The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills ushers in a new era of luxury for the city.
Just when you thought Beverly Hills had reach the peak of luxury, it turns up the volume by unveiling its newest hotel. The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills—set to open June 1—is located in the heart of the city, adjacent to the iconic Beverly Hilton on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards. The 12-story stunner is the brand’s first new build on the West Coast, joining its portfolio of 26 hotels and resorts. Read on to find out what to expect.
Rooms with a view
When you wake up what part of the city do you want to see? Views are paramount at the new hotel boasts 170 guest rooms with unrivaled opportunities to gaze out onto the Hollywood Hills, metropolis of Century City and beyond—even the beach on a clear day. Each room welcomes in that view with floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto oversized private balconies perfect for sipping coffee in the morning or an afternoon cocktail. Opt for one of the extravagant Villa Suites on the hotel’s third floor—they open onto manicured private garden terraces, perfect for entertaining, sunbathing or private dining.
With the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills comes the first outpost of a restaurant from legendary chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who will grace the hotel with his award-winning French cuisine, adding to the already booming Los Angeles restaurant scene. Jean-Georges namesake restaurant will feature contemporary fine dining alongside an array of hand-crafted cocktails. This is not only Jean-Georges first restaurant in Los Angeles, its his first in California, and he’s looking forward to sourcing unparalleled local produce and using it to inspire seasonal flavors in his dishes. He recently enlisted L’Atelier’s famed Steven Benjamin as the restaurant’s executive chef.
For those with lofty desires, head 12 floors up for dinner and drink at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and bar. The bar is in a garden setting and is one of the largest rooftop venues in Beverly Hills. When you’re ready for dinner, the restaurant offers 360-degree views to accompany its menu of American fare.
La Prairie Spa
With epic accommodations comes opulent opportunities to unwind. The hotel offers its 5,000 square-foot Spa by La Prairie for that. The spa will be a haven in the hotel offering the chance for visitors to relax, rejuvenate and restore while indulging in the brand’s internationally recognized signature products, age-defying science and skin care expertise in one of the six private treatment rooms and gender-specific relaxation rooms. The facilities will blend with the unique elegance of the spa’s design to evoke tranquility and luxuriousness. Visitors to the spa will select from a comprehensive array of treatments for the face and body, expertly comprised of the brand’s best-loved collections like Skin Caviar.
With 284 sunny days in the city, you’ll likely have the perfect chance to hit the sparkling rooftop pool and lounge deck. Spend your afternoon relaxing in an impeccably landscaped garden setting—this lounge area is among the largest of its kind in Beverly Hills and available exclusively to hotel guests. Panoramic views of the city are abound and pair perfectly with a poolside service in one of the VIP cabanas.