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Address:  9641 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, 90210
Tel:  310 276 2251

Owner:  Dorchester Collection
Restaurants/ Bars:  The Polo Lounge, The Cabana Café
          The Fountain Coffee Room, Bar Nineteen12
Architects/ Interior Design/ Artwork:  Elmer Grey, Paul Revere Williams
          Rottet Studio, Tihany Design, Claus Oldenburg, Jean de Merry
          Dianna Wong Architecture and Interior Design, Inc., Kaoru Mansour
Guestrooms:  187 rooms and suites
          23 bungalows
Photo Credit:  The Beverly Hills Hotel:  Images 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 15, 22, 24, 39, 41, 43, 69
          Robert S. Anderson,  Images 78, 80, 81

Details:  Known to insiders as ‘The Pink Palace’
          Located steps away from Rodeo Drive, in the heart of Beverly Hills
          The Beverly Hills Hotel has 12 acres of landscaped grounds with more than 180
          type of plants, including tropical and exotic flowers
          The hotel counts with 24-hour concierge and room service
          The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie is located on the Promenade level and
          has six treatment rooms - couples´ suite, private cabanas above the pool,
          separate saunas and steam rooms for men and women
          The Spa offers a treatment menu of more than 400 La Prairie´s therapies
          Presidential Suite has a private entrance
          Paul Williams Suite and the Presidential suite have personal 24-hour Chef and
          The history of The Beverly Hills Hotel is a tale of Hollywood´s royalty, glamour
          and romance
          Celebrity guests - Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon and
          Yoko Ono, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Princess Margaret and
          Lord Snowdon, King Albert of Belgium, Prince of Monaco, John Wayne,
          Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin,
          Yves Montand, Charlie Chaplin, Faye Dunaway, Neil Simon, among others
          Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned with six of her husbands in the bungalows
          Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich bunked in the bungalows
          Receiving a phone call at the pool was a hallmark of exclusivity
          Elizabeth Taylor´s father had an art gallery in the hotel´s lower level
          Bungalow 8 was inspired by The Beverly Hills Hotel´s bungalows

The decoration is a combination of Art Decó and 40s-style Hollywood
          All furnishings were custom-designed for the hotel
          The lobby features a Venetian glass chandelier, gold-leaf ceiling, banana
          palms, and four large-scale photographic studies of roses, calla lilies, tulips
          and anthuriums
          The Grand Staircase has a custom-designed rail of dark Verde metal with
          gold-leaf accents
          The artwork follows a garden theme of bringing the outdoors in
          Rooms are designed in a spacious, timeless, and comfortable elegant
          concept - using Beverly Hills accents like the palette of greens, pinks, apricots
          and yellows
          Guestrooms feature walk-in closet, sitting area with a Jacques Grange
          inspired oval desk and sleeping area
          A third of the rooms have fireplaces, balconies, patios or terraces
          The 23 bungalows feature separate entrances, living room, dining room and
          Some bungalows have a piano, Jacuzzi and treadmill
          Presidential Bungalows feature an entrance foyer, great room with a powder
          room, master bedroom with a walk-in closet, makeup area, two additional
          bedrooms, gallery/sun porch, study, three-and-a-half bathrooms with a
          private courtyard each one, landscaped private gardens, an outdoor shower
          for two outside the master bathroom

History:  May 12th, 1912 - Margaret J. Anderson and Stanley Anderson with architect
          Elmer Grey, hired by Burton Green, opened
The Beverly Hills Hotel, named after
          Beverly Farms, Green´s home in Massachusetts.  The property was described as
          situated “halfway between Los Angeles and the sea”
          The Polo Lounge was ‘El Jardin’ at the time
          1913 - Arrival at The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows by trolley on Sunset
          1914 - Beverly Hills was incorporated as a city
          1930 - The hotel closed its door after the Great Depression, the bungalows
          continued occupied
          1932 - Bank of America reopened the hotel
          1939 - Weekly fashion shows were staged on the pool
          1940 - Marlene Dietrich changed the Polo Lounge dress code
          1941 - Hernando Courtright, Loretta Young, Irene Dunne and Harry Warner
          purchased the hotel
          Courtright renamed El Jardin Restaurant the Polo Lounge
          1947 - The Beverly Hills Hotel´s major renovation, opening the Crystal Room
          and the Lanai Restaurant (later renamed The Coterie)
          1948 - The hotel´s exterior was painted pink
          1949 - Paul Revere Williams designed the new Crescent wing, the Polo
          Lounge, Fountain Coffee Shop and the lobby, in the distinctive pink and
          green motifs of today
          Early 1950s - Ben Silberstein purchased the hotel
          1954 - The Crescent wing was built with mature plantings adorning the
          1956 - Scenes from ‘Designing Women’ were filmed at the hotel
          1974 - Renovation of the Polo Lounge
          1979 - Ben Silberstein died and the hotel passed to his two daughters, Muriel
          Slatkin and Seema Boesky
          1986 - The Boeskys gained control of the hotel, and sold it later that year to
          Marvin Davis
          1987 - Dorchester Collection purchased the hotel
          1990 - Renovation of Bungalow 5 for Walter Annenberg, building a private
          swimming pool and Jacuzzi
          December 30th, 1992 - The Beverly Hills Hotel closed for a three year restoration
          June 3rd, 1995 - Reopening of The Beverly Hills Hotel
          February 2004 - The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie opened
          2007 - A suite is converted to Bar Nineteen12
          2011 - Opening of the Presidential Bungalows, the largest Presidential Suites in
          Los Angeles
          2012 - Celebration of its 100 year anniversary
          Publication of The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years by
          Robert Anderson, Margaret Anderson´s grandson and the hotel´s most
          knowledgeable historian
          Restoration by Tihany Design

Dorchester Collection

Category:  Hotel Group
Address:  3 Tilney Street
London, W1K 1BJ
Tel:  0 20 7629 4848
Owner:  Brunei Investment Agency

Dorchester Collection Properties:  The Dorchester, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Le Meurice,
          Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Hotel Principe di Savoia, Hotel Bel-Air, Coworth Park,
          45 Park Lane, Le Richemond
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