Bel Air News
Hotel Bel-Air Reopens
By Aaron Jones
Oct 25, 2011 - 8:43:38 AM

BEL AIR—After a 24-month renovation, The Hotel Bel-Air reopened its doors on October 14. Two world-famous design teams were tapped by Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection, to oversee the restoration. The iconic, luxury hotel will be offering a limited, special preview rate of $595 for rooms. It will be in effect until December 29.

Presidential suite. Photo courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air.

The hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei’s Dorchester Collection,  is being ushered into the present in this remodel with many improvements, including the addition of a presidential suite. The world-famous Spanish architecture is to remain, along with the unmistakable “Bel-Air Pink,” while design themes inspired by the decades of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s present a new air of timeless sophistication befitting such a legendary and historic structure.

The presidential suite, starting at $13,500 a night, has 6,775 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. It offers dining to accommodate 10 guests, a full chef’s kitchen, a study, a grand piano and a private pool in its own private Spanish courtyard. In addition, a new WiFi network has been installed, ensuring that any and all mobile devices will be able to run at optimal capability.

Also added is a 12,000-square-foot building containing a state-of-the-art fitness studio with three open lofts and double-sided fireplaces with high ceilings. This building also contains a 4,134-square-foot spa by La Prairie featuring seven treatment rooms and a private couples room.

The dining venue, which will be known as Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, will be overseen by the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and will focus on modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences.

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