by Michael J. Shapiro | June 02, 2017
The ultra-luxury Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has opened at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Los Angeles, adjacent to the Beverly Hilton. The 170-room, 12-story hotel features a soaring art deco lobby, complete with the signature Waldorf Astoria clock and hand-painted murals of California landscapes. The hotel is the first Waldorf Astoria new-build on the west coast, and the second of the brand's properties in California. 

"Bringing the renowned Waldorf Astoria brand to Beverly Hills has been a dream for many years," said hotel 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."

Each guest at the hotel is assigned a Personal Concierge, who works with that guest from pre-arrival until checkout. Rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, allowing guests to appreciate views that include the Hollywood Hills and the canyon of Century City. Guest-room design is influenced by Hollywood glamour and the Streamline Moderne design of the 1930s and '40s.

A rooftop pool deck with sweeping views is available only to hotel guests, and includes private cabanas and a lounge. 

The exclusive Jean-Georges Beverly Hills is the hotel's signature restaurant, and the acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten oversees two other on-site venues as well -- The Rooftop by JG and Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Bar. Vongerichten hand picked the on-site culinary team for all three venues, including executive chef Steve Benjamin, formerly of L'Atelier de Joël Roubuchon.

Other amenities include complimentary Rolls Royce drop-off service within a two-mile radius, a La Prairie spa and the Tracey Cunningham Salon. More than 6,300 square feet of meeting space is available, including two ballrooms.