Thompson knows you mustn’t rush along the Walk of Fame. That’s why Thompson’s Hollywood retains a reverence for history, imbued with a thoroughly contemporary design sensibility. Since its 1927 opening—and as the birthplace of the first Academy Awards in 1929—the Hollywood Roosevelt has been an exemplar of Old Hollywood elegance and excitement.
Step off a star and you’ll find yourself amid a galaxy of entertainment, from bespoke cocktails to acclaimed American cuisine, vintage bowling lanes, live theater and the Tropicana Bar overlooking David Hockney’s million dollar swimming pool. Today, even as the silver screen grapples with the flat screen, there is but one luxury hotel on Hollywood Boulevard that imparts premier style to every premiere it undertakes.