HOLLYWOOD GRANDE DAME
A family of four checks in to the famous Pink Palace in Los Angeles for a taste of movie-star glamour.
Set on hectares of tropical jungle and palms, The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of the world’s most fabled hotels, and certainly one of the most glamorous in Los Angeles. Its guest list includes the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Humphrey Bogart and Elizabeth Taylor. Also known as The Pink Palace, it’s a landmark not only for locals but also for visitors seeking a slice of the high life.
As we pulled up to the hotel’s grand entry we were greeted by a group of friendly and immaculately dressed bellboys. As I stood on the red carpet under the famous striped portico, I felt swept up in the beauty of this very special place. I could feel the aura of Golden Hollywood, of classic stars, intrigue, style and pizzazz. This place may not have launched a thousand stars, but it sure entertained them.
Although check- in went quickly and smoothly, I was impatient to see the famous Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper. It was created especially for the hotel in 1942 by designer Don Loper and is one of the most recognisable wallpapers in the world. I have always been a huge fan.
While our Junior Suite didn’t feature the yearned-for wallpaper, it didn’t disappoint. It was classically beautiful and my eye was immediately drawn to the grey velvet chaise and stunning view outside of palms, tropical plants and sunshine.
As David and I enjoyed a glass of the complimentary champagne, the boys, Luka (8) and Saachi (5), indulged in chocolate VOLUME 8 2017
It may be elegant, but The Beverly Hills Hotel is also heavenly for children.