Spa Montage, one of only three spas to receive a five-star Mobil 2008 rating, is a stunning facility (part of the outstanding Montage Resort) that takes advantage of its superior beachfront setting. An indoor-outdoor structure and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame 160-degree views alleviate any guilt guests may feel for opting to stay in for some pampering on a sunny day. The spa’s holistic, back-to-nature approach is evident in its design, as well as in the products it uses. Custom-mixed lotions and oils blend natural ingredients, including eucalyptus, lavender, orange blossoms, and citrus. Wrap up in one of the spa’s cashmere robes and try any number of therapies, from a California citrus polish to an algae cellulite massage. And in November, the Montage Beverly Hills will open up just north of Wilshire.
30801 S. Coast Hwy
A Four Seasons Hotel
The Beverly Wilshire is the queen of Beverly Hills hotels. This classically chic, legendary hotel stands at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. The hotel exemplifies elegance, and the service here exceeds all expectations. Movie lovers will recognize the hotel’s glorious lobby and sophisticated accommodations from the film Pretty Woman, and with its prime location, refined décor, and top-notch restaurants, it’s no wonder the production company chose this spot. Like any good Beverly Hills matriarch, this hotel never tells its true age. While the look may be Old World, recent renovations have added a new see-and-be-seen steakhouse restaurant, newly designed pool area, and fantastic 8,000-square-foot spa. It’s clear that the Beverly never rests on its laurels. Divided into two wings-the historic Wilshire and the contemporary Beverly-the hotel’s accommodations offer two distinct environments. Definitively sophisticated, this hotel appeals to adults with a penchant for the finer things in life, and it’s a favorite stomping ground of world-class shoppers. It’s equally well-suited to handle couples, single travelers, small groups, and business travelers. Baby-sitting and children’s amenities are provided for even the youngest guests. It also offers complimentary chauffeur service in a stretch limo, available to guests traveling within three miles of the hotel. But in every other way, the hotel always goes the extra mile.
9500 Wilshire Blvd.