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The Beverly Hilton Hotel-A Forbes 4 Star Hotel

Updated on July 4, 2013

Located On The Corner Of Glitz & Glamour

It has been over 20 years since the last time I stayed at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Mr. Dennis Green was the General Manager and Mr. Barron Hilton, Sr. was Chairman and C.E.O. who still had his office in the Century City Plaza business complex.

One of the perks of working for the Hilton Hotel Corporation was the Comp rooms, short for complimentary rooms that were available for employees. You could stay from 3 days up to a week in any Hilton property (even overseas) if you could travel that far. This would be my first time traveling to California, although I had several childhood friends who lived in the Los Angeles area for almost 20 years this was my first trip to L.A.

Open in 1955 by distnquished hotelier Conrad Hilton. The Beverly Hilton has combined the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills for over 55 years. Located at the gateway to Beverly Hills at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 570 room hotel's famed International Ballroom is the centerpiece of the International Collection. Home of many notable annual events including the Golden Globe Awards, Ocar Nominee Luncheon and the Miliken Institute's Global Conference. The Beverly Hilton offer three multifacted ballrooms, nine additional meeting rooms, an Executive Meeting Center with unrivaled technology by design to make any meeting a success.

Owned by entertainer Merv Griffin from 1987 to 2003. Benny Alagam and Oasis Realty, LLC purchased the Beverly Hilton in late 2003 immediately embarking on an $80 million dollar reinvention of the 8.9 acre property. Just as the Beverly Hilton defined luxury living when it open, the newly redfined Beverly Hilton does so once again with the elegance and style considered synonymous with Beverly Hills.

Note:Mr. Barron Hilton, Sr. has founded a charitable foundation with the largest individual philanthropic gift of 2009 for $1.2 billion dollars to provide clean water in parts of Africa, education for the blind and housing for the mentally retarded. Additional financial resources will be allocated to fight drug abuse, and supporting education for young children, specifically foster children in the United States and children affected by AIDS in developing countries.

The Beverly Hilton Photo Album

Luxurious accomodations and amenities

The Beverly Hilton is a destination for many native Californians and foreign travelers from all over the world. Luxurious accomodations and exquisite amenities are the norm among these travelers. Each bedside has within their drawers is literature of the properties offerings and a Gold Book with shopping information from the world major capital cities such as New York, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Moscow, Sidney. Palm Beach, FL and more.

A chauffered limousine is at the guest disposal, Concierge, and the Accent gift shop. On the first level Cira 55 restaurant, Dennis Bloch Fine Art Gallery, Bellezza Salon Boutique and Gallery. Lower level you will find the awarding winning LeChateau wine cellar and Chocolate tasting room. The wine cellar stocks a large collection of imported and domestic wines along with the very popular Beverly Hilton Hotel very own house label.

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Olympic size Aqua Star pool at dusk...first run movies are shown on the huge outdoor screenLobby area is bright and airy with illumination from overhead skylight. Sofa, chairs, and ottman are upholstered leather and imported linen in complimentary brown, beige and rust colors.Bedroom has cream and brown color palettes with teak accentsInterior photo of the popular restaurant Trader Vic's whose menus offers a authenic American casual dining experience.Sunken bathtub is enclosed with black imported Italian marble...you have to light your own candles!Exterior shot of the main entrance of exquisitely landscaped circular drive.Bathrooms are equiped with flat-screen 15" plasma televisions(wall mounted telephone not shown).Aqua Star sauna has individual Alaskan cedar wood stalls and benches.Hand-held shower mounted on wall allow easy rinse after a luxurious bubble bath.The Beverly Hilton"s Limousine was a1969 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce pewter over grey body with red leather cabin with imported wood trim. (green tint is caused by fluorescent lights in garage)
Olympic size Aqua Star pool at dusk...first run movies are shown on the huge outdoor screen
Olympic size Aqua Star pool at dusk...first run movies are shown on the huge outdoor screen
Lobby area is bright and airy with illumination from overhead skylight. Sofa, chairs, and ottman are upholstered leather and imported linen in complimentary brown, beige and rust colors.
Lobby area is bright and airy with illumination from overhead skylight. Sofa, chairs, and ottman are upholstered leather and imported linen in complimentary brown, beige and rust colors.
Bedroom has cream and brown color palettes with teak accents
Bedroom has cream and brown color palettes with teak accents
Interior photo of the popular restaurant Trader Vic's whose menus offers a authenic American casual dining experience.
Interior photo of the popular restaurant Trader Vic's whose menus offers a authenic American casual dining experience.
Sunken bathtub is enclosed with black imported Italian marble...you have to light your own candles!
Sunken bathtub is enclosed with black imported Italian marble...you have to light your own candles!
Exterior shot of the main entrance of exquisitely landscaped circular drive.
Exterior shot of the main entrance of exquisitely landscaped circular drive.
Bathrooms are equiped with flat-screen 15" plasma televisions(wall mounted telephone not shown).
Bathrooms are equiped with flat-screen 15" plasma televisions(wall mounted telephone not shown).
Aqua Star sauna has individual Alaskan cedar wood stalls and benches.
Aqua Star sauna has individual Alaskan cedar wood stalls and benches.
Hand-held shower mounted on wall allow easy rinse after a luxurious bubble bath.
Hand-held shower mounted on wall allow easy rinse after a luxurious bubble bath.
The Beverly Hilton"s Limousine was a1969 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce pewter over grey body with red leather cabin with imported wood trim. (green tint is caused by fluorescent lights in garage)
The Beverly Hilton"s Limousine was a1969 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce pewter over grey body with red leather cabin with imported wood trim. (green tint is caused by fluorescent lights in garage)

Plush Terry Robes - Wrap yourself in cozy comfort

Nautica Men's Woven Mediterranean Dot Robe, Peacoat, Large/X-Large
Nautica Men's Woven Mediterranean Dot Robe, Peacoat, Large/X-Large

This Nautica mens robe offers the comfort and coverage for lounging in plush woven imported fabric.

 
Towel Terry Kimono Robe, Women's & Men's Terry Kimono Bathrobe, Cotton Cover Up (L, Pure White)
Towel Terry Kimono Robe, Women's & Men's Terry Kimono Bathrobe, Cotton Cover Up (L, Pure White)

One of the amenities that the Beverly Hilton Hotel offers is a plush signature terry robe made from 100% Turkish cotton.

 

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent review. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was there one time to be with some friends.

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      What luxury! Wish I could visit there some day! Nice lens!

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      Ronald Tucker 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @TransplantedSoul: TransplantedSoul, if it were not for the comp rooms I would never had the opportunity to stay at the Beverly Hilton Hotel...those were just one of the perks offered to qualifying employees through the Hilton Hotels incentive programs. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      The Comp rooms sound like they were a great benefit.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      I could use a holiday right now....the Beverly Hilton looks perfect!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks grand and luxurious indeed!

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @anonymous: SereneSea, the Beverly Hilton Hotel luxurious accomodations and amenities are legendary. Having a history of hosting guest from around the world for over a half century has made the Beverly Hilton Hotel a flagship among Hilton properties. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The hotel looks quite luxurious and the pictures make you feel like it is a real good stay.

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @goo2eyes lm: goo2eyes, the media (magazines, TV/Cable, and the Internet) did a comprehensive job of covering Whitneys death at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, even giving the room number. The free publicity was halted after a few days and her room was put back in rotation.

      Thanks for the suggestion and have a great week.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      or is it another beverly hills hotel? if so, sorry!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      you should also add to this lens that whitney houston died here.

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @LouisaDembul: Mujjen, the Beverly Hilton Hotel has several weekend get-away packages available. My stay was most enjoyable and resplendid with all the pampered amenities available from this world class hotel and professional staff.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I'd love to spend a few nights in the Beverly Hilton Hotel!

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @anonymous: SereneSea, the Beverly Hilton Hotel has a sold out Valentines Day package that is quite popular with Angeloes...the getaway weekend packages have always been popular. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Beverly hotel is a definite stay and value for a vacation, looks very comfy and cozy.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @sousababy: sousababy, Mr. Barron Hilton, Sr. philantrophy was the largest such charitable gift for 2009. Philantrophy is nothing new for the Hilton family. In fact, the funds will be distributed through the long time established Conrad Hilton Foundation.

      The Beverly Hilton Hotel has a Get Away package for individuals who would like to experience a weekend retreat resplendid with all the luxurious amenities and pampering this historic hotel has to offer. Thanks for visiting, liking and commenting.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Nice to know that Mr. Barron Hilton has funded such worthy charitable causes . . I'd love to have a weekend getaway in this luxurious hotel. Perhaps some day . . .

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @Tamara14: TamaraKajari, thanks for visiting/liking my lens. Maybe some day I will return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel :)...the first time I visited was through the Hilton Corporation's perks program for employees.

      My stay was most enjoyable because the Beverly Hilton staff knew that I was coming and I was treated like a VIP because I was member of the team. I also plan to return...some day!

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      Tamara14 6 years ago

      Maybe some day... Nice lens :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Would love to travel and stay there, hopefully when I get born again as a millionaire.

      Wow and wow.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @anonymous: Hi SereneSea, the Beverly Hilton Hotel is quite grand and has 569 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms and sites each of which offersa unique perspective on this geat city...the rack rate is $288 per night and gives the guest an exquisite get-away in what I cal a urban oasis!

      Thanks for visiting ad commentng, I appreciate it! Have a great week!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It looks quite grand and must be expensive.

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      Ronald Tucker 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @SofiaMann: You are most welcome...and thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season.

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      Thanks for the info.