At the intersection of where luxury meets luxury, and where Wilshire Boulevard meets Santa Monica Boulevard, sits the stylish Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. It’s a hotel of interior elegance and in vogue Hollywood timelessness that was seen between the 1930s-40s.
The lobby is three levels high with a magnificent bronze chandelier that’s a focal point of the room. The color palette is done in celadon, pearl, taupe and gold tones, and the white marble flooring with gray designs, matched with the greenery makes for an inviting Art Deco space. Envisioned by a respective design trilogy the twelve-story angular edifice went under architectural direction from Gensler, and Perkins + Will, as well as Paris-based interior design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, the latter who took care of the style side of things. The French firm is behind the opulent renovation to Paris’ Four Seasons George V, and London’s Savoy Hotels. It’s also in the lobby where designers incorporated paintings, Lalique fixtures, fashionable yet meticulously upholstered sofas with a color palette of cream and mineral blue.
The elevators have an Art Deco touch in warm taupe tones, as they take visitors up to rooms, with each floor only having eighteen rooms with their own balconies. Gold carpeting with palm fronds designs occupy the long hallways. 119 rooms and 51 suites with shiny cherry wood doors give a masculine and timeless air. And, every room comes with large windows that expand from ceiling to floor, showing the magnificent Hollywood Hills, or, downtown LA.
Guestrooms come with either turquoise or a mustard golden yellow carpet. The Superior King Room with Terrace is spacious and comes with the Crestron™ smart home system that controls the drapes, entertainment, lighting and room service. The bathroom vanity has an Art Deco touch, done in Italian marble with a light color palette. The Beverly Hills Room with two queen beds includes a quaint sitting area, and a desk with two chairs, and, includes the Italian marble bathroom.
The Hollywood Suite is 1,103 square feet that comes with a large terrace. It offers panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills. As you enter the Italian marble entry, the leather camel brown sits at the center of the bedroom, with a relaxing chair. The living room has a taupe color tone with a 4-seater chaise sofa and separate dark brown one-seater sofa chair. Artwork behind the sofa, a white sculpture, and lamps adorn the room, while the minibar in cherry wood offers a unique touch. The large closet leads into the Italian-marble bathroom.
The Beverly Hills Suite With Terrace and View has its own powder room, dressing area, and a large living room space for entertaining. And the Villa Suite with Oversized Terrace has a large white canopy bed, dining room, and high-tech system to control the functions of the room. And the circular terrace is large with outdoor dining options.
The hotel just launched its in-suite dining experience that comes with a private chef to cook any international cuisine- Mediterranean, French, Asian, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Italian or American; a personal mixologist, and musical performances. Though this offering comes with the Beverly Hills Suite, Villa Suite, or Presidential Penthouse Suite, ranging from $4,000+ to $22,000+ per night. The mixologist can pair a 6-course wine or cocktail, with a 6 or 8-course meal. A butler comes with the service, as well as a 3-hour entertainment performance from a jazz duo to a solo performer. This is a bespoke experience for corporate events, or a private party.
The ballroom space is so Art Deco. As you step off the elevator the pre-function space is a strong black and gold color vibe. The carpet has a quirky and unique design. But there’s something about the space that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to the 1920s. The smooth curvature of the walls, to the light fixtures, and the color theme is a total yesteryear. The hotel has 5,600 square feet of meeting space with rooms like the Waldorf Room that seats 50 to the Astor Ballroom that can take up to 300 guests.
The pool area is quintessentially LA, set on the rooftop and surrounded by white lawn chairs with their own white umbrella per every two chairs. While Art Deco was a period and style that really influenced and impacted Los Angeles, and the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has been able to incorporate these elements, but it is such an LA-vibed hotel. The laid back American West coast is very much a part of the hotel, yet is infused with the highest excellence of luxury. And while the Waldorf Astoria New York City has been closed since 2017 for a complete facelift, the Beverly Hills location has been holding down the brand’s strong influence on the West coast, making it a style lovers paradise.