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The Beverly Hills Hotel to Debut Two New Bungalows in 2010

October 27, 2009 (Los Angeles) – L.A.’s hotel landscape will soon be even more inviting thanks to the addition of new Bungalows at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

The legendary Dorchester Collection address is creating two new Bungalows offering the ultimate in luxury accommodations, the comfort and privacy of private residences, and the service and attention to detail for which “the Pink Palace” is so widely renowned. Set to rise on the existing site of the hotel’s tennis courts, the new Bungalows will be ready for guests by November 2010.

Long the most sought-after guest quarters in Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Hotel’s current count of 21 Bungalows is part of a luxurious complement of 204 guest rooms and suites. Most of the Bungalows have seen noteworthy celebrity activity over the years, including Number 1, a favorite of Marilyn Monroe; Number 2, where industrialist Norton Simon and actress Jennifer Jones got well acquainted before marrying and switching to another Bungalow; Number 8, where Michael Milken threw Drexel Burnham Lambert’s notorious “no-wives” Thursday-night party; and Number 9, which Marlene Dietrich lovingly outfitted with a seven-by-eight-foot bed, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono resided in for a solid week.

Led by international architecture and design firm Rottet Studio, the hotel’s new Bungalows will be designed to fit the Mediterranean character of the property, with tile roofs, intimate gardens and the famous pink stucco that gives the hotel its nickname. Each Bungalow will wrap guests in a “new Beverly Hills” blend of traditional and modern design, with warm, casual California elegance throughout. Walk-in closets, freestanding tubs, private outdoor showers and limestone fireplaces assure a welcoming and comfortable stay, while stylish custom-designed furniture will leave no doubt of the address.

Each new Bungalow will flow freely through 3,500 square-feet, including three bedrooms, a Great Room/dining room with full kitchen and a study. Individually keyed bedrooms assure maximum flexibility, with access via private courtyard. There will be hardwood floors and luxurious rugs throughout, with hand-troweled plaster and vaulted ceilings to frame the scene.

Expansive glass walls, oversized sliding glass doors and French doors will lead to each Bungalow’s private pool and outdoor courtyard, dining and living areas, letting in glorious California sunshine both open and closed.

High technology will also be on full display with Bang and Olafson flat screen monitor with BluRay/DVD player in virtually every room, and MP3 player docks with built-in speakers (including underwater speakers in the pool) in all rooms and outdoor spaces. Lights, drapes, fireplaces and all media options will be accessed through a single, easy-to-use remote control and the nearest television. Both wireless and wired data access will be available throughout.

The new Bungalows will also provide the ultimate in privacy and discretion with full inward-facing courtyards, lush landscaping, closed circuit cameras at every entrance, and “panic buttons” installed discreetly throughout the space.

For more information or to make reservations at The Beverly Hills Hotel, please contact (310) 276-2251 or visit

TThe Dorchester Collection is the successor to the Dorchester Group, originally established in 1996 to manage a portfolio of some of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the world’s great individual hotels, the company’s vision is to become the ultimate hotel management company, with a passion for excellence and innovation, honoring the individuality and heritage of its iconic
hotels.   This will be achieved through acquisition as well as
management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels.

Dorchester Collection’s Chief Executive Christopher Cowdray has set out the company’s goal to have between 15-20 hotels by 2015.   The current portfolio includes:

The Dorchester in London
The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills
Le Meurice in Paris
Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris
Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan
The New York Palace in New York
Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles

Opening 2010:
Coworth Park, Ascot, UK
45 Park Lane, London

Alisha Mahon
(323) 903-3712

Also See: The Beverly Hills Hotel Appoints 3 Executives Including Alex Chen to Executive Chef / August 2009

Dorchester Collection Appoints.Alberto del Hoyo to Regional Director for West Coast USA and Timothy Lee to General Manager at Hotel Bel-Air / December 2008


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