The hotel lobby, Polo Lounge, guestrooms, suites, pool and cabanas will all be enhanced while respecting their original style, and the hotel's signature red-carpet entrance, C.W. Stockwell-designed banana leaf wallpaper, green and white stripes and pink exterior will remain constants.
Leading the restoration efforts for The Beverly Hills Hotel is designer Adam Tihany, an inductee in the Interior Design Hall of Fame. The first stage of Tihany's process is already underway and focuses on the hotel's lobby, focusing on new lighting, carpets and a banana leaf center medallion crafted of limestone. The lobby is scheduled to be completed by July 2012, followed by a gradual enhancement of guest rooms in the hotel's main building.
All guestrooms are expected to be refreshed by early 2014, with 20 to 35 rooms slated to undergo restoration at any one time. Completed accommodations will showcase new features and amenities, including wall mounted B&O TVs with integrated technology in all rooms, illuminated mirrors with built-in TVs, and updated fixtures in a contemporary polished stainless steel finish in the bathrooms. There are also material upgrades in leathers, mohairs and silks.
This fall, the Polo Lounge will undergo its own refresh. Then in early 2013, the pool cabanas and Cabana Café will be upgraded in keeping with the overall design theme.
The Beverly Hills Hotel turns 100 in 2012.