Explore LA and Beverly Hills with Edward Mady
Edward Mady has been our general manager for The Beverly Hills Hotel since 2011. Originally from Windsor Ontario, Canada, he’s now a true devotee of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Can you describe Beverly Hills in three words?
That’s a really easy one for me as it’s something I’m always saying. I think of Beverly Hills as ‘paradise, paradise, paradise’.
What’s your perfect day off in LA day?
I love to start my day in a relaxed way with a leisurely breakfast at Nate ‘n Al, a wonderful Jewish deli that serves the best bagels with salmon. For the perfect way to work off this hearty breakfast, I like to go for a hike in Runyon Canyon and admire the amazing views across Los Angeles or go for a stroll along one of the local beaches. Dinner would be at our legendary Polo Lounge, where my favourite dish is the famous McCarthy salad followed by a chocolate soufflé.
What do you love most about living in Los Angeles?
You can’t beat the weather but what I love most about LA is its diversity. The city is a melting pot of different cultures and we have some of the finest food, fashion, design and art in the world – making it a very special place.
What are your top three recommendations in Beverly Hills?
I know I’m biased but no visit is complete without experiencing The Beverly Hills Hotel and I always particularly recommend indulging in a milkshake and silver dollar pancakes at the Fountain Coffee Room. I also suggest taking a stroll along Rodeo Drive with all its luxury boutiques and discovering the lavish grounds and historic mansion at Virginia Robinson Gardens.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and what would you eat?
I would choose a dinner with my wonderful mother Siham, enjoying one of the delicious Middle Eastern dishes she makes.
Who has influenced you the most in your career?
I’ve been surrounded by lots of positive influences but I would have to say my parents and Christopher Cowdray, our chief executive at Dorchester Collection. Another positive influence that you might not expect is the New York Yankees, they are such a well-run team and an inspiring example of great leadership.
One thing in your office you can’t live without?
There’s nothing I couldn’t live without but the thing I’d most like to have in my office is a Magic 8 Ball to help me look into the future and offer expert advice whenever I need it!
I look forward to meeting you when you visit The Beverly Hills Hotel and would be happy to share more ways to make the most of your time in LA and Beverly Hills.
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