Awards season in Los Angeles means one thing: Being red-carpet ready is de rigueur. Fortunately, a number of hotels offer the perfect packages to prep, primp and style you for the big day — and it doesn’t matter if you’re an invited guest to the Oscars (February 26) or the star of your own viewing party.
The Beverly Hilton
No hotel screams “awards season” more than Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Beverly Hilton. From its days as JFK’s “Western White House” to its status as the home of the Golden Globes, the iconic hotel holds a storied place in Hollywood lore.
You won’t want to miss its Red Carpet Moment package (offered through February). Experience old Hollywood with a modern touch as you indulge in a two-night stay in a room with sweeping views of the City of Angels, a champagne welcome and daily breakfast.
You’ll get treated to Aqua Star Babor Beauty Spa’s signature Red Carpet Ready Facial as well.
To complete the magical experience, you’ll be chauffeured to and from Rodeo Drive.
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
There’s no more perfect way to channel your inner Julia Roberts than at the very hotel where her star-making performance in Pretty Woman was filmed. You’ll get to do your best impression of an A-lister with Beverly Wilshire’s Pretty Woman for a Day experience. Not only does this weekend getaway include a stay in the Four-Star hotel’s Presidential Suite, but it also calls for a ride in a Rolls-Royce to an alfresco lunch at a nearby park, complete with food from the film’s picnic scene.
In the evening, a stylist will prep you and your plus one for a date to either the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts or the LA Opera.
The weekend is curated to include plenty of classic photo ops from the movie and, of course, you’ll spend an afternoon on Rodeo Drive for a private shopping consultation.
Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
The Five-Star Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills goes the extra mile to make sure you’re ready for your close-up this year. The Get Glam package, available through March 1, includes a round-trip transfer from LAX via a private car and a stay in one of the property’s suites.
Get Glam hits on all angles to whip you into camera-ready shape — from a barre class at Physique 57 to an in-room hair and makeup consultation and treatment by Vensette.
As an added perk, you’ll head to Rodeo Drive — chauffeured around in a Maserati, no less — for a stylist-led shopping experience to get new clothes to match your fresh look.
Welcome cocktails and breakfast in bed from Avec Nous, the hotel’s contemporary French restaurant, are also included.
W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills
Why wait for an exclusive Oscar invite when you can host your own party? With the Awards Season Viewing package at W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills, you’ll be the hottest ticket in town. You’ll take over the Extreme Wow Suite, which includes a private, gold-cushioned screening room for 20.
The lucky ones on your guest list will be treated to in-room blowouts; a cocktail party at the hotel’s STK restaurant; in-room service from a dedicated bartender during the awards show; late-night room service from STK; and a morning-after Oxygen Blast at Bliss Spa for up to four people in your entourage.
Don’t forget to raid the champagne-stocked mini-fridge when you win your Oscar pool.
JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. Live
There’s no better way to capture the energy of Los Angeles than with a luxurious address boasting DTLA views. The Spa in the City package at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. Live provides just that: a bird’s-eye vista of the city and a $100 credit at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles.
Stay prepared for the paparazzi with glitterati-approved treatments like the Champagne and Shimmer treatment, an 80-minute session consisting of a body scrub, a hydrating massage and a dusting of 24-karat gold powder to make you look like a million dollars.
This week, we revealed our 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Click here to see the complete list of winners.