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The AKA 'Mobile Suite' Brings Glam to West Coast Road Tripping

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  Site Where: 155 Crescent Drive [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
June 16, 2014 at 1:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Are your vacation getaways guided by the criteria of “excellent Instagram potential”? Are you a Brooklyn-based fashion blogger seeking temporary solitude to crank out your “first novel on the liberating potential of wanderlust”? Are you into road trips, but not cramped cars that smell like Interstate lunches? AKA has something amazing for you.

Well, for all of us, really – if only to behold from afar. The luxury brand of long stay accommodations just announced its first ever AKA Mobile Suite, a spacious Airsteam that has been decked out to the upscale expectations of an AKA resident: think plush bedding, a flat-panel TV and iPod docks, Bulgari bath amenities, and splashes of colorful accouterment from fashion designer Trina Turk, who will also offer “VIP discounts” on a road trip-ready wardrobe purchased from her LA showroom. (Most important: A full bathroom with shower. No sneaking into boondock YMCAs to rinse off.)

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What's Inside The Beverly Hills Hotel's Marilyn Monroe Suite

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Boulevard [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90210
March 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM | by | Comments (3)

As part of the ongoing celebrations of the city's centennial, five Beverly Hills hotels are particpating in a Suite 100 promotion where you can choose from five special anniversary suites reflective of different decades from the past 100 years. The Montage Beverly Hills, L'ermitage Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Beverly Hills and The Beverly Hilton are all on board, but here is an in-depth look at The Beverly Hills Hotel's The Golden Age of Hollywood Inspired by Marilyn Monroe suite.

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AKA Beverly Hills Now Open for Week-Long Stays

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  Site Where: 155 N Crescent Dr [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
February 24, 2014 at 12:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

When the AKA Beverly Hills opened back in 2012 in the heart of the exclusive 90210 zip code, we were loving the hotel's apartment-style accommodations along with their thoughtful amenities and services like free WiFi, bike rentals, and room service by Spago. Yet in order to enjoy all this, you had to be an extended-stay guest, spending 30 days or more at the hotel. Until now.

Starting on March 21, the AKA Beverly Hills will be accepting stays of 7 days or longer. Woot! Seven days is far more doable than 30. Not to mention, more affordable. Rates starting on March 21 begin at $389 a night for a one-bedroom deluxe suite which have about 1,000-sq.ft. of space and include full kitchens, a king-sized bed, dining table, private patio, washer and dryer, and Bulgari amenities.

Compare all this to smaller rooms at other luxe hotels in Beverly Hills, that start well over $400 a night without kitchens and washer and dryers, AKA is the best deal in town yet.

[Photo: AKA Hotels]

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A Sneak Peek at The New Look Coming to The Beverly Hills Hotel

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Boulevard [map], Beverly Hill, CA, United States, 90210
February 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Premier Suite

After bringing their lobby out of the 80s and into the 21st century, The Beverly Hills Hotel, a Dorchester Collection property, has now embarked on transforming their guest rooms and suites.

All 135 rooms and suites will be completed by the end of the year and once again interior designer Adam D. Tihany is overseeing the new decor. While we're sad to see the scene of the Troop Beverly Hills camping trip (go to 4:51) get changed, it's much needed. Here's what in store for the beloved "Pink Palace":

The many new features and amenities showcased have been designed to enhance the feeling of modernity while keeping a chic residential feel. The elegant palette features soft leathers, luxurious mohair, and opulent silks in light cream and taupe shades with silvery blue, green, and yellow accents. Rich, ebonized walnut and cerused oak furnishings complement the classic color scheme. Bespoke wall coverings and light fixtures, custom artwork in all suites, and gracious lounge seating further enhance the stylish new spaces.

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The Beverly Hilton Quickly Recovers from Golden Globes Red Carpet Disaster

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  Site Where: 9876 Wilshire Blvd [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
January 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just hours before the Golden Globes red carpet walk was to start at the Beverly Hilton, a sprinkler malfunctioned raining down not just water, but according to witnesses, some smelly black sewage as well. Billy Bush tweeted this about the incident:

The hotel was quick to call the fire department and clean up the mess. They also released an official statement about the leak on Facebook which stated that it was a sprinkler malfunction. There was no mention of sewage and the carpet received "one last wash before it opened" for all the celebs. Cue new tweet from Billy Bush:

Indeed, nothing seemed amassed when the red carpet walk started:

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The Beverly Hills Hotel Is Ho-ho-ho-ping You're Ready To Shop For The Holiday Season

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Boulevard [map], Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90210
October 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

Thinking of starting your holiday shopping? Yeah, we’re not either but, luckily, the good folks at the Dorchester Collection’s Beverly Hills Hotel have our backs.

The hotel is launching an exclusive jewelry line by Anndra Neen (Phoebe and Annette Stephens are the sisters behind the label), winner of the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, for the gift-buying season. Available the first week of November and only through December, you can pick up a piece of the collection at The Beverly Hills Hotel's gift shop. That's it. There's nowhere else. Pieces from Anndra Neen have accessorized Michelle Obama, Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Richie and Anna Paquin so you'll be in fine company.

The first piece to launch is a distinctive bracelet inspired by the hotel's iconic design elements, from distinctive shades of pink and green to the signature banana leaves found on the wallpaper and landscaped gardens across the property. It is created by hand and features Agate stones and alpaca and brass materials. (We wanted to show you the piece but we're told it's still being perfected by the design team.) Additional pieces to debut include a necklace, choker and clutch. To give you an idea of cost, the bracelet will retail for $485. Not horrific at all.

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The Coolest Hotel Instagram of the Day Goes To...

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  Site Where: 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
March 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

..The Montage Beverly Hills and its view of Beverly Drive.

While the Central and East Coast are shaking in their boots wondering if/what kind of weather monstrosity is going to hit in the next few days (it's March, right?), this West Coast cutie is standing proud on the corner saying "Snow who? Snow what?"

The Montage knows not of such snowy thangs in Cali-for-ni-a. And we just love this pretty pic they posted on Intagram boasting all their hotness. Perhaps this snap it will inspire you to appreciate your warmth (if you live in such weather) or get out of the cold by taking a look-see at our Caribbean Guide.

There's a reason why Al Roker and Storm Phillips have huge followings. Weathermen have influence! Donchaknow?

[Photo: Montage Beverly Hills]

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Warning: Dina and Lindsay Lohan Are Staying at The Beverly Hills Hotel

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Boulevard [map], Beverly HIlls, CA, United States, 90210
February 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

All looks quiet...for now.

We're still not quite sure how Lindsay Lohan, arguably one of the worst celebrity hotel guests EVER, still manages to find a luxury hotel in Los Angeles wiling to take her in, even after being blacklisted by Chateau Marmont and turned down by two Santa Monica hotels.

This time, the poor unfortunate soul is the Beverly Hills Hotel. TMZ reports:

LiLo and DiLo were turned away from TWO famous hotels in Santa Monica late last night (we heard Shutters and Loews)... after they arrived in L.A. for Lindsay's court hearing.

But the search continued ... and the Lohan ladies were finally able to find a suite in the Hills of Beverly ... at the same hotel where Howard Hughes lived on and off for 30 years.

TMZ even has a pic of Dina posing in front of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel sign. Subtle! We have no idea who is footing the $1,000+ night room rate at the hotel but maybe "Liz and Dick" did better than we had previously thought.

We just hope the Lohans can complete their stay at the BHH without incident, especially since the hotel just completed a major renovation! But if the hotel finds damage to the tune of $50,000 in cigarette burns, well, we might just have to say we told you so.

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Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air Pampers Guests for Oscars

January 30, 2013 at 1:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's Oscar time! Or, as they say in Los Angeles hotels, "award season," which is equivalent to "high season" everywhere else outside of Tinsel Town so good luck getting a room. Oh, and you'll never see so much neck craning in hotel lobbies in your life. We've seen "normal" people throw on a cute outfit and dark shades just to get their five minutes. But we know our readers are much more fancier.

In honor of award season, the Dorchester Collection's Hotel Bel-Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel are giving guests the opportunity to experience a red-carpet moment with special amenities and themed packages that celebrate perhaps the only thing Hollywood looks forward to in February. This only happens once a year, people, so pay attention and start booking!

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Coolest Hotel Instagram of The Day Goes To...

January 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

...the Beverly Wilshire! The hotel helped Today Show host Savannah Guthrie do her best "Pretty Woman" impersonation outside the property.

No doubt with all those bags she was getting her shopping on in anticipation of the upcoming Oscars. The tv segment can be seen here. http://ow.ly/gNLdP

[Beverly Wilshire, Instagram]

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AKA Beverly Hills Sends Spago Up To Your Suite

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  Site Where: 155 N. Crescent Dr. [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
January 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you happen to be using the AKA Beverly Hills as an extended stay haven while in LA ( and who wouldn't with all these perks?) you can now add ritzy-room service to the amenities offered.

The brand has joined with culinary wunderkind Wolfgang Puck to create Spago in-Suite. This is the first "room-service" type venture for the chef. Now, Each AKA full-service suite will include a menu featuring items from Puck's flagship Beverly Hills restaurant Spago. In addition to the well-loved favorites (pizza!) there will be a rotating list of daily specialty entrees (perhaps the liberty duck breast with pear-mustard raisin compote) to commemorate Puck's 30 year anniversary and Spago's new menu.

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The Beverly Hilton Shows Its Golden Globes

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Blvd. [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
January 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last night the legendary The Beverly Hilton was able to put a string of bad luck behind it and focus on what it has been well-known for, hosting the Golden Globe Awards in the famous International Ballroom.

This 70th year was especially welcome because the event was hosted by funny gals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who would surely inject a welcome dose of humor in a hotel that hasn't had its funny bone tickled in a minute.

And though YMMV when it came to celeb fashion choices, there's no doubt the hotel was ecstatic at all the love being shown, with a good amount of Tweets and images being shown throughout the night. They shouted out everyone from NeNe Leakes from the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" on their feed to "Modern Family's" Ed O'Neill.

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