This was a Mother’s Day not to forget! I had the pleasure of staying at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard in Bel-Air and enjoyed my stay relaxing with not a care in the world. I relaxed in a private, wonderful room with comfy furniture, I had a fantastic dinner at the On Sunset Restaurant, and then was treated to a stress relieving body wrap at the Luxe Spa. It was the perfect Mother’s Day getaway. Located in the hills of Bel Aire the Luxe peacefully sits aloof from the stressfulness of every day traffic from the city life.
The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard is a newly-renovated luxury hotel that made me feel at ease and secure the moment I entered the lobby. I was warmly welcomed with bright smiles and the feeling of high-class importance by the staff. I felt right at home in my room which are fully furnished with stylish custom made furniture that was so comfy. Each room features a flat screen TV, an iPod base station, plush designer linens with feather comforter, daily turndown service, air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, voicemail, mini bar, on-demand movies and video games with Web-TV. My guestroom also included a spacious patio that had a beautiful view.
The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard in Bel-Air is an in-town upscale boutique resort, situated on seven secluded and beautifully landscaped acres in one of Southern California's most accessible and exceptional locations. Located at the entrance to the exclusive suburbs of Bel-Air and Brentwood and just below the famed Getty Center. Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard is at the gateway to Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. This upscale boutique Bel-Air hotel offers a stylish and supremely comfortable California-modern look and welcoming, professional, personalized care and service.
Other amenities include:
• 160 spacious newly renovated guest rooms, all with a minimum of 500 square feet
• complimentary shuttle service within a 2 mile radius, based on availability
• complimentary wireless high speed Internet access in every guest room
• complimentary wireless high speed Internet access in their restaurant, meeting rooms, and all common areas
• full service day spa
• meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 350 people
• flat screen televisions with premium cable and Nintendo games
• complimentary fitness suite and tennis court
• gorgeous outdoor swimming pool with meeting space
• high end, name brand toiletries and plush bathrobes and slippers
• meeting room facilities with state of the art audio-visual and Internet technology
• On Sunset, our full service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offers 24 hour in room dining
• Luxe Lounge open from 7am until 12midnight daily
• caring and professional staff that goes above and beyond to exceed expectations for the guest every time
• valet parking
• Brentwood Village is just down the street with over 50 specialty stores and shops
VIP upgrades for guests include:
• special welcome gift upon arrival
• early check in
• complimentary welcome glass of California Select Wine or cappuccino upon arrival
Fine dining at the Luxe Hotel at On Sunset restaurant is known for its exquisite lunch and dinner menus featuring seasonal California fare with a fresh French twist. They present seasonally fresh, upscale comfort cuisine. Whether ordering a signature pizza at poolside, dining in-room or sampling selections at their lively Sunday Luxe Jazz brunch, the Bel-Air restaurant's dishes are truly flavorful. Executive Chef Olivier Rousselle has created an appealing menu of choices from culinary classics to spa cuisine. Because of their commitment to individually prepared, savory dishes and excellent service, the On Sunset Restaurant and the Luxe Lounge are popular venues with both local residents and hotel guests. In-room dining is available 24 hours.
The hotel’s stylishly designed indoor/outdoor restaurant presents the celebrated cuisine of Luxe Executive Chef Olivier Rousselle. Sleekly modernized in 2006, the setting of the private “ On Sunset” restaurant in Bel-Air is relaxed and comfortable as you hear the soothing waterfall trickle down.
Chef Olivier Rousselle has created a lunch menu with a range of options for the On Sunset Restaurant that includes fresh entrée salads, comfort food-style sandwiches such as the Hay Tuna Melt with Seared Hay, Swiss Cheese, Tomato and Dijon Mustard on fresh baked Olive Bread; and entrees such as Black Mussels “Pays Anne” with White Wine, Apple wood Bacon, Shallots, Crème France and Shoestring Potatoes; and Roasted Organic Chicken Breast with Potato Gnocchi, Sautéed Haricots Vert with Tarragon-Citrus Pan Sauce. For dinner, there is a California fresh inspired menu that features appetizers such as Baked Crispy Goat Cheese Salad with Mixed Baby Greens, Pickled Zucchini, Roasted Baby Beets with a Honey Vinaigrette, and Ahi Tuna Tartar with Heirloom Tomato-Yuzu Broth and Taro Chips.
Dinner entrees include Braised Short Rib Risotto in Port Glaze with Shaved Parmesan and Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Roasted Jidori Chicken Breast with Seasonal Mushroom Ragout, and Maui Onion Sauce; Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, Caponata, and Purple Mustard Sauce. Sides include Shoestring Fries, Glazed Baby Vegetables, Carrot-Ginger Puree, Grilled Olive Oil Asparagus, Roasted Provencal Fingerling Potatoes and Crispy Herb Spaetzle.
We started off with the fresh and fabulous Belgian endives asian pear salad with a creamy blue cheese and arugula candies walnuts, and lemon dressing. Next, was the Ahi Tuna Tartar with Heirloom Tomato-Yuzu Broth and Taro Chips that truly made my tummy satisfied.
The entrees finally arrived: Entrée number one was cooked to perfection - Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb abundantly drizzled with Purple Mustard Sauce snuggled with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Caponata. The chef created a piece of art with Entrée number two - Tyme-roasted Alaskan halibut, Saffron orzo, baby ratatouille, drizzled with lemon caper sauce. This soft, fluffy, fresh fish was lightly seasoned, but if you’re a salty person like me, then you might want to ask the chef to add a little more seasoning. My favorite was entrée number three - the perfectly, medium rare grilled 8 oz masculine filet mignon, mascarpone polenta cake, wilted rapino & classic béarnaise sauce that added the oh-so right flavor. All our entrees were eagerly delivered to our table in a timely manner by our waiter Chris. I didn’t weigh myself for a couple of days, but eating at On Sunset was worth the few pounds since I rarely get to eat like a queen. My mouth is watering as I write this.
The Sunday Luxe Jazz Brunch combines a delectable offering of hot menu items and performances by a talented Jazz Trio. Dine on the sunny patio or inside on the restaurant’s cushy banquette. A variety of tempting dishes awaits you. Daily hours:
Breakfast/lunch: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner served 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday Luxe Brunch: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
I experienced a luxurious and private retreat at the Luxe Spa, you can select from an impressive array of treatments designed to refresh and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.
From complete packages to yoga, facials, and body treatments. The hotel’s Luxe Spa in Los Angeles is the perfect place to enjoy the highest level of personalized attention. Unwind in a cozy robe in a private room, on their beautiful patio, or poolside with a glass of champagne. Luxe Spa offers spa parties and corporate wellness services to enhance your next event.
The staff at the Luxe Spa eagerly await to pamper you. I received the Ultimate Wrap. This divine treatment includes the best of everything! My skin was treated to a thorough dry brush exfoliation and application of body serum. Next, warm herbally infused oils were applied to my whole body. Then I was swaddled in warm linens and melted into the heat while my practitioner massaged my aching feet and head for thirty minutes. I was in such a state of comfort and relaxation. My full body Be Well™ Massage lasted sixty minutes, but you can opt to have a ninety minutes. I had 120 minutes of ultimate joy! My practitioner dissolved all my tension - hitting the right trigger points. And all the while, she was so concerned (asking me) if the pressure was comfortable for me.
Appointment only from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days per week. Appointments for services are made during office hours, which are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week. call (310) 691-7550 or email [email protected]. www.luxehotelspa.com. Let their experienced and passionate staff pamper you. With an array of revitalizing treatments. Take a moment to savor a relaxing massage, a soothing facial or indulge in a sumptuous spa package. I made time for myself because I deserve it and so do you.
Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd. Bel-Air is located on Sunset Boulevard at the base of the Getty Museum, just 5 miles east of Santa Monica. The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard Bel-Air is central to all of the Los Angeles attractions including Westwood, Hollywood, Century City, Culver City, Woodland Hills, and Beverly Hills.
My Mother’s Day Getaway was like being nestled in paradise, and I will be more than excited to return for another Mother’s Day or any other day. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure or just in need of a place to relax, the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard Bel-Air is the perfect place to enjoy the highest level of personalized attention.