BACKSTORY: The Chateau Marmont is at 8221 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Built in 1927 by local attorney Fred Horowitz, and modeled loosely after the Chateau d'Amboise, in France's Loire Valley it began its life as an apartment building. Named for the street running across the back of the property, The Chateau Marmont opened in February 1929, but high rents and the Depression kept renters away. In 1931 the building was changed to a hotel. The hotel was bought in 1990 and is currently owned and managed by Hotels AB, run by hotelier Andre Balazs. The Chateau Marmont was designed and constructed as earthquake proof, and has survived major earthquakes in 1933, 1953, 1971, 1987 and 1994, without sustaining any major structural damage. Nine cottages were built in the 1930s, next to the hotel, which were acquired by the hotel in the 1940s. Two of the four bungalows at the Chateau Marmont were designed by Craig Ellwood, in 1956, after he completed Case Study Houses.
I HIGHLY recommend that you stay at the Chateau Marmont on your next visit to Hollywood/Los Angeles. Hands down it is my favorite hotel: EVER.
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