News for the Hospitality Executive
June 2012 (Los Angeles) - As it celebrates 100 years as a second home to Hollywood royalty, local community members and visitors from around the world.
Dorchester Collection's Beverly Hills Hotel is heralding the future with a restoration led by Tihany Design and set to take place in phased stages between now and 2015.
The restoration will honor the original patina of The Beverly Hills Hotel, restoring and polishing its iconic design elements and enriching its warm residential feel. The hotel lobby, Polo Lounge, guest rooms and suites, and famed pool and cabanas will all be enhanced and refined while respecting their original style, and the hotel's signature red-carpet entrance, C.W. Stockwell-designed banana leaf wallpaper, green and white stripes, and famous pink exterior will remain constants. Project work will be conducted in various phases over the next three years so as not to impact the operation and inconvenience guests.
Leading restoration efforts for The Beverly Hills Hotel will be accomplished designer Adam Tihany, widely regarded as one of the world's leading hospitality designers and an inductee in the Interior Design Hall of Fame. The first stage of Tihany's meticulous process is already underway and focuses on the hotel's beloved lobby, where new lighting, carpets and a beautiful banana leaf center medallion crafted of limestone will salute the historic beauty of this popular gathering space. The lobby is scheduled to be complete by July 2012, followed by a gradual enhancement of guest rooms in the hotel's main building.
All guest rooms are expected to be refreshed by early 2014, with 20 to 35 rooms slated to undergo restoration at any one time. Completed accommodations will showcase many sophisticated new features and amenities, including wall mounted B&O TVs with integrated technology in all rooms, illuminated mirrors with built-in TVs, and updated fixtures in a contemporary polished stainless steel finish in the bathrooms. Guests will also appreciate material upgrades in soft leathers, rich mohairs and opulent silks, all designed to add luxury and relevance to the guest experience. Fabric and leather choices in a range of light creams and taupes with silvery blues, greens and yellows accent the rich brown walnut, ebonized oak and parchment lacquered furniture pieces. Antique bronze custom light fixtures throughout and custom wall coverings in the closets and bathrooms were designed exclusively to enhance the feeling of modernity while keeping a chic residential feel.
This fall, the legendary Polo Lounge will undergo its own subtle yet carefully-fashioned refresh, further cementing it as the ultimate dining nexus for Los Angeles' most glamorous set and the pinnacle of Hollywood's power dining scene. Then in early 2013, the celebrated pool cabanas and Cabana Café will be upgraded in keeping with the overall design theme.
"The Beverly Hills Hotel will forever be a timeless fixture in the community," said Edward A. Mady, regional director, West Coast, USA and general manager. "We look forward to implementing a restoration which will lovingly highlight the hotel's ties to the spirit and history of Beverly Hills - and which will provide an effortlessly relaxed new California hotel experience in a one-of-a-kind, legendary setting. Most importantly, we will take great care to maintain much of this beautiful building's originality and landmark features while also staying internationally relevant with the next generation of luxury travelers."
"The essence of The Beverly Hills Hotel is a sparkling cocktail of design, style and Hollywood glamour," says Adam Tihany. "I am enjoying every moment of polishing and updating this gem," he adds.
Celebrating a glittering history as legendary as the glamour of Hollywood, The Beverly Hills Hotel turns 100 in 2012 and is marking its centennial year with a variety of signature offerings and experiences. For further details, visit beverlyhillshotel.com or, for reservations, call 800-283-8885.
Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world's foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company's mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.
The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group): The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.
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and Hotel Bel-Air
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Palace to Oversee West Coast Operations of the Luxury Hotel Collection
/ July 2011
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Agreement / July 2011
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