A December 1911 article in the Los Angeles Times touted plans for the Beverly Hills Hotel as among splendid metropolitan hotel enterprises underway. Of the plans for site in Beverly Hills, pictured at top right, The Times reported: The hotel will contain nearly 600 rooms, exclusive of the 200 or more baths, the offices, lobbies, lounging-rooms, dining-rooms and parlors. The construction will be of reinforced concrete and absolutely fireproof.
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