8440 Sunset Boulevard Olive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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One of L.A.'s original boutique hotels, the renovated Mondrian still epitomizes the breezy – but glamorous – L.A. lifestyle with its light color palette and plentiful sunshine. But guests don't need to stay overnight to experience the hospitality. The hotel boasts three distinct venues: Asia de Cuba, an Asian-Latin fusion eatery; the ADCB lobby bar, which also houses the popular ping-pong club SPiN; and the open-air, outdoor Skybar – perched high above the pool.
Credit: Courtesy Asia de Cuba
Tyra Banks had a poolside dinner at Asia de Cuba inside Miami's Mondrian South Beach, where the supermodel was promoting her new book, Modelland. Casually dressed in jeans and flip-flops, Banks and her dinner companion (who seemed to be a business partner) shared signature dishes such as the calamari salad and pan-seared scallops.
Justin Timberlake left a very generous tip – 50%! – after his quick lunch at Asia de Cuba inside New York's Morgans Hotel. The singer-actor ordered tuna during his meal, and also split lobster mashed potatoes with his male friend. Also at the restaurant: Joe Jonas, who was dining with a female friend.
Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan were locked at the hip and laughing over dinner at Asia de Cuba inside L.A.'s Mondrian Hotel. Dewan was co-hosting the private dinner with her The Playboy Club costar Laura Benanti in honor of the NBC show and Benanti's birthday. Guests, including Taye Diggs, dined al fresco and enjoyed sparkling wine with the meal. But when it was time to pay, Tatum and Diggs (nicely) dueled over who would pick up the check. In the end, Tatum won out – and he triple tipped the server.
She's said they "vibe well together" – and apparently they like to dine together, too. Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas and recent American Idol castoff Pia Toscano stepped out together at Asia de Cuba inside West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel. The duo arrived around 8:30 p.m., and though they weren't overly romantic, a source says it seemed like the two were on a "second date," adding that they were extremely polite and in good spirits.
Real Housewives of Atlanta's Nene Leakes was chatting up New York City star Ramona Singer over white wine – Pinot Grigio for Singer; and Riesling for Leakes – at Asia de Cuba in N.Y.C. Singer was showing off her jewelry line, but the ladies mostly gossiped about their own shows – and the other Housewives, including Danielle Staub.
Newlyweds Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, taking in the Peter Bjorn and John concert at the Mondrian's Skybar in Los Angeles as part of the Svedka Vodka Sessions series. The casual duo shared a romantic dinner at the hotel's Asia de Cuba restaurant before the concert, where they sipped on cranberry and vanilla mixed drinks and shared a toast with friends. They also grooved to songs like the band's hit "Young Folks." "They were so polite and nice," says an observer.
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