My only regret about buying a home in Los Angeles is that I no longer get to stay here.
Hotel, West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Standing nobly on the Sunset Boulevard, there is a castle. And like any castle worth its salt, its interiors are grand and sumptuous, its guests distinguished and its walls dying to tell a thousand sordid secrets. The Chateau Marmont has long drawn restless A-listers in the mood for misadventure; Mr Errol Flynn, Mr Johnny Depp and Ms Scarlett Johansson have all had their fair share here. Google it, then book a room – because frankly, there’s nothing more enticing than debauchery.
Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles for me epitomizes the history and old-school glamour of the city.
It’s unique and original and hasn’t been swayed by passing trends over the decades. This may put some people off, but I love it - especially in off-peak hours when it feels like a charmed, old-world oasis in the heart of an often clichéd contemporary Hollywood.