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The Beverly Hills Hotel Officially Becomes the First Historic Landmark of Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills Hotel, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, has become the first historical landmark of Beverly Hills.

Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick was the guest of honor at the commemoration ceremony held inside the Crystal Ballroom, where she opened the hotel’s most recent time capsule and created a new one.

Edward Mady, the Pink Palace’s general manager, opened the capsule, a relic from 1933 that was discovered near the lobby entrance by its red carpet.

The items inside the capsule included a drawing by Tony Curtis, a cigar from Milton Berle and a napkin from the Polo Lounge.

During the ceremony, Warwick said: “I’ve stayed in this hotel I mean how many times. I had my 40th birthday birthday party right here in this very room, so there are a lot of memories here for me.”

Warwick dropped in her latest album, Dionne Now, as the first item inside the newly created capsule, to be opened in 25 years. Mady and Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation CEO Ken Sherer dropped in items that personally reflected their connection to the Pink Palace, like a Beverly Hills Hotel cappuccino cup and an iPad filled with film clips of the hotel’s history. Beverly Hills Mayor William H. Brien added a historic landmark plaque and a mayor’s pen into the vessel.

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New York February / March 2014
New York February / March 2014