5 Hotel Gift Shops Worth Checking Out
Guests and locals alike love these on-trend hotel boutiques
Score cool, one-of-a-kind gift finds at these WeHo boutique hotel shops:
Sunset Tower Hotel
Want more vintage charm? Be sure to stop by the Sunset Tower Hotel (an Art Deco treasure). Tucked away in the corner of the plush lobby are a few cases of goods: fashion and travel books for guests to borrow, as well as sundries and keepsakes from the hotel including pajamas, robes, T-shirts, slippers, flip-flops, hats, totes, playing cards, china, and pet bowls. Also, the Sunset Tower Book is an illustrated history of the legendary hotel.
If the Sunset Strip’s music history piques your interest, the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel is a must-see for photography buffs, pop-culture addicts and rock fans. Morrison works with about 150 photographers. The limited-edition photos are reproduced in various sizes from original negatives; photographers sign the prints, which can be purchased framed or unframed. The gallery, which specializes in music, Hollywood, and sports, also hosts regular events and curated the photos within the hotel’s lush grounds. So, if you want to see more, attend an event or simply stop by, order a drink, wander around, and revel in the 2-D presence of rock royalty.
Mondrian Los Angeles
Exxhibit at the Mondrian brings a sense of style to the hotel with a thoughtfully curated merchandise mix emphasizing local artists. In addition to chic luggage, watches, hats, and clothing, you’ll find Blamo leather collectibles from Spencer Hansen, Royal Order jewelry by Cheryl Rixon Davis, and vintage-inspired Pared Eyewear, just to name a few.
The store attracts a diverse clientele, from artists and celebrities (Spike Lee recently dropped by) to business execs and tourists. True to its name, Exxhibit hosts pop-up art events from time to time.
La Peer Hotel
An unorthodox gallery can be found at La Peer Hotel. A ground floor atelier doubles as hotel designer Gulla Jónsdóttir’s studio gallery, a place where guests can peruse and even purchase the bespoke art and furniture found throughout the hotel.
When walking into the lobby, Jónsdóttir’s design is apparent. She uses earth tones and natural materials like concrete and leather walls contrasted with white oak wood flooring. She goes even further with plaster walls, liquid surfaces, and bronze columns accompanied by custom-made furniture and fixtures—all for sale.
The London West Hollywood
British swagger infuses every inch of The London West Hollywood, so shopping at the Alex Roldan boutique feels a bit like you’ve hopped across the pond.
Choose a piece of bronze art by Manuel Ferreiro, a decanter by artist Jan Barboglio, a Brackish original feather bow tie, or a Made by Humans 2 balloon-animal money bank inspired by the work of Jeff Koons.
Cozy plaid ponchos by Vivienne Westwood are a top seller, as are Peepers reading glasses and Dan Deutsch sunglasses. The store also sells purses and pouches and pillows (oh my!) along with fragrances, frames, glassware, greeting cards, candles, rain hats, snow globes, and an extensive selection of jewelry, including watches.