The Pink Palace, as it's known, is an old-Hollywood icon - beautiful and unashamedly glamorous. Next year she celebrates 100 years and, like any LA lady of a certain age, she's had a few facelifts. She sure looks good with that blush exterior, those sought-after poolside cabanas and garden bungalows among palms and exotic flowers. The guest book reads like an Oscar party VIP list, but the staff make every guest feel like a star. They all remember your name and will record your likes and dislikes on file. Leave the glamour of the pool for the La Prairie Spa or drinks at Bar Nineteen 12, with its views of fiery sunsets. Rodeo Drive is within walking distance, or head to the The Ivy, where paparazzi await the latest new star. Wow factor: Go poolside for cocktails and people-watching (Katharine Hepburn once dived in, fully dressed, after a game of tennis!). Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or visit for more details or email <a href=""></a>