If you fancy mixing your LA business trip with a little star-spotting, then you should definitely check out the Sunset Tower Hotel on the Sunset Strip. With its recent multi-million-dollar renovation, this landmark 1929 Art Deco masterpiece is once again a celebrity hot spot, in the same way it was during Tinseltown’s golden era. After all, this is where John Wayne once kept a pet cow on his apartment balcony to provide fresh milk for guests’ coffee!

Aside from people watching, you can also stay in one of the hotel’s 81 tastefully revitalised rooms and suites that now boast bold artwork, Hermes-inspired leather benches and vintage-style lamps, and enjoy the fabulous Terrace, which has been redesigned with a new bar and indoor/outdoor restaurant.

To complement The Spa by Joanna Vargas, a new 7,000 square feet Mansion Fitness centre has been fitted out with Cybex equipment, free weights, elliptical cross-trainers and treadmills, as well as offering fitness, yoga and boot camps.