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The Benjamin Hotel Review: Opened in 1927 as The Hotel Beverly, this building was considered to be one of famed architect Emery Roth’s most successful creations, inspiring even legendary artist Georgia O’Keeffe to paint it from her apartment across the street. Purchased in 1997 by the Denihan Hospitality Group (DHG), it underwent a dramatic restoration, re-opening in the spring of 1999. All rooms and suites have sitting areas and fully equipped galleys with granite countertops, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and utensils. Insomniacs will be delighted with the pillow menu, featuring twelve varieties. Other amenities include two dual-line speakerphones with data ports, high-speed Internet access and ergonomically designed seating. Bose wave radios are a nice extra. The bathrooms come with telephones, luxurious bathrobes and aromatherapy bath products. The National, chef Geoffrey Zakarian's modern bistro, boasts ever-so-sexy peacock blue leather banquettes and 1920s-esque light fixtures. Feel like dining in privacy? The restaurant also provides 24-hour room service. There is also a "Winks' Kidzzz Club" service for the two-to-twelve set that provides aids such bedtime stories and stuffed pillow friends to ensure that children get a good night's rest so you can too. Don't want to leave your pooch out of the travel plans? Bring him along. The hotel has a full-on luxury program for four-legged friends, with services from dog-sized bathrobes and a bed menu to, yes, spa treatments and a pet psychic. Pampering for humans includes treatments at The Wellness Spa.