Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announces iconic property in Beverly Hills
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s luxury brand of iconic landmark hotels, has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, adding a much-anticipated, soon-to-be-iconic hotel to the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards – the gateway to Beverly Hills.
Adjacent to The Beverly Hilton, the 12-story hotel is the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ first new build on the West Coast and second California property, joining the legendary Waldorf Astoria portfolio of now 26 hotels and resorts worldwide. Owned by Alagem Capital Group and clients of Guggenheim Partners, the hotel’s 119 deluxe rooms and 51 suites are part of a world-class, Art Deco-influenced design created by renowned interior design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, Inc (PYR).
“Waldorf Astoria’s west coast expansion is celebrated today with the opening of a new, modern icon, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which will offer global travellers a new standard of luxury in Los Angeles,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills matches our brand’s commitment to offering unforgettable experiences, first-class accommodations, and True Waldorf Service in the world’s most sought after destinations.”
“Bringing the renowned Waldorf Astoria brand to Beverly Hills has been a dream for many years,” says owner Beny Alagem, “and as we open our doors to this stunningly beautiful hotel today, I think every visitor stepping across our threshold will agree that our dream has been fulfilled far and beyond even our wildest imagination.”
In the public spaces of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, guests will discover chic touches throughout the hotel, from the triple-height lobby with a contemporary Art Deco design to hand-painted murals, custom crystal chandeliers and elegant Lalique installations. Richly upholstered furniture in soothing tones of celadon, taupe and white is accented by spectacular pieces of art, creating an environment that is both sophisticated and relaxing.
The rooftop pool deck, available only to hotel guests, will be the loftiest and largest rooftop destination of its kind in Beverly Hills. Impeccably landscaped, the rooftop gathering area will include, VIP cabanas, a lounge area with panoramic views as well as a swimming pool.
World-class dining comes to the hotel with three highly anticipated venues created by the legendary French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. With the elegant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the chef’s signature restaurant, as well as The Rooftop by JG and Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Bar, a new standard in fine food comes to Beverly Hills. Helmed by a top-notch team of culinary experts hand-picked by Vongerichten and including Executive Chef Steve Benjamin of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon fame, the chefs are committed to sourcing foods locally whenever possible and a cornerstone of the menus in all the food and beverage offerings at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.
The hotel also features 6,300 square feet of meeting spaces, including two ballrooms, perfect for weddings, corporate meetings or gala celebrations.
Gensler and PYR are the co-design architects of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. To create a cohesive architectural design inside and out, Gensler designed the master plan for the property and co-designed the exterior of the hotel with PYR. Each of the 170 guestrooms, inspired by the contemporary interpretation of Hollywood glamour and the Streamline Moderne style of the 1930s and 40s, offers unrivalled vistas ranging from a bird’s eye view of the Hollywood Hills to the nearby expansive urban canyon of Century City and well beyond. Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto oversized private balconies, perfect for drinking in the sunset or simply checking out Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Hills shopping mecca just to the east, within easy walking distance of the Waldorf Astoria.
“As the prime architect and master planner for the site and the hotel, Gensler has worked together with Oasis West Realty, Hilton, and PYR to create a world-class urban resort and gateway to Beverly Hills, unlike any other luxury property in Southern California,” said Andy Cohen, Co-CEO at Gensler. “It’s been a privilege to deliver this iconic property that sets a new standard for luxury and hospitality in the heart of Beverly Hills.”
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app.
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is located at 9850 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Jerone Werdmolder serves as the general manager and Luc Delafosse is the managing director.