Los Angeles, California
BIG CITY LOVE The Park Avenue neighbourhood makes the Gansevoort a choice pick; the sexy rooftop pool; inside a slick guest room; the hotel’s iconic lobby. The glamour of L. A. makes it an incredibly fabulous honeymoon escape. With weather that is pretty much perfect all year, you are guaranteed to have an amazing stay and enjoy relaxing on the beach, strolling the Santa Monica Pier, shopping Rodeo Drive and the awesome outdoor mega-mall The Grove, and dining al fresco at the famed Ivy resto, where you will likely see a few famous faces.
Another private sweet spot where you might bump into celebs is at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, which is one of the city’s most exclusive and romantic stays. Nestled into a quiet residential area in Beverly Hills, the hotel is at once luxe and understated. Rooms are airy and light, many boasting spectacular views of the iconic Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Hills. The outdoor saline pool is the centrepiece of the tropically landscaped fourth floor terrace (all of the hotel has incredible landscaping), which also has amazing elevated city views. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on the terrace, then head to the ultra-Zen Four Seasons spa for one of its signature treatments, like the Salt & Pepper Body Scrub or Honey Dream immune- boosting therapy. In the evening, dine at Culina, which features classic Italian food with a twist ( Esquire named it one of L. A.’s best eats).
For the ultimate honeymoon keepsake, try the Four Seasons’ Suite California Getaway, in which you enjoy a session with Flytographer, an L. A. photo service that will help you capture special moments in iconic locations around the city. —Alison McGill