A Bevy of Bungalows at The Beverly Hills Hotel

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The haute world of luxury hotels in Los Angeles just got hauter with the announcement that The Beverly Hills Hotel will be adding two new Bungalows to its lineup of posh guest quarters.

Just released today, the Dorchestor Collection revealed that the international architecture and design firm of Rottet Studio will lend their creative juices to the project, bringing two new bungalow babies to the existing family of 21. If the newcomers are anything like their older siblings, bungalow revelry with international celebrities is on the way.

According to hotel lore (and a corporate press release), Marilyn Monroe had a sweet spot for Bungalow Number 1. Norton Simon and actress Jennifer Jones got well acquainted before marrying in Number 2. And Bungalow 8 actually made headlines long before becoming a hotbed of decadence for New York nightlifers—Michael Milken and Drexel Burnham Lambert’s first made Bungalow Number 8 famous in the 80s with their notorious “no-wives” Thursday-night party. And perhaps the most famous of the whole family is Number 9, which Marlene Dietrich lovingly outfitted with a seven-by-eight-foot bed that John Lennon and Yoko Ono later resided in for a solid week.

The Pink Palace will welcome its newest additions in November 2010, where they will be erected on the site of the hotel’s tennis courts. Private pools, outdoor courtyards, dining and living areas, freestanding tubs, private outdoor showers, and limestone fireplaces in 3,500 square-feet of space are some of the highlights that will tempt guests to relax and set their inhibitions free. But The Beverly Hills Hotel also pays mind to the adage “Safety First” with closed circuit cameras at every entrance and panic buttons installed discreetly throughout the property.

Only time will tell if the new additions can live up to the reputation long established by the original 21, but the fun begins in one short year.

For more information or to make reservations at The Beverly Hills Hotel, please contact (310) 276-2251 or visit www.beverlyhillshotel.com.

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