My Staycation at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
I love a good staycation... and when you're staycationing in Los Angeles, it's only right to do it in the most glamorous way possible!
I recently celebrated my 25th birthday and wanted to ring in my golden year in style. My friend Marisa visited me from New Jersey and I knew the perfect TGB birthday approved staycation needed to be in the heart of it all with every last detail nothing short of perfection. Hey, I may be a perfectionist but the one hotel that I knew would meet (and exceed!) my expectations was The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills!
You may remember me brunching at the hotel's restaurant, Estérel a few months ago, so that's how I discovered how amazing this hotel is!
The Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills blends Hollywood glamour, European elegance and French style to ultimately create a sophisticated experience.
When we stepped foot in our room, we were absolutely blown away by how beautiful and spacious it was. There actually was classical music playing! I had never been to a hotel with such a nice greeting. Immediately we felt so special! The king-sized bed was facing the huge balcony accessed by its clear glass doors, that overlooked the streets of LA. One thing that I thought was so cool about this room was that behind the bed was a big window that actually looked into the pristine bathroom. I'd say, if you're staying at the hotel as a couple, THIS is the room for you! I also loved the pictures on the shelf really embodied what the hotel is all about: the marriage between Paris and Hollywood! Images of the Eiffel Tower and the Hollywood sign live in the room and are a cute touch.
Talk about the suite life!
It was my birthday, so you know we had to pop the bubbly!
The Riviera 31
Nothing like kicking off a staycation with some lounging with a cocktail in hand! I loved checking out the restaurant's bar - it has such a va va voom vibe!
Riviera 31, the sophisticated cocktail bar lounge at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, launched its new look on May 31, 2017, with a luxurious remodel of style and offer. The redesign accentuates Riviera 31’s sultry space that combines the opulence of the French Riviera with the modern refinement of California design to create an ideal space for fortified live music and performances, as well as decadent seasonal cocktails and cuisine.
Continuing with Sofitel’s abundant floral atmosphere, Riviera 31’s new look introduces a sensual baroque take on flowers and their mystery and elegance, welcoming our guests in the night version of the hotel's Garden Patio. The Riviera 31’s relaunch puts entertainment at the forefront with opulent textures, a dark and sexy color palette, hushed lights and velvet booths, accents of gold furniture and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system to support the Riviera 31’s renowned live music programming.
The Fitness Center
A huge make or break it aspect of hotels I stay in is their fitness center. I am literally such a gym freak and make sure even when I'm vacationing or staycationing, I get my healthy dose of exercise in!
When I tell you this was hands down my favorite hotel gym ever.... it was unreal!!! It actually has a name - Five Star Fitness. It's hidden on the lower level of the hotel. Walking in I felt like I was walked into a club, minus the crowd! There was cool music playing and the room had ample space. There was so much equipment to choose from - seriously, more than my own gym even has! I spent an hour in here in the morning and had the most relaxing and pleasant experience.
Breakfast at Estérel
After my brunch a few months ago at Estérel (remember this one?!), I fell in love with this restaurant! I could not wait to dine here again and bring Marisa and my other friend Marisa who joined us that morning who had never been before! It was such a beautiful morning, sunny and bright amongst the garden patio. I saw my friends Camille and Marta there who were nothing but kind and extraordinarily generous to us during our time at the restaurant. I was so excited because we got to choose our breakfast food from the restaurant's brand new buffet bar! Oh my goodness was I impressed. Not only was everything presented so pretty, but the quality in the food was just phenomenal... and definitely not your typical hotel breakfast food!
The buffet bar gave such a darling, rustic Parisian vibe that just added to the fabulousness of the breakfast! I'm always a big fan of anything shabby chic.
I particularly loved the new fresh juice and smoothie bar!
There were so many options to choose from for the food. Literally, we couldn't help ourselves! I had the most amazing almond croissant dusted in powdered sugar, French toast, smoked salmon, grapefruit, eggs, kale and potatoes. Don't judge ;)
How heavenly does this smoked salmon and bacon look?!
Of course, got our caffeine fix with amazing French press coffee.
The Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills truly is such a gem and makes for the perfect staycation. It's such a beautiful hotel that is incredibly accommodating and provides a relaxing and luxurious experience while simultaneously being surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city. It's in the heart of it all, with a stunning view of not only the most happening area, but of the Hollywood Hills as well! It's a spectacular staycation (or vacation) spot for both locals and out of towners simply because of how it offers just a quintessential Los Angeles experience. Its blend of the ever so glamorous Hollywood and the romantic touch of France come together to create a one of a kind, dreamy stay with so many amenities. I am so happy I got to ring in my new year at The Sofitel, and I'll always remember what an amazing experience I got to share with my BFF!
I look forward to staycationing here again soon! Hope you'll come along with me!