As California prepares to be the hub of many exciting upcoming events, from the 2022 Super Bowl LVI to Frieze, the celebrated art fair to the 94th Annual Academy Awards, here are a few of LA’s best restaurants, bars and hotels to get you California dreaming.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills is the newest member of Maybourne Hotel Group. A warm welcome and cool spirit define the property. Blending Maybourne’s signature service style with the energy of Beverly Hills, guests can expect culinary creativity and contemporary comfort all wrapped up in a landmark location. Stay in one of the new rooms and suites that provide sanctuary from which to discover a city steeped in Hollywood history and cultural cachet. Home to a mineral pool, steam rooms, countless relaxation areas and a range of calming treatments and rejuvenating therapies, the spa is a place of unparalleled peacefulness. Spend the duration of your stay exploring the Golden Triangle or relaxing on the sun terrace, followed by dinners amongst the twinkling lights and flickering candles at the alfresco Terrace restaurant. Finish your night at the newly debuted The Maybourne Bar, an elegant jewel-box space nestled in the lobby. Created by world-renowned interior architect André Fu and helmed by Head Mixologist Chris Amirault, the bar is poised to become a watering hole for both design lovers and cocktail connoisseurs alike.
Located in Downton LA’s Arts District, Damian is Chef Enrique Olvera, Santiago Perez and their exceptional team’s first project in LA. In addition to Pujol, they are the team behind Cosme in Manhattan, recognized among the best restaurants in the world & recently ranking as the top restaurant in the U.S. in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, ATLA, among other beloved dining concepts. Damian has been envisioned as the “twin brother” to Cosme and features dishes that are rooted in Mexican culture and traditions while celebrating the best seasonal Californian produce.The beverage program, led by Yana Volfson, has a strong focus on agave, serving small batch productions by artisans throughout Mexico, along with a curated wine list including a house label Dramian. Ditroit, Damian’s backdoor taqueria serves up variations on traditional Mexican street food while celebrating the freshest Californian ingredients.
Cara Hotel is newly opened, 60-room property inspired by the endless beauty afforded to the Golden State. Located in Los Feliz at the foothills of Griffith Park the property evokes a sense of comfort and warmth amidst thoughtful design and a deep engagement with the spirit of California. Originally built as a 1950s-era motel, Cara was meticulously transformed over 18 months with a complete redesign of both the interior and exterior spaces by the in-house Cara design team in collaboration with Bishop Pass. The result is an open-air concept anchored by a central courtyard and serene outdoor reflecting pool. Guest rooms and public spaces featuring a neutral palette and handcrafted elements from local artists. Each room takes advantage of the Los Angeles sun and iconic Southern California landscape with breezy patios and private courtyard balconies meant to bring the outside in. The hotel strives to create meaningful connections over a shared meal through the inherent generosity of food at Cara Restaurant and Cara Bar & Coffee. Cara Restaurant invites guests and visitors to discover an elegant and restrained menu that highlights the property’s meaningful relationship with its local sustainable farms and the changing, bountiful seasons in California.