by Michael J. Shapiro | October 10, 2018
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has debuted a variety of new event spaces to lure groups to the luxury Los Angeles hotel. Modifications to the existing space and the introduction of a new boardroom will provide planners with more flexible options, particularly for smaller corporate meetings and events.
The 170-room property's iconic Astor Ballroom now has airwalls that can divide the 2,945-square-foot venue into three smaller rooms. While full capacity for the room remains 300 attendees for a reception or 200 seated, the more intimate 992-square-foot sections can accommodate up to 75 for a reception or 60 seated. The ceiling-height windows line each section and offer dramatic views of Los Angeles. Glass-beaded chandeliers made by Pierre Yves Rochon are suspended over each of the sections.
The new luxury boardroom has debuted on the hotel's mezzanine level and can accommodate up to 12 attendees for an executive meeting.
The property's signature restaurant, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, is available for buyouts and can accommodate as many as 480 people for a special event. Smaller groups can take advantage of the Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Patio, the private Sway Room or the Lobby Lounge. For city views, The Rooftop by JG is also available for private events, along with the adjacent rooftop promenade and pool lounge. The entire expansive rooftop can host up to 450 people.
All of the property's on-site catering is curated by the restaurant's namesake, the Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, in partnership with the executive chef Steve Benjamin.