Hotel Bel-Air - An Iconic Los Angeles Hotel
Written by Dawn Wilson
Hotel Bel-Air has all the glamour and charm that you would expect from a 5-star hotel in the Los Angeles, California neighborhood of Bel-Air. This iconic 1946 hotel continues to live up to its reputation by providing guests with exceptionally personalized attention. They make every guest feel as though they are the only ones that matter. The hotel is inconspicuously tucked away in a beautiful Bel-Air community and sits on 12 acres of pristine gardens. It is part of the same collection of hotels as its sister hotel, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Dorchester Collection. This collection of hotels offers a portfolio of luxury hotels around the world.
Hotel Bel Air is close enough to the lights, cameras, and action of Hollywood to enjoy it but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to relax in the peace and serenity of this beautiful hotel estate. Sheer elegance and sophistication await guests who seek to take a step back in time to the Hollywood of the old, as its design aesthetic has been purposely preserved. Many feel as though there is something truly celestial about the hotel where dignitaries and celebrities of all walks of life love to stay. Experience a high level of privacy in the confines of the estate.
It is very likely that you will feel as though you are on the set of a motion picture, as many films have been shot here, around the beautiful centerpiece of the hotel, the pool. While it is true the pool is often the focal point of the hotel property, the property has so much more to offer. The private gardens and patios give a glimpse of the type of outdoor lifestyle California is widely known to offer. Lose yourself while exploring the lush grounds with its many winding paths, lush tropical gardens, exotic plants and flowers, and exquisite Bel-Air surroundings. It feels like the home away from home that dream of having within the most peaceful setting possible.
There are 58 rooms on the property and 45 suites with many of them opening onto a garden or private patio. The décor is reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour with a mix of warm contemporary furnishings and accent pieces. There are various styles situated throughout estate, from the canyon rooms that offer unobstructed canyon views, large outdoor space with a private pool spa to the signature suites. The signature suites are often where many of the celebrities, past and present, have called home. They provide the upscale living that many of the hotel guests are accustomed to with their own private garden patios, Jacuzzis, and fireplace.
Whether guests dine out or order in, they will always be pleased with the selection of culinary options available. The hotel restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air sources the finest ingredients locally. Connor McVay, executive chef, prepares creative dishes suitable for every palette to tantalize even the most discerning guest. Seating is offered indoors or outdoors with a beautiful alcove that overlooks Swan Lake. Ideal for a lunch meeting or catching up with friends.
The lovely Bar & Lounge is where many meet up before dinner or a night on the town. It is a relaxing yet upbeat bar area with innovatively crafted cocktails. The bar and lounge is the perfect spot to mix and mingle with other guests while enjoying the atmosphere that also includes live music. A stop by the bar is the perfect way to get your evening off to great start! In fact, many make it the first and last stop before retreating to their luxurious abodes.
Speaking from personal experience, The Spa at Hotel Bel-Air is not to be missed. It doesn’t matter if you schedule the least expensive spa treatment or the most expensive, you are sure to receive a surpassed level of care and attention. The warm-intimate environment is what is expected of a spa in Bel-Air. However, at Hotel Bel-Air, they have stepped it up a bit to include a superior level of privacy lending itself to a more relaxed and peaceful overall experience. There are seven relaxing treatment rooms, a restful relaxation lounge and a designated nail suite. The spa enclave is setup to accommodate couples with two treatment beds and a marble soaking tub. Experience total rejuvenation with a visit to the hotel spa.
While the above-mentioned services and amenities may be enough to entice you, there are still other notable amenities and services, which include in-room dining, pet care, babysitting, transportation services, and a knowledgeable team of concierges available to assist in making your stay memorable. Nothing is spared in making sure you are a returning guest at Hotel Bel-Air.