Greg Moesser reveals his favourite getaway haunts

07.11.15

Los Angeles super agent, Greg Moesser of Sotheby’s International Realty, reveals his favourite getaway haunts

Hotel with the wow factor?
The boutique Montage in Beverly Hills is my favorite hotel in the city. It embraces the California lifestyle with traditional Spanish-Mediterranean architecture and an amazing roof top pool. In addition to its great location, directly facing the beautiful Beverly-Canon Gardens and adjacent to Rodeo Drive, it offers a world class Spa, and the famous Scarpetta restaurant. But the real “Wow” factor is their friendly and highly attentive staff. The hotel also has 20 private residences. They’re seldom available for sale, the last one sold for $12 Million, and there is currently a waiting list.

Best time of year to visit?
It’s always the best time to visit LA that is what makes the city so special. We have a wonderful mild climate all year round making for a fabulous “outdoor” lifestyle. In addition to our beautiful beaches, we have cultural offerings such as the Getty Centre. In the winter you can ski the local mountains in the morning and worship the sun in Palm Springs, that same afternoon. My favorite time of year is probably January and February, during our awards season, (Academy Awards, Golden Globes). It makes for great celebrity watching.

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Rodeo Drive Walk of Style highlights?
For me, Rodeo Drive is the most beautiful shopping street anywhere. While you may find the same stores in most major cities, what makes Rodeo Drive so special is its creative architecture, signature palm trees and amazing cars. LA has a love affair with the automobile. The Bijan boutique always has the new model exotic cars parked out front, Bugatti, Lamborghini. The latest buzz is the opening of the Burberry flagship store and it’s pretty fabulous. It’s the tallest, most tech savvy store on the street - the rooftop penthouse gives you the ultimate Rodeo Drive experience.

Favorite chill out location when youre off duty?
Spending time with friends and family at Cecconi’s restaurant in West Hollywood. It’s just a beautiful restaurant with a very intimate feel. The outdoor patio is wonderful and they have the best bartenders in town. I would recommend the octopus appetizer and handmade pizzas. They’re also open for breakfast, which is great for morning meetings.

Ultimate pamper day - who with and where?
My partner and I really enjoy an “at home” stay at the Sunset Tower Hotel, since it’s only about 2 blocks from our home. Upon arrival, you suddenly unwind and step back in time, to the height of the Hollywood glamour era of the 1930s. Located on famous Sunset Strip, it offers some of the best views of LA, and the owner, Jeff Klein, has done an amazing job retaining the historic hotel’s Art Deco architecture and celebrity ambience. The Tower Bar is probably the most romantic restaurant in town and Dimitri, the Maître’D, will always make sure your evening is wonderful. The pampering continues with breakfast in bed, a lunch and swim at the pool, and finally catching “The Book of Mormon” show at the Pantages Theatre.

Voted “LA Super Agent” by Los Angeles Magazine, Greg Moesser’s website LAClassicEstates.com was named Los Angeles’ “Best Luxury Real Estate Website” by Billionaire 500 Magazine.

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