Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills hotel is found on Sunset Boulevard within California. It is a world known hotel and it is very much related with Hollywood film stars, celebrities and rock stars. There are over 200 rooms and suites as well as over 20 bungalows that are all designed to have green and peachy pink colors which are a huge trademark for the hotel.
It was during May of 1912 that the Beverly Hills Hotel was established, well before the city was even created. The original owners were Stanley Anderson and Margaret Anderson who were mother and son and had been managing the Hollywood Hotel. The original hotel was designed by Elmer Grey using Mediterranean Revival style. It was starting in 1928 up to 1932 that the hotel was owned by the Interstate Company. Then during 1941, the vice president of Bank of America Hernando Courtright had purchased the hotel with three of his friends Harry Warner, Irene Dunne and Loretta Young. Courtright had created the Polo Lounge which was the main dining place within Los Angeles which hosted celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich, the Rat Pack, and Humphery Bogart. Courtright had paid a lot of money for the renovations which was when the hotel was painted the famous pink color in order to match the country club style during the late 1940s. It was in 1949 that Paul Williams had added on the Crescent Wing.
Ben Silberstein was the strict resident owner starting in 1954 until he had passed away during 1979. It was in 1986 that Marvin Davis had purchased the Beverly Hills Hotel from Ivan Boesky and Burt Slatkin. Then during December of 1992, the hotel had closed down to have a complete restoration and it had a grand reopening during 1995. Since 1996, it has been running as part of the Dorchester Collection. Then during 2012, the it had become the very first historic landmark within Beverly Hills and afterwards the new Presidential Bungalows were added in.
There has been some controversy when it comes to the the Sultan of Brunei who had stake within the ownership of the hotel during 2014 when he had started the very first phase of a 3 phase plan to adapt the legal system of Brunei to start to include many aspects of Sharia Law which implicated the approval of persecution of homosexuals within the complex legal system. It was because of this that the Gill Action Fun, a national LGBT advocacy organization had cancelled its reservation to hold a conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Many celebrities such as Sir Richard Branson, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno followed and cancelled reservations. This lead to many high-profile events to have their reservations cancelled and many film companies began to boycott Dorchester Collection hotels.
This ultimately led to a resolution that urged Sultan of Brunei to sell the property.