Iconic Beverly Hills Hotel Celebrates 50 Years

By P. Joseph

A historic Beverly Hills hotel made famous by its roll-call of A-list guests, not to mention the movie ‘Pretty Woman’, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a range of special services.

Located at the foot of Rodeo Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Beverly Wilshire, where 'Vivien' gets her first taste of the high life in the iconic movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, has produced a range of commemorative ‘menus’ to mark the occasion.

Amongst the special offers are an exotic cocktail serviced in a Swarovski crystal glass combined with an Akoya pearl bracelet from the Mikimoto boutique attached to the hotel, and a spa service including a Kate Somerville-signature facial, massage, manicure and pedicure. Both services are priced at $1,961.

The most extravagant offer is accommodation for four in the hotel’s newly renovated Presidential suite, a ride in the city in a 1961 Rolls Royce convertible, an en-suite dinner by CUT’s Chef de Cuisine and a toast with Sommelier Dana Farner – all for a cool $50,000.

Completed in 1928, the Beaux Arts-style hotel boasts an illustrious history of former guests including actors Cary Grant and Warren Beatty, and musicians Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Elton John and Mick Jagger.

By P. Joseph