Beverly Hilton: Merv's baby gets a facelift
Like every 50 year old in LA, the Beverly Hilton is having a little work done.
Like father like son? This is Merv’s place you know.
Unfortunately for guests, the Beverly Hilton can’t just duck out early one afternoon for a couple botox injections; instead, guests will have to wait until 2005 to reap the rewards of the Hilton’s changes. In the meantime, expect construction crews and noise if you stay here. Of course, the hotel is doing its best to hide the crews and stifle the noise.
We here the renovations will run $85 million and include a full makeover (think The Swan) both inside and out, 42 inch plasma televisions in every room, main tower gone, new open lobby in place.
The renovations should be mostly done by next January’s Golden Globes, and 2005 happens to be the Beverly Hilton’s 50th birthday year. Haven’t you heard? 50 is the new 40.