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Hotspot: Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills

Hotspot: Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills

This week I want to share one of my favourite hotels with you, in one of my favourite cities:  The Avalon in LA. Avalon Hotel, a luxury downtown Beverly Hills boutique hotel, was originally built in 1949 and renovated by in US über-interior designer Kelly Wearstler (the author of Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected StyleDomicilium Decoratus and Hue) in 1999. Since re-designing the Avalon in 2009 Wearstler has re-imagined the space, blending its old Hollywood roots with a distinct 1950s vibe. The hotel is a mixture of modern colours, décor and fixtures with a mid-century, old Hollywood touch, which at the time attracted many famous movie stars, including actress Mae West and Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, who lived at the Avalon for three years when it was a multi-storey motel. Until now the Avalon remains one of the hidden gems of Los Angeles. Kelly Wearstler's career took off in 1999 when she added her bold, maximalist design, and her unexpected and fearless touch to the Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills, which has now become her trademark. The Avalon hotel has many different attractions like the two tone colour scheme of aqua blue and white with a touch of gold, which I love as it is timeless, chic, fresh and so LA! But the focal point of the hotel is the impressive hourglass pool - the blue pool reminds me of the ocean which fits perfectly with the blue sky. The hotel is located 3 miles from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, within half a mile of the Getty Center and around the corner from trendy Third Street, giving you a wide range of things to do during your stay. So whenever you want to take a break from your modern day to day lifestyle, you can add a bit of  old Hollywood glamour to your life for a few nights by staying at Beverly Hills' Avalon Hotel! I stayed there and loved it!

All images courtesy of Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills part of the Viceroy Hotel Group

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