LWSY > THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL > LOS ANGELES
I’m sat writing this piece in my Beverly Hills Hotel palm print pyjamas. If you can’t have the iconic wallpaper in your rental home (see Pinterest for the obsession), you’re definitely allowed to buy the PJs (you can buy them too here). It was a bucket list dream to check into The Beverly Hills Hotel this summer. On a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles, we were dying for a few days of utter luxury, a service that the Dorchester Collection are world famous for.
Known affectionately as the ‘Pink Palace’ The Beverly Hills Hotel is famous for legendary service and legendary guests. Hollywood stars have enjoyed the timeless glamour of this dramatically beautiful oasis for decades. The relaxed surroundings and seamless service is all just part of daily life in Beverly Hills.
Drive along Sunset Boulevard into the heart of Beverly Hills, and arrive into the lush tropical gardens, your car will be parked and your bags whisked straight to your suite. Arrive via the famous red carpet into the elegant lobby.
Waste no time, head straight to the palm-tree lined pool and Cabana Bar for a cocktail. Pass the historical Fountain Coffee Room (you can come back for a grilled cheese tomorrow). The 19 seat coffee room first opened in the 40s and is an institution. Packed from breakfast at 7am until it closes at 7pm, the bar serves an array of salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Feast on ice-creams, pastries and shakes, the place is famous to nearby residents as much as the guests who stay.
Known as one of the most romantic spots in LA, the Cabana Cafe is a very special place. The bar staff will have you in holiday mode in no time. Dine alfresco for breakfast as I did, or have a fresh salad for lunch and rent a newly designed Cabana for the day for the ultimate indulgence and privacy.
Our Superior Room (starting at $665) was around 37m/sq with a vast bathroom and palm views over the gardens. Personalised treats were left for me to discover, always a charming touch, (almost) too pretty to eat!
If I had to choose a favourite suite though, I’d be happy to stay in the Rodeo Suite below, Hollywood Glamour meets California Style. 132m/sq of elegant oak furniture, brass lighting fixtures and luxurious touches of the hotel’s signature pink and green, they offer gorgeous views of Beverly Hills. Each suite features a dining area for six and a living room with an elegant fireplace. The bedroom has a king-size bed, whilst the marble bathroom has a separate shower and bath. Plus the bespoke bedlinen, gourmet mini bar and round the clock service, you’d settle in well at the Rodeo Suite.
Morning noon and night, The Polo Bar & Lounge has been a famous watering hole for Hollywood agents, stars and deal breakers. Speak in hushed voices at all times, you never know who’s in a booth behind you. We had dinner the first night here, my jetlag slightly got the worst of me, but I wasn’t one to miss a quick nightcap at their Bar Nineteen12, named after the year the hotel first opened. If LA is on your holiday list, try and make it here, if only for lunch or to use the spa, this really is a magical spot.
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, 90210 USA
Images c/o The Dorchester Collection & LWSY
LWSY visited in August 2016 – Check out some of my other favourite spots in LA by clicking here