The below is an article by Mauricio Umansky that appears in the Summer 2012 issue of Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine. 

Fresh off its 24 month complete redesign and renovation, the iconic Hotel Bel-Air is back and more luxurious than ever. Guests at this modern Spanish-mission style hotel will find no shortage of luxurious rooms styled elegantly in 1930s, 40s, and 50s old Hollywood décor with a Spanish flair. Nestled in the Bel-Air Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles, this hotel offers all of the glamour, romance and prestige synonymous with the famous city in which it resides.

After settling into one of the many lavish rooms, guests can begin the evening at the famous hotel bar, where wood paneled walls, a grand piano and signature cocktails composed by Executive Chef Lee Hefter will have guests feeling as if they have been transported back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Capitalizing on the unparalleled Southern California weather, the Hotel Bel-Air has expanded the bar into its lush outdoor setting. Guests can enjoy private seating in one of the three garden alcoves.

Offering world class dining, the Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air provides guests with exquisite dishes without ever having to leave the hotel. Showcasing the local Southern Californian farmers markets, dishes feature ingredients such as all natural poultry and sustainable seafood prepared with savory European and Mediterranean influences. The dining room offers breathtaking views of the garden and terrace areas, compliments of the retractable glass walls. For a more intimate dining experience enjoy the private dining room located in a glass wine cellar. The chef will personally cater to every guest while they remain cozy and comfortable by the marble fireplace.

In addition to excellent dining, the Hotel Bel-Air now offers its recently launched spa, the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie where guests can relax and rejuvenate while indulging in numerous upscale treatments, such as anti-aging facials for men and women and European and Asian therapeutic massages, all performed by the highly professional and knowledgeable staff.

With its elegant mixture of grandeur and exoticness, combined with its luxurious renovations, the Hotel Bel-Air stands out as more than just a majestic retreat. Yet despite the many upgrades, one thing remains unchanged; the famous Hotel Bel Air swans can still be seen swimming in the enchanting Swan Lake – symbolizing the classic beauty and timelessness of the Hotel Bel-Air.

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