Elmer Grey, a Pasadena architect, constructed the Beverly Hills Hotel's first main structure in the Mediterranean Revival style. Architect Paul Williams created the distinctive signpost as well as the expansion. The latter was done in the Spanish Colonial style.
Paul Williams was an influential California architect who designed many buildings in Los Angeles. He also did work in Nevada and Arizona. His most famous project is probably the Beverly Hills Hotel, which he designed in 1937.
The hotel was built by Elmer Grey for $1 million ($ million today) and it opened its doors in 1939. It was originally called the Hollywood Plaza Hotel because it had eighty rooms and was located at Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. But when World War II began, the government wanted to use all the resources they could get their hands on so they ordered the hotel to shut down all of its activities including its restaurant and bar.
After the war ended, the hotel restarted its operations but it wasn't the same as before; it only had forty-four rooms instead of eighty. In 1948, the hotel was sold to Alfred Taubman who renovated it and added more luxury items such as carpets, furniture, and decorations. He also changed the name from Hollywood Plaza to the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Anderson, Margaret J. The Beverly Hills Hotel opened in May 1912, before the city ever existed. Margaret J. Anderson, a rich widow, and her son, Stanley S. Anderson, who had previously managed the Hollywood Hotel, were the initial owners. They hired architect John C. Austin to design the hotel, which he did in the Spanish Colonial style.
Beverly Hills was an early suburb of Los Angeles, founded by oilman E. L. Bevans. He sold lots for $10 each (about $150 in today's money). The town was incorporated in 1913.
The hotel was so popular that it quickly ran out of rooms, so Mr. Anderson added more buildings: a garage, apartment houses, a dance hall, and a movie theater. He also changed the name from the Hollywood to the Beverly Hills Hotel.
In 1919, Mr. Anderson died at the age of 44. His son took over the business and renamed it the Beverly Hills Hotel &; Bungalow Company. In 1929, they sold the hotel for $275,000 to investors from Chicago who wanted to use the money to build a new home on Miami Beach.
The hotel went through several changes of ownership after that, but it always focused on providing a luxurious experience for its guests.
Hotel Beverly Hills It is one of the most well-known hotels in the world, and it is strongly linked with Hollywood film stars, rock stars, and celebrities. The hotel includes 210 guest rooms and suites, as well as 23 bungalows, all of which are decorated in the hotel's unique pink and green hues. The hotel also has three restaurants, a nightclub, a spa, a fitness center, a basketball court, a garden, and a swimming pool.
The hotel was built in 1929 by Warner Bros. founder Jack L. Warner for his wife, Marie. They had two children together; Jack Jr., who would go on to run the company after his father's death, and Louise, who became a successful artist. The Warrs sold the hotel in 1949 to invest in war bonds after the outbreak of World War II. It has been owned by the Hilton family since 1959.
Beverly Hills Hotel features many famous guests over the years including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor. Today, the hotel remains one of Hollywood's most exclusive addresses.