If the walls could talk at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, they might share the stories of Hollywood’s most glamorous, or gush about hosting every Golden Globes Awards since 1961. Maybe they would let you in on the moments captured only in black and white film. The Beverly Hilton is the essence of authentic Hollywood, insists Lauryn Hudson Edwards, Regional Director of Sales at Prestige.
“The feeling you get when you walk through The Beverly Hilton is being a part of iconic royalty and history in Beverly Hills,” Edwards said.
While on a weekend familiarization trip, Edwards watched the property transform for the 2014 Golden Globes on January 12. Hotel spaces were carefully curated for the festivities; after-parties were lit, decorated and catered everywhere from the pool deck to the parking lot. Edwards was impressed with Bixel & Co. Destination Management Company for their work helping the Beverly Hilton to bring the weekend together.
The exclusive event required just as much preparation for guests as it did for the hotel. Edwards was given the star experience with a group of 21 other attendees.
A GOLDEN GLOBES WEEKEND AT THE BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL
Friday Evening: Dinner at Crustacean-House of An, a trendy restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Saturday Morning: Private shopping at Barneys, trend watch session, and a tour with TMZ.
“We were given a preview of what styles we might see on the red carpet and what colors were ‘in’ this year,” Edwards said.
Saturday Afternoon: Lunch at The Ivy (complete with celebrity spotting), followed by shopping on Robertson Boulevard and manicures and pedicures at CHI Nail Bar & Spa.
Saturday Evening: A delectable candy and wine pairing event at Sugarfina, followed by a steak dinner at Mastro’s.
Sunday: Hair and makeup treatments while enjoying a light brunch, followed by an exclusive champagne and sushi party on the red carpet. Attendees enjoyed a private viewing room with a live feed of the awards and later, a birds-eye view of the after-party excitement.
The red carpet pre-show was an enchanting event for the familiarization trip attendees.
“It’s the most electrifying energy,” Edwards said. “Not only are you under the lights and dressed in a beautiful gown, you really start to feel famous.”
Opened in 1955 by distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton, a Forbes Four-Star hotel, combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Nestled at the crossroads of the iconic Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the hotel features 569 guestrooms designed to evoke the best of relaxed Californian living, including 101 suites with panoramic city views and inviting indoor-outdoor living spaces as well as nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection.
Location: Beverly Hills, California
Closest Airport: LAX, 12 miles
Ideal Client: Corporate clients wanting a classic Hollywood experience
Meeting Space: 60,000 Sq ft. of indoor/outdoor event space, 569 Guestrooms
Highlights: Aqua Star Pool, Babor Spa, Salon and Fitness Center, Vic’s Lounge Bar, Lobby Bar and Circa 55 Restaurant
For more information: beverlyhilton.com
After-party excitement, courtesy of Erin Kauffman
Edwards with a client and Erin Kauffman, Senior Sales Manager at The Beverly Hilton
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