A city club attitude pervades at the spendy Mondrian Los Angeles, where everything from the artsy headboards to the mirrors are for sale. Socializing begins in the lobby bar and lounge, extends through the new Herringbone L.A. restaurant, and then moves out onto the sparkly patio to the brand-new cabanas surrounding the pool. Hotel guests gain access to the Sky Bar—still a scene most weekend nights. Designer Benjamin Noriega completely redid the rooms, adding bamboo
floors and an oversize mirror that swivels to reveal a flat-screen TV. Bathrooms have a convenient wall of hooks, pocket door, and rain showerhead. Sheer curtains hide the closet. Windows are now double-pane for quiet—a good thing as street noise from Sunset Boulevard is constant to the north and the pool and Sky Bar echo with party people year-round to the south.