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Party On: The West Hollywood Edition Debuts With a Week’s Worth of VIP Dinners and Musical Performances

The brand-new hotel drew a diverse crowd, including Demi Moore, Lenny Kravitz, Gia Coppola and Rick Owens

Words by MARIE LOOK

 

At long last, Ian Schrager’s luxury hotel The West Hollywood Edition has thrown open its doors, announcing its arrival with multiple dinner parties and musical performances attended by the likes of Demi Moore, Rachel Zoe, Kate Beckinsale, Poppy Delevingne, Jamie Foxx, Alexander Wang and more A-listers between Tuesday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 17.

For the kickoff, Lenny Kravitz, Rocky Barnes, Evan Ross and other VIPs gathered in the property’s lobby, beneath a one-of-a-kind hanging sculpture by art world luminary Sterling Ruby, before moving to the hotel’s landmark restaurant Ardor, where 200 guests, including Janelle Monae, Paul Oakenfold and Rosetta Getty, savored a dinner created by head chef John Fraser from fresh, California-sourced ingredients. Later, everyone decamped to The Roof, where musical duo Sofi Tukker provided the soundtrack as more partygoers arrived. The night’s big finish was at Sunset, the property’s late-night venue, where disco icon Chaka Khan took the stage, followed by a DJ Harvey set that went until the wee hours.

The next night, Schrager’s team was at it again, entertaining another slew of notables, among them Elizabeth Stewart, Eric Buterbaugh, Dree Hemingway and Nicola Formichetti. In addition to another epic meal at Ardor, guests enjoyed beats by DJs Ruckus, Diplo and Blond:ish. On Thursday, Poppy Delevigne, Pixie Geldof, James Jagger, Ben Pundole, P.C. Valmorbida, Andrew Watt and Tyrone Wood co-hosted with ocean conservation organization Project Zero an exclusive dinner party, at which the nonprofit premiered its latest campaign video, Turn the Tide on the Climate Crisis, before guests enjoyed another epic meal and energetic performances by the Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Tito Cruz and Public Xcess.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Gia Coppola, Linda Ramone, Rick Owens, Alex Israel, Alessandra Ambrosio and Demi Moore (who was celebrating her birthday) were among those who turned out for more festivities, which included: a dinner hosted by world-renowned French ballet dancer Emilie Fouilloux and Los Angeles Night Gallery; an evening hosted by nonprofit arts institution Aperture and writer Antwaun Sargent; and nighttime sets by DJ Questlove, Portugal the Man, Susanne Bartsch and A Club Called Rhonda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature image: Partygoers at THE WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION. Photo by Billy Farrell/BFA.

 

Nov. 19, 2019

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