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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 | ()

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 | ()

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 | ()

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 | ()

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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Guess The Hotel Where Kim Kardashian Was Flour-Bombed in West Hollywood

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  Site Where: 1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
March 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM | by | ()

We may not be the biggest fans of Kim Kardashian these days but we can't believe she actually got flour-bombed at a hotel in West Hollywood last night!

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says deputies were called to the unidentified hotel on North San Vicente Boulevard shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday.

Deputy Peter Gomez says the woman who allegedly threw the powder was detained by hotel security and later released at the scene. And in true Kardashian work ethic, Kim went upstairs to a hotel room, removed the powder from her and clothing and returned to the event.

You can see a pic of the flour destruction here. Fortunately for the crazy woman, Kim is not pressing charges. But now, we've got to guess the hotel this happened at!

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This Can't End Well: Lindsay Lohan Returns to the Chateau Marmont

February 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM | by | ()

The oft-repeated saying in Hollywood is "If get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont but if you're Lindsay Lohan, a troubled actress whose every move is watched by tabloids, we'd say the iconic hotel tucked away above Sunset is the last place she should be right now.

About six years ago, Lohan racked up at $500,000 bill at the hotel while living at the hotel. Here's what she told Vanity Fair about the place back then:

"It's like a house, it's so weird. I'm like, 'This is my den.' Like, three people were lying on the second floor and walking up to my staircase." She catches herself and lets out a goofy laugh, "My Staircase!"

However, this time, Lohan won't have to worry about paying a hefty hotel bill. RadarOnline.com reports that an "artist friend" has loaned her his room while she finds a new place to live. But she will have to worry about nightlife temptations.

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When Carmeggedon Hits Los Angeles, You Best Hunker Down in Your Hotel

Where: CA, United States
July 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

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You thought Armageddon was scary, but Carmeggedon will be hell on earth. The impending Carmeggedon is what will rain down on Los Angeles when the city closes its 405 freeway, one of the nation's busiest stretches, the weekend of July 15. Instead of trying to battle what's sure to be hellacious traffic, several hotels are offering Carmeggedon packages to get you off the roadways and safely trapped holed up in their rooms. How convenient!

The London West Hollywood will take in stranded L.A. motorists for a staycation with its Gordon Ramsay Dine + Stay package that weekend. You'll get to remain road-free in a suite and have a four-course dinner at loud-mouth Ramsay's eponymous restaurant along with free breakfast. The package starts at $465 a night, which includes tax and gratuity for the dinner.

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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 | ()

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 | ()

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 | ()

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 | ()

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 | ()

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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