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Four Seasons Westlake Village

The exterior of the Four Season in Westlake Village might be a little uninspiring, but inside, the concept is multi-layered: This is a luxury medi-hotel that weds holistic self-care principles with the pampering of an upscale resort spa. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Cross that bridge to a stress-free world at the Chinese-style pagoda on the grounds of the Four Seasons. Peaceful surroundings invite meditation. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Orchids are the star attraction in the Four Seasons’ greenhouse. Not excited by the exotic flora? Grab your 15 minutes of fame at the complex’s TV studio, which features a 7,000-square-foot soundstage. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
There’s plenty of room in the Four Seasons indoor pool for laps, dog paddling or frolicking. Then grab a thirsty towel and a pool-side chaise longue. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Go ahead — make a grand entrance on the hotel’s staircase, with its chandelier, woodwork, thick carpeting and the bucolic mural. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Catch up on some reading in the library at the California WellBeing Institute. The on-site medical clinic is another kind of luxury for the health-minded. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Need a facial, massage or some other pampering? The hotel’s large Euro-Asian spa is just a short stroll from guestrooms. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
There’s a welcome abundance of light — and lighting — in the hotel’s well-appointed guestrooms. The amenities include flat-screen TVs and DVD players. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Watch the aquatic Olympics in the elaborate tank in the bar at Onyx, the hotel’s Japanese restaurant. Now, about that sushi order ... (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Workouts in the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center are part of the package. Obey the personal trainer, then slip over to the spa for a much-deserved massage. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)