Now The Beverly Hills Hotel Will Get its Own Makeover
October 25, 2011 at 4:25 PM
Last week as we were traipsing through the newly glamorous Hotel Bel-Air, we had the chance to speak with general manager Edward Mady who is also overseeing things at the Bel-Air's sister hotel, the equally iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. And once it was confirmed by Dorchester Collection CEO Christopher Cowdray that the Pink Palace would be getting some renovations of its own, on its 100th birthday no less, we promptly pumped Mady for more info.
The Beverly Hills Hotel renovations won't be as extensive as the Bel-Air's but Mady said the refresh will include a soft goods upgrade of the rooms along with some new technology and a few changes to the public spaces like switching up the carpeting in the ballroom and the lobby (where it desperately needs it.)
The renovations won't begin until after awards season so changes won't start happening until late March or April. And Mady says it will be more of an "evolving" makeover and will not shut down the property in any way.
Yet, BHH loyalists (of which we count ourselves) shouldn't fret too much. The banana leaf wallpaper is not going anywhere and the old school and semi-secret coffee shop downstairs will not be touched. Phew!
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