After months in the making, we’re thrilled to share that the Louis Vuitton City Guide: Los Angeles is out and includes a beautiful profile on Sunset Marquis in its 2019 edition!
Included within the Hotel section of the book, Sunset Marquis is highlighted for being the only authentic music hotel left in Los Angeles while the placement goes on to detail the North Villa renovations. NightBird and Bar 1200 are also mentioned.
The prestigious Louis Vuitton City Guides have established themselves as the ultimate travel companions, bringing to life the world’s most fascinating cities for business and leisure travelers alike. Securing a placement within this publication is extremely difficult, which makes this a huge win for Sunset Marquis!
In a town known for big acts (and sometimes even bigger egos), this West Hollywood icon comes from relatively humble beginnings. When writer/producer Jed Leiber and guitarist Jeff Beck were holed up in a room and making a bit too much noise working on new material, the hotel manager offered them a laundry chamber in the basement so they could riff in peace. Since then, an impressive list of rock, pop, country, and reggae artists — Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Keith Urban, and Damian Marley to name a few — have followed suit.
Cine, sexo y rock & roll. Si Los Ángeles es el paradigma de los sueños (de las estrellas), el Sunset Marquis es una suerte de trampolín para para soñar que se hacen realidad. Desde luego, siempre resulta más sencillo ponerlos en marcha en “una de las suites favoritas de Billy Bob Thornton”.
Para los viajeros de anhelos grandilocuentes, el hotel boutique de Sunset Strip es residencia ocasional de actores, directores, artistas y escritores en busca de intimidad, y santuario de las estrellas del rock de gira en Los Ángeles.
Nestled inside the Sunset Marquis Hotel, Cavatina Restaurant is a beautifully situated eatery, tucked in amongst the greenery with a pretty patio that’s perfectly suited for a romantic tryst far from prying eyes. It certainly helps that the James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schlow is at the helm, offering up sensual crudos like his Hamachi (yellowtail) with aji amarillo, pickled mushroom and black rice; delicious appetizers including Avocado Toast with burgundy truffle and pistachio; and main courses ranging from Mediterranean Sea Bass to perfectly prepared Beef Tenderloin. Be sure to look away from your lover’s eyes now and then, too, as the Sunset Marquis Hotel is famous as a favorite haunt of world-renowned rock stars. You never know who might be sitting next to you here!
A un paseo del mito nocturno The Viper Room, cuya reputación quedó ligada para la posteridad a River Phoenix, en una arbolada calle aledaña a Sunset Boulevard, la responsabilidad de nuestros sueños se pone en marcha en una suite –“una de las favoritas de Billy Bob Thornton”– de Sunset Marquis.
Though it might sound great to some, living out of a suitcase and eating all of your meals in restaurants isn’t everyone’s idea of comfortable travel — as everyone is different, some people may prefer to travel with the comforts of home. For those travelers feeling homesick at hotels, the inability to unpack their suitcase or put together a meal in a real kitchen may make it hard for them to feel comfortable; and while, in theory, having every meal prepared by a world-renowned chef might sound amazing, sometimes a person just wants to throw together a bowl of cereal and go.
West Hollywood has debuted a new Sunset Trip trolley service offering free nighttime rides throughout Weho in Los Angeles. The Sunset Trip is a convenient hop-on/hop-off trolley for getting around Sunset Strip venues and connecting to hot spots on Melrose Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard, and other West Hollywood locations including Soho House, Catch LA, and Sunset Marquis.
The last stop for the inaugural tour was the Sunset Marquis, the luxury boutique hotel tucked into a lush garden setting just off the Strip, with an amazing history of its own. Longtime General Manager Rod Gruendyke shared a few stories, as he lead us around a couple of the villas, including the 3,200-sq-ft residence that’s been home to more than a few well-known names.
The Sunset Marquis has been a place that members of entertainment industry have gone to create, recharge, or on occasion, escape the glare of publicity, since the 1960s, said Gruendyke.
What: For more than 50 years, the Sunset Marquis hotel has served as a home away from home for incredible musicians including Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Blondie, Black Sabbath, The Killers, Slash, Chris Cornell, Green Day, Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kings of Leon and many more. The music industry has played a significant role in securing this serene garden oasis its iconic status. To pay homage to those roots, Sunset Marquis continues its tradition this summer with its poolside acoustic music showcase.
Who: This year’s scheduled performers include Rob Leines, Meekoh, Ilsey Juber, Outer Reef and Emily Warren.
Know Before You Go: These intimate performances are held on the Villa Pool Deck and accommodate a maximum of 200 attendees. Doors open at 6 p.m. with performances from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood has housed some of the biggest stars in music since its opening in 1964. Many record companies were once located on Sunset Boulevard, so musicians needed a place to stay nearby. Thus the birth of the Sunset Marquis, which even has a recording studio, Nightbird Studios, for those late night jam sessions. And you don’t have to be a rock star to stay at the Sunset Marquis, but walking through the hotel makes you feel like you’re walking through a rock ‘n’ roll museum! They also offer live music so this is one true legendary spot that will make you feel like a rock star!