Last week the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) luxury brand of iconic landmark hotels, celebrated the official grand opening of this highly-anticipated hotel at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards on June 28 with an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening bash.
In attendance at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony was owner Beny Alagem, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta and Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse along with distinguished city and state officials, executives and tastemakers. Bandaloop aerial dancers descended from the 12-story building and performed down the side of the new property. The evening celebration, set atop Beverly Hills’ hottest new rooftop, featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by famed-chef Jean-Georges Vongrichten, entertainment and more.
“The Beverly Hills community has been hugely supportive since we opened our doors on June 1 and now with our grand opening, we celebrate the stunning new property and all of the guests that have already visited the hotel along with those that will visit in the coming weeks, months and years,” said owner Beny Alagem. “The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has seen huge success already, and we look forward to becoming a staple both in the local community and in the global hospitality industry.”
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. 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).
Gensler, PYR and Perkins + Will 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 unrivaled vistas ranging from a bird’s eye view of the Hollywood Hills to the nearby expansive urban canyon of Century City and well beyond.
The new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills features world-class dining with three venues created by legendary chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten: the elegant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the chef’s signature restaurant, as well as al fresco dining option, The Rooftop by JG, and Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Bar. Guests can also enjoy luxe treatments at the only La Prairie Spa in Los Angeles, or services at the Tracey Cunningham Salon, with celebrity hair colorist Tracey Cunningham.
The hotel also features 6,300 square feet of meeting spaces, including two ballrooms, perfect for weddings, corporate meetings or gala celebrations.
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. Reach the hotel at 1-800-774-1500 and learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at www.waldorfastoria.com or news.waldorfastoria.com.