Montage Beverly Hills Now Open, If You Can Afford It
From the folks who brought you Montage Laguna Beach, the Montage Beverly Hills a super-luxe 201-room property right in Beverly Hills' Golden Triangle (the area that falls between Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard and Canon Drive) officially opened yesterday.
Boasting an extensive list of super upscale details like outdoor topiary gardens, hand-painted ceilings in the ballroom and Library and a curator-assembled art collection, the hotel is for the affluent traveler who, somehow, has tons of dough to blow right now.
And if you don't have tons of money to spend and you're stressed cause you just spent it anyway, go get a massage or something at the two-level, 20,000-square-foot spa. We're talking 17 treatment rooms, a fitness center, yoga and Pilates studios and a full-service hair and beauty salon.
And here's what you're looking at for dining:
Parq, the 88-seat restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casually elegant environment with views of the hotel's topiary gardens. Signature dishes include Marinated "Japanese Kobe" Cobb, Cannelloni of Braised Short Ribs and Cedar Plank Medallions of Spiny Lobster.
There is also a 44-seat restaurant called Muse that serves dinner, plus a lobby lounge for afternoon tea.
And while the official opening date was yesterday (November 17th), the hotel is accepting reservations starting tomorrow night (November 19th). The online reservation system isn't up and running yet, so we gave the hotel a call and found out we could score a "deluxe" room which normally goes for $595 for the still-steep price of $425 as a promotional opening rate.