Lucire: California’s hotel hotspots
FLYING Lola Cristall sampled properties in Southern California and returns with their selection of the area’s chicest
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa: soak up the atmosphere of Mission Bay in San Diego
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Imagine expansive spaces, breathtaking views, welcoming staff and the most luxurious surroundings, all this and more is exactly what the beautiful, newly renovated Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa offers. With highly knowledgeable management, ready to provide the best service and an impeccable ambiance, this sophisticated and lush resort, overlooking Mission Bay, is a must-see place to relax. With 357 rooms and suites, a lavish fitness center, an elegant full-service spa, a culinary escape at a stunning restaurant and poolside lounge, you can be assured of tranquility.
The range of culinary delights includes Acqua California Bistro, with its touch of West Coast style in a casual setting. The menu includes a soothing, well-seasoned five-spice roasted butternut squash soup, a nutritious beet and goat cheese salad with a simple white balsamic vinaigrette, as well as a wide selection of meats, fish and vegetables. For lovers of cocktails and drinks, the Olive Lounge awaits you. Whether for business or pleasure, the welcoming staff at the resort add an extra touch of class.
The Culver Hotel
For a hotel with an incredibly exciting Hollywood twist, the Culver Hotel epitomizes chic, upscale splendor. Since 1924, the Culver has stood out and attracted a crowd of celebrities spanning Hollywood history, including Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Reese Witherspoon and John Legend. Go back to Lucire number 36 and it was the location of our filming with filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis. In many cases, the hotel has also served as the backdrop for many thrills on the big screen. While Charlie Chaplin has claimed ownership of the hotel, rumor has it that he sold it to John Wayne for a dollar during a game of poker. While in 1945 Wayne became the owner of the destination, more than half a century later in 2007, Maya Mallick bought it, bringing back the old-fashioned sophistication for which the majestic destination is known. In 1997, the hotel became part of the National Register of Historic Places, continuing to take pride in its iconic and authentic vibe, restored to its 46 rooms, inviting dining room, and beautiful outdoor space. With live jazz music, traditional afternoon tea service, and happy hour, served daily, the Culver Hotel comes to life.
Hotel Beverly Terrasse
From a traditionally historic getaway to a more laid back, composed and laid back getaway in Los Angeles, the sister property of the Culver Hotel, the Beverly Terrace Hotel showcases class, simplicity, design and comfort at the heart of West Hollywood. The clean look, contemporary boutique atmosphere and sumptuous decor of each of the 39 rooms leave guests wanting more. For a rewarding dining experience, CafÃ© Amici offers a tempting selection of cocktails, wines and dishes inspired by Italian cuisine.
For the hip, lively and uplifting Californian lifestyle, the fun atmosphere, sleek surroundings and style of the Erwin Hotel make it a getaway to look forward to. The Erwin Hotel, located on the large and famous Venice Beach, offers the best of both worlds, from the cool crisp breeze of the surrounding beach to the many shopping and dining options nearby. Whether the rooms overlook the city or a hypnotic ocean view, the spacious layout and simple decor contribute to a sense of escape. The full range of amenities, easy entry to Gold’s Gym, a variety of local hair products, and access to the beautiful High Rooftop Lounge, Venice’s only rooftop bar, make a traveler’s experience even better. special. The cordial and warm assistance of the staff provides that extra touch that customers are looking for.
Su Nido Hostel
Ojai Hospitality Group, Inc.
Photography Whitney Hartmann
For a traditional Ojai getaway, the Su Nido Inn brings a calm, serene and traditional touch to the sunny and chic California experience. With an antique touch, wooden beams and a warm fireplace, you will feel right at home in each of the 12 spacious suites. Surrounded by natural beauty, the splendid little town of Ojai, located in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, is a sublime escape. Rather than a traditional hotel setup, the Su Nido Inn feels more like a welcoming, family-style home, perfect for weddings, business, or just an unforgettable and enjoyable getaway.
The stylish Kona Kai Resort & Spa, located on Shelter Island, has a fresh and renewed look since our last visit. Kona Kai, run by Noble House Hotels and Resorts, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019 and the renovations, as well as the expansion, helped with the festivities. A cool breeze from So Cal, tall palm trees, lush greenery, hospitable service, lavish space, it all comes together for an optimal experience. For a delicious alfresco meal, the Vessel Restaurant is a go-to, from spicy tuna tacos to deliciously crispy-skinned salmon. Their pescatarian options, varieties of meat, salads and sweets are perfect for the ultimate enjoyment.
When you remember the vast state of California, the family attraction, Disneyland, comes to mind. The Hilton Anaheim hotel, conveniently located just minutes from the popular destination, is the largest in the Anaheim Resort district, with 1,574 guest rooms, including 96 lavish suites, and 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Whether it’s a memorable family getaway or a simple solo trip, you can take advantage of the floor-to-ceiling windows and take in its breathtaking views. Guests may be mesmerized by the evening fireworks, a captivating activity when the weather permits. Decadent dining options are available on-site, including the Mix Lounge for drinks and delicious appetizers, and the Mix Restaurant, offering fresh, organic meals.
AC by Marriott Beverly Hills Hotel
As the first AC Hotel in the Los Angeles area, it is a contemporary, minimalist and modern destination with 142 rooms. Just steps from “California’s Fifth Avenue” Rodeo Drive, guests can choose to indulge in a perfect shopping spree or fully appreciate the endless city views seen from the comfort of the hotel. In addition to the panoramic views at the AC Rooftop Lounge, a range of European-inspired dishes and small plates are also available. For those who wish to keep up with their daily training program, the hotel offers direct access to a gym. â¢
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