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Ian Schrager’s is a name more associated with New York City than Los Angeles. Of course, the hotelier once owned Manhattan’s most famous nightclub, Studio 54, and in his life as a hospitality tycoon, he’s opened properties including the Gramercy Park Hotel, two EDITIONs, and the Public Hotel. But his latest opening might have longtime fans wondering if he isn’t an Angeleno at heart after all.
The West Hollywood EDITION, which opened earlier this year, is an airy, stylish new build on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of one of L.A.’s most famous neighborhoods. The hotel is welcoming upon arrival; the lobby has a number of areas for guests to congregate, including a charming bar, and spills out into a back yard with seating and an outdoor fireplace. Visitors with an appetite can stop by Ador, chef John Fraser’s vegetable-forward eatery just off the lobby or can head directly to the roof for cocktails, snacks, and one of the city’s best views. Nocturnal animals will flock to Sunset, a downstairs nightclub meant to evoke the glamour of the Sunset Strip in the 1970s, while guests with more of a focus on wellness (or pampering) can head to the spa.
And while each guest room at hotel is different, Ben Pundole, EDITION’s vice-president of brand experience, is particularly fond of the property’s Penthouse Suite. Here he reveals what makes the room special, and what details to look for in the buzzy new destination.
Which Room is the Best in the Hotel?
The Penthouse Suite is absolutely incredible, and all the John Pawson designed rooms are enchanting. For the ultimate L.A. experience, ask for any room on a high floor facing south with a terrace. The view and sunset are absolutely incredible.
What's the Nightly Rate?
The Penthouse Suite starts at $12,000 per night.
Who's Your Typical Guest?
There’s no such thing as a typical guest at the West Hollywood EDITION. There’s business and pleasure and somewhere in between, party boys and girls and guests seeking serenity and wellness. Design fanatics and food and cocktail lovers seeking out Chef John Fraser’s modern Californian menu at Ardor.
What's an Interesting Tidbit About the Hotel's History?
The West Hollywood EDITION’s address was once home to a famous Scandinavian diner frequented by Hollywood stars, including the Rat Pack.
What's One Local Recommendation You Always Give First-Time Visitors?
Go for a hike at Runyon Canyon, there’s nothing that’ll make you feel more like a local. It’s a spot that promises great views and truly fascinating people watching—you’ll also probably see a celebrity or two.
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