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