Something is stirring in the air. Spring is here, and spring ushers in new beginnings!
In anticipation of the April 2 opening of Pendry West Hollywood, Eric Buterbaugh, a world-famous LA-based florist, created seven larger-than-life floral installations which were unveiled this past weekend at iconic locations along Sunset Boulevard.
Let’s give them a warm Sunset Plaza welcome! This opening has been a long time coming. In fact, creative director Azadeh Hawkins has been involved with the project since it was set in motion five years ago. She has helped coordinate and manage every element- from the modern luxury hotel’s interior design all the way to the music and program planning. Everything is falling into place, and the staff at Pendry West Hollywood is so excited to begin welcoming guests on April 2!
Putting Pendry West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard was seen as the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s an iconic location that’s intoxicating for more than its palm-lined, made-for-film streets. The hallowed grounds upon which Pendry West Hollywood sits once belonged to the House of Blues. Because Pendry Hotels & Resorts is passionate about collaborating with artists, they will be opening their live music venue once it’s safe, as an homage to the House of Blues.
A Modern Luxury Affair with a Golden-Age Twist
Pendry Hotels & Resorts began in 2017 with its San Diego location and is a modern luxury offshoot of Montage International’s portfolio, which has iconic locations in Laguna Beach, Palmetto Bluff, Deer Valley and beyond. Montage International was founded by Alan Fuerstman, a hospitality industry professional with over 40 years of experience in hotel management.
But what is modern luxury?
Pendry’s definition of modern luxury is the combination of inspired design with a celebration of culture and authentic service tailored to today’s cultured world traveler. Each property is injected with a unique perspective on contemporary style, and an emphasis on the arts and local community in the city it calls home. The brand is proud to offer each and every facet of modern luxury to their patrons.
Pendry West Hollywood will feature 149 luxury guest rooms and an additional 40 private residences. Designed by internationally acclaimed Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects and executed by Cunningham Group Architects, the hotel blurs the line between indoor and outdoor space to connect with their community and provide breathtaking vistas.
When patrons step inside, they will find art deco décor blended with modern architecture. The interiors were designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio which combined the concepts of Los Angeles at dusk and ocean waves to celebrate California’s laidback glamour.
Patrons will enjoy a luxurious night’s rest, beautiful views, warm and attentive service from the Pendry staff, and excellent amenities when they stay at Pendry West Hollywood!
Pendry West Hollywood Hotel Amenities
Staying at Pendry West Hollywood comes with its own perks. The dining facilities feature excellent cuisine and menus crafted by Chef Wolfgang Puck, as well as a rooftop pool, valet parking level bar, spa, live music venue and sunlit gym, all of which are accessible to hotel patrons. We’ll give you a taste of what they have in store!
When you arrive at Pendry West Hollywood by car, hand your keys over to their valet services and step inside! Almost right away, you’ll see Bar Pendry. Located on the first level, their bar is a dark, decadent space with a central fireplace offering a menu of hors d’oeuvres and a full drink menu. This is the perfect spot for evening cocktails, meet and greets, dates, and late-night conversations. It also features a signature restaurant concept with indoor and outdoor dining options, offered day and night.
If you arrive at Pendry West Hollywood by foot, step into Ospero for a quick bite before heading inside. This European-style cafe features street-side seating and a relaxed, simple menu of classic salads, vegan-friendly fare, hand-made pasta, Wolfgang Puck’s legendary wood-oven pizzas, and more!
Check-in and wind down after a long day with Spa Pendry, the hotel’s full-service spa and fitness center. It features two eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and four treatment spaces, perfect for mental and physical relaxation. If cardio and weightlifting are more your speed, head to the beautiful sunlit gym on the second floor that features state-of-the-art equipment.
If you venture to the rooftop, you will find incredible vistas and a sophisticated Japanese, Southeast Asian, French, and California fusion menu, crafted by Wolfgang Puck. Signature dishes such as Snake River Farms Dry-Aged Tomahawk Ribeyewill grace the menu, alongside a selection of new and seasonal creations including Marinated Big Eye Tuna with Kaluga Caviar and Rice Crisp and Warm Lobster Salad.
The Britely Social Club
When you’re looking for something a little more exclusive, become a member of The Britely Social Club. As a member, you’ll gain access to exclusive gathering and dining spaces, a full-service bar and a private bowling alley as well as Pendry West Hollywood’s hotel amenities at your leisure.
Pendry West Hollywood is adding an intimate music experience to the Sunset Strip’s menagerie of clubs and music venues. Seating only 100 patrons, Pendry West Hollywood’s music venue will feature live music from well-known artists as soon as it is safe to gather again.
Pendry West Hollywood’s Mission
Pendry’s mission is to promote wellness, an incredible art experience, and to collaborate with local community brands. Pendry West Hollywood provides their patrons with elegant, delicious, and healthy fine dining options, spa services, and a gorgeous fitness center. Additionally, each piece of art, furniture and décor the hotel team selected is carefully curated for exquisite craftsmanship, elegance and an aspirational element.
They understand how important investing in the community is. This is why Pendry West Hollywood has collaborated with LA-based brands to bring their vision to life.
Wolfgang Puck, an LA-based chef and former Sunset Strip restauranteur, crafted their menus. Pendry West Hollywood’s staff uniforms are by Los Angeles clothing designer, Heidi Merrick. As you know, they even collaborated with LA-florist to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh! We’re loving the community outreach already.
Flowers by Eric Buterbaugh
To build excitement leading up to their grand opening, Pendry West Hollywood has brought on LA florist to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh, to festoon the Sunset Strip with his fantastic floral arrangements. It’s his attention to detail and true appreciation for beauty and elegance which set him apart.
His floral designs have graced high-fashion runways and notable celebrity events alike, so if you’re in certain circles, you might have had the chance to see Eric’s work in person. For a limited time, he’s sharing his talents for all to see! No special invitation needed.
We cordially invite you to take a stroll at Sunset Plaza for the chance to see some of his work before it fades. You can find him online and on Instagram (@ericbuterbaugh).
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Sunset Plaza is the Place!
We invite you to visit the Sunset Plaza when you wander out of Pendry West Hollywood! Take a promenade for world-class shopping, classic Hollywood eats, and an unforgettable people-watching experience. You never know— you just might see someone you recognize!
Seeking out a more ultra-lux experience? Visit the Philip Press Master Jewelers’ decadent showroom. If haute couture is more your scene, drop by Mischka Badgley and Les Habitudes. Whether you’re searching for a special gift or need professional hair services, the Sunset Plaza is only a short walk away.
We can’t wait to see you!