11 HOTELS TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDITION).

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Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 4.32.38 PMLong-time Los Angeles resident Pascale Rothman has graciously passed on her list of her favorite hotels in California.

For a little back story, Ms. Rothman, is a long time LA resident. Philanthropist, entrepreneur  and CEO of UEvolution Mind and Body Sculpting, Pascale Rothman created her unique  health and wellness fitness center  in Downtown Los Angeles as a place of empowerment.   “One day it dawned on me that we needed a new kind of gym; one that not only got you in shape on the outside, but on the inside, too.” UEvolution is meant to inspire each member to reach a healthy synthesis of nutritious eating, maximized fitness, inner wellness, as well as outer awareness of the community at large.

In addition, Ms. Rothman is dedicated to many humanitarian efforts, including raising funds and awareness for several local and International charities including: CAST LA, The Coalition to Abolish Human Trafficking and Slavery, The Midnight Mission’s Health and Wellness Program and Project LACE, Loving Abandoned Children Everywhere.  For more information on Pascale Rothman and UEvolution, please visit them here. Without further ado, here are Ms. Rothman’s top ten Southern California hotels.

 

1.     SLS HOTEL BEVERLY HILLS.

So chic!  With décor by Philippe Starck,  the hotel exemplifies pure luxury.  Plus, their onsite restaurant is The Bazaar by Jose Andres which has the most incredible molecular gastronomy tapas and the “Magic Mojito”- a mojito poured over a puffy ball of cotton candy. 

 

2.     THE FOUR SEASONS LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS.

I have stayed here several times when I want a little mini-vacation in town.  The service is beyond impeccable and during Awards Season, it is THE PLACE to people watch as turns into the seasonal  hub for A-List celebrities.

 

3.     THE RITZ-CARLTON LOS ANGELES.

Located at LA Live, this is unquestionably the best place to stay in Downtown Los Angeles.  Make sure and head up to the 24th floor and visit WP24 by Wolfgang Puck for a sunset cocktail as the view is absolutely spectacular.

 

4.     THE HOTEL CASA DEL MAR.

Overlooking Santa Monica Beach, you are transformed by the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.  It is truly the perfect spot for a summer weekend getaway. 

 

5.     THE ACE HOTEL LOS ANGELES.

The Ace Hotel opened just this year in the historic United Artist building, and has become the super trendy and sought after addition to the Downton Los Angeles community;  the indoor/outdoor rooftop bar is the gathering spot for local artists, fashion designers and DTLA hipsters alike. 

 

6.     THE RITZ CARLTON MARINA DEL REY.

I live in the Marina, and The Ritz is unquestionably my favorite place to visit in my neighborhood.  Have a few appetizers and a glass of wine at the Cast & Plow outdoor patio which overlooks the Marina and check out all of the stunning luxury yachts docked there. 

 

7.     THE MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH.

A seaside destination resort in Laguna Beach, The Montage is simply stunning, fixed on a coastal bluff, overlooking the ocean.  While in Laguna Beach, make sure and visit Wyland Galleries of Laguna Beach- Rumor has it that the artist lives and paints there when he in town. 

 

8.     THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL NEWPORT BEACH.

Another Orange County Beach destination resort, it is THE spot for a family vacation or a romantic weekend away.  They provide a 36 hole championship golf course, a fabulous spa and a full day of activities for your kids at Camp Pelican, where you drop them off at 9am and pick them up at 4pm. 

 

9.     THE VICEROY SANTA MONICA.

This beach side boutique hotel is truly one of LA’s best kept secrets.  Make sure and reserve one of their incredible private pool cabanas during your stay to soak up the California sun. 

10.  THE HARD ROCK HOTEL SAN DIEGO.

If you want a weekend away with your best friends to party, then THIS is this place.  Two of San Diego’s most popular night clubs, 207 and Float are on the premises, and you will dance the night away while hobnobbing  with local celebrities, sports figures and San Diego elite. 

Terranea Resort, Greater Los Angeles, California

11. TERRANEA RESORT, RANCHO PALOS VERDES

Situated on 102 acres that overlook the Pacific Ocean in Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort is a spectacular coastal property that features 582 guestrooms and suites, including spacious bungalows, casitas and villas. Guests are surrounded on three sides by tranquil waves, with Catalina Island across the channel. Terranea’s coastal setting inspired the resort’s Mediterranean-style design, which offers incredible views throughout the property, from the lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces.

Ocean views can also be enjoyed from an award-winning nine-hole golf course, the soothing oceanfront Spa at Terranea, three ocean-view pools, and on-site restaurants such as mar’sel and Nelson’s. Explore hundreds of hiking trails and discover secluded, scenic views along the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

For a complimentary 3-day pass to UEvolution, mention Destination Luxury.

See 10 REASONS WHY UEVOLUTION IS SO REVOLUTIONARY.

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