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What makes The Beverly Hilton different from other Four-Star hotels is its star power. Everyone from Alicia Keys to President Obama checks into the retro-chic Beverly Hilton. You may recognize the Beverly Hills hotel from glitzy tabloid photos of starlets all decked out for the Oscars nominee luncheon and the Golden Globes. The Beverly Hilton hosts both star-studded events, as well as more than 175 other red carpet events each year. You’re bound to see someone famous while you’re there.
Once owned by TV host and mogul Merv Griffin, the Four-Star hotel is an established celebrity hub, attracting legends such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, John Wayne and Sophia Loren. It also boasts a roster of modern-day celebrity fans, too, such as Jennifer Hudson, Hilary Swank, Kate Winslet and Brad Pitt. Sharon Osbourne and her daughters come regularly to get dolled up at the hotel’s Bellezza Salon. During a recent visit, we spotted Raquel Welch, Nicollette Sheridan and Joan Collins, who all arrived glammed up for a charity event. Plus, it’s a bipartisan pick, since almost every president — both Democrat and Republican — from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama has stayed at the hotel.
If you can peel your eyes from the stars walking around, check out the famous pool. The Beverly Hilton has the largest heated hotel pool in Beverly Hills, and it even comes with it’s own celebrity story: Angelina Jolie made headlines when she jumped in while wearing her Randolph Duke gown after snagging a Golden Globe.
The Beverly Hilton’s location is the differentiating factor because sits at the gateway to Beverly Hills, making it efficient to travel between the mountains and the beaches easily.
The hotel is home to the most notable red carpet events because it is equipped with the largest ballroom in Beverly Hills. It is the only one that can cater to 1,300 of Hollywood’s elite in a ballroom and simultaneously serve six viewing parties for thousands of guests all under one roof spanning a nine-acre property. The Beverly Hilton has combined the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills for more than 55 years. Since 1961, the hotel’s International Ballroom has hosted the Golden Globe Awards ceremony, presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press