All the bungalows are just a short walk to the main building of the hotel where you can dine at the Polo Lounge, get a spa treatment at La Prairie or do some sun-bathing by the pool, where you wait for someone to discover your talent. (Don't get your hopes up. Usually, it's just Gummy Bear Davis or The Maloof Brothers.)
But it looks as if the hotel doesn't want to rest on its bungalow laurels. The hotel will be getting two entirely new bungalows next year in November which will be built on the existing tennis courts.
Each Bungalow will wrap guests in a “new Beverly Hills” blend of traditional and modern design, with warm, casual California elegance throughout. Walk-in closets, freestanding tubs, private outdoor showers and limestone fireplaces assure a welcoming and comfortable stay, while stylish custom-designed furniture will leave no doubt of the address.
Each new Bungalow will flow freely through 3,500 square-feet, including three bedrooms, a Great Room/dining room with full kitchen and a study. Individually keyed bedrooms assure maximum flexibility, with access via private courtyard. There will be hardwood floors and luxurious rugs throughout, with hand-troweled plaster and vaulted ceilings to frame the scene.
High tech amenities like Bang and Olafson flatscreent TVs with BluRay/DVD players will be in nearly every room as will MP3 player docks. All drapes, lights, fireplaces and media options will be controlled by a single remote control and both wired and wireless internet access will be offered.
Upping the luxe factor: each bungalow will have it's open private pool and outdoor courtyard. And the private pools will have underwater speakers which are hooked up to the MP3 player so you can play your favorite playlist as you do laps. Amazing.
As we said, these new bungalows won't be ready until November 2010. In the meantime, bungalow rates at the hotel start at $555 a night. Use your AAA card to get a discounted rate of $499.