We know; hanging out at The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of your favorite pastimes, but we say that sport will get a bit more exciting when the big Pink Palace hotel opens its two new Presidential Bungalows next January.
The hotel, which is now a member of The Dorchester Collection (think of the group’s namesake in London and the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris), has given up its tennis courts to create space for the two private residences, which will both have more than 5,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. Each will have three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths (three will have double sinks). They’ll also boast a chef’s kitchen (with a wine cooler and private entrance for staff), a great room and study, plus a dining area. Bang and Olufsen high-definition TV’s are promised for virtually every room.
The outdoor areas will be graced by a private pool with underwater speakers, a garden shower, a fitness area and a fireplace. We say that’s a pretty swell way to soak up that glorious year-round California sun. The architectural style all around will be Mediterranean (as in vaulted ceilings, tile roofs and pretty little gardens), to match the hotel.
With full inward-facing courtyards, an abundance of tall tropical landscaping and full security cameras and an alarm system, we say these butler-serviced bungalows will make your most private VIPs feel safe.
Ready to reserve for your A-listers? Contact Tim Dupree (310-943-6735), area director of sales, to prepare customized arrangements. Alberto del Hoyo is the general manager of the Beverly Hills Hotel; he is reachable via his assistant Aileen Abe at 310-281-2906. Keep in mind that Chief Concierge Abbas Golestani (310-276-2251, ext. 7788) can arrange for clients to attend any L.A. award show, including the Emmy’s, Grammy’s and the Golden Globes. He can also arrange for front-row seats at major movie premieres and for a “VIP Behind the Scenes Tour” of Universal Studios.