The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Pink Palace

 

 

A-listers looking for a posh pool scene on the West Coast can turn to The Beverly Hills Hotel. Fun Fact: This historic address is celebrating its centennial this year—proof that its luxury is timeless. In fact, we were told that Katherine Hepburn once dived fully clothed into the pool following a tennis match. The pool was also used as a backdrop for Designing Women starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall.

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The Beverly Hills Hotel (affectionately known as the Pink Palace) has one of the largest pools in the L.A. area. The high-end oasis is surrounded by 21 private cabanas (eight upper and 13 lower). The lower pool cabanas have four lounge chairs, and chairs and a table for dining inside. The cabanas are equipped with two private dressing room and a flat screen TV. Guests can beat the heat with complimentary Fiji water, full ice buckets and fresh fruit. Nice Touch: Full food and beverage service is available from the Cabana Café.

Want something more intimate? We suggest the upper cabanas, which are perfect for two people. These are outfitted with two lounge chairs and a dining table, along with a separate changing area and more.

Poolside, guests will experience the highest level of luxury. (You know, the kind where finger lifting is unnecessary.) The staff is on hand to cater to everything from sunglass cleaning to providing frozen towels and fresh sorbet. Cool Touch: We hear that the pool plays underwater music for your swimming pleasure.

Guests staying at the SoCal icon will love all the stops that the hotel is pulling out in celebration of its 100 years, including the new cocktail menu, “These Walls Are Talking,” at Polo Lounge and Bar Nineteen12. Order up the Old Fashioned Rebel, inspired by Marlene Dietrich; The Aviator, in honor of Howard Hughes (who was a resident of the hotel); or a special 100-year cocktail priced at $100 and served in a collectible glass.

After a day of bronzing in the California sun and sipping luxurious cocktails, be sure to make a trip to the spa for The Pink Palace Manicure and Pedicure, Diamond Anniversary Facial, or the Caviar Express Massage—all priced at $100.

Luxury travel advisors can reach out to Director of Sales Jason Prost ([email protected]; 310-887-2592).

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