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Andaz West Hollywood pool

These hot properties are located on some of the most iconic streets in the country — from the rock n roll glamor of LA’s Sunset Boulevard just steps away from the Andaz West Hollywood, to the eclectic and vibrant streets of South Beach which can be seen at the Marriott Stanton, and the views of the “Venice of America” all within reach at W Fort Lauderdale – there is so much to be discovered at these “haute” spots.

Property: Andaz West Hollywood
Where: Los Angeles, CA

What makes it iconic: Located on LA’s iconic Sunset Boulevard, Andaz West Hollywood sets the scene for travelers who want to experience the quintessential “Hollywood” hideaway. Long-known for being the site of celebrity parties, a bustling nightlife and world-class dining, the Sunset Strip and all that surrounds it is the place to be seen when visiting the City of Angels. Guests who stay at Andaz West Hollywood can get their own A-list experience from the moment they check in. Daily wine tastings, the highest rooftop pool in town with views to the Hollywood Hills and downtown, cutting-edge cuisine at the hotel’s Riot House Restaurant, and in-house art exhibits are just a few of the perks you get. Staying true to their rock ’n roll roots, guests can even stay in room 1015, once frequented by the biggest names in music, to relive some of the rocker glory. When it comes to enjoying an true LA experience, no other hotel offers that with the level of style and glamour that Andaz West Hollywood does.

Property: W Fort Lauderdale
Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL

What makes it iconic: Fresh off a $55 million renovation, W Fort Lauderdale holds true to the destination’s epithet as the ‘Venice of America’ with its iconic sail design and subtle homages to the sea. The property’s two pillars overlook both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal waterway, allowing guests to relish waterfront views from all 517 guest rooms. With its celebrated location along A1A, the bold beachfront hotel is a quick jaunt away from scoping out the destination’s marveled million dollar yachts, or one-of-a-kind restaurants and trendy fashion boutiques along the infamous Las Olas street. The city’s buzzing atmosphere is mirrored atop WET Deck East, the property’s rooftop pool and bar. This sunbathing mecca is outfitted with art-deco black and white tiling, plush white daybeds, bottle service and live DJs on the weekend, setting the stage for the ultimate sun soaked blowout. Even after the sun has set, the good times keep on rolling with nightly themed entertainment and craveable cocktail specials in Living Room. Whether travelers want to soak in the sun’s rays on the shore, or explore the city’s waves via yacht or surfboard, the hotel’s Whatever/Whenever service is sure to make this getaway one for the books.

Property: NYAH
Where: Key West, FL

What makes it iconic: A stone’s throw from the infamous Duval street in Key West is NYAH, an acronym for “Not Your Average Hotel.” Built for groups of friends looking to live it up in Key West, NYAH is transforming the traditional travel experience with its versatile beds that can be configured to accommodate a single traveler, a pair of vacationing friends, or a group up to six, all without any added fees. After dining, drinking and dancing along the island’s party street, travelers can dash back to NYAH for a bit of relaxation and recovery at the property’s three pools and two Jacuzzis. Better yet, Wi-Fi and breakfast are seamlessly added into the nightly rate, saving guests some cash on snacks and data. After soaking in Key West’s tropical views from the room’s wrap-around rooftop decks, guests can head back down to the lobby for the daily 4:20 happy hour with affordable cocktails, and gear up to explore the rest of the island’s well-known treasures.

Property: Le Meridien Chambers
Where: Minneapolis, MN

What makes it iconic: Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis offers an upscale, art deco-inspired escape in the heart of one of Minneapolis’ most iconic neighborhoods. With two landmark revival buildings, designed by architecture legend David Rockwell, within walking distance from local art galleries, museums, theaters and musical institutions, the boutique hotel brings the boisterous curiosity of the art deco era back to life. The 60-room hotel’s homage to art doesn’t stop at its design; with a plethora of original contemporary artwork can be spotted throughout, and not to mention the property’s artist-designed room key cards offer complimentary access to the famed Walker Art Center, where guests can get the ultimate glimpse of the city’s local art culture. Back on property, Le Meridien Chambers’ new Mercy Restaurant and secret underground library bar are hotspots to start out your night before a glamorous show at The Orpheum Theatre, across the street. No taxi cash needed here!

Property: Stanton South Beach
Where: South Beach, FL

What makes it iconic: As one of the only beachfront properties on Ocean Drive with direct beach access, Stanton South Beach is a 224-room renovated hotel with a laid-back luxe, beach club chic vibe in the exclusive SoFi neighborhood. Edged by a park and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, the top-notch location provides a place to disconnect and relax while still just steps from all the city action — top nightclubs, bars, restaurants and boutiques are within walking distance. Upon arrival, guests can dive right into two pools overlooking the ocean, or sip unique mezcal cocktails at Lolo’s Surf Cantina, the new Mexican restaurant on property. This winter the Stanton will be  opening the Japanese robota restaurant Azabu Miami Beach, plus a new spa and fitness center. For more information please visit stantonsobe.com

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