Boy, do we love that place.
Each year as we leave, we feel it is going to be a long year before we return. Home does not feel better.
We only spent 4 nights this summer. We cancelled most our activities, so that we could stay and enjoy. We only went out for dinner. We took in the place, again, enjoyed every minute.
We were kindly comped at check-in from a Grand Deluxe room to a Bel-Air Suite. Unfortunately, the suite did not have outdoor space, and we asked to revert to our Grand Deluxe room, not basic by any mean. But thanks anyway, we appreciated the gesture.
The minor glitches that we noted last year have been worked out. The tables at the pool that were using too much space have replaced by loungers. We were always seated, which had not been the case. The service is still inparalleled, mixing new staff and old Bel-Air staff (we were happy to see, year after year, Carlos and Lucinda).
As our profile will show, we have slept around !
I wrote last year that HBA was our favorite hotel in the world. No change here. We are getting married next saturday, only to feel sorry that LA is too far away for a short honeymoon, because this is where we would like to go, of any place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on 12 acres in the Bel-Air Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles, the iconic Hotel Bel-Air is one of the most beautiful, romantic, and exclusive hotels in the world. Just opened after a two year transformation, this Spanish mission-style urban oasis wins a never-ending stream of praise for its faultless service, luxurious accommodations, and magical ambiance. All newly renovated rooms and suites feature a new generation of design aesthetic and is reflected through different design themes from the glamorous decades of the 1930s, 40s and 50s conveyed in a fresh, youthful and elegant manner. The famous restaurant, bar, catering and in-room dining services are managed by world-renowned Master Chef Wolfgang Puck with a menu featuring modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences in a spectacular garden setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bel Air