A luxurious and low-key enclave in the middle of Beverly Hills.
This discreet hotel, which is related to the venerable Peninsula in Hong Kong, is elegant without being stuffy. It boasts lovely grounds and near flawless service and is arguably one of Southern California's most luxurious properties. The low-key ambience attracts the world's movers and shakers, including royalty, Hollywood's A-list, CEOs and rock stars. Guest rooms and extensive suites are equipped with such treats as down comforters and Italian linens, and some even have fireplaces, outdoor Jacuzzi spas and private terraces with Beverly Hills views. After a major renovation, The Belvedere restaurant is back; the name is the same, but everything else is different. The dining room and outdoor area have been completely redone, and the menu offers Mediterranean-inspired cuisine by executive chef David Codney. Many say The Club Bar is ground zero for wheeling and dealing in Beverly Hills. The spa includes a couples treatment room, relaxation space (overlooking the Hollywood Hills) and Shiffa Precious Gems Treatments, since diamonds are your skin's best friend. The rooftop pool, with private poolside cabanas, is a tasteful enclave in the middle of the city. When a guest needs a lift to Tiffany's, one of the house Rolls-Royces will drop him or her off.