The Beverly Hills Hotel was once the prime location in town for celebrities. And it still is. Most recently, during Oscars week, the hotel saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Clearance Avant, Snoop Dogg, brothers Kevin and Joe Jonas and Martha Stewart, among others, enjoying the Pink Palace. The hotel’s bungalows with private entrances are A-list beloved with luxury amenities and privacy — Elizabeth Taylor lived at Bungalow 5, where she spent six of her eight honeymoons.
As part of a larger restoration project, two of the hotel’s iconic bungalows have been renovated.
Bungalow 1 (starting at $8,500 per night) has been newly redone by Champalimaud Design (the same firm that revamped sister property, Hotel Bel Air) following two-months to incorporate aspects of Monroe’s life. The one- to three-bedroom space features a Chanel No. 5 perfume bar (The hotel has partnered with the luxury brand for Bungalow 1A) and a Champagne bath with two kinds of bubbles — bath bubbles paired with a bottle of Dom Perignon.
The 2,620-square-foot (with three bedrooms included) bungalow suite includes a living room, kitchen, fireplace, master suite and private terrace, plus a library with classic Marilyn Monroe films and books. Guests are also able to order from Marilyn’s Menu (which includes prawn cocktail, carrot salad, DiMaggio’s spaghetti and meatballs, NY steak and an ice cream sundae), inspired by an interview the actress did in 1952 in which she described her favorite foods.
The hotel’s Bungalow 3 (starting at $8,500 per night) pays homage to Howard Hughes, who lived at the hotel on and off for three decades. Hughes would book seven bungalows at a time and hire imposters to stay in the rooms he was not occupying so that no one knew which one he resided in.
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