Beverly Wilshire
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The Beverly Wilshire

The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, injected $35 million into a 2006 makeover for a new hip vibe. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The businesslike lobby of the Beverly Wilshire is not the best place for passing time -- or catching glimpses of stars. (Ken Hively / LAT)
As part of the 2006 renovation, the Beverly Wilshire added on-street entries. (Ken Hively / LAT)
The Blvd restaurant has gone manly, a muscular, darkened combination of happy hour bar and restaurant with black leather-clad walls, a retro soundtrack or live jazz trio. It remains a watering hole for Beverly Hills bigwigs and their babes and a place for shoppers to slip off their stilettos over iced tea. (Ken Hively / LAT)
The kitchen staff prepares appetizers at the Cut, Wolfgang Puck’s sensational steakhouse. (Ken Hively / LAT)
The decor of the rooms at the Beverly Wilshire angle toward the masculine, with a tufted leather headboard and upholstery in rich shades, accented with girlie hot pink couch pillows. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The long marble bathroom, outfitted with L’Occitane amenities, is big enough for bowling. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
L’Occitane potions for the tub and separate shower are among the amenities in the bathrooms of the rooms at the Beverly Wilshire. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Rooms at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills angle toward the masculine with a tufted leather headboard. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The revamped rooms in the Beverly Wilshire are contemporary and have great gadgets -- but does the flat-screen TV swivel? (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Dining outside the Beverly Wilshire after the recent remodel. (Robb Gordon)