The Andaz may be new to the Sunset strip, but this landmark has a few secrets within its perfectly shellacked walls.
In the 1960s and 70s, the Andaz (a.k.a. Gene Autry Hotel (1963); Continental Hyatt House (1966); Hyatt on Sunset (1976)) was the preferred accommodation for musicians - especially due to its proximity to the ever famous Whiskey A Go Go.
The Andaz was nicknamed The Riot House due to the British invasion of The Who, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin's wild times during their stays. Keith Richards, John Bonham and Keith Moon have each thrown a television out an Andaz window.
And possibly, most famously, Jim Morrison, who lived at The Andaz, was promptly evicted for dangling out of his window by his fingertips.
The Riot House no more, The Andaz has transformed into a " sophisticated urban oasis with just a touch of sensual glamour." Nothing short of true, the hotel rooftop boasts a gorgeous pool and cabanas overlooking Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills.
We spent the day there enjoying pitchers upon pitchers of margaritas, mimosas and mojitos basking in the glory of the ever-fading, ever-chasing California tan.