After two years of refurbishment the Bel Air re-opened in November 2011 to the huge relief of high rollers left with limited places to stay in Los Angeles offering the same kind of intimate, old-school charm. Externally the hotel has retained the familiar Spanish-Colonial architecture but has developed a new aesthetic that modernises design motifs from the glamour of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. The 103 rooms have sweeping canyon views, expansive sliding glass walls, outdoor fireplaces, spacious decks with private spa pools.
The seven suites have each been individually designed with the Presidential Suite taking the plaudits for just under 7,000 sq ft of space including a private dining room for 10, a chef’s kitchen, study and private pool in its own courtyard, firmly securing its place as one of our favourite boutique hotels in Los Angeles. The Spa by La Prairie is housed in a newly constructed mission-style building and dining will be at a contemporary Californian restaurant by Wolfgang Puck.