Set against the Hollywood Hills and nestled atop 12 acres of prime residential real estate in one of the most renowned zip codes is The Beverly Hills Hotel. Marked by its rosy hue and cabana-esque aesthetics, this Los Angeles staple is a relic of Hollywood’s Golden Era and a must visit in the 90210.
Nearly a century old, the Beverly Hills Hotel is a legendary space built by Margaret Anderson on land developed by Burton Green. As one of the first main structures in the area, the Tinseltown treasure was named after Green’s home in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts in which the surrounding area developed around the hotel and was later named after it, as the City of Beverly Hills.
Fashioned with a combination of art deco and 40’style Hollywood glamour, the lobby opens up with a dramatic “symphony of curves” while a Venetian chandelier paints a soft glow upon the gold-leaf ceiling and carpets below. Like any true California gem, banana palms adorn the lobby while distinctive accents inspire the banana-leaf motifs entwined in pink ribbon on the carpet and specially commissioned artwork of roses, calla lilies, tulips, and anthuriums ornament the walls.
Graced by Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, “The Pink Palace” treats even the everyday passerby as movie star royalty – equipped with a 208 guest rooms and 23 bungalows modeled as individual homes with separate entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, wood-burning fireplaces, and granite and marble furnishings.
The hotel makes for a perfect Hollywood hideaway as it’s fitted with a lounge, cafe, and pool all graced by the stars. The Polo Lounge, which features live jazz music and American cuisine by Chef Kaleo Adam was former hot spot for Charlie Chaplin and the Rat Pack. The cozy Fountain Room Coffee Room is a 19-seater space featuring a vintage soda fountain as well as breakfast all day long. The Cabana Cafe, which was recently expanded, is a casual-chic al fresco and fun environment serving up wood-fired pizzas, smoothies, and more while Bar Nineteen12 offers an elegant indoor bar opening up to a terrace overlooking the pool, gardens and towering palms of Beverly Hills.
Rates to stay at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel range from $445 to $725 in the low season and high season, respectively.
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