Offer Includes (subject to blackout dates and availability):
• 3 night stay in a villa for 2 including taxes
• Dinner for 2 including one complimentary bottle of house red or white wine
• Sunday Brunch for two (if staying over on a Saturday evening)
• Valet parking
• Internet Access
• Couples massage or individual massages (one for each person, max of 2)
The retail value of this is $2975. Please let our publisher, William Tomicki, know if you’d like to bid. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 969-5848. Bidding starts July 7, 2015.
Guests at Sunset Marquis Hotel can “indulge their inner celebrities” at this private hotel sanctuary. An epicenter of rock and roll history, the Sunset Marquis has served as a safe haven for the famous, the infamous and the nearly so, for over five decades. The serene garden oasis is a home-away-from-home to rock legends, Mad Men, Fashionistas and discerning travelers alike.
Centrally located between Beverly Hills, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and the beaches, Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, CA offers 152 suites and villas intertwined within a 3.5 acre oasis of gardens and private retreats. And mere steps from the famed Sunset Strip, nightlife and music abound at legendary venues such as the House of Blues, The Comedy Store, Viper Room and Whisky a Go-Go. During the summer months, take advantage of an exclusive music series, Live @ Sunset Marquis and relax at the Villa pool on select evenings to listen in on some of the best up and coming artists in the music industry.
While celebrities are common surprises for guests,the Sunset Marquis prides itself on treating everyone like a celebrity. As the hotel likes to say, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do take service very seriously. So step out of the big-box, high-rise hotels and soak up some Southern California sunshine, at one of the hotel’s pools or the restaurant patio. You won’t regret it, and neither will your soul.
THE HOTEL: Flanked between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, Sunset Marquis is centrally located in West Hollywood right off the legendary Sunset Strip. The hotel offers a refuge that is just steps from the excitement and chaos of the Strip but seemingly a million miles away. As you enter this luxurious hotel, you are greeted with the fragrance of lush, floral gardens surrounding the grounds and providing seclusion as you make your way to private accommodations. Retreat to a poolside cabana at either of the two outdoor heated pools to soak up the perfect L.A. weather. And keep an eye out, because you never know who might make an appearance.
THE VILLAS: The Villas at Sunset Marquis are one of the world’s best-kept secret havens. The roomy and private villas set new standards for modern Zen – both in terms of design and tranquility – while still retaining the rock and roll spirit that made the Marquis legendary. Clustered in free-standing, two-story Mediterranean-style Casitas, with modern, elegant interiors, and set in verdant, peaceful gardens containing over 4,000 full-grown plants and trees, a sojourn in a Marquis Villa is more akin to visiting a private, subtropical estate.
THE RESTAURANT: Alfresco dining the way it should be done in Southern California is what you can expect with a visit to cavatina restaurant, run by the inimitable chef, Michael Schlow. A long time fan and guest of Sunset Marquis, this marks Schlow’s first restaurant foray into LA and he believes food should speak for itself. The menu showcases incredible local California product; plan on dishes with simple yet bold tastes and creative presentations, seasonal ingredients, with a little something for everyone.
Cavatina embodies Sunset Marquis’ casual, relaxed vibe and atmosphere and offers guests 3 courses of indulgences including Snacks, Small Plates and Entrees, and features a wide variety of options like Yellowtail with Uni & Caviar, Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Jalapeños, Charred Octopus, Slow-Roasted Filet Mignon, Cauliflower Steak with Artichokes and Truffles and of course, Schlow’s Award winning Burger!
THE SPA: Pulling back the heavy frosted glass door and stepping into the European-style SPA at the Sunset Marquis wisps away the angst and stresses of hectic schedules and life’s demands, and transports you to a world of relaxation and sublime escape. Iridescent tiled walls shimmer like sunlight on water; warm, friendly staff greet you and serene music soothes away the static of the workaday.
Come in for a polish change or opt for a full day of luxury in your own spacious treatment room with massage beds by Porsche (yes, that Porsche), a private shower and separate toilet room. There’s no need to worry about making small talk with strangers or wondering where to go for your next appointment; the therapists come to you, even if that means a visit to your villa or suite.
THE BAR: Thank goodness these walls can’t talk, because their stories would be utterly unprintable. Yes, this is the famous Bar 1200, site of…oh, my, where do we begin? Post-award-show celebrations. Tantrums. Epic break-ups. Impromptu concerts by certifiable legends. Album wrap parties. Movie wrap parties. Parties where some people simply chose to become unwrapped. All this and much more have happened at this legendary address. Voted LA CitySearch’s Top Hotel Bar (not that the well-known couple snuggling on the sofa seem to care). BAR 1200 is open to hotel guests and area residents 7 days a week from 8pm – 2am.
Sunset Marquis offers luxurious accommodations that have been coveted by the elite for years, and your visit to these hallowed grounds will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Be sure to also schedule some time to visit Morrison Hotel Gallery where you can view and purchase prints by legendary photographers, of legendary performers. And if you’d prefer to book some time recording your own tracks, schedule a visit to NightBird Recording Studios, also on site in our underground.
Sunset Marquis Hotel
1200 Alta Loma Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
+1 310.657.1333 http://www.sunsetmarquis.com