Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Beverly Hills Hotel by Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella was a guest of The Beverly Hills Hotel in February of 2014
Located on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows first opened on May 12, 1912.

This historic hospitality property attracted early Hollywood directors and actors including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Rudolf Valentino and Will Rodgers.

The main structure was designed in the  Mediterranean Revival Style and including 23 separate bungalows that adorned the property.

The popularity of the hotel as a social center for royalty and celebrities drew guests such as the Duke and Dutchess of Windsor, John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor. Howard Hughes lived at the hotel on- and-off, for a period spanning 30 years.

The hotel is home to the Polo Lounge which catered to society polo matches early in the history of Beverly Hills and remains the favorite breakfast spot and watering hole for generations of stars and Hollywood deal-makers.

The hotel is also home to the intimate 19 seat Fountain Coffee Room, which is a vintage soda fountain that first opened it's doors in the 1940s. The outlet serves breakfast all day long the and also serves lunch and dinner with an array of specialty salads, hot and cold sandwiches and burgers grilled to order.

The Beverly Hills Hotel remains superlative in every way. From the front desk to in room dining, to incomparable decor, to spa and pool, the hotel is an absolute wonderful stay. The Beverly Hill Hotel remains a testament of a luxurious era long gone by with the finest personal service you could expect from a five star hotel property.

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