Beverly Hills Hotel. This hotel is a huge power center of energy. There is a vortex of positive and supportive energy in the land. It was built in 1912 and has been a landmark for Hollywood success stories ever since. Top deals have been negotiated all over the hotel by Hollywood execs and those in the industry from the bungalows to pool side. If I'm having a bad day, I will go there, meditate in the gardens and feel much better. When I am doing business deals, I will always have my meetings in the hotel, especially in the Polo Lounge and they always turn out successful. My dreams have come true there many times. I believe there is a greater chance a business meeting will be more successful there than anywhere else in Los Angeles.
Mister C Hotel at Beverly Hills. Mister C has fascinating Hollywood history. Cary Grant used to live in the hotel for a time, and it still retains vibrations of 60's Hollywood. It has been beautifully restored and updated, but you can't mistake that Old Hollywood feel. From an energy standpoint, it's incredible. You feel like the Rat Pack will walk through those doors at any moment or Ann-Margret will be sunbathing by the pool. Now young Hollywood hipsters love to hang there.
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. This hotel has positive energy, is the IT place for big Hollywood business, and holds an energy for prosperity. From an energy standpoint this hotel is the best place to communicate your message in L.A. Whether it's during a press junket from a suite or pitching a business deal at Culina. It has big success energy. Celebrities and executives are attracted to the hotel like a magnet. The energy is reflected by the number of celebrities that stay there and the power events that take place. I recommend this hotel to all my international clients because it's the best of all worlds - business, relaxation and Hollywood fun. It has an amazing staff who have seen it all but are always friendly and discreet. True manifestation of wishes and dreams happen here daily.
LAX Hilton. This is much more than an upscale airport hotel. For years, this hotel has been a mecca for metaphysical and well being events and expos. For some reason, it tends to attract those interested in bettering themselves. Maybe it’s the beautiful and powerful amethyst and quartz crystal clusters displayed throughout the lobby and event areas or the good energy amplifying rock crystal chandeliers. Definitely not your typical generic energy airport hotel.
La Quinta Resort. This historic Spanish architecture hotel near Palm Springs has amazing energy and is a true desert oasis of restoration an enhances creativity. It was a favorite winter vacation home of silent movie stars and former presidents. The resort is known for its enchanting gardens, bungalows and villas, one of which was the inspiration for Frank Capra to write “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Greta Garbo had a house on the property and its magical 1920’s Moorish courtyard is now used for glamorous parties and warm desert night starlight events. For a year, I lived in a villa here and loved to relax by the many pools and imagine the Vision Quests that coming of age Native American’s experienced on this sacred and great energy land.
Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara has a great energy that calms the mind, nurtures the body and lifts the soul. I spend a lot of time here, especially in Montecito, to relax and restore my energy. When my clients need a rest and an energy boost, I will recommend a weekend getaway to the best energy beach in California, Butterfly Beach, right in front of the incredible Four Seasons. The staff at the resort are so welcoming and nurturing it feels like you have come home. My favorite part of a stay is the soothing sounds of the ocean waves for a deeply refreshing sleep.
And the winner for not-so-positive energy?
Roosevelt Hotel. Well, if you are up for a spiritual adventure and don’t mind a bump or two in the night, then this now hip, historic hotel is for you. It was home to the very first Academy Awards in its spooky ballroom. The hotel is known for the playful activity from the passed-on spirits of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. Marilyn Monroe used to show up in a mirror, but disappointingly, since the renovations, the hotel took the mirror out. I hear that some guests still hear the sounds of a trumpet, see apparitions and feel cold spots in the late hours. It's coo-coo crazy, but in a good way.
[Photo: Aiden Chase]