Photo Credit: Don Riddle/Four SeasonsAll you need to know about how to play during your stay at the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills.
WHY IT’S HAUTE
Photo Credit: Don Riddle/Four SeasonsWhen you think “luxury hotel” and “Beverly Hills,” inevitably, the Four Seasons Los Angeles comes to mind. This glamorous hotel is a hub for VIP celebrity shindigs and truly embodies high-end living from the second you arrive up until the time you leave. Here is all you need to know about how to make the most of your stay at this haute hotel.
Though many of the suites at the Four Seasons are carefully appointed and showcase balconies with sweeping views of the LA skyline, the sweetest suites are the expansive Presidential Suites East and West. At 3,235 square feet, you can really make each of these 16th floor penthouse-like suites a home away from home. In each you’ll find eight balconies, contemporary artwork, a walk-in rain shower that doubles as a steam room and Bulgari bath products. The state-of-the-art Bulthaup kitchen with its convection oven, subzero refrigeration and wine storage for up to 75 bottles is the perfect place to have a personal chef create an exclusive gourmet meal.
Photo Credit: Don Riddle/Four SeasonsThere are a variety of dining options for the culinary connoisseur here. The Four Seasons’ signature restaurant, Culina, Modern Italian, is an exquisite place for an Italian dinner. The eatery, which is helmed by Food Network-winning chef Mette Williams, features a spacious patio, two lounges, a contemporary dining room where guests can dine underneath a magnificent, glittering chandelier, and two private entertaining rooms. It is also the home to the hotel’s new crudo happy hour—the only of its kind in LA—an Italian take on the traditional American happy hour concept. Offerings include dishes like salmone with spring pea vinaigrette, mint and pancetta dust; and halibut with strawberries, pickled shallots, chili and frisee will be priced at $6 for three pieces with cicchetti-like proscuitto-wrapped polenta; and shishito peppers with bottarga, basil seeds and lemon. Carafes from Wine Director Chris Bradford will spotlight $7 pours of Italian varietals such as Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi and Saia Nero d’Avola carefully selected to pair with Chef Mette’s crudo and cicchetti. New cocktails and spritzers concocted by Lead Bartender Alex Kitzmann will include Il Carosello with prosecco, moscato grappa and mint; and Saba Moda with bourbon, saba, and barrel-aged bitters.
Guests also have the option of enjoying the SoCal sunshine from the outdoor Cabana restaurant on the fourth floor spa level. This eatery offers the best in healthy Cali-cuisine from fresh seafood to antioxidant-rich salads to vegan and vegetarian fare. Breakfast and lunch are served here; we recommend items like the yellow tomato & watermelon gazpacho; red bean veggie burger sliders with beet ketchup; and battered avocado tacos. The salted caramel vegan ice cream is a revelation.
The Spa at the Four Seasons is an oasis, and easily one of our favorites in Los Angeles. Whether you’re enjoying a treatment in the spa itself, or in a private poolside cabana, you’re going to leave feeling refreshed and revitalized. The new Nail Suite is a private room where VIPs, hotel guests and beauty enthusiasts alike can test out SpaRitual’s Awards Season Collection, which was created exclusively for Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in time for the 2015 awards season, and includes a range of shining nail polish colors such as Star Quality, After Party, The Red Carpet and The Polish Goes To…
New treatments to try include the Summer Citrus Detox treatment, which begins with an invigorating massage using special beauty massage cups in combination with refreshing, pure orange lemongrass oil, which is infused with coconut, jojoba, and non-GMO soy and plant extracts to leave skin soft and silky. The gentle breathing and profound detoxifying massage techniques revitalise the body and prepare it for the subsequent intense circulation-stimulating massage with the silicone cups. This balanced treatment of a slimming massage and the skin-protecting active ingredients promotes the revitalisation and elasticity of the skin. The aromatherapy effects of the natural lemongrass oil cause a transformation of body and mind that allows blockages within the body to be released so energy can flow freely once again.
Those who seek skinny (and let’s face it, that’s most women in Los Angeles) must try the Body-Slimming Treatment, which reenergizes while promoting detoxification. It begins with a dry brush exfoliation to stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation while promoting the absorption of clinically tested slimming actives. A mask of nutrient-rich algae is then applied to the body and is followed by a deeply relaxing head massage. Next, an intensive, highly concentrated body serum containing slimming actives plus firming and refining extracts is applied, boosting elasticity and refining the skin for a sleek, smooth, contoured look.
You can also stay fit at the hotel’s fitness center or enjoy a personalized in-room session. Created by the celebrity personal trainers at Blue Clay Fitness, a premier health and fitness firm in Southern California, the digital in-room workout program allows you to enjoy a customized and ultra-effective workout in the comfort of your guest room or suite on an iPad 2. Featuring cardiovascular, strength-training and yoga routines, the workouts are easy to follow and tailored to meet your preferences and goals.Upon check-in, you may request a complimentary Fitness Kit, which includes resistance bands and yoga mats, to assist you with your in-room workout. Haute!
Photo Credit: Four SeasonsIf you need further proof that the Four Seasons Los Angeles is at the forefront of hotel health and wellness in the City of Angels, you need only look at the fact that Jeannette von Johnsbach, the creator of The Andreas Method, offers her BioMeditation services here weekly. During a session, you’ll remain awake and aware as von Johnsbach activates inner healing and rids you of the things that are holding you back or making you unhappy. During her bioenergetic healing, energetic blockages begin to dissolve, information at the energetic level is corrected, and your self-healing power is activated. Don’t be skeptical: you’ll leave feeling de-stressed, calm and at peace.
European perfume house Krigler recently opened its first west coast location at the hotel. If you’re unfamiliar, Krigler—which also has a location at the Plaza in New York City—is a high-end scent worn by everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Cary Grant. The lovely shop, located just off the entrance lobby, also includes a fragrance lab where guests can create their own custom scents and perfumed candles on property. It is owned and operated by fifth generation perfumer and Krigler family legacy Ben Krigler.
Photo Credit: Krigler