Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BRIDES Southern California: The Most Luxurious L.A. Hotels To Spend Your Wedding Night

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Photo: Courtesy of The London West Hollywood
After months of planning for one of the biggest days of your life, it goes by like a flash. So to soak up that newlywed glow, and finish out your big day in a luxurious suite on your wedding night. For Los Angeles brides, we've rounded up the most luxurious hotels for your first night as a married couple.

The London West Hollywood
For the fashion-forward couple, the Vivienne Westwood suite in this centrally-located spot. This is a suite you'll want to get ready in before your ceremony — and then come back to in the wee hours of the night. This grand room has its own private patio that is big enough to have an intimate brunch for friends and family the next day (yes, that big!). If you venture out of your room, The London also boasts one of the best rooftop pool areas in Los Angeles. And last (but definitely not least), because the room is an homage to the British fashion designer herself, everyone who stays in the suite gets a private shopping trip to its nearby namesake boutique on Melrose Ave, as well as a complimentary his and hers gifts. Read real brides' reviews here!

Shutters on the Beach

Is there anything more romantic than waking up to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean the morning after your wedding day? Book the Pacific View Suite at Shutters in Santa Monica and that's precisely what you'll get. This quintessential beachfront hotel boasts a dedicated catering staff, complete with complimentary transportation using the hotel car (yep, it's a Tesla). If you're up for a little exercise the following day, you and your honey can borrow Budnitz Bicycles beach cruisers and peddle along the California coast — or just take some of the plush cotton towels and plop down in the sand right outside your room. Read real brides' reviews here!

The Culver Hotel
This hidden gem is ideal for any Old Hollywood fans, as this 1924 National Historic Landmark space has had a variety of celeb owners including Charlie Chaplin and John Wayne. Decorated in chic-but-cozy jewel tones, the best suite for newlyweds is 610 (make sure to ask for the champagne and truffles when you arrive). Since Culver City is a relatively central location, the staff will happily set you up with transportation for a morning hike followed by high tea in the Grand Lobby. Read real brides' reviews here!

The Line
If you're looking for more of an urban experience on your wedding night, this Koreatown hotel has great mid-century style and is located in a walkable neighborhood. The room to grab is the Hollywood View Suite — offering floor-to-ceiling windows (where you'll casually be gazing at the iconic Hollywood sign while you sip complimentary champagne from your bed). The hotel staff will also sprinkle your room with rose petals and even serve you breakfast in bed the next day. However, if you're a foodie, this hotel boasts the restaurant Pot, conceptualized by famed chef Roy Choi as well as one of Los Angeles' prettier dining rooms, The Commissary, which is set in a glass greenhouse right next to the pool.

The Hotel Bel Air
If the two of you want a little hideaway, this beautiful spot — tucked away in Bel-Air, one of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods — is your pick. With 12 acres of rolling gardens, this glamorous hotel houses a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and world-renowned spa by La Prairie. We suggest signing up for the Couple's Retreat Package the morning after your wedding, which includes a 1-hour couples' massage followed by an outdoor hydrotherapy bath — topped off with the hotel's signature outdoor picnic brunch. Read real brides' reviews here!


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