The Beverly Hills Hotel
This beloved hideaway appeals to celebs, sybarites and lovers of old-fashioned luxury.
Despite its great age, the "Pink Palace" is more alluring than ever, with its coral-pink façade, signature banana-leaf wallpaper and twelve lush acres of tropical gardens. Managed by the Dorchester Collection, the hotel features 208 luxurious rooms and suites that include 21 one-of-a-kind private bungalows. The four-bedroom Presidential Bungalow offers a private lap pool and Jacuzzi. Designed by Rottet Studio to feature a contemporary translation of 1920s style, two mega-bungalows measure in at more than 1,800 square feet each and come with private pools. All guest rooms are enhanced with original artwork, high-speed Internet access and private phone and fax numbers. Some of the suites even boast grand pianos, Jacuzzi bathtubs, kitchens and private patios. Beverly Hills continues to embrace the legendary Polo Lounge, which remains one of the top L.A. spots for sealing the deal. At the Fountain Coffee Room, a list of regulars, which at one time included Lucille Ball, line up daily for their favorite stool surrounding the famous curving counter. The chic lobby hangout, Bar Nineteen12, offers signature cocktails and a large terrace for watching the sun set. And for fine dining the hotel features the revamped Belvedere, featuring contemporary French country décor and creative American cuisine (as well as old favorites) from chef David Codney. Guests will also enjoy the competition-size pool, by which many a starlet has posed. State-of-the-art exercise equipment, personal television monitors and private trainers highlight the fitness center, while The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie provides the ultimate in pampering. And just so you never have to leave your luxurious lair, spa services are available in-room.