January 2014 (2)

Beverly Hills Centennial Celebration

01/27/2014

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On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, the City of Beverly Hills turns 100 years old. The entire community is invited to a year-long celebration that includes exclusive offers, local events and community activities that pay tribute to the past, present and future of Beverly Hills. Commemorative items include a centennial pin; a centennial coffee mug; cookbook featuring Beverly Hills chefs; and In the Spirit of Beverly Hills, a look back at 100 years of the city’s history. Events and activities include the Arts of Palm installation, photography exhibit, tree planting, time capsule and much more.

As part of the centennial celebration, several Beverly Hills hotels are participating in the Suite 100 program. Each hotel is featuring a redesigned suite that captures a time period from the last 100 years, with inspiration from celebrities, fashion and lifestyle trends. Rooms in the Suite 100 program are available for booking starting on Jan. 28, for stays from March 7 through December 2014.

For more information on the Beverly Hills Centennial, call 310.285.1080. A complete schedule of events is available online: www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/centennialcelebration.

Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Los Angeles Hotels

01/23/2014

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Forbes Travel Guide has released its 56th Annual Star Ratings list. The 2014 worldwide list of hotels, spas and restaurants includes 97 Five-Star hotels, the most in the guide’s history. Formerly the Mobil Travel Guide, the Forbes Travel Guide created its 5-star rating system in 1958. The guide’s in-depth hotel inspections span two nights and three days. Each property is rated according to 800 objective criteria, with an emphasis on service. Following are the Los Angeles hotels that earned the coveted Five-Star rating.