Honeymoon Review: Beverley Hills Hotel, LA

Laura Burkitt rubs shoulders with celebrities in this iconic hotel full of glamorous Old Hollywood touches

With red carpet sweeping the entrance just off Sunset Boulevard, you know you’ve arrived for a Hollywood honeymoon. The Beverley Hills Hotel has been an iconic celebrity hotspot for over a century and sparkles with old-world charm. Elizabeth Taylor spent six of her eight wedding nights here!

Fondly named, the ‘Pink Palace’, the candy and emerald interiors are as famous as the guests. Think Art Deco glamour meets tropical resort, with velvet chaise longues and banana leaf wallpaper lining the curved corridors.

Be warned: with photo ops at every corner, your new partner may quickly go from husband to 'Insta husband’. Cameras are banned at the pool area though. Instead, spot starlets from the fifties style sun loungers, or simply watch movies on the televisions in the private cabanas. It’s worth ruining the blow-dry for a dip in the pool which hums with underwater speakers.

Breakfast is silver dollar buttermilk pancakes at vintage diner, the Fountain Coffee Room. Then power-lunch with the studio moguls at the legendary Polo Lounge, where movie deals are made on the back of a napkin.

The 90210 postcode means you’re minutes from the sights (as well as shopping), although as no one walks in LA, make use of the complimentary chauffeur service. To truly vacay like an A-lister though, simply hole up at the hotel and indulge in a caviar facial. The service is exceptional whether you’ve won an Oscar or not, and for some real Hollywood history, book one of the 23 bungalows hidden in the fragrant gardens. Number 7 is dubbed ‘Norma Jean’ as Marylin Monroe loved it so much, whilst number 10 features a 7 by 8-foot bed which Marlene Dietrich had specially made. This is La La Land after all.

Go there: Rooms start from $565, dorchestercollection.com


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