For nearly a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the spot for Hollywood’s brightest lights to socialize by the pool or romance in cozy private bungalows, while studio moguls and heavy-hitting financiers complete deals in the Polo Lounge. The hotel offers the ambiance of a relaxed resort with lush, fragrant gardens, palm-lined poolside atmosphere, beautiful guestrooms, and public areas reminiscent of timeless Hollywood glamour. Today, every visitor to “The Pink Palace” is pampered like a celebrity.
With an ideal location on Sunset Boulevard, steps away from Rodeo Drive, in one of the nation’s most coveted Zip Codes – 90210 – The Beverly Hills Hotel is whatever a guest wishes it to be. It can be a place to see and be seen, to catch glimpses of famous faces, or to revel in splendid luxury. In 1949, architect Paul Revere Williams designed the Hotel’s Crescent Wing and oversaw the redecoration of The Polo Lounge, The Fountain Coffee Shop, and the lobby in the distinctive pink and green motifs of today. With superlative service, a location offering privacy in the heart of a city, and enduring and dramatic beauty that, thanks to a recent restoration that remained faithful to the Hotel’s architectural and interior design traditions, is more captivating than ever.
A combination of Art Deco and ‘40s-style Hollywood glamour, the lobby area makes a dramatic design statement. A Venetian glass chandelier throws soft light upon the gold-leaf ceiling and carpets below, while banana palms encircle the lobby and distinctive accents inspire the banana-leaf motifs entwined in pink ribbon in the carpet. Other public areas and details are also magnificent, notably the grand staircase with custom-designed rail of dark Verde metal with gold-leaf accents, which spirals downward toward the Crystal Ballroom.
The hotel has 208 guestrooms and suites, including 23 one-of-a-kind bungalows. The two presidential bungalows feature private pools and nearly 5,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, creating the largest and most prestigious suites in Los Angeles. Designed exclusively to enhance the feeling of effortless and modern Californian style while maintaining the property’s existing residential feel, new rooms showcase furnishings with luxurious materials such as soft leather and rich mohair in shades of cream and taupe, accented with the hotel’s signature pink and green colors. Walnut, ebonized oak, and parchment lacquered furniture add depth to each room’s ambience while custom, antique bronze lighting fixtures cast an inviting light.
The 23 bungalows unfold like individual homes, each with separate entrances, living room, dining room, wood-burning fireplace, and a distinct configuration and décor, including one-of-a-kind furnishings and luxury materials including granite and marble. Many of the bungalow’s also have interesting histories: Liz Taylor honeymooned with six of her eight husbands in the bungalows, and Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich, among others, bunked in bungalows. Bungalow 5, the four-bedroom Presidential Bungalow, offers a private lap pool built in 1991 for frequent guest Walter Annenberg.
Known as Hollywood’s commissary and the epicenter of power dining in LA, the Polo Lounge has been the favorite spot for generations of stars and Hollywood deal-makers. From Charlie Chaplin’s favorite table #1, to the Rat Pack’s late-night drinking bouts, the iconic room’s 75 year history is as fabled as Hollywood itself. Guests can enjoy Chef Kaleo Adam’s American fare throughout the day and evening, complemented by live entertainment and a spacious outdoor area.
The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa is located on the Promenade level of the hotel. The 1,916-square-foot spa has six treatment rooms including one couples suite, separate steam rooms and saunas for men and women, and customized treatment and product innovations. The Spa offers a treatment menu of more than 400 different remedies including signature services that allow clients to experience one-of-a-kind body therapies. For off-the-chart pampering and tranquility, the spa provides both in-room and poolside services.
With a 24-hour concierge and 24-hour room service, The Beverly Hills Hotel works around the clock to keep their guests happy and comfortable. To learn more about this luxurious staycation, please visit www.dorchestercollection.com/Beverly-Hills.
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