Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles, Estados Unidos)
About Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles
Welcome to Hotel Bel-Air, a legend reborn. The natural Californian oasis is the place to be in Los Angeles, and is considered one of the most luxuriant and respected properties in the world.
Nestled in the canyons of Los Angeles, Hotel Bel-Air has been a hideaway for world travelers for more than 50 years. A visionary significant in the development of the area, Alphonso E. Bell created Bel-Air Estates in 1922. Bell acquired over 600 acres west of the city of Los Angeles, naming his new purchase “Bel-Air.” Determined that the estates would become an exclusive and upscale neighborhood, he enhanced the surrounding area with new roads, utilities, a country club and lush, exotic vegetation. What is now Hotel Bel-Air’s main mission-style building was originally built as Bell’s estate planning and sales offices.
These offices were located next to the Bel-Air Stables where residents could board their horses and enjoy the miles of equestrian trails winding throughout the canyons. For the next few decades Bell’s dream flourished. In 1946 Joseph Drown, a hotel entrepreneur from Texas, purchased 18 acres, and the land offices, and began plans to create an elegant pastoral hotel hideaway encompassing most of the land. Drown immediately hired architect Burton Schutt to convert the buildings and construct the 62 rooms of what was to become Hotel Bel-Air. Drown transformed the grounds into lush, beautiful gardens, adding Swan Lake to the picturesque front lawn. He had a vision of creating a natural California oasis, planting palms, ficus trees and perennial blooms. Drown also closed the Stone Canyon stables and built the sparkling oval-shaped pool at the site of the original riding ring.
The hotel opened on August 24, 1946. Hotel Bel-Air quickly became a favorite of the rich and famous. Hollywood celebrities and world dignitaries were frequent guests at the glamorous retreat. Hotel Bel-Air attracted privacy seeking celebrities including Grace Kelly, Jackie Gleason, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. Today, the hotel is still considered a legend, drawing the latest Hollywood style-makers and stars. The exclusivity and tranquility of the hotel appeal to the likes of Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and many other Hollywood notables. Over the years, the hotel developed into one of the most luxuriant and respected properties in the world. As the hotel and city have matured, Hotel Bel-Air’s original ambiance remained intact. Extensive modern additions were made in 1982 when Rosewood Hotels & Resorts purchased the hotel.
Ongoing renovations have continued over the years to bring the latest fabrics and fresh interiors to the hotel. Now managed by the Dorchester Collection, Hotel Bel-Air closed in September 2009 for its most recent refurbishment, a two-year renovation spearheaded by revered design firms Alexandra Champalimaud and Rockwell Group. The iconic hotel reopened on October 14, 2011, welcoming old friends and new guests to experience its refreshed elegance and glamorous charm that remains reminiscent of its past and Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Hotel Bel-Air Los Angeles
Cross the exquisite Swan Lake and stroll through the stunning paradise gardens in this exclusive Californian oasis. Nestled in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, our beautiful hotel is where some of the world’s most celebrated personalities go to relax and rejuvenate in style. Just minutes from Beverly Hills and Los Angeles’ most popular attractions, Hotel Bel-Air is regarded as one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.You will be treated like royalty during your stay and our gorgeous rooms will ensure you experience the true extravagance of staying at one of the top luxury hotels in Los Angeles. Hotel Bel-Air has won consistent praise for its impeccable service, luxuriously-appointed rooms, and charming atmosphere.
Our expert team take great pride in making sure each guest’s stay is as pleasurable as it is memorable.Each of our spacious and contemporary guest rooms features the finest decor and a range of innovative technology – from impressive Bang & Olufsen televisions to beautiful desks with integrated media hubs and iPads in every room.With 45 suites to choose from, including one-of-a-kind signature suites that offer grand residential style living, with large garden patios and fireplaces, our hotel has rooms to suit all tastes.
For exceptional luxury, the impressive Presidential Suite has its own private courtyard and infinity pool, bed swathed in the finest Egyptian cotton, and a bar for those all-important social gatherings. For something a little less extravagant – but equally as elegant – our Canyon Suites offer supreme style and sophistication with a touch more privacy – not to mention some incredible views.If you want to experience one of the most prestigious 5 star hotels in Los Angeles, Hotel Bel-Air is the perfect choice. We are waiting to make your dream stay a reality, so browse our gallery below and have a look at everything our beautiful hotel has to offer.
Indulge in our renowned, modern California cuisine, laced with European and Mediterranean influences, courtesy of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. Our seasonal menu is based on locally sourced ingredients from farmers’ markets and inspired by the healthy lifestyle synonymous with California. To top it off, our elegant dining room and the sumptuous garden terrace both offer the perfect setting to enjoy such fine dining.
For something a little lighter – or perhaps more thirst quenching – the hotel’s Bar and Lounge offers some of the tastiest bites and finest cocktails in the whole of California. Relax in complete comfort amongst the rich wood-panelled walls and the sophisticated live piano music, as our experienced mixologists and bar team cater for your every need.
If you’re in the mood for a touch of indulgence, the elegantly-appointed Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie is an oasis within an oasis, complete with a private patio, beautiful mosaic steam rooms and even a waterfall. Offering only the finest face and body treatments, including customized age-defying facials and unique massages, the spa is a good choice for those looking for some well-deserved downtime.
SUITES & ROOMS
Surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens Hotel Bel-Air has 58 guestrooms and 45 suites, including 7 one of a kind specialty suites. The incredible interior design of Hotel Bel-Air was inspired by 1930s, 1940s and 1950s Hollywood, a period of Southern Californian residential architecture and design that produced an all American style evoking glamour and graceful living with international flair.
The Bel-Air’s design has always mixed the influences of Spanish colonial, layered with the smooth finishes and graceful shapes of French Deco, the last word in fashion of the time. The style that emerged was young, fun, fresh and elegant. Stone floors in limestone and polished marble, smooth, pale plaster walls, natural wood ceilings and rich finishes and textures with bold strokes of color in furnishings were melded to create a confident style that complements the glorious garden atmosphere. Discover our hotel special offers and unique accommodations.
If your plans include an extended visit in the Los Angeles area or require temporary housing, we invite you to consider an in-residence stay. Hotel Bel-Air is within easy reach of the city’s most frequented locations and popular destinations. Guests enjoy welcoming dining venues, pool and spa, business center, and an extremely knowledgeable concierge team. All this and more, including the highest levels of personal service paired with residential style accommodations; ensure long-term stays are as comfortable as they are productive. For additional information or to schedule a property tour, please contact the sales department at +1 310 276 2251.
Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles
701 Stone Canyon Road, 90077 USA
Tel: +1 (310) 472-1211