When you’re hashing out travel plans for 2014, put Beverly Hills at the top of your list. In addition to world-class shopping and dining, the city — incorporated in 1914 —is celebrating its centennial with all the style and glamour it has come to define over the last century.
Five of Forbes Travel Guide’s star-rated hotels are crowning the centennial celebrations with “Suite 100″— where luxury travelers on the hunt for an over-the-top experience can book a night in a suite specially designed to transport them to glamorous decades that defined the city’s history. From an environment emulating 1940s film noir at Montage Beverly Hills to another evoking Studio 54 at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, each suite is outfitted specifically so you can experience the luxury of an earlier era, whether it’s with bespoke Art Deco-inspired furniture or an iPad photo booth. Here’s the scoop on what you can expect at each of the properties.
Montage Beverly Hills
Champagne on demand is just one of the amenities you’ll receive as you travel back in time at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. The property carries its 1940s film noir theme through the suite designed by Nina Petronzio with bespoke Art Deco-inspired furniture featuring lyre and geometric shapes, gold and silver leaf and mirrored finishes. If you’re moved by your surroundings, type out your thoughts on the room’s vintage typewriter or set the mood by loading some vinyl onto the vintage phonograph. Also, don’t miss a photo op with the 1940s Indian motorcycle parked on the front drive. From $1,914 per night.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Crown your night with a champagne bubble bath at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, which has themed its room — designed by Tastemaker Adam Tihany — around the Golden Age of the 1950s and famed actress Marilyn Monroe. The late star was a frequent visitor to the hotel, and you can travel to her era with the suite’s comprehensive library featuring her most popular books and films (Let’s Make Love, part of which was filmed at the hotel), or by letting well-known songs from the 1950s — think Frank Sinatra — serenade you at turndown service. But if that weren’t enough to get you into character, the Norma Jean Experience only enhances the transformation. With amenities such as a round-trip transfer in a vintage car, a bottle of Chanel No. 5 and two diamond-themed spa treatments in the special offer, you’ll certainly feel like Hollywood royalty during your stay. From $1,914 per night.
The Beverly Hilton
Actress Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, was just one of the muses for Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Beverly Hilton’s 1960s-focused suite, which also draws from the bold colors and antique-modern fusion style of the late designer David Hicks and the musical stylings of Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil. Peruse a collection of Barbie dolls circa 1960, too, as well as Tom Ford Design furnishings that evoke the era’s revolutionary times. From $1,914 per night.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is no stranger to courting the Hollywood elite during awards season, and that’s just what you’ll experience with a night’s stay in The Birth of Modern Luxury suite. Los Angeles design firm Forchielli Glynn, LLC decked out the space with photographic murals of red carpet events at the Golden Globes, Academy Awards and Grammys to provide the perfect backdrop as you strike a pose in front of mirrored walls or sip champagne under glittering chandeliers. If you book the Suite 100 package, experience a Scrub & Spray Tan treatment from the Four-Star spa, private cabana access at the pool, a selection of Oscar de la Renta scents and a special chocolate turndown amenity, among other perks. From $7,000 per night.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
After you place the Andy Warhol-esque silkscreened Do Not Disturb sign up on the door, glam up with a closetful of ultrasuede vintage fashions evocative of Halston as you dance the night away in your suite at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. The connection between art and fashion during the Studio 54 era is the thread that joined artists with disco-era styles to inspire the suite’s interior designer (and party planner) Ken Fulk. Capture every moment of your dance party in the Andy Warhol iPad photo booth that’s set up among a foil-lined room, and ogle at the powder room decked out in Interview Magazine covers. From $1,914 per night.
You can book now for stays between March 7 and December 30, 2014. Pricing for most suites start at $1,914, the year Beverly Hills was founded. Visit this website for more information.
Photos Courtesy of Montage Beverly Hills, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Ryan Forbes