To celebrate the upcoming centennial, five Beverly Hills luxury hotels have created special suites in commemoration.
Now, those suites are ready for action: the Suite 100 bookings will officially begin on January 28 for stays between March 7 and December 30, 2014; pricing starts at $1,914, which represents the year Beverly Hills was founded.
Here are the specifics of each suite, so that you can decide which suite suits you best!
Montage Beverly Hills: “Film Noir”
The Suite 100 created by interior designer Nina Petronzio captures the sultry sophistication and mystique of Film Noir that was epitomized in the 1940s by jaded detectives, femme fatales and smoky jazz clubs. Petronzio designed bespoke art-deco inspired furniture featuring lyre and geometric shapes, gold and silver leaf and mirrored finishes. Accessories include a collection of Lalique crystal and art works from the period, as well as fun touches such as a vintage phonograph, vinyl records and a vintage typewriter. Guests who stay in the suite can use the “Press for Champagne” button. A 1940s Indian Motorcycle on the front drive will capture the eyes of pedestrians as well as guests. The Suite 100 is priced at $1,914 per night.
The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows: “The Golden Age Inspired by Marilyn Monroe”
Tihany Design drew inspiration for The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Suite 100 from the understated-elegance style of Paul Williams, the celebrated architect who designed the hotel’s Polo Lounge, signage and iconic pink-and-green color scheme, and the glamorous lifestyle of Marilyn Monroe, a frequent hotel guest. Gracefully curved furnishings in rich hues of green and blue complement the existing architectural details of the suite’s curved ceilings and walls. Quintessentially Californian, the design features black lacquer finishes, tropical prints, shag carpets and a bar made of rich sycamore wood that speaks to the era’s modernist influence. A display case showcases original artifacts from Marilyn Monroe’s estate, a library of her most popular books and films and song selections from the 1950s. The Suite 100 is priced at $3,795. For an additional $1,914, guests can enjoy the “Norma Jean Experience,” which includes a selection of Marilyn Monroe themed gifts; a bottle of Chanel No. 5; roundtrip airport transfers in a vintage car; a bottle of Dom Perignon; Marilyn’s Menu for Two featuring her favorite room-service dishes; two 90-minute Diamond Perfection body treatments in the hotel’s La Prairie Spa; breakfast for two; “The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows – The First 100 Years” Anniversary Book; and a commemorative Marilyn Monroe Coffee Table Book.
The Beverly Hilton: “Stylish, Sophisticated Sixties: A Re-Imagined Revolution”
Inspired by the sophisticated yet rebellious attitude of the 1960s, when The Beverly Hilton epitomized the era’s glamour, this Suite 100 embodies the elegance of actress Tipi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds;” the interior design bravado of David Hicks, who was noted for using bold colors, and mixing antique and modern furnishings for his star-studded clientele; and the musical innovation of Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil. The Suite features a display of Barbie® dolls from the 1960s. Tom Ford Design is showcasing furnishings that evoke the revolutionary times of the 1960s along with the panache of the then-popular Hollywood-Regency style. The Suite 100 is priced at $1,914 for the first night and best available rate for subsequent nights.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills: “The Era of Studio 54 – Fashion & Art Collide”
It’s the mid-1970s, and disco, Warhol and Halston reign. Imagine Bianca Jagger breezing through the red-velvet rope at Studio 54, flashbulbs popping. Designer Ken Fulk is creating a Suite 100 that pays homage to paparazzi with an iPad photo booth and to Andy Warhol’s Factory with a foil-lined room. High-gloss lacquer and mirror finishes, orchids and vintage fashions in the closet evoke Halston, as does the use of Ultrasuede, the fashion designer’s favorite fabric. Other period references include a powder room papered in Interview Magazine covers and a “Do Not Disturb” sign that is a play on Warhol’s silk-screen portraits. Rates start at $1,914.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills: “The Birth of Modern Luxury”
Design firm Forchielli Glynn created a Suite 100 that embodies modern Hollywood glamour at The Peninsula, which opened in 1991. Their inspiration is the style and excitement of Awards Seasons – the Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars – when The Peninsula plays host to Hollywood VIPs and celebrities. The suite’s living room walls are clad in photographic murals of a red carpet Hollywood gala event. Sumptuous sofas create the perfect setting for sipping Champagne. The bedroom features mirrored walls accented with silvery finishes, ideal for couples getting dressed in their finest for a night on the town. The one-night Suite 100 package includes a private pool cabana for the day, with lunch for two; a Scrub & Spray Tan treatment for two at The Peninsula Spa; transportation within Beverly Hills and Century City in a luxury vehicle and more. For an additional $1,914, guests can enjoy the “Red Carpet Glamour” experience, a Hollywood style photo shoot on The Peninsula’s red carpet.