The Perfect Girls’ Weekend in Los Angeles Locale Magazine Editors June 17, 2017 Spread the loveStay at the SLS Beverly Hills for a Perfectly Relaxing Getaway Written By: Elizabeth Nutt Girls’ Weekend in LA Planning a girls trip is easy: Pick a date, gather your gals and prepare for a weekend of laughter, adventure and some serious bonding time. Oh, wait—then you have to think about all of the pesky details that go into pulling off the ultimate getaway. Planning the perfect girls weekend requires selecting a fabulous destination, for one, and then there’s the task of exploring options for lodging and crafting the perfect itinerary. And that’s where things get tricky. Especially because when it comes to planning a girls weekend, the West Coast truly has it all; there are myriad options for every type of girls group, from desert to ocean, city to mountains. With so many choices and incredible destinations—all of which are easily accessible whether you’re driving, flying or taking the train—how is it even possible to decide where you’ll go, let alone how you’ll tailor your weekend specifically for you and your friends? Girls’ Weekend in LA Well, rest assured: It is possible to plan the most memorable, epic girls’ weekend because we did the legwork for you, scouring some pretty impressive luxury hotels from north to south, and east to west. As a result, we’re confident that we’ve found something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to pop champagne at a downtown rooftop, paddleboard on the Pacific, get pampered like A-listers at a top-notch spa, party poolside all day or book a private outdoor yoga class, we’ve got you covered. Check out our sixth installment of our guide to the best West Coast girls weekend getaways (we’re pretty certain you’ll want to do them all), which are sure to keep you and your girls smiling from check-in to checkout. Girls’ Weekend in LA The SLS Beverly Hills At the SLS Beverly Hills, you won’t just rub shoulders with A-listers, you’ll be treated like one yourself. If you and your girls are looking for the ultimate luxurious weekend escape where you’re pampered like a princess at the spa, catered to like queens at dinner and doted on like poolside divas, look no further than this luxury, boutique-style hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills. You’ll be mesmerized by the fantastical interior decor by Philippe Starck as you’re checking in to your lavish suite, and you’ll notice right away that his designs contribute to the hotel’s creative and playful personality. It’s a hotel that strikes the perfect balance between exceptionally chic and incredibly fun; in other words, it’s the perfect girls getaway location. Once you’re settled, you’ll want to head immediately to Altitude Pool on the hotel’s rooftop, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Order a bottle of champagne and toast to the weekend as you watch the sunset against the LA skyline. Girls’ Weekend in LA When you’re famished, you need not worry: The SLS boasts an award-winning, globally recognized chef, José Andrés, whose culinary creativity is simply unparalleled. Make a reservation at Tres by José Andrés—one of the hotel’s four dining options—to experience the ultimate in comfort food with a twist, or opt for a magical dining experience at The Bazaar by José Andrés, which is set in an indoor piazza and offers inventive tapas such as cotton candy foie gras. If you and your girls are looking to go all out, find your way to SAAM—The Bazaar’s “best kept secret” and separate restaurant—for a 22-course tasting experience. Just in time for truffle season, SAAM celebrates the white truffle with a 16+ course menu. Girls’ Weekend in LA After you’ve gotten your beauty sleep, head back up to the most luxurious place you could possibly spend a sunny day in Beverly Hills: in your private cabana next to one of the rooftop’s two pools. Order mojitos and lunch, or sunbathe and nap in the relaxed, comfortable rooftop setting. And when you’re ready to get out of the sun, head to Ciel Spa & Robert Vetica Salon to truly unwind. Here, you can book almost any spa treatment and experience the ultimate indulgences. Be sure to make an appointment in advance with celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica, whose clients include Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts and Salma Hayek. The Perfect Girls’ Weekend in Los Angeles If and when you’re ready to venture out of the hotel to explore the upscale Beverly Hills area, ride in style in one of the SLS’s BMW house cars, a service available to all guests. Your first stop, of course, should be the glitzy Rodeo Drive, which offers some of the best shopping in the world. Or ask the SLS concierge to help you plan the perfect day, depending on what you and your girls are looking for. No matter your tastes—or celebrity status—you will leave wishing there had been paparazzi following you around all weekend to capture how glamorous and fabulous it truly was. Three Must-Do Activities: 1. Hike the hills leading to the Hollywood Sign 2. Hit Malibu Beach 3. Visit the Getty Center 465 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 310.247.0400 | www.slshotels.com/beverlyhills S Q U A D /// Goals. Our Guide for Exploring LA With Your Besties on Your Girls’ Weekend.