Courtesy SLS Beverly Hills
This year, instead of roughing it with the tens of thousands campers descending on the Coachella Music Festival, visitors can take the indie out of Indio, California. For $5999, The Redbury in Hollywood gives guests two all-access artist passes unavailable to the general public, plus a night at the hotel and car service to the festival. Instead of fairground food, there is a breakfast basket and champagne to drink on Suzani blankets, not to mention a recovery snack for the return trip. On the west side, the SLS Beverly Hills packs patrons a lunch of Catalan ham, Spanish cheese, veggies and tomato salad and when they're back from the festival, the hotel has a room waiting, plus two sixty-minute relaxation massages at Ciel Spa, breakfast for two at Tres by Jose Andres and welcome cocktails. ('Escape' package, starts at $379.) And Andaz West Hollywood will offer a special rate of $220 each Coachella weekend, or guests can opt for a festival-friendly package, like 'So Hip it Hurts' for $485, which includes a tattoo from the Shamrock Social Club, cocktails, and a room, or ‘Walk n' Roll’ for $190, which provides lunch for the road, an ecofriendly water bottle, lunch, a limited edition tote bag plus a custom neighborhood map and pedometer. (The hotel will donate one dollar per mile walked to charity.)"