Aqua Star Pool at The Beverly Hilton unveils new look designed by Estee Stanley

The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills has teamed up with stylist and designer Estee Stanley to reimagine and re-invent the hotel's Aqua Star Pool. Noted for styling Hollywood starlets, Stanley has an interior design line with HomeMint and serves as editor at large of Domaine, an online shelter magazine. This is her first ever partnership with a hotel brand.

From the aesthetics of the pool deck and cabanas to the pool staff's attire and landscaping, Stanley created a California vibe with a nod to The Beverly Hilton's history. 

The Aqua Star Pool’s new look evokes classic summer style, complete with lemon trees and bougainvillea shading white pool chairs and fire pit arrangements. Stanley styled each of the poolside cabanas with navy and white pillows and playful art pieces. Al fresco dining at the hotel's signature restaurant, Circa 55, may now be enjoyed under modern sculptural lighting with newer seating options. Beverly Hill's pool staff was also outfitted in Lacoste from head-to-toe. Stanley picked a navy and white palette to compliment the bright décor of the pool and each attendant sports a combination of Lacoste polos, tennis dresses and shorts with complimenting sneakers.

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Opened in 1955 by hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton is a Forbes Four-Star. Nestled at the crossroads of the Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 569-room hotel has 101 suites including nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection. With more than 60,000 square feet of indoor and open-air event space, The Beverly Hilton has a meeting space with technological features.

The Aqua Star Pool is Beverly Hills' largest pool. The adjoining Aqua Star Spa offers treatments like the Babor Beauty in a secluded setting. Circa 55 restaurant offers guests with locally-sourced cuisine in a setting overlooking the pool, while Trader Vic's Lounge offers a scene with Polynesian flair.

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