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February 05, 2014

Celebrating 100 Years of Beverly Hills

By Sasha Levine | Hotels

Celebrating 100 Years of Beverly Hills
Courtesy of Peninsula Hotels

In celebration of Beverly Hills and its centennial, five of the city’s renowned hotels will dedicate one suite to a specific decade from the past 100 years—and from March 7 to December 30, guests have the chance to experience these Suite 100s.

“So much of Beverly Hills’ history is rooted in this love affair that the entertainment industry has had with our destination,” says Julie Wagner, CEO of the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau. “Each suite personifies those relationships by focusing on the stars of each era and their influence on the most popular trends and styles.”

The suite at the Montage Beverly Hills (from $1,914; 225 N. Canon Dr.; 310-860-7800; montagebeverlyhills.com) reflects the sultry mood of 1940s noir with Art Deco–inspired furniture and authentic period touches (vintage artwork, a phonograph). Evoking the Golden Age of the 1950s, The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows suite (from $3,795; 9641 Sunset Blvd.; 310-276-2251; dorechestercollection.com) pays homage to Marilyn Monroe, with original artifacts from her estate and decor featuring black lacquer finishes, tropical prints and shag carpets.

Inspired by a mix of 1960s rebellion and refinement, L.A.-based Tom Ford Designs brings Hollywood Regency style to The Beverly Hilton (from $1,914 for the first night; 9876 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-274-7777; beverlyhilton.com). L’Ermitage Beverly Hills (from $1,914; 9291 Burton Way; 310-278-3344; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com) re-creates the ’70s disco era with nods to Andy Warhol’s Factory (a foil-lined room) and Halston (vintage clothing in the closet). And the glamour of awards seasons is manifest at The Peninsula Beverly Hills (pictured above) (from $7,000; 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.; 310-551-2888; peninsula.com), where full-length mirrors and photographic murals of a red-carpet gala adorn the suite's walls. lovebeverlyhills.com/suite100.