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If you’re looking to book a conference or meeting, The Peninsula Beverly Hills has a couple of options for you. If you need a larger space, the elegant Verandah room is the largest space available and can fit up to 200 people. It has a private outdoor terrace with a sparkling fountain in the corner and is covered with lush trees during the warmer seasons; in the winter, it gets covered with a canopy, so you can still make use of it even if the weather isn’t agreeable. The lobby/foyer area that leads to the Verandah room features a grand piano and a glamorous crystal chandelier that covers the center of the ceiling and can fit 70 people for a reception, such as cocktails or a mixer. There’s plenty of space to set up tables for food, gifts, or whatever you need to fill the space. The interior of the room features smaller crystal chandeliers throughout and pastel-colored floral murals. Tables can be set up in whatever style needed.
The Board Room is smaller and is the perfect spot for a presentation or seminar, as it can seat 20 people. The hotel staff can set up technology for presentations and it’ll place water, mints, Peninsula-logoed pens and notepads out as well, so you don’t have to lug any of that with you.
For smaller gatherings, the Peninsula Beverly Hills has two meeting rooms, the Magnolia and Gardenia suites, located in the Villa buildings, separate from the main hotel. Since these two meeting rooms are in Villas that have been turned into meeting spaces, they offer a more private setting, surrounded by the garden outside. They’re perfect if you’re looking for a more informal setting or for smaller events such as a baby or bridal shower. The Magnolia Suite can seat 30 to 75 people, depending upon the setup you want; and the Gardenia Suite can accommodate 18 to 40 people, again depending upon how you want it arranged (e.g., theater style, conference, reception).
If you’re looking for an even smaller space, rent the private dining room in The Belvedere. Here, you can discuss business over a delicious meal or plan a special dinner with a group.
Whatever it is you’re planning, the staff at the Peninsula Beverly Hills can help, whether you need assistance getting to and from the hotel from the airport, catering services or any audio-visual equipment, such as whiteboards, tabletop microphones, easels, Bose/iPod players, plasma TVs, overhead projectors, LCD projectors and much more. The delivery fee for equipment is $50 (and for plasma TVs, it’s $100). A private events sales manager can help plan your meeting; just let her know what you need.