Looking Down on the Chateau Marmont
That is the distinctive Chateau Marmont Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in W. Hollywood in the center of this cool aerial photograph snapped on a recent helicopter tour of Los Angeles. Originally opened in 1929 to be an elegant and distinctive Hollywood residence, business conditions during the depression forced the conversion of the building into a luxury hotel. Now officially a cultural landmark the hotel is rife with great tales of Hollywood celebrities past and present. Our private luxury tour guests had already seen the downtown skyline (from between the buildings) and the beach along Venice and Santa Monica from just above the waves all the way up to the Malibu Colony. Rising up into the Santa Monica Mountains they flew over elegant hidden estates in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air and Beverly Hills before getting to this part of Hollywood. From here they flew over to the Hollywood Bowl and saw the Hollywood Sign from a birds’ eye view. This popular flying adventure is in combination with a 3-hour private ground tour back through Hollywood and Beverly Hills to see everything again from street level.