This month’s trending hotels, restaurants and destinations.
1717 Vine St., Los Angeles
The Aster, a members-only social club and hotel, is composed of five distinct floors that each serve as a sensory, experiential destination for members and guests. Lemon Grove, a public rooftop bar and restaurant from celebrity chef Marcel Vigneron, stretches across 7,200 square feet and offers epic views of the Capitol Records building and the iconic Hollywood sign. The Top Chef alum will offer a menu honoring the land’s rich history – previously a lemon grove farm prior to the construction of Hollywood – with items such as an heirloom cucumber salad, squash blossom pizza, and steamed sea bream. An adjacent outdoor theater space features firepits, custom banquettes, and screening abilities for members and guests to enjoy.
Named after the native Aster flower which blooms across Los Angeles, the property also offers 35 expansive all-suite bedrooms with old-Hollywood-inspired decor. Each suite features separate seating and dining areas with details such as 40-inch white oak tables. A delicate partition with a three-way mirror divides the space to create a dressing area with antique armoires for discreet clothing storage. Suites are available for the public to book, welcoming hotel guests as temporary members with access to all amenities and programming during their stay.
Bulgari Hotel London
171 Knightsbridge, London
Located in Knightsbridge on the edge of Hyde Park, Bulgari Hotel London is both a haven of calm in the center of the city and yet under a minute’s walk from such landmarks as the famous Harrods department store. Elegant contemporary architecture and Bulgari’s legendary flair for design are matched by class-leading quality of service. Make sure to enjoy the 25 meter, three-lane swimming pool; 47-seat screening room; and the unique Cigar Shop and sampling room.
28 Bow St., London
Designed by New York-based interior design team Roman and Williams, the 91-room NoMad London pay homage to the decorative traditions of England’s heritage while bearing a unique New York sensibility. Its culinary program includes the unique venues NoMad Restaurant & Atrium Bar, Side Hustle, Common Decency and The Library that fuse the creative talents of Executive Chef Michael Yates with the bartending genius of Leo Robitschek and Liana Oster.
COMO The Halkin
5-6 Halkin Street, London
COMO The Halkin, discreetly located in the heart of London’s leafy Belgravia, a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, promises an elegant hideaway for travelers exploring the city. The intimate and pin-drop-quiet setting feels like a home away from home, with 41 modern-classic rooms suites. The luxury hotel is admired by loyal regulars for its personalized service and timeless design.
Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Radial Francisco J. Orlich Plaza, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Experience warm hospitality and plenty of comfort at a convenient location near SJO Airport. Enjoy the convenience of a complimentary airport shuttle so you can arrive refreshed for an important meeting—you can host business meetings in any of the three event spaces—or ready to explore the local scene. A healthy, in-room breakfast is included and features waffles, scones, hot breakfast sandwiches and make-your-own yogurt bowls.