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New Miniseries Will Explore Chateau Marmont's Celeb-Filled Past

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  Site Where: 8221 Sunset Blvd. [map], Hollywood, CA, United States, 90046
June 27, 2011 at 10:19 AM | by | Comment (1)

The Chateau Marmont has had its share in the spotlight, most recently in the Sofia Coppola-helmed flick Somewhere. But now the West Hollywood hotel will have its own starring role in a new miniseries from Office star John Krasinski and Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin, Deadline Hollywood reported.

The duo will executive produce the hotel-set HBO show with hotelier Andre Balazs and his daughter Alessandra. (Aha! So this is that TV show Andre was working on.) It will be based off the book Life at the Marmont by former hotel co-owner Raymond R. Sarlot and Fred Basten.

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It's Good to Be a Dog as Hotels Keep Hiring

June 10, 2011 at 2:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

There are new top dogs at the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Westwood and Le Parc Suite Hotel in West Hollywood. And they are some cuties.

Both hotels got new directors of pet relations. Luna, an American Cocker Spaniel who sports a pink collar, works for Hotel Palomar. She's been welcoming animal and human guests and promoting the hotel's occasional Yappy Hours, pet-friendly happy hours. The doggie also lets visitors know that each pet gets a bed, bowl, treats and toys when checking in.

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Posh's Baby Shower Actually Went Down at the Petit Ermitage

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  Site Where: 8822 Cynthia St. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
May 9, 2011 at 9:22 AM | by | Comments (0)

We initially heard that Victoria Beckham was going to have her baby shower at the Beverly Wilshire, but it turns out that hosts Eva Longoria and hairdresser Ken Paves brought the celeb-filled party to the Petit Ermitage hotel in West Hollywood, Us Weekly reported.

As evidenced by the above photo that Posh tweeted, even the stars play lame toilet paper party games, just like us! Though we must say, we've never created a whole TP ensemble, complete with accessories.

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Chateau Marmont Bans an 'Apprentice' Alum for Tweeting about a Celeb

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  Site Where: 8221 Sunset Blvd. [map], Hollywood, CA, United States, 90046
April 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM | by | Comment (1)

Be careful about tweeting about celebs at star-packed Chateau Marmont. Former Apprentice contestant Jenn Hoffman was dining in Bar Marmont when she saw Rachel Hunter break out into some crazy behavior and she tweeted about it. The result: Hoffman is banned from the hotel for a year.

Hoffman took to her blog to explain the sitch:

"She's doing high kicks in the middle of the restaurant, she's yelling and screaming, she's singing happy birthday at the top of her lungs to a party that's not her party, she is doing full on splits—splits—spread eagle this way and this way in the middle of the restaurant...showing everyone her ladyparts."

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This is What Was Going on at The Grafton Over Oscar Weekend

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  Site Where: 8462 W. Sunset Blvd. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
March 9, 2011 at 8:46 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's been universally acknowledged that the Oscars awards show this year was both horribly boring and horrible in general. From the awkward hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway to the downright shameful acceptance speech from Melissa Leo and the anti-climatic King's Speech sweep of Best Actor and Best Film, we're not sure many people would ever want to come back to Los Angeles to participate in the action.

BUT if they were inclined to give Oscars 2012 a chance, we suggest checking into The Grafton on Sunset, just a few short paces from the Sunset Tower where the legendary Vanity Fair party takes place.

We popped into the hotel over Oscar weekend to visit a friend and this is what the pool scene was like. Pretty quiet huh?

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An (Intentionally) Crappy Package To Get Yourself Dumped On V-Day

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  Site Where: 8462 W. Sunset Blvd. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
February 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last week we gave you the lowdown on Valentine's Day deals that we'd actually book. This week, it's time to show you the strange, outrageous and plain cray-cray packages that are out there.

If you're stuck with a grenade this Valentine's Day and you have to flee the scene, the Grafton on Sunset will help you out with its Dump 'Em on the Strip package.

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SAG Celebs Hit the Chateau Marmont To Diss The Chateau Marmont

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  Site Where: 8221 W Sunset Blvd [map], Hollywood, CA, United States, 90046
January 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Normally we’d think that anyone who got an invite to a party at the Chateau Marmont would be kinda grateful, but then celebs always like to do things differently, no? At the EW pre SAG awards bash at the Chateau Marmont on Saturday, according to USA Today, the talk on the red carpet was about the hotel – and its shortcomings.

Garcelle Beauvais said the parking is “always horrible”. Joel McHale complained that he’s only started getting his invites since he had kids, which “puts a damper on it.” And apparently Ben McKenzie (presumably not the one from the OC since he also said he first visited in the 60s) said his first memories of the place were a “haze”.

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The Chateau Marmont Gets Stars in Trouble After the Golden Globes

January 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

The legend says that if you want to get into trouble then you go to The Chateau Marmont but the other night after the Golden Globes, the hotel proved to be troublesome for several stars and the paparazzi was on hand to catch it all.

First up, "Boardwalk Empires'" Paz La Huerta gave an incredible performance outside the hotel. After being denied entrance to a GQ party, she collapsed and brought down the guy who had been holding her up...and her dress. Yowza.

Later on, "Spiderman" and "Social Network" star Andrew Garfield looked unable to manage the steep hill outside the hotel as did Jennifer Love Hewitt's boyfriend. Hmm...maybe those stars should have booked a room instead?

Meanwhile, swag suites are back!

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Going to the Golden Globes? Here are Three LA Hotels for Under $200

January 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you star stalkers really want to be close to the Golden Globes on January 16, but can't afford the Beverly Hills Hilton venue's special $3,000 weekend package, don't give up hopes of seeing Jake Gyllenhaal or baby-bump-sporting Natalie Portman just yet. You can score a room on the big night for less than $200 so that you can follow around your favorite celebs.

Check out our three picks for affordable Golden Globes hotels after the jump.

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Viceroy Hotel Group Ditches The Chamberlain

Where: 1000 Westmount Dr [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
January 6, 2011 at 9:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

SEE UPDATE BELOW

Thanks to an eagle-eyed commenter, we learned that West Hollywood's Chamberlain Hotel was dumped by the Viceroy Hotel Group about a month ago.

No reason has been given but we're guessing the Viceroy is thinking a lot bigger these days than the small boutique hotels it once started out with. Or maybe there was something a little more scandalous to it. After all, the hotel just got a glamourous new look last spring.

This is the second hotel that Viceroy has dropped. The first was the Loden Vancouver back in December of 2009.

For now, judging by the Viceroy's Urban Retreats site, it looks like Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, the Avalon Beverly Hills and the Delfina in Santa Monica are all still part of the family. We'll see how long that lasts.

Anyone with scoop on what happened over at The Chamberlain? Let us know!

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Lindsay Lohan Spends First Night Out of Rehab in a Hotel, Of Course

January 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM | by | Comments (2)

Let's try this again...mmmkay?

Lindsay Lohan has finally busted free of jail and rehab and in typical Lilo behavior she's spent her first night as a free (but sober) woman in a West Hollywood hotel, according to Radar Online.

Word is she is staying at this hotel until her Venice apartment is fully set up. While Radar hasn't dished on the hotel name, they do describe it as "upmarket," "boutique" and "top hotel."

Well that could describe several hotels in West Hollywood. While we're inclined to think Lindsay is back at her old haunt, The Chateau Marmont, there might be too many bad influences/memories for her there. After all, her last stay there after getting out of rehab did not do her good.

So maybe she's playing it safe at the Sunset Tower across the street which is super protective of their celebrity clientele. Then again, Sunset Tower is more protective of A-listers rather than perpetual rehabbers.

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Spend the Weekend with the Chateau Marmont 'Somewhere'

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  Site Where: 8221 W. Sunset Boulevard [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
December 24, 2010 at 9:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

The critics so far have loved Sofia Coppola's latest movie, Somewhere, which takes place (as every hotel geek already knows) in the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. And now, we can finally go see it for ourselves.

The movie was released on Wednesday in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington and we just happen to be in one of those cities right now. The movie will have a wider national release in January.

In case you haven't read our previous stories on the movie, this is what it's about:

Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a bad-boy A-List actor stumbling through a life of excess while living at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont Hotel. His days are a haze of drinks, girls, fast cars and fawning fans. Cocooned in this celebrity-induced artificial world, Johnny has lost all sense of his true self. Until, that is, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) unexpectedly shows up and unwittingly begins to anchor him.

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