This week has been packed…I find myself saying that every week quite honestly! It’s a delicate balance between wanting to go to everything but also needing to catch up and take time for myself. However, I knew when Hendricks invited me to the Hotel Figueroa party I had to go. As a student at FIDM a quite few years ago, I had been to the hotel many times before. So as you can imagine, I was excited to see what they had done with the place! Let’s take a look and see….
The entry opens into a bar and lobby with high ceilings, and several nooks surrounded by inviting seating arrangements with a communal dining area. I love the new layout and coversations were definitely sparked by the open bars sponsored by one of my favorite brands, Hendricks gin.
From there we took a tour of some of the upstairs Veranda restaurant, secret dining area, downstairs foyer lounge, and the private suites. I personally loved the nice touches to the decor like the custom fig-leaf wallpaper pattern.
The rooms were gorgeous, but it was really the outdoor pool area that was so inviting, I could have just stayed there all night. The mural by Bella Gomez flanking the back side of the hotel is stunning! Not to mention they have the cutest double level cocktail bar, Ricks right across the pool from the Veranda restaurant.
Also, did I mention they have brunch? Stop for the Veranda Brunch on weekends between 10am to 2:30pm for bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys ($35/person) and hang out by the pool!