Is there a discerning globetrotter on the planet who hasn’t heard of Beverly Hills? From luxury hotels and world-class shopping, to celebrated restaurants and celebrity homes, Rodeo Drive, renowned art galleries and the iconic 90210 zip code, Beverly Hills is undoubtedly the luxury capital of America. And when it comes to hospitality, it offers everything from boutique hotels to luxury resorts, five-star landmarks and lavish retreats.
Two of the world’s most famous hotels are in Beverly Hills – The Beverly Wilshire and The Beverly Hills Hotel – so was there really room for another luxury hospitality haven? The answer is “yes”, because there’s always room for more luxury in Beverly Hills! And so, after ten years of planning and a construction cost of more than USD1 million per room, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills threw open its glamorous doors, overlooking the so-called “Golden Triangle” district, and quickly became a favourite amongst California’s movers and shakers.
Conceived by much celebrated French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, Waldorf Astoria’s first West Coast build is overtly opulent at every turn, kicking-off with the soaring, three-tiered lobby bedecked in Lalique, Italian marble, 22-carat gold leaf and polished cherry wood.
Upstairs, the 119 rooms and 51 suites are just as OTT, boasting enormous walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies that offer views towards the Hollywood Hills and beyond.
On the expansive rooftop deck, LA’s finest tan and chillax around a sparkling saltwater pool and nibble on divine fare prepared by Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s crew. Unsurprisingly, given that the famed New York-based celebrity chef oversees the entire hotel’s dining program, everything one eats at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is top notch and tasty.
For those who never want the party to end, the hotel’s Rolls Royce offers guests complimentary two-mile rides. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any more L.A., there’s rooftop yoga on Sundays, complete with views stretching to Griffith Observatory and Hollywood.