C California Style

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by C California Style

A trio of new hotels that beg for a weekend escape


THE LODGE AT EDGEWOOD TAHOE

Fans of Lake Tahoe are apt to choose sides—staunchly favoring particular areas along the idyllic shores and the snow-capped Sierras. With the recent opening of The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, a rustic-modern addition to the 235-acre lakefront property known for its historic golf course, the case for South Lake just got stronger.

The LEED-certified hotel’s HBA-designed interiors feature soaring ceilings, warm wood materials, stone fireplaces and sculptural wall art made from salvaged trees, with jaw-dropping views of the beach just beyond the floor-to-ceiling lobby windows. There’s also a pier for water sports, an infinity-edge pool, a luxe 8,500-square-foot spa and an in-house adventure center poised to coordinate kayaking, paddleboarding or more extreme pursuits, for those whose extracurriculars extend beyond the nearby casinos. Our favorite way to end the day? With a bracing cucumber rickey, sipped at sunset from an Adirondack chair flanking one of several outdoor fire pits. Rooms from $300; 100 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, 775-588-2787; edgewoodtahoe.com.


NATIVE HOTEL

Following a total makeover by the creative agency Folklor, the lodging near Paradise Cove formerly known as the Malibu Riviera Motel has been rechristened Native Hotel: a spare, stylish take on a surf compound. Interiors of the property and its 13 guest rooms reflect global and local influences, with classic American modernist lighting fixtures by Greta Grossman and George Nelson scattered throughout. Brooklyn-based designer Jill Lindsey curated the lobby shop, while chef Ludo Lefebvre concocted the menu at the Coffee & Waffles trailer on site. The property also houses a wellness center, and once completed this fall, a campsite program operated in partnership with lifestyle gurus Habitas will truly be the stuff of California dreams. Rooms from $395; 28920 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 424-644-0517; thenativehotel.com.


THE JEREMY WEST HOLLYWOOD

The latest addition to the Sunset Strip, The Jeremy West Hollywood lands on the historic, hard-partying boulevard with 286 guest rooms (including 48 suites and two penthouse suites) outfitted in nuanced modern decor that tempers the destination’s reputation for all-out glitz. Illustrious architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is behind the sleek, double-towered building, which features whimsical signatures such as artist Janet Echelman’s multistory Dream Catcher installation. The in-house all-day eatery Etcho and Old Hollywood-inspired Joao hotel bar offer sustenance to fuel guests long into the night. Rooms from $350; 8490 W. Sunset Blvd., W.H., 310-424-1600; jeremyhotel.com.

Written by MELISSA GOLDSTEIN and JESSICA RITZ.

 

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of C Magazine.