When the entertainment world has reason to celebrate, The Peninsula Beverly Hills lends itself as a choice venue. As lauded actors, celebrities, producers, and directors descend upon Los Angeles for the Oscars, the red carpet doesn’t stop at Hollywood.
The éclat of this iconic luxury hotel is evident throughout the tropical-garden-flanked property in the heart of Beverly Hills, where guests stay in 193 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 36 suites and 16 private villas. From superlative service to a myriad of extras, no detail goes unnoticed at the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes/Mobil Five Star hotel in Southern California for 18 consecutive years. Granting the most discerning guests a uniquely personalized social celebration, The Peninsula Beverly Hills yields an exclusive residential feel along with a desirable array of luxury amenities.
Epitomizing culinary excellence, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ signature Belvedere restaurant brings gourmet dining to new heights with modern American cuisine served in comfortable and gracious surroundings. Under executive chef James Overbaugh’s direction, fresh seasonal ingredients, creativity, and flavors from around the world are the backbone of the hotel’s distinctive fare. Chef Overbaugh ensures that sumptuous snacks, such as dim sum, wild mushroom “hoagies” with truffle aïoli, and petite green salads, are always on hand to satisfy the demand for room service orders before and after the awards show. And when the stars come out at night, they can choose to dine al fresco at The Roof Garden, or head to The Club Bar, which is the perfect gathering spot for nightcaps late into the night.
If it’s relaxation guests are after, the famed Peninsula Spa caters to its high-profile clientele before the whirlwind of Hollywood award shows. Many choose one of the Shiffa Gem Oil Treatments, which use sapphires, rubies, emeralds, or diamonds to bring the body and mind into balance and harmony. Additional therapists are enlisted during awards season to handle the bevy of last-minute treatment requests. Ranging from manicures and pedicures, to massages and sunless tanning sessions, they are designed to ensure that stars look and feel their best.
Delivering a flawless performance in the hospitality category is the hotel’s seasoned staff. Whether a gown is lost en route, or a man is bereft of a tie, Head Concierge James Little and his five-star team are prepared for any red-carpet emergency. They have the ability to coordinate a personalized trunk show complete with gowns, shoes, bags, and jewelry in less than an hour, and they keep assorted bow ties, cummerbunds, stays, and tuxedo studs in stock.
Starting at the hotel’s driveway, where a team of crisply uniformed valets greet guests and coordinate the retrieval of luggage, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ staff goes above and beyond. They assist stylists in prepping their clients and ensure that winners have Champagne and congratulatory notes awaiting them in their suites upon their return from the big night. Specialized staffing is provided on-site, from dry cleaners and seamstresses, to an onslaught of limo drivers and butlers passing Champagne for arrival toasts. Director’s chairs, extra clothing racks, and special lights are placed in the guestrooms of presenters and nominees, and in-room refrigerators are stocked with specific guest preferences.
Classically stylish and discreet, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is the perfect compliment to all that is gracious and glamorous in Hollywood. To enjoy one of the most coveted addresses in Tinsel Town, book a stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills this awards season and you’re already ensured a win.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills is located at 9882 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310.551.2888