Since its 1928 opening, this hotel has been a celeb magnet: everyone from Elvis Presley to the Dalai Lama has stayed here. But for many people, it will always be the Pretty Woman hotel, where Richard Gere fell in love with Julia Roberts in the 1990 film.
Even if you don’t splurge on a stay here, you can still soak up the hotel’s glamour. Treat yourself to ultra-premium Wagyu steaks or a whole roasted Maine lobster with black truffle sabayon at Cut, Wolfgang Puck’s modern steakhouse. Recover from shopping on nearby Rodeo Drive and other Beverly Hills boutiques with a floral blossom, fruit, and raw sugar cane exfoliation at The Spa. Or toast the good life with cocktails served at the 18-foot/5.5-metre onyx bar at The Blvd Lounge.