In LA, there really is nowhere more glamorous than the Chateau Marmont.
Sure, the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air might be nicer…the Sunset Marquis might have better bungalows…the Beverly Wilshire wins for food…the Roosevelt might even be straight-up cooler…
But the Chateau is the Chateau. And boy, if those walls could talk.
Here’s the thing about the Chateau Marmont. It’s NOT new and it’s NOT shiny and sometimes it’s barely even clean. The first time I stepped foot into one of the rooms I was like, “Um…this is it? This is what everybody freaks out about?” If I remember correctly, the bathrooms used to have Kiehl’s products–which were hands-down the most impressive thing about their bathrooms, since unless you’re in one of the newer suites by the pool, they tend to be kind of peeling and fading and cracking. The Four Seasons it’s not.
So, a little extra luxury in the form of Davines, the super high-end Italian haircare brand, is desperately necessary. Each of the sixty-three rooms, cottages and bungalows will now feature Davines, a partnership I thoroughly approve of. Check out the Chateau Marmont-branded bottles below. Cute, no?
Lest it seem like I’m dumping all over the Chateau, that is so not the case. I ADORE its peculiar brand of faded-Hollywood glitz. There’s nowhere I’d rather be on a hot summer weeknight than in the walled garden, glass of rose in hand, surreptitiously gawking at all the celebrities, and plotting with my girlfriends about how to crash a bungalow party. Six years after moving to LA, now that I’m older and (one would hope) wiser, I don’t see any 3 am soirees in my future…
…but when it comes to the Chateau Marmont, you just never know.