Close to Burbank's TV and movie studios, the smartly designed Amarano feels like a Beverly Hills boutique hotel, complete with 24-hour room service, a homey on-site restaurant and lounge, and newly spruced-up rooms. The vibe is residential; the look understated (muted beiges and greens). The lobby is a welcoming living room with glass-enclosed fireplace and corners for quiet conversation, cocktails, or tapas. Pillowtop beds are covered in comfy duvets; thoughtful touches
include plush bathrobes and hooks for hanging garment bags. Generous work spaces have state-of-the-art lighting, and bathrooms have granite vanities, makeup mirrors, and shelves for storage. An addition in 2012 added new rooms and suites (including nine units with balconies), a much needed saltwater pool and hot tub with cabanas, a fitness center, and a swanky penthouse pad with a private gym.