Opened in 1991, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Peninsula Beverly Hills is still an institution of luxury and bespoke service nearly three decades later. Home to many celebrities during awards season, the hotel is palatial in design, yet the staff dotes on you like family.
Location-wise, the stylish address can’t be topped: you’re roughly a 10-minute walk from the heart of Beverly Hills’ shopping and dining.
Whether you want your stay to include lots of star-quality flair (like use of a luxury car, such as a Rolls-Royce Phantom or Mercedes-Benz S-Class) or a bit of solitude and relaxation in the form of spa treatments and poolside lounging, The Peninsula delivers.
Here are just five of the standout experiences you’ll want to try during your next stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills:
The Living Room’s afternoon tea is legendary. The menu includes an optional glass of champagne, a tower of traditional treats and 19 designer teas from which to choose.
Beyond the gorgeous china and exquisite bites, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ midday experience is heightened by live harp music. This sumptuous service is available daily at 12:30, 2:30 and 5 p.m., but be aware that the harpist only plays at the later two seatings.
The Peninsula Spa Beverly Hills
Located on the top floor next to the pool, The Peninsula Spa Beverly Hills has long been an insider’s secret among Hollywood’s elite, especially during awards season. This Four-Star spot offers a full menu of treatments that allows you to customize a spa day based on your particular needs, be it grooming before the Oscars or a detoxification that’s long overdue.
For primo pampering, try the new Ultimate Indulgence Facial — it’s six cutting-edge, anti-aging technologies rolled into one 120-minute experience.
Outdoor Terrace at The Belvedere
Even though the City of Angels has gorgeous weather year round, swank restaurant patios and alfresco beer gardens are surprisingly few and far between. That’s what makes The Belvedere’s new terrace so special. Its elegant design, complete with French limestone fountains, lush greenery and a cozy fireplace, only adds to the convivial vibe.
During the week, be sure to look for the Terrace Hours menu, which provides delicious deals on drinks and signature nibbles (such as the lamb pastrami sandwich) by executive chef David Codney.
The Rooftop Pool
With astonishing views of Century City and the Beverly Hills skyline, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ 60-foot rooftop pool is an idyllic spot to relax. Grab a chaise lounge and enjoy healthy fare, such as juices and wraps, or splurge with a cocktail.
To experience the Hollywood high life, rent one of the 12 plush cabanas and bask in luxuries like flat-screen TVs and fans.
Even if you’re not a guest of the Five-Star hotel, you can have access to the pool for the day if you book a treatment at The Peninsula Spa, located adjacent to the Roof Garden.
Kids and Pet Pampering
Few high-end hotels cater to kids like The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Specially curated programs from the Peninsula Academy let little ones walk in movie stars’ footsteps by filming scenes and strutting the red carpet.
For those who don’t love the limelight, there is also the Young Pastry Chef Academy, where kids can don their own mini chef coat and whip up delicious cookies and cupcakes with executive pastry chef Stephanie Boswell in the hotel’s kitchen.
The elegant property takes good care of your four-legged family members, too. Fido will receive personalized towels, a luxurious doggy bed and a specially designed menu with treats such as beef burgers and filet mignon. So that your pup can really live it up, the hotel also offers a 45-minute dog massage and complimentary walks.