THE CALIFORNIA GOOD LIFE
While Manhattan’s iconic Waldorf Astoria closed down, pending its transformation into luxury condos, June sees the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, a 12-story marvel that houses 170 rooms and suites.
Walking distance from glitzy Rodeo Drive, the hotel sports floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, opening onto private balconies and offering views of the Hollywood Hills, Century City and beyond. Dining options include Jean-Georges, by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, as well as the more casual but incredibly romantic Rooftop Restaurant. There’s also a 465-square-meter spa by La Prairie, for those seeking relaxation after an arduous day of shopping and dining.