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Amanda Bynes is Spooking West Hollywood Hotels

October 31, 2014 at 5:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

When Amanda Bynes was placed under psychiatric care last summer after some outrageous incidents in NYC and LA, we thought, "Good. The girl is going to get the help she desperately needs." We also made a mental note that her best celebrity performance in hotels would be just a one-off win. We were wrong.

Amanda escaped was recently released from a second stint in a psychiatric hospital the other day and immediately took to the streets of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. That adventure alone signals she is still not well.

TMZ reported that Amanda was looking to find a place to stay in one of the hotels that line Sunset but was turned away. So she settled for chowing down at Mel's Diner, where a waitress promptly asked for money first then told TMZ everything Amanda ate and what she said.

Now, today TMZ reveals it was The London West Hollywood where Amanda was turned away. But she didn't take the diss lightly.

Sources tell [TMZ] Bynes attempted to snag a room at the London hotel as she meandered the streets on the Sunset Strip Thursday, but when she got there she was turned away. Amanda has stayed there before and caused big problems.

[TMZ was] told Amanda became angry, grabbed a giant wad of cash, and tossed the bills into the air in the direction of the front desk.

Despite how badly we feel for Amanda, we completely agree with the hotel on this blacklisting.

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Is This What The Edition West Hollywood Will Look Like? (NOPE)

August 11, 2014 at 11:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

UPDATE: We've been told this is NOT the rendering for Edition WeHo. Phew! We'll let you know when we've got a real one to share.

The Edition West Hollywood won't be opening until 2017 but when it does, it might look very similar to this rendering put forth by Eric Owen Moss Architects.

We first took notice of this design back in 2012 when it was revealed that an Edition hotel would open on the Sunset strip at Doheny. The hotel would take over the space occupied by the Scandia restaurant which served Scandinavian food to the stars before being replaced by a Mexican joint, Senoritas, in the 90s. (That place eventually closed in the early aughts.) Now, a tipster tells us there's more information about the design of the building:

A new, two story, 26 foot high retail building meets the intersection with a series of transparent, irregularly sloping glass planes – a “flying” glass ensemble. A 7,000 square foot ground floor restaurant with office on the second floor above, occupy theopening extends Sunset Boulevard into the site horizontally [in plan], and into the housing above, vertically [in section], visually associating the courtyard and retail spaces with the housing above. A variety of balcony sizes and configurations presents an irregular building volume, with clear glass and anodized aluminum panelized walls to the street below.

Um....ok. There's not much about the hotel component of the project to see, but we do know the property will have a courtyard, a pool and a spa, along with living gardens on the walls and the roofs. Still, with the opening about three years away and nary a construction crane in sight, we bet the design will change before then.

Now we wonder if there's a way to preserve some of the old Scandia restaurant's retro design? Or maybe Schrager will bring back the Scandia restaurant somehow? Ooo, we just got the shivers.

[Rendering via Eric Owen Moss Architects]

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The Sunset Strip May Soon Be Known as Los Angeles' Hotel Strip

August 7, 2014 at 6:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

We first heard of the grand hotel aspirations for Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard way back in 2010 when the news came out that the House of Blues would be replaced by a crazy hotel condo complex. Two years later, we learned an Edition Hotel was opening up at Sunset and Doheny. And now, it looks like both of these projects are coming to fruition, along with a few others.

Bloomberg News reports that the House of Blues will close down in the near future and make way for a 149-room hotel which will open sometime in 2017. The property will also have residences attached.

But the House of Blues is not the only spot to lose their presence on the Sunset Strip. Larry Flynt's erotic Hustler Store will also be closed up and replaced by a luxury hotel. Meanwhile, Ian Schrager and Marriott are still working on plans for their Edition Hotel at Sunset and Doheny. And a James Hotel is set to open at the corner of Sunset and La Cienega some time in 2016. Also opening near the Hustler store is yet another luxury hotel hotel with about 190 rooms.

We're not so good at math but to us, that looks like 5 new hotels for West Hollywood within the next three to four years. Way back when in 2010 we wondered if West Hollywood could even sustain two new hotels. But now with the area's hotels reporting 82 percent occupancy, we guess we have our answer.

For a better understanding of our Sunset Strip is being colonized by hotels, head over to Curbed LA which put together a nifty map.

[Photo: Flickr]

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BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Aniston Can Never Go Back to the Sunset Tower Hotel

August 29, 2013 at 4:31 PM | by | Comments (3)

"Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end," so said Brian Flanagan in the greatest movie of all time. And for Jennifer Aniston, if this recent gossip report is to be believed, her love affair with the Sunset Tower Hotel has come to a horrific conclusion.

The Daily Mail reports that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie not only spent a night at Jen's fave Hollywood hotel, but they slept in the same room as hers! Well, the same room that she always stays in. Not like, the same room at the same time.

The star couple slipped unnoticed into the glamorous Sunset Tower hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday night and checked into suite 1502 - the same room where Brad's ex-wife Jennifer likes to stay.

Even more scandalous is that Angelina specifically requested this room because she knew that Jen stays in it all the time.

On August 27, Angelina made a reservation for suite 1502, shelling out $2500 for the penthouse room with a large patio that wraps around much of the building. Later in the afternoon, the couple arrived and were escorted to the service entrance and whisked up to the penthouse - not leaving their room until 11am on Wednesday morning. They even shared an intimate dinner from room service on the penthouse balcony, with Los Angeles sprawled out below them.

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Jeff Klein's New Hotel Will Let Guests Be Naked Whenever They Want

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  Site Where: 845 N. San Vicente [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
June 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've always wanted hotelier Jeff Klein to open more hotels. After all, his Sunset Tower Hotel is one of the best hotels in LA, loved by celebs like Jennifer Aniston. Not to mention, with his City Club Hotel in New York City, he was a firm believer in offering free Wifi to his guests at a time when most hotels were still sending folks down to the business center to get online. But we're not quite sure about his latest acquisition.

Curbed LA reports that Klein has recently purchased a "a clothing-optional gay motel" in West Hollywood that's more known for being a drug haven. Eeek. The place is also adjacent, ironically, to a rehab facility called Klean. (Yes, that is correct.) But while Klein plans to keep the clothing optional aspect of the inn, he has now enforced a "zero tolerance" drug policy. Thank god.

However, he still has his work cut out for him. Check out this recent review of the inn on TripAdvisor reviews:

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Inside Cyndi Lauper's Secret Hotel Garden

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  Site Where: 1200 Alta Loma Rd [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
March 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

This may look like a quiet, tranquil bench on the property at The Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood but it's actually played a role in rock and roll history.

Cyndi Lauper has often visited this bench while staying at the hotel and considers this spot one of her fave places to write music. Want proof? If you visit Sunset Marquis' website, they have a picture of Cyndi lounging on the bench. Told ya! But, this being THE hotel for rock stars, having musicians around the property is considered just a normal day. Everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Joan Jett, John Lennon and Steven Tyler have all called the Marquis their home away from home at one point.

Fancy yourself a rock star? Rates at the Sunset Marquis start at $249 a night.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

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5 Yog-tastic Hotels In Los Angeles

Where: Los Angeles, CA
December 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

How's this for a yoga studio?

Los Angeles is a mecca for the yoga community, so it's no wonder there’s a heaping sun salutation's worth of glamorous hotels available for nomad yogis. Below, we've tracked down 5 of the hippest, most yoga-friendly hotels in LA for your next visit. Now, take a big breath, and let's begin!

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, CA (pictured): How about an hour of yoga amidst lapping waves on the warm Santa Monica sand? Shutters offers yoga on the beach every Thursday morning at 8am, free to hotel guests. To participate, simply reserve your spot with the concierge desk by 6pm the evening prior. The next morning, meet in front of the hotel and saunter down to the sandy beach, stopping just in front of the water to embark on an hour of stretchy, sandy serenity. Yoga mats and towels are provided. Guests can also book personal sessions if it’s just too embarrassing to face plant in the sand while trying to balance on one leg.

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A Haven for Rock Stars, The Sunset Marquis Also Likes Your Kids

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  Site Where: 1200 Alta Loma Road [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90069
June 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

The forever cool Sunset Marquis Hotel, tucked away beneath Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, has long been a retreat for actors and rock stars alike but we were thrilled to see that the hotel thinks kids rock too, thanks to their Kids Rock at Sunset Marquis kids packs.

Once you check-in to the hotel with your little one, there will be a black or pink nylon backpack waiting for them with a nametag attached. Inside, there's a black or pink t-shirt that says Kids Rock (sizes can be exchanged at the concierge desk), crayons, an "all-access" key and the Sunset Marquis Kids Passport which kids can color in, fill out a Hollywood-themed Mad Lib and also use for a scavenger hunt on the property. Totally cool.

Rates at the Sunset Marquis start at $395 next weekend for a deluxe suite with a king bed that also includes a separate seating area. Kids under the age of 12 stay free with parents if using existing beds in room. Be sure to tell the hotel before you arrive just who your little rock star-in-training is before you arrive.

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Seeing What Jennifer Aniston Sees from The Sunset Tower

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  Site Where: 8358 Sunset Boulevard [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
May 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love luxury hotels but we can't always afford to stay in them. Thankfully, hotels these days are way more than just rooms for paying hotel guests. Between visiting the lobbies, bars, restaurants, and spas inside these upper echelon hotels, it's practically as good as staying the night. Here's our latest installment of how to quench your champagne tastes on a Coca-Cola budget with a Hotel Day Trip.

We've often ragged on Jennifer Aniston for her boring hotel habits--i.e. always hanging out at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood but during a trip there the other week, we kinda understood why she does it.

The hotel's Terrace restaurant opens out to the small but stylish pool (check out the monogrammed towels) and on a picturesque day like this one, popping in here for breakfast is a great start to your day in LA. But of course, it's pricey fare with granola and pancakes at $16, eggs at $14 and a simple bagel with cream cheese over $10. (Add smoked salmon and it's $18.)

Still, it's an easy way to enjoy the simple beauty of Sunset Tower without having to shell out at least $300 for a room. Jennifer Aniston, we're not saying you should go here all the time when you're in town, but we understand.

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OMG, An Edition Hotel is Going Up on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood

Where: 9040 Sunset Blvd. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States
May 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM | by | Comments (0)

Right now, we're rubbing our eyes, double-checking our coffee order and studying our calendars to make sure it's not Opposite Day because we've just stumbled upon some badass news.

An Edition Hotel is being planned for West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. Patch.com has the scoop on the hotel plans after attending a recent West Hollywood Planning Commission meeting:

Edition wanted permission to increase to 190 hotel rooms, include a 5,000 square-foot “Crazy Box” nightclub adjacent to the subterranean parking garage and add eight feet to the building’s height for a 3,100 square-foot bar area adjacent to the rooftop pool. The Commission was fine with those changes.

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The Standard, Known for Its Blacklist, Gets Blacklisted by Lohan Instead

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  Site Where: 8300 Sunset Boulevard [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
April 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM | by | Comments (2)

Cleaning up might be easier with La Lohan gone.

We've long known that the Standard Hotel on Sunset in West Hollywood has its own little blacklist (especially for guests who throw parties in the rooms) but the tables have now turned.

According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan, who couldn't pull herself away from the nightlife drama at the hotel's secret new club Smoke and Mirrors, has placed the Standard on her personal blacklist.

Lindsay Lohan will never step foot in The Standard Hotel again ... or at least for the foreseeable future. She's telling friends the hotel is a curse, causing her nothing but heartache ... and this week's drink-throwing incident was the last straw.

Congrats Standard! Lindsay Lohan has never turned down anything in her life. How does it feel to be the first one on her blacklist? Ah but don't worry, you still have Amanda Bynes.

[Photo: Salisaski/Flickr]

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The Standard Hotel is The Hot New Place for Hot Messes

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  Site Where: 8300 Sunset Boulevard [map], West Hollywod, CA, United States, 90069
April 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

The girl in the box is actually NOT a hot mess.

The Standard Hotel on Sunset in West Hollywood has long been a famous spot for pretty much everything else aside from its hotel rooms thanks to its chicquarium, adult Sunday brunches and rotating art installations. And now this month, it's the hotel's secret club, Smoke and Mirrors, that's making the news.

For starters actress Amanda Bynes has been banned from the hotel after she was last spotted leaving the club drunk, just moments before she swiped a cop car and was arrested for drunk driving.

And today we learn that our old favorite hot mess, Lindsay Lohan has been accused of attacking a woman at the club for talking to a male friend of Lohan's. Lindsanity is denying the allegations, saying she was home all night but now a hotel employee is telling cops that he saw Lohan there. TMZ reports:

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