The City of Angels, La-La Land and Tinseltown are three of the names often associated with Los Angeles. Los Angeles is where the American Dream meets Hollywood, and stars are made every day. It is a city of extreme wealth and dreams come true every day.
Los Angeles is a city for the super-rich, and in 2016, it ranked 14th in the world for having the most billionaires within its city limits.
The city isn’t lacking when it comes to luxury. The large number of billionaires, celebrities and sports stars need places to go, and Los Angeles has hotels, restaurants and more for those seeking luxurious surroundings during a visit.
Anyone looking for an exclusive stay and a decadent 5-star hotel can find it at the Terranea. This isn’t an ordinary hotel, as the Terranea provides guests with a nine-hole golf course and four soothing swimming pools. There are also eight restaurants for guests to dine in. Guests can rent luxurious bungalows or villas during their stay in this Los Angeles paradise.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills has luxury oozing from its every pore. Okay, that doesn’t sound attractive, but believe us, the Peninsula is perfect. Guests can choose to stay in one of the hotel’s fantastic rooms or in a private villa. The hotel is also home to the Belvedere restaurant. Its food is the perfect accompaniment to the exclusive Peninsula hotel.
The Hollywood Roosevelt has plenty of history. Originally opened in 1927, the hotel has hosted a variety of Hollywood stars in its time. Renovated in 2003, the hotel features a fantastic restaurant – the Dakota – and a can’t miss bar – the Library Bar. It isn’t the hotel it once was back when Hollywood glitz was at its peak. But it is a landmark in the city, and its history makes it a great option for a luxury stay in Los Angeles.
Strangely, despite Los Angeles’ Pacific Ocean location, it isn’t a city well-known for seafood. However, chef Michael Cimarusti’s restaurant, Providence, could change that. The restaurant wants diners to fall in love with seafood, and it serves up lobster, cod and salmon like no other restaurant in Los Angeles.
Melisse is pure French sophistication, and diners will pay between $125-$250 for a tastier meal. The food is just as much art as it is culinary beauty. Melisse takes fine dining in Los Angeles to an all new level.
A luxury night out
Want to shop like a Hollywood star of yesteryear? Visit Brentwood Country Mart, and see the exclusive boutiques from around the world. It is a gorgeous little shopping area that has been attracting film stars to its doors for decades.
Of course, the shops on Rodeo Drive are perfect for browsing. No trip to Los Angeles would be complete unless a trip down Rodeo Drive is on the itinerary. After spending the day shopping, why not hit the high seas on a luxury yacht? Work on your tan before dining on a luxury rented yacht as you sail just off the California coast.
Los Angeles is home to spas and fitness centers made for Hollywood stars. So, take advantage of the luxury care each spa gives its clientele. From therapeutic massages to rejuvenating facials, the city’s spas will breathe new life into you.
Los Angeles gives every visitor to the city a chance to feel like a movie star. From luxurious hotels to 5-star restaurants that are unequalled elsewhere, Los Angeles has everything you need for a luxury trip.
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