While many business travelers tend to be frugal (depending on their companies and expense account), this property’s Fairmont Gold experience is worthwhile. It’s a service where luxury amenities are at a traveler’s fingertips. Within the hotel, the company dedicates 71 rooms and suites to this experience, which offers private check-in and check-out, as well as personal attendants.
What’s nearby: The hotel is minutes from Beverly Hills and is located within walking distance of some of the region’s most famous beaches. The district is home to the Westfiled Century City mall, and from there you can plan tours to movie studio headquarters. Century City is home, for example, to 20th Century Fox Studios.
Regular rate in a Fairmont Gold room, with one king-size bed: US$636.25 per night.
Location: 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA, 90067, U.S.A.