One of our favorite brands in the United Kingdom, Maybourne, now has a sister property in Beverly Hills. The respected brand is known for sophisticated old-school luxury.
It’s the first US settlement of the storied Maybourne Hotel Group. In the 1920’s, their London Hotel, Claridges, was once known for being the base camp to London’s high society cocktail-loving creative set known as “The Bright Young Things”. One hundred years later, the group has expanded to Beverly Hills, revamping the hotel floor-by-floor, including a chic well stocked cigar and whiskey bar on the ground floor.
Located in the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, the former Montage property now has a contemporary California cheerfulness, while maintaining the luxury attributes of five-star service exclusive to this posh neighborhood. A grand combination of chic British Sensibility and Southern California Glam!
Contemporary luxury now exudes throughout the property. Light hued mid-century classic furniture and modern artwork has replaced the stuffy dark wood and heavy leather. Bright and airy, with a celebrated collection of art – as well as a curated folio of descriptions and placements! Do ask for the little art guide at check in. Mull and marvel at whimsical and classic paintings, sculpture, and photography from the lobby arrival to the comforts of your suite, hallways are lined with photographs.
The new rooms and suites are a serene sanctuary base, convenient walking distance to discover a city steeped in Hollywood history and cultural cachet. If you’re staying in a scrumptious suite, enjoy your brekkie on the Juliet balcony with views of the plaza below. Cocktail hour peek at the scads of exotic vehicles at the entrance, it’s a certifiable concourse d’elegance!
Prepare to Pamper in the Spa. There is also a women’s only sauna, Turkish steam room, and hot tub and a male only sauna and steam room. This an important spa feature, believe me, after finding out by mistake in a Parisian steam room. A daily drop in to steam a bad case of bronchitis, legs propped up on the wall, towel loosely draped, the door opened, and I was stunned to see a man enter the Hammam. A man in swim trunks! I don’t know which was more shocking – the swim trunks or a man in what I thought was a separate female only Hammam.
Cuisine & Tipples. The Maybourne Beverly Hills dining options offer superior quality and endless variety with everything from Pacific seafood to the perfect martini.
At The Terrace restaurant you can dine under the stars on exquisite Mediterranean influenced entrées of the finest meat, fish and market vegetables sourced from the seashore, plus house-made pastas and divine desserts.
On most southern California days, summer or winter, relish the sunshine for hours at The Terrrace, overlooking the lawns of Beverly Canon Gardens. A unique setting oozing the charm of a European piazza, with white parasols, all-day dining, and a cascading fountain within earshot. An homage to the local agriculture, each table has a small cutting board with a picture-perfect lemon, so emblematic. We sat, we gossiped, we sipped Champers, noshing on little bites and fresh fish while counting how many times one dear old guest sauntered from the bathroom and pocketed a lemon from each table! Delicious food and a casual ambience invite long leisurely meals, do opt for the garden front seats – wonderful people watching between bites!
The Maybourne Bar serves classic and innovative cocktails expertly conceived by chief mixologist Chris Amirault. The bar is a serious endeavor with a chart defining the creative cocktails and as a fervent collector of little hotel books, I was thrilled to page through a small, stylized tome with gorgeous drawings and drink ingredients. There is a high level of sophistication and client care taking place at the Maybourne! Inspiration abounds in every setting.
The hip and stylish Maybourne Café offers day-to-night dining with pastries as yummy as Paris and a view of Beverly Cañon Gardens.
After hours soaking up sunshine at the Terrace Restaurant, we moseyed upstairs to the roof top pool. The cabana-lined rooftop pool offers a panorama all the way from the Hollywood sign to the Pacific. The Rooftop Pool is one of the city’s most breathtaking spots to relax and unwind. Tote a bag of books for the quiet afternoon sunset, the service stops at sundown, but the doors remain unlocked for hours, not everyone knows you can linger after the services closes, it’s a secret!
Whether you choose a chaise lounge, a private cabana, or a table in the shade, you can enjoy the superlative poolside service until sundown. There is no other pool day in L.A. quite like it. Traveling with the Family Tribe? Private cabanas are open for reservations to hotel guests Monday through Sunday, and spacious enough to accommodate six guests. They’re complete with televisions, mini fridges, and complimentary WiFi.
Coming in Spring 2023 Legendary restaurant and aperitivo bar, Dante NYC, is headed West with the opening of Dante Beverly Hills in Spring 2023. A rooftop destination for poolside dining and late-night drinking, Dante Beverly Hills will bring its signature award-winning cocktails and menu of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine to be discovered al fresco with panoramic views across the city to the Hollywood Hills from The Maybourne Beverly Hills.
Proper British White Glove Service with Congenial California Style.
The Berkeley, Claridges, and The Connaught hotels in London form the Five-Star group.
Soundtrack to Summer! Come summer, Beverly Cañon Gardens sings with a free program of live music every Thursday evening. Concerts on Cañon runs through June to August and welcomes local artists as well as stars from further afield. Two 45-minute shows start at 6pm and 7pm, with concert-goers setting up picnics on the lawns. Performances this year span everything from classic soul, rock and jazz to Caribbean, Brazilian and Klezmer music.
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