Last week, I re-posted about the legendary service of the Ritz Carlton and how much we love it. Let’s just say, the Montage Beverly Hills took a page from the Ritz Carlton book and added a new chapter on how to provide top drawer service in a way that is almost imperceptible. I saw an article in the NY Times where Alan Fuerstman, the founder of the Montage brand, is quoted as hoping to provide “gracious but humble” service – I would say they have achieved that completely. Examples are the Montage bookmark placed in the book my husband left open on the nightstand, the complimentary champagne in every room, and the chilled bottles of water placed in the car every time the valet brought it up for us. Add large size Antica Farmacista toiletries, Vosges Chocolate truffles at turndown, incredibly soft robes and towels, and a truly stunning property and you have perfection. The Montage is a block from Rodeo drive, making it an easy walking distance to world class shopping and quite a few excellent restaurants.
|The Montage Beverly Hills
|Gorgeous flowers in the lobby|
|The rooftop bar and restaurant
|This is the exact room we had…a superior room is 500 sf of luxury!
|Nice touch…pillow monogrammed with our initial|
|This is the exact bathroom we had (in a superior room)
|Delicious coffee and croissant at Bouchon Bakery across the courtyard from the hotel.|
|Beverly Hills Canon Gardens between the hotel and Bouchon…a pristine little park where we enjoyed our coffee and croissants.|
A few more LA faves…
Angelini Osteria (the lasagna verde is to die for)
Il Pastaio for delicious pasta
BLD for amazing breakfasts
Nate and Al’s for a classic deli experience (you might see Larry King who is a regular).
For a little culture, you can’t go wrong visiting The Getty.
If you want to do a studio tour, the VIP tour at Warner Brothers is the way to go.
And, just so you know…the Montage Beverly Hills and Shutters On The Beach are both Virtuoso properties. Book either of them through me and you will receive complimentary breakfast for two, an upgrade at booking for the Montage (or at check-in, if available, at Shutters), and a $100 hotel credit at Montage or $100 spa credit at Shutters.
DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family says
How beautiful, Sandy. The atmosphere of California has it's own magic light. You captured it exquisitely in your images today.
pve design says
Looks like the perfect spot to never want to leave!
Spring is on the way~ we hope!
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
I grew up in los angeles, and I know the feeling of the sun. I have lived in a colder climste now for nearly 30 years and the only thing stopping me from settling back in california is the cost of living, the traffic and the fact thst I love minneapolis!!!!
Oh but there is nothing like santa monica my friend!
Vel Criste says
I have to remember this Sandy whenever I go to LA. Never stayed at the Montage, and would love to try now even more! Thanks for taking us along!
I Dream Of says
Such lovely California Dreaming, Sandy. Glad you had such an amazing trip. Everything looks so pretty and bathed in gorgeous California sunshine. It's been years since I've been in LA for anything but work… perhaps that needs to be remedied soon! XOXO
Katie Clooney says
Thank you Sandy for taking me away – if only in my mind and for a couple of minutes to one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Great photos!! Have a wonderful week!
The enchanted home says
Ahhh this brings back amazing memories! So happy you loved The Montage as much as we did and you hit all the great spots. There really is something to be said for that enviable California lifestyle…especially as we anticipate more snow…what ARE we doing here anyway???? Enjoyed you pictures, just beautiful!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
This looks like the perfect holiday! I cannot wait to see more!
Une très jolie publication.
je vous souhaite de bonnes vacances… Un lieu idyllique…
Merci pour ces généreuses photos.