Opulent estates, palm-lined Rodeo Drive, stretch limousines, five star hotels and some of the world’s priciest real estate in the hills above Sunset Boulevard; our next luxury travel stop is the one and only Beverly Hills. Not only are the people beautiful, the art is fabulous, the architecture is unique, and the celebrity spotting is like nowhere else. Take your time as you visit Beverly Gardens Park full of fragrant roses, a cactus garden, and vintage fountains manicured to perfection. As we explore Beverly Hills, we find ourselves in the iconic “Golden Triangle”, made up of three major roads: South Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard, and Cañon Drive. These Luxury Travel Consultants are heading to Beverly Hills for the ultimate in luxury travel vacations, and the most exclusive spa tips and treatments in town.
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, a Forbes 5-Star hotel, is perfectly situated where Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards meet. The 170 guest rooms and suites with oversized balconies, offer stunning views in every direction, while the rooms are designed to provide the most luxe amenities, high-end technology, and the ultimate in personal concierge service. The Waldorf is home to world renowned French chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. His signature restaurant is the Jean-Georges at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, where you will savor fine dining with a passionate commitment to organic SoCal produce and locally sourced ingredients. For a trendier time, you must visit the celeb-worthy, The Rooftop by JG Bar located on the pool deck, and offers craft cocktails served up with breathtaking 360-degree views of Los Angeles. Naturally you will want to check out the exclusive, Forbes 5 Star rated, La Prairie Spa. Modeled after Clinique La Prairie, Switzerland, widely known as a pioneering retreat that combines the innovative science of cell therapy with holistic wellness. In Beverly Hills, you will find the same world class La Prairie techniques and treatments offered in a lush and serene setting. Put your best face forward while in Beverly Hills with the Rejuvenating Platinum Facial. This is the ultimate anti-aging treatment using La Prairie’s proprietary, precious high-performance Platinum Collection. Your esthetician will curate a rejuvenating facial and hand treatment, leaving your skin transformed before you head out shopping on Rodeo Drive.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills
Steps from Rodeo is The Maybourne Beverly Hills, a sophisticated property in a truly landmark location. The 121 rooms and suites blend the best of contemporary LA design with opulent appointments and extraordinary service. Hit the rooftop pool and unwind in one of the exclusive cabanas while taking in the amazing views of the Hollywood Hills. Home to their custom mineral pool, steam rooms, countless relaxation areas and a range of calming treatments that include vegan skincare products, the Spa at the Maybourne, will provide the perfect primping before you step out on the town. Here you can marvel at the flagship stores of Tom Ford, Fendi, Valentino and Cartier. After the best window shopping in LA, visit the edges of the triangle to discover North Beverly Drive and Cañon Drive’s unique local boutiques, gourmet restaurants and open-air cafés. Department Store Row, located along the triangle’s southern border, is home to the top names in luxury retailing, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus.
The quintessential Beverly Hills getaway is Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. Since opening in 1928, this legendary property has been the preferred address for celebrities, royalty and the international elite. Inside this history-rich hotel, you'll find 365 posh rooms and suites which are classically designed with impeccable Four Seasons personal service. You might choose one of the Specialty Suites that the film ‘Pretty Woman’ made famous or ride that beautiful elevator. Who knows, Julia Roberts herself might actually stroll in while you’re there! Recently awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, The Spa is a chic haven offering the latest anti-aging therapies and eco-conscious treatments to revitalize the body and mind. Try the Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Lift Facial which uses diamond powder and Retinol Palmitate working in harmony to enable firming and lifting.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Another high end gem, is The Peninsula Beverly Hills, the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star rated hotel in Southern California every year since 1993! The Peninsula Beverly Hills is reminiscent of a beautiful private residence built in classic Renaissance style. This sophisticated property offers 195 elegantly appointed rooms with 38 suites and 17 private villas nestled among lush tropical gardens for the most discerning travelers. Featured in American Spa Magazine as one of the top spas, the newly designed Peninsula Spa incorporates highly effective treatments with the finest therapists and products to offer each guest a truly customized spa experience. We love their MBR (Medical Beauty Research) Age Defying Customized Facial, grounded in their patented technology that extracts higher concentrations of medical-grade active ingredients to start at the cellular level and work down to the dermal layer of the skin. This age-defying treatment is an excellent accompaniment to pre- and post-surgical procedures, as well as for those seeking a significant reduction in wrinkles, sun damage and sagging skin. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (and your esthetician)!
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Also, in the heart of Beverly Hills is Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. As you enter the lobby make sure you check out famed floral designer, Jeff Leatham’s floral installations – his work is exceptional and unique. The newly refreshed 285 contemporary rooms and suites are glamorous and comfortable. We love the Hotel’s Wellness Suites with custom (and oh so LA) amenities like: energizing light to help regulate circadian rhythm, water dechlorinator and water purification system, in room guided meditation narrated by Deepak Chopra, and hypoallergenic wood floors for an allergy-friendly environment. You can also get your inner beauty fix during yoga classes on the hotel’s helipad! Whether you are arriving for business or pleasure, check out the Four Seasons Spa’s JetSet Refresh Facial. You will experience a treatment designed to supercharge skin post flight, resulting in brighter, smoother, and softer complexion. No one will know you just spent hours and hours on a plane!
WIT has very close relationships with these properties, so we can extend exclusive perks and special amenities to our clients. Typically, you will receive complimentary breakfast for two daily, $100 or more resort credit to be utilized during your stay, room upgrade, either at the time of booking or arrival, and early check-in/late checkout, both subject to availability.
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