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The hipsters in L.A. know where to hang out and where to find a good pool party. Los Angeles is trendy, warm and fun. On weekends, Los Angeles’ vibrant hotel scene becomes “party central” at some of L.A.’s luxury hotels have the vibe is everything but relaxing. Complete with hot girls and guys, tequila and jelly shots, sliders by the pool.
Summer has come and goen to most of the U.S., but from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, the fun in the sun is just beginning.
Here are five opportunities to nurse your hangover, or perhaps, create a new one, at a themed L.A. pool party. Make a splash. Whether you dance the day and night away or simply relax by the pool, you’re sure to get into the “fun in the sun” at these hot hotel pools.
Drai's Pool Party (photo courtesy of Hootsuite)
W Hotel in Hollywood
Meet the beautiful people of L.A. at Drai’s Pool Party. Smoking hotties, and hard bodied pretty boys line up behind a velvet rope to enter the Sunday spectacle. This is where the models hang out. Private curtained cabanas. A splash of Vegas in L.A. World reknown Djs keep the party going and bottles of Crystal and Dom Perignon are seemingly everywhere. Come on a Sunday, and perhaps you will not be going to work on a Monday. There’s a reason why the Hbo series, “Entourage” filmed there. Maybe you’ll find Vincent Chase shooting Tequila.
6250 Hollywood Boulevard
Always the right time for a cocktail at the Roosevelt hotel (photo courtesy of Thompson Hotels)
Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood
Imagine being in a setting where the “Rat Pack” once hung out. The glamorous Roosevelt does not disappoint. The huge Tropicana Pool is the place to be. So L.A., so Hollywood. Order cocktails, themed to an era gone by. Try the ‘Marilyn Monroe Suite’ - vodka, St. Germain liqueur and passion fruit puree. Explore your inner Don Johnson with a ‘Miami Vice’ – daiquiri and pina colada. Chef Tim Goddell of Public Kitchen whips up tasty burgers, fried chicken, and a mouth-watering short rib sandwich.
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Swimming with the Sharks at The Standard (photos courtesy of Twylah)
The Standard in Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown L.A. may seem like an unlikely place to spend your Sunday, but not if it’s spent at The Standard. A den of debauchery in downtown L.A. Partying is the theme of this hotel and pool bar. The drink of choice is Jell-O shots, and the crowd is seemingly on a mission to outdo one another on just how many Jell-O shots one can consume. Sliders are the meal of choice. Swimming with the Shark’s is a Saturday event that can make “girls gone wild” seem tame, complete with squirt gun wars, and yes, more Jell-O shots.
The Standard Hotel
550 South Flower Street
Shangri-La - The calm before the storm - Endless Summer Sundays
Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica
The name says it all. Find your nirvana at the Shangri-La. This Art Deco hotel withAsian teak decor hosts the theme party, “Endless Summer Sundays.” Djs blast out the latest hits. Original, crafted cocktails are served up by “surfer boy” mixologists. Try a Sunday Sipper – Makers Mark, Blueberries, lemon and teas, muddled to perfection are the order of the day. Summer Snow is a basil infused vodka poured over blood orange sorbet. The chic newly renovated urban oasis encounters visions of a Balinese dream. Don’t forget to nurse your hangover with a bucket of salty fries. You’ll never want summer to end after hanging out at this posh party scene. Be prepared for a $25.00 charge to book a lounge and to take a swim.
1301 Ocean Avenue
Hump Day Partying - Absolut Swim Wednesdays at the Mondrian (photo courtesy of The Cobra Snake)
Mondrian in West Hollywood
Who doesn’t love the Mondrian? Located in the heart of the “Sunset Strip.” The place to chill day or night in West Hollywood. Richard Gerber’s Skybar is the place to seen. From Polly Shore to Pete Sampras, from Jennifer Anniston to Katy Perry, you just never know who you may see mixing it up at the Skybar. On Sunday, the theme is “Dolce Vita Pool Party.” Perhaps, the coolest hotel in West Hollywood, or in all of L.A. Lounge by the pool on large, oversized daybeds and mingle with hotel guests and stars alike. Perhaps the best looking staff of any L.A. scene. The drink of choice is Vodka. Try a burger by the pool, or live a little, order a Lobster Club from Asia de Cuba. Can’t get enough of the Mondrian on Sundays? Come back on Wednesday nights, for the “Absolut Swim” pool party, from 10pm to 2am for, a late night swim. Yes, Vodka-themed cocktails are in order.
8440 Sunset Boulevard
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