Beverly Hills is a mecca for luxe hotels, and Waldorf Astoria is one of the newest to make a splash in the upscale neighborhood. French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon infused his elegant touch into every corner of the hotel, from its opulent, marble-floored lobby to chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s three restaurants, the chic La Prairie Spa and perhaps the largest rooftop pool in Beverly Hills. The Presidential Penthouse Suite combines French flair with California cool: Expect Noir Saint Laurent marble floors, golden silks, and statement-making flowers. There’s a 1,459-sq-ft terrace overlooking the Hollywood Hills, though they’re easily viewed from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the 12-person dining room, kitchen, lofty living room, private fitness room or with a glass of champagne from the comfort of your master bath. There’s truly a residential feel, especially with a private cinema and in-suite spa room at your disposal.