From the moment the cab turned down into the lush tree-lined Westmount Drive, a calm oasis from the L.A. traffic, our respective blood pressures began to drop. The Chamberlain Hotel’s discrete entrance radiates calm, leading into a cool marble-floored foyer, where staff will relieve you of your luggage and cares. The property has buckets of Hollywood charm, due largely to its sophisticated 1930s-inspired interior by Kelly Wearstler. Our suite looked more like a generously sized urban apartment than a hotel room, made all the more homely by the inclusion of a large sitting room, complete with a four-seater couch and two large armchairs, perfect for entertaining – or even a spot of casting. When we were done preening in the floor-to-ceiling marble-tiled bathroom, we headed up to the rooftop pool to admire the view across the city, catching the last rays of California sunshine before the 4th July fireworks lit up the evening sky, cocktails in hand. It was a perfect moment, we felt like budding directors, or moviestars in pursuit of a dream – we couldn’t think of a better possible way to start our West Hollywood adventure.

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