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August 4, 2012updated Feb 11, 2013

The Beverly Hills Hotel Named First Historic Landmark of the City

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Los Angeles, California – Reported by Erin Riley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

The Beverly Hills Hotel, known as the second home to Hollywood’s most iconic clientele, is getting another claim to fame as it has been named the first Historic Landmark of the city of Beverly Hills by the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission.

The accolade comes at an idyllic time in the hotel’s history as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. The luxury hotel, erected in 1912 before Beverly Hills was officially founded as a city, has remained a lifestyle-defining staple that has shaped the growth of the city, housing the glitterati jet set and entertaining thousands of visitors a year.

In celebration of this momentous occasion, The Beverly Hills Hotels is introducing a Landmark Offer for hotel stays in the fall, when guests will receive a complimentary third or fourth night when reserving rooms from September 7 to December 30.

“We are truly grateful to the city of Beverly Hills for this Historic Landmark honor,” said Christopher Cowdray, chief executive officer of Dorchester Collection. “We have always been inspired by the magic and beauty of our Beverly Hills location, and it has helped provide The Beverly Hills Hotel with an iconic backdrop. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year, we look forward to highlighting this new Histric Landmark designation with great pride and joy.”

The Beverly Hills Hotel will host a ceremony to celebrate this supreme distinction on September 12, when an intimate gathering of the Beverly Hills community will come together for the opening of the hotel’s historic time capsule from 1993. Rumored artifacts include a cigar from Milton Berle and drawings from a frequent celebrity guest. A new time capsule, its contents unknown, will be planted in its place, and the Mayor’s office will issue a proclamation declaring September 12 to be Beverly Hills Hotel Day.

An additional spotlight of the year-long anniversary celebration is the book launch of The Beverly Hills Hotel – The First 100 Years, by Beverly Hills resident Robbie Anderson, great-grandson of the property’s original owner and official historian for the hotel.

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“Our new Historic Landmark status inspires us to continue to raise the bar when it comes to service and hospitality leadership,” said Edward A. Mady, regional director for the West Coast, USA and general manager. “Dorchester Collection’s philosophy of ‘We Care’ is designed to provide not only an outstanding travel experience for our guests, but also to present a wonderful work environment for our employees and a welcoming local haven for our neighbors. We will ever be proud to call Beverly Hills home and we thank the Cultural Heritage Commission for this wonderful recognition.”

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