Inside the suite, is where you really see the effect of the *New and Improved* Hotel Bel-Air. The space is full of high-end luxury and technology like three Bang & Olufsen HDTVs (including one over the deep-soaking tub), Fili D'oro bed linens, work desks with integrated media hubs, iPads, La Prairie toiletries (the only hotel in the U.S. to carry these), heated limestone floors and custom marble bath vanities. There's also a separate guest bath, a private terrace with incredible canyon views and a fire place as well as a small outdoor jacuzzi.
Of course, this being a glamorous new suite at the legendary Hotel Bel-Air, rates start at $1,900 a night.
All of the hotel's rooms and suites were designed by Alexandra Champalimaud who sought to blend the hotel's existing exteriors with a "modern international flair" on the inside, a task that could have gone terribly wrong yet works very well here, thanks to not just the tech upgrades but the contemporary residential feel, especially down in the standard guestrooms (we'll have those photos tomorrow.)
Previously, the Hotel Bel-Air sported lots of frills, florals and fussiness but now the rooms are, as Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection Hotels said, "what today's travelers are looking for." You know, provided that today's travelers have two grand to spend on a hotel room. We know we wish we did!
Stay tuned for more inside the Hotel Bel-Air including a look at the new Wolfgang Puck restaurant and bar!