Opened in 1928, Beverly Wilshire has been popular with celebrities for almost a century now, thanks to its popular location at Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. It hosted president Barack Obama, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and many more distinguished guests – some of them fictional. It was here that the characters from Pretty Woman, played by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, fell head over heels for each other. You can even follow the footsteps of the film’s Vivian Ward with a “Pretty Woman For a Day” package. Starting with private shopping on Rodeo Drive and ending with a romantic dinner for two, it recreates the highlights from the iconic love story in style.
Beverly Wilshire is proud of its signature over-the-top luxury, and that’s exactly what you should be coming here for. Nothing happens in moderation at this hotel. From the dainty façade of the Renaissance Revival building, through cascading crystal chandeliers that seem to be everywhere, to the Italian-style pool, this is Hollywood glamour at its best. So come to indulge, and don’t look at your bank statement afterward.
The rooms start at spacious studios with baths and ascend through many levels of luxury all the way to presidential suites. If you want something slightly different, go for the Veranda Suite. In addition to Beverly Wilshire’s usual luxury suite situation, you also get a private rooftop terrace on the 10th floor furnished with a very picturesque glamping tent. And guess what? Of course, there’s a crystal chandelier in the tent too.