VICEROY FINALLY MAKES AN HONEST WOMAN OUT OF L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS
More than six years after swooping in on the storied L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, and just a few months after transforming the hotel from a pretty woman of the 90s into a sophisticated doyenne of the 21st century, the Viceroy Hotel Group has finally put a ring on it and made it official. The hotel will now go by the name Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. (Throws rice, weeps into a hanky, wonders if there is an open bar.)
The guest rooms, which we detailed for you in November, are some of the biggest in Beverly Hills, starting at 650-sq.ft. Luxe touches for guests include spacious closets with three-way mirrors, walk-in dressing rooms, white onyx marble, Nespresso machines, and custom mini-bars with goodies from Sugarfina, Compartes, Herban Essentials, and Dean & Deluca. High-tech delights include bedside USB ports and strategically placed outlets.
Aside from swanky new suites, the VLBH (can we call it that?) also opened Avec Nous, a contemporary French bistro from executive chef Olivier Quignon. French (specifically St. Tropez) and Mediterranean fare, along with world-class wines, handcrafted classic cocktails, and the curious concept of “tableside programming” will be offered.
But wait, VLBH still has more up its expensive silk sleeve: later this year the hotel will host an “in-residence” series featuring “celebrated tastemakers.” Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who was once an actual resident when the hotel’s building served as condos for the rich and the famous, obviously won’t be in attendance. But we’re excited to see who will be. #fingerscrossedfortheJoliePittfamily
[Photo: Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills]