LA...bright lights, beautiful people and glamour.
My friends and I had never been to LA before and since our friend recently moved there and was getting married we figured it would be a great opportunity for a bachelor party. Upon arrival we were greeted by numerous staff at Valet Parking, the main door, and the front desk. Checking in was a breeze and we entered our room to find simple yet tasteful and modern decor.
We got cleaned up and headed down to Tres where the bartender took good care of us and even took back a drink I wasn't satisfied with and made it right, no problem!
5 cocktails later we wandered over to Bazaar where the concierge was supposed to have made a reservation for our party. Unfortunately they didn't have our name on the list (tsk tsk Casey, I even confirmed before flying in with your colleague...) Fortunately Thierry, a gracious french host, consulted briefly with Joey the dashing Italian manager and had us seated very quickly. The night took off from there and we left hammered, full of food and memories from a wonderful night. Thanks go to Andrew, our server, as he had his hands full with us!
The next day while the amateurs slept off the hangover I went for breakfast around the corner and came back to the SLS to enjoy the weather and pool. WOW! It was wonderful! The service was great as were the surroundings and I had a great time meeting new people poolside! When I returned to the room the friendly housekeeping staff asked if we would like more time and we said yes :)
The afternoon was spent at the beach and the evening at a local nightclub.
Sunday we checked out no problem and jetted away back home with many fond memories of LA and particularly the SLS!
The beds were simply divine in my opinion. I slept as good as I did at home. The rooms were roomy enough and the bathrooms were fantastic. Loved the shower!
Temperature controls in the room were great and very responsive. Too hot? Turn it down and within a minute or two it's where you want it to be.
Staff? All very friendly and attentive. No complaints and we had a nice time chatting with quite a few employees who as it were double duty in the Hotel/Resto/Pool etc. One was even a trained opera singer and serenaded us at the end of the night Friday! A real southern belle from Alabama and a looker to boot :)
Intangibles? Well, let's just say this Hotel was featured in Entourage...Lots of beautiful, friendly people from all over and we all enjoyed socializing at Bazaar. There were always half a dozen Italian/German/British luxury cars in the parking lot which was fun.
Not sure about all the negative reviews vis a vis the handles in the rooms and staining because our room looked brand new.
All in all we LOVED our stay and will definitely be back, recommend the Hotel to others and think back fondly on our stay!
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- SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills offers guests a luxurious and elegant hospitality experience in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant landscape, located just a block from The Beverly Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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