The High Life

Visiting Los Angeles is exciting, but let’s be honest—it can be stressful. There are so many things to do and see, the city is so widespread and the traffic is a constant nuisance. But what if the best of L.A. could be brought to you? That’s the question Sofitel so brilliantly answers.

Located right in the middle of Beverly Hills, Sofitel is an urban resort that brings European luxury to one of L.A.’s most famous enclaves. From the moment you walk through its doors, Sofitel’s attention to detail is apparent. French-inspired decor with a Hollywood twist provides an excellent backdrop to attentive staff and top-notch services.

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Each room and suite in Sofitel Los Angeles is outfitted with a SoBed, created exclusively for Sofitel. Let the noise and activity of Los Angeles fade away as you drift off on a Multispires mattress, topped in a featherbed, wrapped in a down comforter. After all, you’re going to need your energy to visit the pool and bar tomorrow.

Sofitel’s outdoor, heated pool has an upper deck where you can watch all the action unfold: guests unwinding, locals visiting for a drink and Hollywood bigwigs meeting up to discuss business. It’s all happening at the Sofitel pool. Look out at the bustling city, down streets you’ve seen in dozens of movies. La Cienega Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard are exciting on the silver screen, but they’re even more exciting when you’re lounging above them at the Sofitel pool.

Grab a light bite or dig into something more substantial at Esterel Restaurant. Featuring California French cuisine, Esterel offers a bevy of options when it comes to your dining experience. The Aviary is filled with birdcage accents and available for both private cocktail parties and dinners. Sample some lamb meatballs or devour whole roasted dorade in the company of 20 to 50 friends. Take advantage of California’s legendary weather in Le Jardin, Esterel’s French garden patio. With lush, plant-filled nooks for whispering and plate sharing, Le Jardin is a perfect date spot. The patio and aviary both recently reopened with new decor, so you’re experiencing the newest and best that a Los Angeles hotel has to offer.

Make a move to the Riviera 31 bar, where Sofitel’s attention to design continues to impress and de-stress. Riviera 31 is a sophisticated cocktail lounge with a Mediterranean-inspired menu, featuring photography by the legendary Edward Quinn. Taste the best of what executive chef, Victor Boroda, has to offer, like zucchini beignets or tomato burrata salad. If a cocktail is what you seek, mixologist Ferrari Watts has created a menu for Sofitel that includes tableside drink preparation and one-of-a-kind bottle service presentations. With such original drinks and eats, it’s hard to imagine ever running out of things to talk about in Riviera 31. But, if after a day of lounging you want to sit back and be entertained, then you’ve come to the right place. Riviera 31 offers nightly live music in a variety of styles. Experience world music on Tuesday, DJs spinning Latin tunes on Friday, or dare to see others bare it all at Burlesque on Saturday. Well, almost all.

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Inspired by the French art de vivre, Sofitel’s spa and fitness center offerings get the job done and they get the job done in style. SoFit Fitness Center is perfect for lifting weights or jumping on one of the Life Fitness cardio machines. Work off last night’s delicious meal at Esterel with a personal trainer, or pamper yourself in the adjacent SoSpa. Inspired by the beauty of Paris, SoSpa gives visitors a vacation within a vacation while they try out a body wrap, facial, or massage. Even getting waxed is a breeze at Sofitel, and that is no small feat.

Get Hollywood starlet ready at Le Salon, a breezy beauty spot with a unique design. Haircuts, coloring, makeup, and styling all happen in a half indoor and half outdoor space, giving visitors a delicious taste of Southern California weather while they get prepped for an evening of glamour.

Maybe your visit to Los Angeles is more on the business end of the spectrum. If so, Sofitel is a great space to breeze through your professional to-do list, with conference rooms and meeting spaces, ready to reserve. The attention to detail continues in Sofitel’s professional spaces, with tasteful art and accessible televisions giving everything from board meetings to conferences a comfortable, stylish feel.

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You won’t just feel good during your visit to Sofitel, you’ll be doing good by staying at a hotel that values sustainable, environmentally- friendly hospitality. Both Esterel and Riviera 31 are certified green restaurants by the city of Los Angeles, allowing you to dine with peace of mind. Sofitel has also made over twenty- one commitments to providing greener hotel stays, with an increased use of renewable energy and a reduction of CO2 emissions at all of their locales. In each of Sofitel Los Angeles’ beautiful rooms it is going to be easy to sleep easy, and with the knowledge that you’re staying at a luxury hotel that cares about the environment, it’ll be easy to sleep even easier.

Sofitel is an incredible provider of hospitality, and they’ve spent decades perfecting the art of hotel stays. Founded in 1964 as the first French international hospitality brand, Sofitel has always accentuated the finest parts of each Sofitel location through a French lens. Sofitel Los Angeles is all that and more. It’s the best of L.A. life; West Coast relaxation and European style. What more could you ask for?

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