Beverly Hills Hotels, Restaurants and Spas Receive 2018 Forbes Ratings and AAA Diamond Awards




Beverly Hills continues to host one of the largest concentrations of Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond properties in the United States


(BEVERLY HILLS, CA; FEBRUARY 26, 2018) - Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the prestigious AAA Diamond Ratings and Forbes Travel Guide’s Star Ratings at nine of its hotel properties and one of its restaurant properties making Beverly Hills the city with the second-highest number of five-star hotels (6) after New York (7).

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which opened in June 2017, received the Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star Rating, the first for the brand in the Western Hemisphere. Other notable mentions include The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Montage Beverly Hills, and Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.

This is the 60th annual list for Forbes Travel Guide, who sends incognito inspectors around the world to evaluate properties based on up to 900 rigorous objective standards focusing 75 percent on service and 25 percent on the quality of the facility. Forbes Travel Guide will honor its 2018 Star Award winners in Beverly Hills on February 27 and 28, with celebrations planned at The Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.

AAA announced its list of top hotels and restaurants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean based on their well-known Diamond System. Properties who request an inspection must meet a 33-point qualification checklist just to be considered for a rating and are evaluated based on member feedback and the experiences of AAA’s professional evaluators, who arrive to the hotel unannounced. The inspection is broken into five categories including Cleanliness & Condition, Management Style of Operations, Exterior and Public Areas, Guest Rooms and Guest Bathrooms.

Beverly Hills’ Forbes Star & AAA Diamond Award Winners

The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows - Welcoming each guest with a red carpet arrival, The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows has been operating since 1912 and is one of the most sought-after places to visit in Beverly Hills. With 208 guest rooms and suites and the iconic Polo Lounge restaurant, this hotel scored top ratings from both AAA and Forbes, with The Polo Lounge receiving a Recommended-Rating from Forbes Travel Guide.

  • Hotel Rating: Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond
  • Restaurant Rating: Forbes Recommended Restaurant, The Polo Lounge

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills - The brand’s first West Coast property and one of the tallest buildings in Beverly Hills, opened its doors in June 2017 and has earned its first Forbes Five-Star hotel award. The hotel features 119 deluxe guest rooms and 51 suites, each with stunning views of the city, a dining program curated by renowned Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose first West Coast restaurant, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, earned a Forbes Four-Star award. Its spa, La Prairie Spa, also received a Forbes Four-Star rating.

  • Hotel Rating: Forbes Five-Star
  • Spa Rating: Forbes Four-Star, La Prairie Spa at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
  • Restaurant Rating: Forbes Four-Star Restaurant, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills - Classic, Mediterranean décor meets modern-day luxury at Montage Beverly Hills which earned Forbes’ coveted Five-Star rating and AAA’s Four-Diamond award. Here, guests can sip rare Macallan scotch at the hotel’s own speakeasy bar, £10 (Ten Pound), dine at Geoffrey Zakarian’s Forbes Recommended Restaurant, Georgie, soak in the sun at the stunning rooftop pool and relax inside the Forbes Five-Star-rated Spa Montage. Approximately 20,000 square feet, Spa Montage features a spacious co-ed mineral pool, Turkish steam rooms, a couple’s suite and exclusive skincare products by L.RAPHAEL.

  • Hotel Rating: Forbes Five-Star and AAA Four-Diamond
  • Spa Rating: Forbes Five-Star, Spa Montage Beverly Hills
  • Restaurant Rating: Forbes Recommended Restaurant, Georgie

The Peninsula Beverly Hills - The only hotel in Beverly Hills to earn top ratings from both systems for over 25 consecutive years. The hotel offers 195 guest rooms, including 38 suites and 17 private villas, a rooftop pool surrounded by private cabanas, a tranquil spa, two full-service restaurants and a fleet of customized Mini Cooper S Clubman house cars. Tucked away on the hotel’s top floor, the Forbes Four- Star-rated Peninsula Spa offers innovative treatments, such as gemstone massages and facials using LED light therapy, as well as better-known experiences, including hot stone massages and reflexology. Having recently undergone a massive renovation, the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Belvedere, has once again earned the AAA Five-Diamond rating.

  • Hotel Rating: Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond
  • Spa Rating: Forbes Four-Star, The Peninsula Spa
  • Restaurant Rating: AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant and Forbes Four-Star Restaurant, The Belvedere

Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills - A Forbes Travel Guide Inspector calls Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills a “celebrity magnet,” likely due to the amount of privacy the hotel offers its guests. From an underground garage with a red carpet entrance to the hotel, guest room doorways tucked into corridors instead of the main hallways and the option to be escorted directly to their room, bypassing the front desk, guests seeking privacy have come to the right place. Perfectly situated near the city’s Golden Triangle, this Forbes Five-Star and AAA Four-Diamond hotel features the largest guest rooms in Beverly Hills, ranging from 650 to 3,700 square feet, and a heated rooftop pool which offers private cabanas and breathtaking views of the Hollywood sign and surrounding area.

  • Hotel Rating: Forbes Five-Star and AAA Four-Diamond

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel - Located at the base of Rodeo Drive sits the historic Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. This Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond hotel was once home to Warren Beatty and Elvis, who’s adoring fans would release balloons containing love notes up toward his terrace. The Spa at Beverly Wilshire received its second consecutive Forbes Five-Star rating this year, as a result of in its unique services, such as the Tension Reliever, which uses golf balls as a massage tool to soothe tension. Wolfgang Puck’s CUT Beverly Hills is located inside the hotel, which earned Four-Diamonds with AAA and Four-Stars with Forbes, while THE Blvd, serving local California fare with Mediterranean influences, earned a AAA Four-Diamond rating.

  • Hotel Rating: Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond
  • Spa Rating: Forbes Five-Star, The Spa at Beverly Wilshire
  • Restaurant Rating: AAA Four-Diamond, CUT Beverly Hills and THE Blvd, and Forbes Four-Star Restaurant, CUT Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hilton - Since 1961, Hollywood’s elite have gathered inside the Forbes Four Star Beverly Hilton hotel for the annual Golden Globe awards. Of the hotel’s 569 guest rooms, 101 are suites which range from 500 to 1,100 square feet and feature a Bose Wave Music System. The hotel also boasts the largest heated hotel pool in Beverly Hills, which Angelina Jolie once jumped in to celebrate her Golden Globe win, while still wearing her Randolph Duke gown.

  • Hotel Rating: Forbes Four-Star

Spago Beverly Hills - A restaurant favorite for celebrities and locals alike, Spago Beverly Hills has been awarded a AAA Four-Diamond award and is the flagship restaurant of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. Whether seated in the dining room, or on the romantic patio, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the restaurant’s à la carte menus with dishes such as Squid Ink Garganelli with Maine Lobster, A-5 Japanese Wagyu New York Steak and Pizza with House Cured Smoked Salmon. For fans of chef tasting menus, Spago’s California tasting menu changes seasonally and comes with the option to add a wine pairing to each course. Spago’s award winning wine program consists of 3,000 bottles, with The Los Angeles Times calling it the most important, most comprehensive and most extravagant wine list in Southern California.

  • Restaurant Rating: AAA Four-Diamond

About Beverly Hills
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