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Where is West Hollywood?

West Hollywood is a walkable, 3-square-kilometre city in the heart of Los Angeles. Located at the base of the Hollywood Hills and adjacent to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood is a creative and progressive city that embodies the quintessential L.A. lifestyle.

West Hollywood is an incorporated city in California—distinct from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

When most people think of L.A., they imagine the cool urban spaces, bleeding-edge design, sounds and venues of nightlife, and the diverse lifestyle that is synonymous with West Hollywood, known by locals as WeHo. West Hollywood is located in the heart of Los Angeles, approximately 10 miles/16 kilometres away from Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles.

WeHo is home to 19 hotels, the famous (or infamous) Sunset Strip, LGBTQ-friendly Santa Monica Boulevard, and a high-caliber Design District.

When is the best time to visit?

Blue skies and sunshine year-round with light breezes and no humidity. The best time to visit is anytime, with unmatchable events such as Halloween Carnaval, LA Pride and Awards Season being the most popular.

What's the best way to get there and get around?

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 12 miles/19 kilometres away.

West Hollywood launched The PickUp Line in 2013 and Sunset Trip in 2018— a complimentary trolley service running every 15 minutes that’s a cool and convenient alternative to driving for people who go out to nightlife and dining spots in the city. The PickUp runs on or near Santa Monica Boulevard on Friday and Saturday (8pm-3am) and ‘Sunday Funday’ (2pm-10pm). The PickUp is fun, flirtatious, and irreverent.

Does West Hollywood host famils?

WeHo doesn’t provide individual flight support, however is always open to assisting with activities for hosted journalists passing through LA.

All requests require a minimum for a fortnight and must fill out a request form. Please reach out to our WeHo team to express your interest. WeHo hosts one group famil each year, usually in October.

Does West Hollywood host famils?

West Hollywood does host group trade famils. Please register your interest to stay in the loop!

Does West Hollywood host events and/or roadshows?

We usually welcome our board to AU once a year for a week of fun, meetings and media and trade events. This is always a great chance to get to know West Hollywood’s hotels and hoteliers. We also partner with Australian brands for activations and events in AU, focused on music, design and nightlife. Please register your interest in invitations to events.

Does West Hollywood offer agent discounts?

While West Hollywood cannot guarantee agent discounts, we are happy to review requests on a case-by-case basis to connect agents and suppliers where possible.

Is WeHo LGBTQIA+ friendly?

Rainbow-painted street crossings and year-round displays of pride flags are a welcome sign where the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Questioning community is celebrated; more than 40% of residents are LGBTQ.

WeHo is also the home of LA Pride, the city’s (and one of the country’s) largest pride parade. This year, LA Pride will run 12-14 June.

What are some of West Hollywood’s best nightlife spots?

Weho is famous for its nightlife and bar scene. While there are countless great establishments all over the city. We are perhaps most famous for our rooftop bars, which include, but are not limited to: EP + LP, Mondrian SkyBar, Andaz Rooftoop Pool bar.

West Hollywood also has a number of LGBTQIA+-friendly bars, such as Blazing Saddles, and the Abbey.

What are West Hollywood’s districts?

West Hollywood is roughly broken up into three districts:

The Sunset Strip: The Strip first gained notoriety during the 1920s as a playground for the early celebrities and mobsters. Today, legendary entertainment venues pay homage to its indulgent past. The Strip’s rebel spirit lives on today in supercharged restaurants, posh retail and urban hotels with some of the best city views, and exclusive clubs catering to jetsetters and pleasure seekers alike.

Santa Monica Boulevard: Considered “Main Street”, this is where WeHo locals eat, shop, and play. The LBGTQ+ restaurant and nightlife scene on Santa Monica Boulevard creates an energised nexus between La Cienega and Robertson Boulevards. Along this route, The PickUp trolley provides free bar hopping on weekend nights and Sunday Funday.

West Hollywood Design District: Feed your creativity, furnish your home and satisfy your culinary urges. At the crossroads of Melrose Avenue, Robertson and Beverly Boulevards, high-end showrooms, fashion houses and elevated dining destinations showcase vanguard options all within walking distance. Hand-chosen items by expert designers appear in West Hollywood’s best dressed hotel suites and rooftop pool decks; visitors may effortlessly replicate the vibe in their own spaces.

What is West Hollywood’s connection to live music?

West Hollywood has been one of the centres of the music world for decades. Venues like The Troubadour, The Roxy, Whiskey a Go Go, and The Viper Room have hosted names like Elton John, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and The Doors, and continue to play a vital role in the city’s live scene.

Where can I get the celebrity-favourite treatments?

WeHo is a wellness and exercise mecca! They say if there’s a fitness trend, it started in WeHo. The city is the home of Barrys Bootcamp, Cycle House, Rise Nation, Playlist Yoga, and Unplug Meditation.

When it comes to wellness trends, West Hollywood is also on the cutting edge, pioneering procedures and brands like FaceGym (at 1 West Hollywood hotel), HealthHouse, Origen Stretch + Spa IV Drips & Vitamin Injections, Shapehouse, The NOW, and Melanie Grant Skincare.

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January 2020
  • Face Gym @ 1 Hotel West Hollywood
    ‘It’s not a facial, it’s a workout’ This London-bred company seamlessly combines the fitness and beauty by offering a different concept – a facial workout. Loved by celebs like model Karlie Kloss and designer Alexander Wang, this highly anticipated ‘gym’ has recently opened its first West coast store in WeHo’s brand new ‘eco’ hotel, 1 West Hollywood. What can you expect during a facial workout sesh at the Face Gym you may ask? An expert Face Trainer will give you a massage driven face lift, starting with a warm up (oiling up the face with nourishing vitamins and minerals), cardio segment (face shaping and contouring) and a cool down (gentle sculpting with a gua sha tool). From vitamin-rich treatments to electrical stimulation and deep detox, the Face Gym aims to give guests that post-workout glow in a variety of ways.
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  • EDITION West Hollywood
    Hotelier Ian Schrager has joined forces with British architectural designer John Pawson to create the West Hollywood Edition hotel in Los Angeles. The new hotel and luxury residences mark the boutique brand's California debut. The hotel is the latest outpost of the Edition chain that Schrager launched in partnership with Marriott International. The hotelier opened Times Square outpost earlier this year, following others located in London and Miami. The British designer completed the hotel's 140 guest rooms and 50 suites with a neutral palette that touts whitewashed Siberian Larch wood and floor-to-ceiling sliding screens. The pared-back details are reminiscent of the rooms in Schrager's New York hotel Public, designed by Pawson and Herzog & de Meuron. The building is also home to 20 residences ranging from 150 to 600 square metres that echo the same neutral colour scheme, complete with Molteni kitchens, sliding glass walls and teak louvered shades. A dramatic mobile by LA artist Sterling Ruby called "The Scale" hangs from the lofty ceiling. The piece comments on the former grittiness of the Sunset Strip, a focal point of LA's youth and counterculture in the 1960s and 70s. More specifically, a petrol can that is part of the installation nods to the petrol station that occupied the plot prior to the hotel's construction. The Ardor restaurant sits off the lobby area. Wood accents and potted greenery are omnipresent in the main room, as well as in the lush outdoor terrace available for al fresco dining. Chef John Fraser helms the signature eatery, which serves an all-organic, vegetable-forward menu to reflect Fraser's own California roots with laid back sophistication – a counter to 701West, his chic restaurant at Schrager's Times Square Edition in New York. West Hollywood Edition's indoor-outdoor rooftop bar is encased in sliding glass walls, with panoramic views extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood Hills and downtown skyline. An open-air rooftop pool can be accessed up a flight of stairs. The property also boasts a basement nightclub called Sunset, several multimedia studios equipped to host events and photoshoots, a 24-hour gym and a spa offering "technology-forward treatments that use light and sound". Surrounding the property's entrance is a lush perimeter of plants indigenous to Southern California — 56 species in total — including Aleppo Pine, Arbutus and Camphor trees.
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  • 1 Hotel West Hollywood
    Also debuting on the iconic Sunset Strip is the 1 Hotel. Featuring 235 guestrooms and 50 suites, including dual penthouses perched atop the city skyline and a rooftop bar, the 1 Hotel celebrates the natural California lifestyle with a conscious earthy design and dramatically sweeping views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Hotel has carefully undergone a top-to-bottom renovation, taking over the space that formerly housed The Jeremy hotel. It’s the first West Coast outpost for the brand, which is steered by industry icon Barry Sternlicht (former chairman of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and chairman and founder of Starwood Capital Group, which is the parent company of 1 Hotels). There are locations in Brooklyn, Central Park, and South Beach, and plans to expand to Cabo and Kauai in the near future.New on the Menu in West Hollywood. the ethos here, like Sternlicht’s other 1 Hotels, is deeply rooted in cause-driven sustainability. Everything from the flooring to the keys and in-room hangers are made of reclaimed wood. Carpets are fabricated from repurposed plastics found in the ocean. Notepads in room have been swapped for chalk slates to reduce paper waste. Other paper goods have been replaced by their app, and their text-to-conciege service is remarkably efficient. It’s refreshing to see that the do-goodery doesn’t sacrifice the service, or the aesthetics. Starwood's inhouse designer Tony Machado utilized elements of biophilic design, implementing natural materials, vegetation, and natural light to create an environment that’s both modern and visually pleasing. In the suites, seating areas have welcoming L-shaped couches and cozy throws. You feel like you’re in an elevated version of a friends’ living room—and one that your pooch is more than welcome in. The property is incredibly dog-friendly, offering a garden run called The Canyon, Shinola dog beds, and all-natural treats.
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August 2019
  • The West Hollywood EDITION
    August 1 The West Hollywood EDITION is located on the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North Doheny Drive, where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills. Guests will revel in a rooftop pool, six-treatment-room spa, lobby lounge, basement club and signature restaurant.
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July 2019
  • Renovations at the Mondrian
    July 1 The Mondrian has recently undergone a considerable $19mil renovation, updating décor, design and furniture, as well as a newly Italian inspired menu in the hotel’s restaurant, Ivory.
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May 2019
  • 1 West Hollywood
    May 1 In terms of hotel news, 1 Hotel (formerly site of The Jeremy) “aims to show luxury travellers that they can live well, do good and connect with the world around them.” At the base of the Hollywood Hills, 1 Hotel West Hollywood will boast staggeringly unobstructed views from most guest rooms of the cityscape from Santa Monica to downtown L.A.
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