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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 | Comments (0)

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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Jean DuJardin Brings a Little Golden Man To Play At Mondrian LA

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  Site Where: 8440 W Sunset Blvd [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
February 27, 2012 at 8:57 AM | by | Comments (2)

There is one particular trend @HotelChatter happens to quite enjoy: candid hotel photos. These pics range from stunning views to anti-views to celebrity tomfoolery and everything in between. And we can't get enough of 'em! Every Monday, we commemorate our favorite hotel-themed snapshot du semaine. Got a favorite of your own? Want to show off your sweet suite? Send it in!

Though most A-list celebrities made a beeline to Vanity Fair's after-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel last night, it was the Weinstein Company's bash at Mondrian LA that drew the biggest star of the evening: Best Actor winner Jean DuJardin.

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Does Anything Look Weird To You About This Room At the Standard Hollywood?

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  Site Where: 8300 W Sunset Blvd [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90069
February 1, 2012 at 9:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

Because a lot should seem weird about this room at the Standard Hollywood, which isn't even a real room, but a re-construction of a room, assembled in the Standard's parking lot by a group of artists.

Yup. Apparently there's a citywide project, titled Art in the Parking Space, which inserts performances and installations into (you guessed it!) parking lots all over LA. And last week, it was the Standard's own parking lot that, according to one of the participating artists, "became a total hang-out spot."

Tova Carlin, Ania Diakoff and Katerina Llanes, dubbed their installation Sub-Standard (we could slip in a few jabs about the rooms here, but we'll try not to), and specifically intended for people to come, hang out, and "think about itinerancy and occupying space with their bodies."

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The Grafton On Sunset Has The X Factor, If By X Factor You Mean Bed Bugs

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  Site Where: 8462 West Sunset Blvd. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
November 14, 2011 at 3:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite. Ohh...

Bed bugs are never something we like to think about. Bed bugs at a posh hotel? Even less so. The NYC bed bug invasion crossing to the West Coast? It doesn’t bear thinking about.

So the news that the The Grafton On Sunset in LA might have infected the contestants of the X Factor with bed bugs is making us a little queasy.

According to that ever-reliable (cough) source the Mail Online, “at least four” contestants were bitten while they stayed at the hotel. They saw a doctor, were diagnosed with bedbugs and swiftly switched hotels:

A few of them were covered in bites, itching on their necks and legs. We didn't know what it was at first but we soon worked it out, it was pretty shocking.

Now we've all moved hotels and everyone's clothes have been cleaned.

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These LA Hotels Will Reward Your Halloween Costume Efforts

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  Site Where: 1020 N San Vicente Blvd [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
October 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

West Hollywood is raising the bar for this year's Halloween Carnival, with a Project Masquerade contest that will attempt to pre-determine the most outlandish costume designs. Contestant are asked to submit their sketches to West Hollywood's Facebook page by next Monday, and three creative minds will be rewarded with a free night at The London West Hollywood. On the day of the parade, one finalist will be chosen for the $250 grand prize.

Luckily, The London isn't the only hotel getting in on the fancy-dress action. Several other spots around the city are doing it up with costume parties of their own. So whether you're into Oompa-Loompas or dead British people, we're pretty sure you'll find something that appeals. And if none of these options seem scary enough for you, just be thanksful you don't have to attend any parties at the spookiest hotel of them all.

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Before You Jump Into That Hotel Pool, Why Not Write A Poem About It?

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  Site Where: 8300 W Sunset Blvd [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90069
August 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

Miranda July, whose new movie The Future is narrated by a dying cat, turned up at the Standard Hollywood last month to do press interviews. Though we've never had the unique pleasure of being besieged by dozens of journalists in a fancy hotel room (all we can think of is that scene from Notting Hill, when Hugh Grant pretends to be a reporter from "Horse & Hound" in order to speak to Julia Roberts), we imagine things must get a little tedious.

But the ever-resourceful July made use of her idle time in the hotel room to compose a poem—about the hotel. Ready for the cutest, weirdest, and albeit shortest, hotel-inspired poem ever? Read on.

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SPIN Ping Pong Club Has Closed at The Mondrian

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  Site Where: 8440 W Sunset Blvd [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
June 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

The fun is done at the Mondrian Los Angeles as the SPIN Ping Pong Club has closed.

The NYC-based ping pong venture (run by Susan Sarandon, her boyfriend Jonathan Bricklin and partner Franck Raharinosy) opened its first outpost at the hotel last July and set up two ping pong tables in the lobby (with a third one out on the deck at SkyBar reserved for special events).

When we attended SPIN LA's opening party, we were all sorts of giddy about having ping pong in the hotel. But word is after a while, the cramped lobby got too crazy with ping pong balls flying everywhere. We guess SPIN won't be branching out to other Morgans Hotels then.

Life at the Mondrian has since returned to its usual minimalist vibe but we hear there might be something new in the works for the space. We'll keep you posted as soon as we find out.

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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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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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Good Luck Trying To Crash The Sunset Tower Hotel Oscar Bash

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  Site Where: 8358 Sunset Blvd. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
March 1, 2011 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Madonna, sans bottoms, makes an appearance at the Sunset Tower Hotel with daughter Lourdes.

It's no contest that the hottest post-Oscars spot is the Vanity Fair bash at the Sunset Tower Hotel, an uber-exclusive party attended by A-listers like Madonna, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal. But don't even think about sneaking in to the star-studded soiree.

Apparently, it's easier to get into Fort Knox than to crash the Sunset Tower Hotel party. After all, the highest security is needed when guests like Justin Bieber come with throngs of screaming, crazy tween fans.

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Come Out on Oscar Night at the Sunset Tower Hotel

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  Site Where: 8358 Sunset Blvd. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
February 28, 2011 at 8:31 AM | by | Comment (1)

Everyone's still buzzing about last night's Oscars, including the predictable winners, the red-carpet ups (tangerine-clad Jennifer Hudson) and downs (Melissa Leo's heavy doily dress). But the real thing to gossip about is what happened at the the after-party: Justin Bieber and his cougar Selena Gomez came out as a couple at a hotel bash. Twelve-year-olds everywhere are crying.

Earlier in the day, the Never Say Never star Bieber and Gomez stepped out at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, as documented by some totally overwhelmed fans. They were spotted in the lobby and were then bombarded by eager Biebers hoping to get pictures of the heartthrob while he was waiting for a car outside of the hotel.

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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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