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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.

Explore
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.

Explore

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.

Signature Suite

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.

CHANEL N°5 fragrance bar and bath amenities
Connecting rooms available to create a three-bedroom suite
Library of Marilyn Monroe films and books
THE HISTORY

A girl’s best friend

As the bungalow where she spent more time than any other, Bungalow 1 was undoubtedly Marilyn’s favourite. Our thoughtful restoration captures the spirit of the screen goddess, from the curved silhouette of the furniture and warm colour palette, to the gold-leafed ceiling and whimsical touches which bring her fun and laughter into the bungalow.

THE BATHROOM

Beautiful bathing

CHANEL N°5 bath amenities and a Marilyn-inspired Champagne Bath Bubble Experience offer all the luxuries you need for a bathing experience fit for the silver screen. Delight comes in the form of huge towels, a wonderfully deep bathtub and separate shower. The warm marble shines to perfection.

THE VIEW

A corner of paradise

Your bungalow is surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens and exotic flowers. Beyond this, the iconic LA palm trees stand tall against the brilliant blue sky. You’re in the centre of this famous city, but the view is fresh and green and the air crackles with possibility.

THE ROOM

Star of the show

Your gloriously huge and comfortable bed invites blissful slumbers. The sumptuously soft linens are embroidered with The Beverly Hills Hotel logo and topped with a plush duvet.

Room features

At once playful and sophisticated, this is a bungalow that truly reflects the Californian lifestyle Marilyn loved so much.

  • 160m²/1,720ft²
  • King-size bed
  • Complimentary amenity upon turndown
  • CHANEL N°5 fragrance bar
  • CHANEL N°5 bath amenities
  • Library of Marilyn Monroe films and books
  • Marilyn Monroe Champagne Bath Bubble Experience
  • Marilyn-inspired in-room dining menu
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Spacious living room with separate dining room
  • Private patio
  • Complimentary round-trip airport transfers to LAX
  • Spacious marble bathroom with double washbasin and walk-in shower
  • Complimentary water upon turndown
  • Comfortable working area with well-appointed desk
  • Generous wardrobe space
  • Gourmet minibar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fresh flowers in your suite
  • Bespoke embroidered bed linen
  • Choice of four daily newspapers
  • Bang & Olufsen television
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Air-conditioning

We are your all-access pass to the best of LA

Abbas Golestani

Head Concierge

THE HISTORY

The elegance and glamour of the bungalows at The Beverly Hills Hotel have always played home to Hollywood royalty.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Home to the stars

Thanks to their position and exclusivity the bungalows have always been much-loved by the shakers and makers of Tinsel Town. Charlie Chaplin favoured number 9, ‘Norma Jean’ loved escaping to number 7, and we can only imagine the tales told by the many other legends who have resided here.

YOUR STAY

You deserve more than just a superb night’s sleep. Welcome to an exciting range of dining experiences and an exclusive spa, here to soothe both body and mind.

DISCOVER

Fountain Coffee Room

The iconic diner has been serving Hollywood stars since 1949 and you still never know who you might find yourself eating a slice of apple pie next to. The iconic diner has been serving Hollywood stars since 1949 and you still never know who you might find yourself eating a slice of apple pie next to.

EXPERIENCE

The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa

Mere steps from the pool. Whether you need to unwind or pamper yourself, we have it all. The spa offers an extensive treatment menu of relaxation and remedies in beautifully tranquil surroundings.

Get in touch

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



SIGNATURE SUITES RESERVATIONS


Call

+1 (310) 276 2251


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.

Dorchester Collection Newsletter

Sign up to our latest news and exclusive offers at Dorchester Collection

Signature Suite

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.

Spacious living room with fireplace
Connecting rooms available to create a three-bedroom suite
Hughes-inspired mini roast beef sandwiches
THE HISTORY

Hollywood hideaway

Reclusive film director Howard Hughes was a legendary character at the hotel, who used to request that we left roast beef sandwiches under a tree outside his bungalow every night. Times have changed, but his legacy lives on through masculine touches, glossy leather and Art Deco tailored shapes, as well as model airplanes inspired by his passion for aviation.

THE BATHROOM

Master of bathrooms

Bold, striking design abounds in your master bathroom, with enough room to practise your Oscar speech in front of the double washbasin. Delight comes in the form of huge towels, a beautifully deep bathtub and separate shower. The cool, emerald marble shines to perfection.

THE VIEW

A corner of paradise

Your suite is surrounded by 12 acres of tropical gardens and exotic flowers. Beyond this, the iconic LA palm trees stand tall against the brilliant blue sky. You’re in the centre of this famous city, but the view is fresh and green and the air crackles with possibility.

THE ROOM

Sublime seclusion

Your enormous bed awaits in a bright, serene sanctuary flooded with natural daylight. The bespoke cotton linens are embroidered with The Beverly Hills Hotel logo and topped with a soft duvet.

Room features

Moody, chic and sophisticated, this is a place that invites ultimate seclusion, away from the outside world.

  • 150m/1,620ft
  • King-size bed
  • Aviation cocktail kit
  • Model airplanes located throughout the suite
  • Private kitchen
  • Private patio
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Complimentary round-trip airport transfers to LAX
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bang & Olufsen television
  • Gourmet minibar
  • Spacious marble bathroom with double washbasin and walk-in shower
  • Complimentary amenity upon turndown
  • Spacious living room with fireplace
  • Separate dining room, pantry and dressing room
  • Fresh flowers in your suite
  • Bespoke embroidered bed linen
  • Choice of four daily newspapers
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Generous wardrobe space

We are your all-access pass to the best of LA

Abbas Golestani

Head Concierge

THE HISTORY

The elegance and glamour of the bungalows at The Beverly Hills Hotel have always played home to Hollywood royalty.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Home to the stars

Thanks to their position and exclusivity the bungalows have always been much-loved by the shakers and makers of Tinsel Town. Charlie Chaplin favoured number 9, ‘Norma Jean’ loved escaping to number 7, and we can only imagine the tales told by the many other legends who have resided here.

YOUR STAY

You deserve more than just a superb night’s sleep. Welcome to an exciting range of dining experiences and an exclusive spa, here to soothe both body and mind.

DISCOVER

Fountain Coffee Room

The iconic diner has been serving Hollywood stars since 1949 and you still never know who you might find yourself eating a slice of apple pie next to. The iconic diner has been serving Hollywood stars since 1949 and you still never know who you might find yourself eating a slice of apple pie next to.

EXPERIENCE

The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa

Mere steps from the pool. Whether you need to unwind or pamper yourself, we have it all. The spa offers an extensive treatment menu of relaxation and remedies in beautifully tranquil surroundings.

Get in touch

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



SIGNATURE SUITES RESERVATIONS


Call

+1 (310) 276 2251


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.

Dorchester Collection Newsletter

Sign up to our latest news and exclusive offers at Dorchester Collection

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Frequently asked questions

 
 

1. Check-in/out times

Check-in is available from 3pm and check-out by 12 noon.

2. Early check-in

If you’ll be arriving early, please inform our team in advance and should your accommodation be available, we’ll make every effort to offer complimentary early check-in.

3. Late check-out

We’d love for you to prolong your stay with us. Late check-out before 6pm is available for an additional 50% of the room/suite rate, and 100% thereafter. Please note this is subject to availability.

4. Early departure

We understand that plans can change, so we just ask that you provide 24 hours’ notice if departing the hotel before your check-out date. This is charged at one night’s room rate, or two nights for notice received after 4pm. For signature suites and bungalows, we require that you stay for at least 50% of your booking, after which time we ask that you provide 24 hours’ notice for early departure.

5. Additional beds and cots

If you’d like to add an extra bed in your room or suite, we’ll be happy to arrange this for $35 per night. Additional cots are complimentary for children under three.

6. Dress codes

We have a casual dress code in our bars and restaurants, including The Cabana Cafe and Fountain Coffee Room, and ‘smart casual’ at the Polo Lounge and Bar Nineteen12, where we kindly ask that you refrain from wearing caps, ripped jeans, sportswear, trainers/sneakers or denim shorts.

7. Smoking policy

For the comfort of our guests, we have a no-smoking policy throughout the hotel.

8. Photography

For the privacy of our guests, we ask that you refrain from taking photographs. For weddings, you’re welcome to take photographs if hosting your reception at the hotel, and we’re happy to arrange this through our catering team. Please note that unplanned and unauthorised professional photoshoots or video shoots in the hotel public spaces or outlets will be removed by security.

9. Pets

Pets are welcome in your room or suite, where we’ve created a special programme to make them feel at home, including fluffy dog beds, bone-shaped bowls and homemade dog biscuits for $35 per day. For the comfort of all our guests, we ask that you leave your pooch at home if visiting our bars and restaurants (with the exception of service dogs).

10. Accessibility

We have a number of accessible rooms and suites at the hotel, including one Junior Suite, two Junior Suites with Balcony, two Deluxe Guestrooms with Balcony, and three bungalows. The swimming pool, The Cabana Cafe and Polo Lounge are also accessible for wheelchair users. Read more about the Hotel’s ADA-compliant features, facilities and services.

11. Parking

We can take care of your vehicle overnight with valet parking for $50 per night.

12. Bed sizes

There’s a reason we’re famous for our sumptuous beds at The Beverly Hills Hotel. For an indication of measurements, please see below:

King-size – 183 x 203cm (72 x 80”)
Double – 137 x 188cm (54 x 74”)
Twin – 97 x 203cm (38 x 80”)

13. TV channels

We’re pleased to offer an extensive selection of international TV channels in your room.

14. Accepted payment methods

We accept cash, American Express, VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club, Discover, JCB and travellers cheques.

15. Tax

City tax is charged at 14%, with an additional occupancy surcharge of 3.45%. These charges are not included in our room rates.

16. Group bookings

If you’d like to organise a party, meeting or event with us, we just ask that you book a minimum of ten rooms. For more information, please visit our meetings & events page.