I stayed at this hotel twice, before and after a trip to Cancun, and it was amazing.
When I arrived I was upgraded to the Penthouse....no idea why, I didn't ask - but it was a perfect way to start my holiday. I had originally booked the Wilshire Suite - and ended up there on my second night.
On my return, I was upgraded again to the Thompson suite, which I actually preferred to the penthouse suite....mind you I was traveling alone.
The chaps on the front desk were lovely and sweet, especially the chap that was new to LA from Florida (sorry, didn't catch his name)
Seems like a chic place and had a buzz about it, there was a photo shoot one day outside.
The restaurant / bar / cafe is fantastic - with great food, breakfast was exceptional. Wine list very good. Really feels like a contemporary place, hip and chic.
Only down side was internet was not included (except for the lobby where it was free) and the lighting is poor throughout the various rooms I stayed, but that I assume is for ambiance, not for any other reason.
Highly specced throughout ie. marble tiles, amazing bath etc. stunning place and perfect location to cab to the Grove, Beverly Centre - walk to Rodeo Drive. Definitely recommend - especially if you like a fashionable, modern hotel - I will be back!More