“THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL AND BUNGALOWS - THE FIRST 100 YEARS”
“This fascinating book is written by the Hotel’s most knowledgeable historian, the great-grandson of Margaret Anderson, the Hotel’s founder and original owner. Robert Anderson shares with us his exclusive archives, fabulous photographs, and intriguing stories, gathered over decades of dedicated research.”
Edward A. Mady, General Manager, The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows
The long-anticipated book launch of Robert S. Anderson's “The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years.” The great grandson of the hotel's original owner Margaret Anderson, Mr. Anderson is also the official historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel. He has exclusive access to cherished images, historical documents and colorful anecdotes related to the hotel's fabled history -- and he tells his story with complete accuracy.
A labor of love, “The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years” offers never-been-seen-before photos along with celebrated images of the hotel's many illustrious guests, and will be unveiled at the launch party slated for May at the hotel. Mr. Anderson's book will be available for purchase via the hotel's website and Logo Shop. For additional information, visit TheBeverlyHillsCollection.com
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Diane Shader Smith
When The Beverly Hills Hotel opened its doors on May 12, 1912, two years before the city of Beverly Hills was officially incorporated, it signaled the birth of the community and became a cherished second home to generations of entertainment names. Known to insiders as “The Pink Palace,” and featuring not only the luxury hotel and iconic Polo Lounge restaurant but also a collection of Bungalows which have welcomed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon and more, The Beverly Hills Hotel remains one of our nation’s most enduring icons.
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In addition to a life-size lobby photo gallery showcasing its glamorous history, dining surprises, a trove of packages and red carpet experiences will highlight the hotel’s celebration. Following are planned highlights for the year:
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
“These Walls Are Talking” Cocktail Menu at The Polo Lounge and Bar Nineteen12, featuring anecdotal potables including a 100-year cocktail priced at $100 and served in an engraved collectible keepsake glass coupe with 100-year design. Cocktail favorites include The Rebel, inspired by the pants-wearing Marlene Dietrich; The Recluse, a nod to Bungalow long-timer Howard Hughes, who left his Cadillac parked next to the hotel for two years – long enough for the tires to go flat and for plants to begin growing in and out of the car; and The Norma Jean, featuring Dom Perignon by the glass presented in loving memory of Bungalow resident Marilyn Monroe.
The Centennial Celebration, offering luxury accommodations, two complimentary cocktails from the “These Walls Are Talking” cocktail menu, keepsake 100-Year candle and chocolate truffle box, and daily American breakfast for two.
The Little Legends Family Package for young guests, featuring a kids’ red carpet arrival with photo shoot and an autograph seeker, and complete with boa, sunglasses and top hat. Little Legends also receive a VVIP welcome card, a choice of milk shake or ice cream sundae at The Fountain Coffee Shop, a personalized chocolate star “Walk of Fame” amenity, and an “I’m a Little Legend” 100-year tee-shirt.
THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL SPA BY LA PRAIRIE
Celebration Spa Services, each priced at $100. Please call the spa at 310.887.2006 to inquire about our Celebration Spa Services.