Escape to The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel – part of the Dorchester Collection – is a luxurious hotel retreat that is situated on Sunset Boulevard in the fashionable California zip code of 90210, and is just a stone’s throw from the famous Rodeo Drive, Century Drive and several film studios.
Standing on 12 acres of Mediterranean inspired grounds and referred to by many as the ‘Pink Palace’ the hotel has an illustrious history that spans back to 1912 when its erection was ordered by Margaret Anderson. It was the biggest construction project in the area at the time and watched on over the years as the thriving City of Beverly Hills was built around it.
Throughout the century since its beginnings, the hotel has undergone many renovations to ensure it keeps up to date with the times. Inside it boasts 208 lavish guestrooms and suites that have all been expertly designed to create Californian sophistication whilst staying true to the hotel’s roots.
Step outside and you will find 23 private bungalows each with their own separate entrance, large bedroom, living room and dining room. Over the years the bungalows have become a hotspot for some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including the late Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon.
2011 saw the addition of two presidential bungalows that make the most of their 5,000 square foot space with three bedrooms, a private pool, and outdoor living space.
If you can drag yourself away from the comfortable rooms, then the five star blissful spa by La Prairie, open from 8am-8pm is the perfect haven. Indulge in a white caviar illuminating facial treatment or hot stone therapy and feel the stresses of everyday life leave your body.
Dining at the Beverly Hills Hotel is an experience unlike any other. The iconic Polo Lounge, celebrating its 75th birthday this year, is situated inside the hotel and is where dishes created by Chef Kaleo Adams can be sampled both day and night and where entertainment can be enjoyed into the early morning. The lounge is filled with Hollywood history having been graced by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, the Rat Pack, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Tony Bennett and Richard Attenborough.
With the hotel’s prestige firmly planted in the ground, the Beverly Hills hotel retains its place as the most famous hotel in California.