Perched above Los Angeles on Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip, 1 Hotel West Hollywood is a haven for sustainability cloaked in ultra-hip, chic design. It’s been called one of the most sustainable hotels in the world, but nothing is sacrificed in terms of luxury or ambiance, with warm, earthy tones, natural fabrics, and attention to detail throughout, making for a luxurious stay. Entering the hotel, you pass through a leafy garden area with views across LA, and descend into an inviting, spacious lobby where the open-plan Juniper bar/restaurant hosts a mix of beautiful Angelinos and guests taking meetings, sipping cocktails, or ensconced on laptops.
The 1 Hotels brand takes a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility seriously. The 1 West Hollywood is totally eco-friendly, from its onsite composting and organic vegetable garden to its water conservation system, carbon neutrality, and LEED certification.
The design gets interesting in the use of reclaimed and recycled waste materials to create everything from the carpets to the beautiful wood check-in desk. Native Californian greenery and arid plants are tastefully layered throughout the property, intermixed with neutral tones and natural fabrics like linen, to create a tranquil vibe that is at once inviting and minimalist.
In the rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows offer expansive views across Los Angeles and Bamford toiletry products leave guests and rooms alike smelling like a spa. Ultra-soft bedding and cloud pillows are made from sustainably sourced fabrics and small touches like free yoga mats, Bluetooth speakers, and in-room plants create a homey space that you don’t want to leave.
Venture out to the mezzanine level, though, and you are rewarded with a stunning swimming pool overlooking LA, where healthy snacks, drinks, and meals make you want to stay all day. Should you decide to leave the property, Hollywood’s biggest sites, including the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and Beverly Hills, are around the corner and the hotel’s guest-use electric Audi cars are on hand to deliver you there.
In the two restaurants – 1 Kitchen in the lobby and Harriet’s Rooftop on the 10th floor – Executive Chef Ginger Pierce has created a menu of seasonal dishes using produce from the hotel’s onsite organic garden as well as local farms, including several zero- waste dishes. Or you can enjoy them all from your cozy cotton sheets with a view of the City of Angels.
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