To attract a demanding clientele, the Sunset Tower incorporated the latest in both technology and design. There were modern conveniences, like outlets in every bathroom for electric shavers, and the windows were made larger to take advantage of the spectacular views.
The Sunset Tower is a Hollywood landmark–up to the 1950s it was as much a tourist attraction as the Hollywood sign itself. It has appeared in a number of films, including The Italian Job, Get Shorty, The Player and Strange Days. Its first literary mention was in Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely (1940). The film version of that novel, Murder, My Sweet, released four years later, was its first screen reference.
The top floors were reconfigured to create spectacular penthouse suites with wraparound terraces. Custom fittings, romantic lighting, and artworks combine to create a subtly luxurious feeling in these superb accommodations, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, limestone bathrooms, and deep soaking tubs. This turn-of-the-century ambience is complemented with every modern convenience.