Hotel Bel-Air

Social media competition

Win two tickets to the fifth annual end-of-summer BBQ extravaganza at Hotel Bel-Air.

 
 

Win a pair of tickets to our End-of-Summer BBQ dinner on September 4, 2019 with Wolfgang Puck and visiting guest chefs. To enter for a chance to win, entrants are required to follow @hotelbelair and @chefwolfgangpuck on Instagram, comment on the hotel’s contest post and tag the friend you would bring along to the event. A winner will be selected at random on August 28, 2019.

Guidelines

Competition rules

  • Hotel Bel-Air’s “End-of-Summer BBQ Series” competition (the ‘competition’) is organized by Kava Holdings, Inc. dba, Hotel Bel-Air, whose registered office is 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 for and on behalf of itself and its affiliates (the ‘promoter’).
  • The competition is open to all entrants except for Dorchester Collection employees and any person professionally connected to the competition.
  • Entries to this competition must be submitted between August 7th (00.01 PST) and August 28, 2019 (23.59 PST).
  • Late or corrupted entries will not be accepted and no responsibility can be accepted for any such ineligible entries.
  • The promoter will not be liable for any loss of data, material, documentation or information; any technical, hardware or software failures of any kind; or lost or unavailable network connections, which may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition.
  • One winner from all complete and correct eligible entries will be selected at random. The judges’ decision is final and binding. No correspondence about the judges’ decision will be entered into.
  • Winner and guest must be 21 years or older.
  • The winner will be notified by direct message on Instagram no later than August 29, 2019.
  • If Hotel Bel-Air is unable to contact the winner within 2 days of notification, they reserve the right to award the prize to an alternative winner.
  • Entries limited to one per person. Multiple entries will be excluded.

Rewards

Prize details

  • Prize is two tickets to end-of-summer BBQ on September 4, 2019.
  • Prize is non-transferable.
  • No cash alternative available.
  • Prize does not include any travel from the winner’s location.
  • In the event that a winner declines the prize awarded to him/her or cannot claim the prize, promoter may award the prize to another chosen valid entrant.
  • The winner accepts the prize at his or her own risk.
  • Winner and guest must be 21 years or older.
  • Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the promoter. In these circumstances the promoter reserves the right to its absolute discretion at any time to cancel, alter, vary, modify or supersede the prize (including altering the prize) if, in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable for being conducted as specified, and reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value. The entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the promoter as a result thereof.
  • In exceptional circumstances, the promoter reserves at its sole discretion the right to withdraw the competition prior to the award of the prize. The promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, except for death or personal injury, arising out of the administration of the competition, or out of the winner’s enjoyment of the prize award. All information submitted to promoter as part of this competition will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time).
  • Submission of an entry to the competition implies acceptance of these terms & conditions and each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms & conditions and by the promoter’s decisions, which are final in all matters. Any winner’s right to receive a prize award is conditional upon compliance with these terms & conditions. The promoter reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prize awards for violation of these terms & conditions.
  • The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms & conditions. Any amendments will be published on the promoter’s website. These terms & conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and each party hereby submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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The Beverly Hills Hotel

Business travel

Fondly named the ‘Pink Palace’, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the home of Hollywood’s most-talked-about events for over a century. Here we’ve hosted generations of extraordinary experiences, from the milestone meetings to the dancing till dawn. This is where the magic happens.

 
 
Location

The one and only

Perhaps the most famous zip code in the world, 90210 is the place to see and be seen. Here the hotel stands on Sunset Boulevard, where international guests have a short 20-minute drive to the airport, with the best of LA’s business, entertainment and movie studios right on the doorstep.

Stay

Stay a little longer

Extend your business trip to take time exploring the fragrant gardens, lounging poolside and dining at the iconic Polo Lounge. Our 210 guestrooms and suites are spread across the grounds, with 12 beautifully private bungalows. For luxury downtime, our spa and fitness centre offer the perfect way to unwind.

You've arrived

An unforgettable blend of vintage glamour and modern luxury.

Relax

Poolside bliss

Being poolside is an experience that shimmers with history, glamour and sheer good fun. There’s no better backdrop to soak up the sun than our iconic pool.

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Dine

Polo Lounge

The most interesting room in Beverly Hills, still buzzing with hot names and hotter stories. Known as the epicentre of LA power dining, the Polo Lounge has been the favourite spot for generations of stars and Hollywood deal-makers.

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Exercise

Gym

Our state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment offers a full and balanced workout in an exclusive setting.

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Meet

A change of scenery

Our sprawling grounds cover 2,322m2/225,000ft2, with endless ways to entertain. Discover our stunning indoor and outdoor spaces and meeting rooms, including three beautifully restored ballrooms and our bright, spacious Boardroom – guaranteed to make a lasting impression.

Features and amenities

Comforts from home meet on-demand conveniences.

  • Bang & Olufsen HD TVs
  • Desks with integrated media hub
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Complimentary transportation within three miles of hotel
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour business centre
  • 24-hour fitness studio
  • Luxury spa
  • Cross-hotel billing with Hotel Bel-Air

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The Beverly Hills Hotel

Legendary bungalows

This exclusive selection of newly-restored bungalows are the height of style and elegant luxury. Take your place in their rich history.

 
 

Out of our 23 uniquely designed bungalows, there are several standout ‘legendary bungalows’. These feature design elements inspired by their most notable guests and include Marilyn Monroe and Howard Hughes.

Bungalow 1

This bungalow was Marilyn Monroe’s, and now it’s yours. You can almost picture her padding around in a fluffy robe and slippers. Warmth and femininity abound in this newly-restored bungalow that’s number 1 in so many ways.

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Bungalow 3

Howard Hughes was a beloved guest at the hotel for 30 years, and it’s the bungalows he chose to call home. Thoughtfully restored, Bungalow 3’s stormy bold colours, dark stone and rich exotic woods pay homage to the mysterious life of the reclusive billionaire.

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Bungalow 5

The famous 5, the heart of luxury and old-school glamour. Your place amongst icons, your suite of family-sized delight. Simply step from the bedroom, through French doors, and there’s your pool.

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Bungalow 8

Our beautifully restored bungalow is a step back in time. A time of golden glamour and glittering movie stars. A time when Marilyn Monroe lounged by the pool and Rita Hayworth dined at the Polo Lounge. Welcome to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Bungalow 22

The iconic Palm Springs aesthetic, strong, fresh design and a wonderful octagonal ceiling. A mid-century playbook of style with custom-made furniture, an incredible terrace fireplace and, of course, a grand piano.

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Hotel Bel-Air

Business travel

The whisper of fountains. The sound of birdsong. The swaying palms. Hotel Bel-Air is a welcome change of scenery for business trips, where the buzz of Los Angeles is right on the doorstep. Let us turn business into pleasure. Let us be your unforgettable host.

 
 
Location

Best of both worlds

Our tranquil oasis feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet the business and entertainment hubs of Beverly Hills and Century City are just beyond the gates. For international travellers, the hotel is also easily accessible from Los Angeles International Airport.

Stay

Be our guest

For overnight stays and longer trips, our 58 beautiful guestrooms, 45 suites and seven unique signature suites make the ultimate first impression. We take care of you from the moment of check-in, with in-room dining and concierge services to help you plan your stay. And for moments of downtime, our luxury spa and fitness studio provide the ultimate escape.

You've arrived

A 12-acre paradise styled as a private residence. A Californian oasis of relaxation and indulgence. A place of sweet splendour at its very best.

Exercise

Gym

State-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment in an exclusive setting.

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Dine

Modern Californian cuisine

Unforgettable dining in a range of intimate and unique spaces.

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Escape

Spa

Be relaxed or revitalised in this oasis within an oasis.

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Meet

Made for entertaining

Meet, mingle and entertain amongst the enchanting gardens, or celebrate in style in our elegant event rooms. Our indoor and outdoor spaces include intimate booths, private dining rooms and beautiful ballrooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art technology to make your occasion run seamlessly.

Features and amenities

Comforts from home meet on-demand conveniences.

  • Bang & Olufsen HD TVs
  • Desks with integrated media hub
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Complimentary transportation within three miles of hotel
  • Cross-hotel billing with The Beverly Hills Hotel
  • 24-hour business centre
  • 24-hour concierge
  • 24-hour fitness studio
  • Luxury spa
  • World class cuisine by Wolfgang Puck
  • Nightly live entertainment in the Bar & Lounge
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services

Get in touch

Our guests are the heart of our hotels. Whatever you need and whenever you need it, simply ask.



RESERVATIONS


Call

+1 310 472 1211


Contact


The service

At Dorchester Collection we make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Suites and rooms have been built to be flexible so we can create the configuration that’s right for you, just contact our reservation specialists to discuss your needs.

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Hotel Bel-Air

Accessibility

We’re committed to making Hotel Bel-Air accessible to all guests and visitors, so we offer fully ADA-compliant features, facilities and services throughout the hotel.

 
 

Accessible guestroom features include:

  • Lowered entry door viewer and signage for convenience and security
  • Folding wardrobe doors for easy access via wheelchair or crutches
  • Spacious bathrooms for wheelchair access
  • Roll-in shower stall available
  • Roll-in shower area with bathroom seat
  • Bathtub with grab handles
  • Grab handle in shower
  • Handheld showerheads
  • Elevated safe and wardrobe racks for easy access
  • Strobe light smoke detector
  • Visible strobe alarm in guestroom
  • Braille door numbers
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Emergency codes/buttons in rooms
  • Feather-free bedding/pillows available
  • Telephone for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair available on request
  • Crutches available in emergency cases

 

Accessible public area features include:

  • Accessible elevators
  • All public areas accessible to wheelchairs
  • All public areas have accessible WC
  • Elevators located near accessible rooms
  • Visible strobe light smoke detectors
  • Emergency annunciator system
  • Disabled parking
  • Level entrance
  • Ramp access
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Wide corridors/hallways
  • Wide entrance
  • Fire extinguishers

For more information about ADA compliance at the hotel, please call +1 310 472 1211 or eMail [email protected]

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Accessibility

We’re committed to making The Beverly Hills Hotel accessible to all guests and visitors, so we offer fully ADA-compliant features, facilities and services throughout the hotel.

 
 

Accessible guestroom features include:

  • Lowered entry door viewer and signage for convenience and security
  • Folding wardrobe doors for easy access via wheelchair or crutches
  • Spacious bathrooms for wheelchair access
  • Roll-in shower stall available
  • Roll-in shower area with bathroom seat
  • Bathtub with grab handles
  • Grab handle in shower
  • Handheld showerheads
  • Elevated safe and wardrobe racks for easy access
  • Strobe light smoke detector
  • Visible strobe alarm in guestroom
  • Braille door numbers
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Emergency codes/buttons in rooms
  • Feather-free bedding/pillows available
  • Telephone for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair available on request
  • Crutches available in emergency cases

 

Accessible public area features include:

  • Accessible elevators
  • All public areas accessible to wheelchairs
  • All public areas have accessible WC
  • Elevators located near accessible rooms
  • Handicap parking
  • Level entrance
  • Ramp access
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Wide corridors/hallways
  • Wide entrance

 

For more information about ADA compliance at the hotel, please call +1 310 276 2251 or eMail [email protected]

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel Pool

This is where Hollywood comes to play, so you’re always in great company. Sip a poolside cocktail and settle yourself in for the day.

 
 

Being poolside is an experience that shimmers with history, glamour and sheer good fun. There’s no better backdrop to soak up the sun than our iconic pool.

1938

History

Our pool dates back to 1938 when it opened as ‘The Sand and Pool Club’, complete with sand to make it feel like a true beach club. It’s been a favourite place to be in LA ever since.

Photos courtesy of Robert S. Anderson.

1938 - History
1938 - History detail

Celebrity status

Katharine Hepburn once dove fully clothed into the pool. The Beatles had their own private pool party here and Leonard Bernstein came up with the idea for West Side Story in cabana three.

Movie location

As well as the place to be to relax and take it easy, our pool area has starred in many famous movies over the years. This glamorous shot is from a relaxed moment between filming for Designing Women with Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. What will your most memorable moment be?

Refreshing treats

As the temperature rises, guests are refreshed with hourly, seasonal ‘pop-up refreshments’ such as fresh fruit smoothies, chilled M&M’s and lemonade slushes. Let us spoil you.

The cabanas

We have 11 private poolside cabanas, each named after a popular area of Los Angeles including Brentwood and Hollywood.

The Cabana Cafe

The Cabana Cafe is a picture-perfect poolside setting for a light lunch and one of our freshly-squeezed juices. Bask in the sunshine on the patio, or opt for a shady booth. Life is good at The Cabana Cafe. 

Open daily – 10am to 5pm.

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Facilities

We’re here to take the very best care of you

  • Pool measures 20.1m x 9.1m/66ft x 30ft
  • Pool is heated to 27.8˚C/82˚F for year-round enjoyment
  • For added entertainment we have underwater music
  • Luxurious loungers, sun shades and towels are provided
  • Sunglasses cleaning and luxurious skincare products are available including sunscreen
  • Headphones, goggles, pool floats, board games and phone chargers on request

Hotel Bel-Air

History of Hotel Bel-Air

Discover the timeless appeal of our exclusive oasis, which is equally enticing to today’s Hollywood style-makers and stars as it was when it first opened in 1946.

 
 

Take a trip back in time with us to share some of our favourite historic highlights.

1922

Alphonso Bell, an entrepreneurial businessman and wealthy oil tycoon, bought 600 acres of land to the west of Los Angeles and called the area Bel-Air. He then set about creating an exclusive, upscale neighborhood. There was little interest initially then Clarke Gable bought property in the area and many other well-known people followed.

To manage creating new roads, supplying utilities and adding lush vegetation, Bell built an estate planning office. This building, nestled in the canyons, is now Hotel Bel-Air’s main mission-style property.

1946

In early 1946, a Texan hotel entrepreneur called Joseph Drown purchased 18 acres of land from Alphonso Bell including our original building. He immediately began to transforming to site into an elegant pastoral hotel hideaway. Working with architect Burton Schutt he renovated and added a series of new guest rooms & suites and the hotel opened on August 24, 1946.

1950s

Hotel Bel-Air quickly became very popular with many famous and wealthy locals. Hollywood celebrities and world dignitaries were attracted by the luxury and privacy we offered them. Guests at this time included Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and many more.

1970s

The hotel underwent a major restoration, spearheaded by a young Cuban architect called Manuel S. Alavarez, who was famous for having built many celebrity homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. His aim was to bring the colours of the gardens into the rooms and provide a warm, ‘non-hotel’ look.

1982

The hotel was bought by Dallas businesswoman Caroline Hunt, who also bought an adjoining property to create more space and added our north wing, creating an additional 30 rooms. She renovated the property with the help of five different designers to refine the look to her taste.

2008

Hotel Bel-Air joined our prestigious portfolio of Dorchester Collection hotels in 2008, close to our sister property in LA, The Beverly Hills Hotel.

2011

Hotel Bel-Air reopened in October 2011, following an extensive two-year renovation project with revered interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud and the Rockwell Group. All 103 guestrooms and various public spaces were updated yet still remain reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

2012-13

Denise Flanders joined us as general manager for Hotel Bel-Air and less than a year later, in 2013, we earned the coveted Forbes Five-Star rating.