The Skybar, one of the ultimate Hollywood venues to see and be seen in, comes attached to a hotel, the Mondrian. Like other Ian Schrager properties, such as the Royalton in Manhattan, it’s an amalgam of sex and hip whimsy: Recessed elevators are framed by backlit chiffon curtains behind glass; two rows of ficus trees and bougainvilleas planted in 5-foot-tall pots form an arbor on the deck.
The rooms, which start at about 350 square feet, are restrained, with precise minimalism and cool tones of gray and white. The gift shop off the lobby sells Variety, the fashion rags, and required West Hollywood reading such as the indispensable how-to guide Charm School for Sissy Maids.
8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Telephone (323) 650-8999; (800) 525-8029
Fax (323) 650-5215
Web site: www.ianschragerho tels.com
Rates $270 to $3,000