||If you have seen the movie, Pretty Woman, there is no doubt, after
watching it, that you would want to see where part of the movie was filmed. Even better,
why not stay at The Regent Beverly Wilshire, the hotel where Julia Roberts and Richard
Gere did in the movie? (It was actually only filmed in the lobby - the famous Penthouse
suite was a Hollywood set).
||Guest of this famous hotel include Elvis Presley, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The
Beatles and Mick Jagger.
Last year, the Regent Beverly Wilshire, under the management of Four Seasons Hotels,
underwent a $35 million renovation complete with newly decorated guest rooms, restaurants
and public areas.
You must choose to stay between two wings of the hotel -
the Beverly or Wilshire. The Wilshire offers more traditional accommodations whereas the
Beverly hosts a modern, deco-style design.
The increased number of rooms and suites was made possible by
opening the top six floors of the Beverly Wing in response to increased demand by
discerning travelers, said Peter OColmain, Vice President and General Manager
of the hotel. For the first time in the hotels history, both wings are equally
inviting with new decorations and all of our accommodations are available for
We stayed a night in the Beverly Wing, which was built in 1971. The design of our room
incorporated furniture in a modern deco style with mahogany and Asian influences.
The hotels 395 guest rooms are superior or deluxe accommodations. Guests may also
choose the Veranda Suite with 750 square feet and a private stairway entrance to the
two-bedroom suite with two bathrooms and 1,530 square feet.
The hotel is located at the most desirable address in town - at the intersection of
Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive - in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Our room in the Beverly Wing had a large Italian marble bathroom with separate shower and
tub. The rooms on floors 7-12 of this wing were totally reconstructed because they were
unavailable to guests for the past 10 years. Most have balconies and expansive views of
The hotel is the only one in the city to offer two presidential suites - one in the
Beverly Wing and one in the Wilshire. Guests can reserve a room in either suite for a mere
$5,000 per night for the Wilshire Suite or $7,500 per night for the Beverly.
The hotel, celebrating its 70th anniversary last year, sits proudly amid the glamour of
the Hollywood entertainment industry.
For reservations or more information, call the Regent Beverly Wilshire directly at
Email: Kellie K. Speed
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Kellie K. Speed is
a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been
published in various publications including The Boston Globe, Cahnersí
Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air
Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and
travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and
Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland,
England, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Next year, she is
planning a trip to Tahiti.
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