Villa Collection at the Sunset Marquis 1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069, U.S.A. www.sunsetmarquis.com
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Rod Gruendyke – General Manager
Rod has been the General Manager of the Sunset Marquis for the last 31yrs. He is the chair of the board of directors for visit west hollywood organization. Rod has worked for the Four Seasons Hotels in the past.
We aim to continue to add new amenities to the hotel and be the leading independent boutique property in West Hollywood. There will be continuous major upgrades to the overall property in the next 2 years.
Villa Collection at the Sunset Marquis
History & Story
Sunset Marquis has been an integral part of West Hollywood for the last 60years with a rock and roll history. Its the first hotel in the United States with a recording studio on property. Various artists have used the studio with 200 plus Grammy winning music. The Sunset Marquis is spread out on 3.5 acres of lush gardens in the middle of the city with a short walking distance to the Sunset strip.
In 2022 we completed a full renovation of all 40 villas, Cavatina restaurant and the addition of the wellness studio. Eric Rosen architects were the designers.
Date added extensions
November of 2022 the wellness studio was added.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• Layout of the property on 3.5 acres of lush garden oasis. 40 villas with outside entrances.
• Steps away from the Sunset Strip.
• History of the hotel over 6 decades
• Employee Tenure is 18 plus years. Extending memorable and excellent service.
West Hollywood is a trendy area know for its high-energy nightlife. The fables Sunset Strip features comedy clubs, live music venues like the legendary Whiskey a Go Go. West Hollywood is nestled between Beverly Hills and Hollywood just minutes away from the beach and downtown Los Angeles.
Key sites/activities in the area
The Comedy Store, Pacific Design Center, Whisky a Go Go, Rainbow Bar & Grill, The Abbey, Troubadour, Melrose Place Shopping district and the Grove.
George Rosenthal, founding owner purposefully built the hotel for the entertainment industry. He wanted to emulate the Garden of Allah (silent film star Alla Nazimova’s mansion turned hotel on Sunset Boulevard), the environment they had there, at least psychologically. It was a regeneration of what George only read about, a wonderful gathering place for the exchange of ideas for writers, musicians, people in the film business.
The hotel later expanded to the three properties which we call the villas, and then to the new restaurant and the new villas to the back.
• 52 villas
Restaurants & Bars
• Cavatina Restaurant
• Bar 1200
• Executive Chef is Luis Morales
• Wellness Studio
• Two outdoor heated pools
• Passes to Equinox Health club
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Cavatina Restaurant and Lounge 150 pax 1500sqft
• Main Pool – 250 pax (4,722 sqft)
• Villa Pool – 150 pax (3814 sqft)
• BAR 1200 – 100 pax (1500 sqft)
• North Villa Garden – 75 pax – 1900sqft