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W Los Angeles - Westwood Unveils Chill 2011

With a New Look and New Feel, Grab Your Skates and Take a Spin on
Coolest Ice Rink in Los Angeles

For the third year in a row, W Los Angeles - Westwood will transform its world-renowned WET pool deck into a spectacular winter getaway complete with a hybrid ice skating rink and a rink-side lounge decked in whimsical and enchanting décor. Set amidst lush gardens and fragrant flora, W Los Angeles – Westwood becomes the magnificent setting for another beautiful winter season, perfect for first dates, family celebrations and holiday parties. Guests can feel the cold tingle of California’s crisp winter air, listen to LA’s hottest music while gliding around “CHILL”, Los Angeles’ coolest location for winter fun.

W Los Angeles - Westwood will once again bring an unforgettable holiday experience to locals and hotel guests alike in a fun and flirty surrounding. This year, CHILL guests will enter a world of luxury with distinguished design elements at every corner from unique textiles with geometric design patterns to classic and opulent decorative pieces. Guests will feel they’ve traveled the world as each cabana is outfitted with a playful and elegant mix of lavish and modern décor by Z Gallerie; from chic mirrors to white deer heads and handmade rugs to modern textiles.

The 1,600-sq. ft. custom shaped hybrid-ice rink, styled by Chad Hudson Events, will also be set amidst a backdrop of bright lights, fanciful candlelit votives and snowfall every hour. While admiring the skaters, guests can snuggle up in a rink-side cabana while enjoying delectable comfort foods and specialty cocktails from The Ice Bar. ”Not only does the ice rink offer an exciting activity, it represents the latest in our ongoing efforts to provide a welcoming atmosphere and enhance our guests’ experience. What better way to enjoy California’s winter nights with a spin on a rink”, Ren Hirose, general manager at W Los Angeles – Westwood.

More exciting new surprises are in store for this season, including the new skate-up E-WOW cabana, special performances by BH Skating Cabaret Theater on Saturdays at 6PM, featured bar serving winter cocktails such as Sugar & Spice + Everything Nice or BY’s Secret Nog, a children’s design station for holiday gingerbread cookie decorating and more. The Backyard’s “Ice Bar”, managed by Choice Hospitality Group, will offer winter bites from Executive Chef Dakota Weiss, such as winter squash chowder with spiced maple syrup; venison sliders with smoked juniper berries; sugarplum tarts; and vanilla bean baked apples with peanut butter crème anglais.

To heat things up, W Los Angeles - Westwood is also offering an “Ice Skate, You Skate, We All Skate” room package. Complete with a Wonderful Room, two tickets to CHILL plus a private cabana, two delicious winter cocktails and Bliss’ Super Minty Soap & Scrub. The “Ice Skate, You Skate, We All Skate” package starts at $299 and is exclusive to W Los Angeles - Westwood. For more information, visit

CHILL is open November 18, 2011 through January 2, 2012, every Monday through Friday (3pm- 10pm) and Saturday and Sunday (10am- 10pm). Children’s design station is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM – 1PM and is free with a purchase of an adult admission ticket. Cost is $10 per guest for a full hour of skating, which includes skate rentals. Guests can bring their own skates as well and reservations are not required. CHILL is the winner of AH&LA Stars of the Industry Award 2011. More information is available at