Fabulous 100

The Standard (Downtown)

It does not get more electrifying than the poolside bar on the roof of André Balazs' ultra-hip Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

From this vantage point, LA’s skyscrapers never looked so pretty. And it is hard not to fall in love with the fresh red and white décor, the futuristic waterbed lounges lining the pool, and the movies projected against the wall of an adjacent building. This is the place to sip a martini and talk shop with entertainment industry aficionados.