For starters, the hotel will already have some built-in celebrity clout, thanks to the Beverly Hilton which hosts several major events each year, the biggest being The Golden Globes awards show.
Secondly, the hotel has enlisted renowned luxury hotel designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, to design the hotel with a contemporary Art Deco look that complements the architecture of the Beverly Hilton.
"It was very important to bring together the glamour of Hollywood and the luxury of Beverly Hills," Alagem told us of the design plans. Also helping the hotel from a design standpoint is its rooftop pool deck which will be the largest in Beverly Hills. And what goes hand-in-hand with rooftop pools? Killer views.
"The views from here will be incredible," Alagem said.
Lastly, the hotel will have the Waldorf Astoria luxury standards that guests come to expect from all Waldorfs around the world starting with the Personal Concierge for each guests, over-the-top luxury suites and the "high touch" Waldorf Astoria service.
Vanderslice also said rooms will be oversized but no word yet on whether the WiFi will be free. The hotel is even working on getting some celebrity chefs to do their dining. Rounding out the amenities will be a Graff Diamonds retail store and a 5,000 square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa.
Construction is expected to happen soon (existing parts of the Hilton will be demolished) with the hotel opening its gilded doors in 2017. We suggest you start saving up now.
[Photos: HotelChatter; Renderings: Waldorf Astoria Hotels]