From Hollywood to Westwood, L.A.'s Latest Hotels Share a Sexy, Sleek Vibe Sure to Wow

Nadine Jolie Courtney | September 16, 2019 | Lifestyle

1 Hotel West Hollywood’s tranquil pool deck overlooks the L.A. skyline.

At the base of the Hollywood Hills, 1 Hotel West Hollywood (rates from $450 per night) has transformed from The Jeremy into a new hot spot with views from downtown all the way to Santa Monica. The energy-efficient 285-room-and-suite property offers two penthouses, a wellness center, state-of-the-art screening room and 2,000-square-foot fully organic garden, as well as a shop called goodthings curated by Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Di Prinzio, featuring sustainable and ethical L.A. goods by women. Its marketplace restaurant, Alice, headed by chef Geter Atienza in partnership with The h.wood Group, will join two sure-to-be-jumping offerings from executive chef Chris Crary: Juniper Tree Lounge and 1 Kitchen by Chris Crary.

The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood’s chic accommodations

Farther east, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood (rates from $269 per night) will bring a modern sensibility just south of Sunset Boulevard when it opens next year. Designed by The Gettys Group and Steinberg Hart with artwork curated by Kevin Barry Fine Art, the highly anticipated 220-room hotel will lay claim to Hollywood’s largest rooftop, the 11,600-square-foot i|O Godfrey Hollywood, complete with a pool, two bars and a 28-foot state-of-the-art projection mapping wall. Rooms are tech-forward, including rain showers, keyless entry, wireless chargers and 55-inch LED HDTVs with streaming, while the hotel also offers electric vehicle charging stations and smart thermostats. Dining includes SoCal steak and seafood concept About Last Knife, from L.A.-native executive chef Dorian Southall, as well as an indoor-outdoor rooftop cocktail bar.

The luxe lobby at Palihotel Westwood Village features artwork by Osamu Yakonami.

Finally, Palisociety opens its fifth L.A. property, Palihotel Westwood Village (rates from $200 per night). The three-story, 55-room boutique hotel, on a historic property dating from 1939, boasts a midcentury-modern design that offers guests Palihotel’s signature whimsical yet homey atmosphere, and a central communal kitchen with Rockenwagner pastries, Mylk Labs oatmeal and all-day Nespresso coffee. Rooms are chic—boasting details like paper lanterns and wood-etched wallpaper—while bathrooms are delightfully luxe, including Carrara marble countertops, rain showers and wood vanities.

Photography by: 1 hotel west hollywood photo by james baigrie | palihotel westwood village photo courtesy of palisociety