By Michelle Lyn

Oft referred to as the “Pink Palace,” The Beverly Hills Hotel is a legendary icon. Exuding timeless glamour, the property is surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens and exotic flowers in the heart of Beverly Hills. With more than 200 rooms and suites, including 23 one-of-a-kind bungalows, it’s the kind of place where you can check-in and never leave the property. Some suites even have their own private garden patios and kitchens, so you can settle in and pretend those gorgeous views of the palm-lined avenues of Beverly Hills are yours to keep.


MORNINGS

Journey to the bottom floor of the hotel to the cozy Fountain Coffee Room, a historical landmark that first opened in the 1940s. Grab some coffee and pastries and wander the property grounds, exploring the lush greenery through the winding pathways separating the private bungalows steeped in Hollywood history. Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned with six of her eight husbands here and Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich were also frequent guests.

Then, book yourself into the Spa by La Prairie on the Promenade level of the hotel. Their unique cellular facials and therapeutic massages make for a restorative oasis to help you de-stress, rejuvenate and pamper yourself with age-defying science and skin-care expertise.


AFTERNOONS

Spend the entire afternoon hanging by the palm-tree lined pool, enjoying refreshing poolside mini ice-cream sundaes and mojito pop treats. One of the most romantic spots in L.A. to dine alfresco, the recently refreshed Cabana Cafe serves breakfast all day, fresh salads, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and smoothies in a casual-chic poolside environment.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, they offer complimentary transportation within a five-mile radius of the hotel. They also have a car dedicated to visiting their sister property if you’re in the mood for Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. And for all the high rollers, they can set you up with an exotic car rental if you want to cruise around in a Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Maserati. When in Beverly Hills …


EVENINGS

A lovely dinner can be had at Bar Nineteen12, the on-property restaurant that offers two distinct settings: an indoor bar and a beautiful terrace overlooking the pool and towering palms on the street.

Nearby, Il Cielo, Matsuhisa, The Belvedere at The Peninsula and Spago are all great choices for a romantic dinner out. If the kids are in tow, the hotel offers the V-VIP program for all visiting children, and among the special services offered in the program are babysitting and amenities like a teddy bear and chocolate chip cookies. If they’re under 12, they also receive their very own personal credit card that let’s them get hopped up on sugar with complimentary sodas, so leave them with the sitter and enjoy a date night.

End with a nightcap at the hotel’s famous Polo Lounge, rubbing elbows with industry execs, enjoying the magic of a spot that has captivated Hollywood stars for more than 100 years.


PACKAGES

Suite Experience

A wonderful way to experience some of their new suites, this offer includes a daily breakfast credit for two, a $200 dining credit once per stay, a $100 La Prairie Spa credit once per stay and two La Prairie Spa gifts.

Family Time

Super kid-friendly, treat the kids to an indulgent weekend with you! The Family Time offer includes daily breakfast credit of $150 per family, a second connecting/adjoining room for children at 50 percent off, a complimentary bottle of house Champagne for parents, and kids amenities for the children, a Kids V-VIP Beverly Hills Hotel card that can be redeemed for complimentary sodas and juices throughout the hotel, a family photo in front of celebrity step and repeat and a waived pet fee for up to two dogs.

One-Night Rejuvenation

Created especially for customers who only have time to get away for one night, the One-Night Rejuvenation package includes a $95 breakfast credit for two, a 60 Minute Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Facial, a Prairie Spa Gift and a $200 dining credit to be used anywhere on property.


PLANNING AHEAD

Getting There

The Beverly Hills Hotel is located in the center of Beverly Hills, just off of Sunset Boulevard. From San Diego, it’s around a two-hour drive, depending on traffic.

When to Go

Try to avoid Friday traffic if you can and spend as much time as you can on property, relaxing away from the chaos that L.A. can sometimes bring.

Book It

Reservations can be made online at DorchesterCollection.com