In honor of the Beverly Hills centennial this year, interior designers Nina Petronzio, Tihany Design, Tom Ford Design, Ken Fulk and Forchielli Glynn each have designed a hotel suite that captures an era from the last century.
The five participating hotels -- the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, the Montage Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hilton, L’Ermitage Beverly Hills and the Peninsula Beverly Hills -- all are familiar with luxury and high-end design.
Inspired by celebrities and fashion, the rooms offer a history lesson as designers re-create moods from long ago while establishing a dialogue with the present.
In a nod to the 1940s, interior designer Nina Petronzio created a mysterious film noir feel at the Montage Beverly Hills, using custom Art Deco-inspired furniture, Lalique crystal and vintage accessories.
Moving on to the 1950s, Tihany Design has furnished a Beverly Hills Hotel suite with curved furnishings, black lacquer finishes, tropical prints, shag carpeting and a bar made of sycamore.
A few blocks away at the Beverly Hilton, the Tom Ford Design suite evokes the glamorous Hollywood-Regency era from the 1960s with over-the-top luxury. (The suite also includes a display of Barbie dolls from the 1960s).
Replicating the disco era from the 1970s, Ken Fulk decorated a suite at L'Ermitage with high-gloss lacquer and mirror finishes, orchids and vintage fashions that recall Halston.
Moving to present day, the design firm Forchielli Glynn tries to reflect the Peninsula hotel's glamorous role during awards season by crafting a suite decorated with mirrored walls, sumptuous sofas and silver finishes.
Though the redecorated suites may make you forget recent reports that travelers prefer Wi-Fi in the lobby to a hotel room minibar, the prices will not. Fees start at $1,914 (conveniently representing the year Beverly Hills was founded). Reservations began Tuesday for March 7-Dec. 30 stays.
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