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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