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The Beverly Hills Hotel is Kicking Off Its Centennial Celebrations with Some Renovations

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March 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM | by | ()

The Pink Palace aka The Beverly Hills Hotel is turning 100 this year and as promised, the hotel is starting on a "thoughtful refurbishment" that will leave the hotel's signature banana leaf wallpaper, green and white stripes and the pink exterior untouched, but will upgrade practically everything else.

We spoke with the hotel's general manager Edward Mady back in October and he told us then that the hotel would do a soft goods upgrade of the guestrooms, put in some new technology and switch up the carpeting in the ballroom and the lobby. But the renovations will also extend to the hotel's Polo Lounge restaurant and its pool scene.

The renovations are set to begin any moment now (if they haven't already) but the hotel is also putting together some other fun stuff for its 100th birthday including the opening of a time capsule that was placed in front of the hotel in 1993; the publication of a book--The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years by Robert S. Anderson; and various hotel and spa packages.

But should the Pink Palace still be out of your price (rooms start around $450 a night), then pop into the hotel's Bar Nineteen12 or Polo Lounge where once a week in each dining venue, one lucky table will be randomly selected to have their check amount converted to 1912 dollars. Otherwise, splurge on the hotel's 100-year specialty cocktail priced at $100 and served in an engraved collectible keepsake glass. It's still more affordable than a night sleeping at the hotel! But probably less fun.

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