Esquire Approves: The Montage Beverly Hills Hotel
There’s a particular grace and elegance that the Montage Beverly Hills has about it.
Designed to emulate a Spanish estate, it comes with equal parts modern Californian sophistication and Old Hollywood charm. The décor is stately, complete with beautiful archways, colourful mosaics and murals, along with antique furnishings.
The hotel has a coveted address on Canon Drive and Wilshire Boulevard (one block from Rodeo drive), which means it’s not uncommon to find a celebrity or two enjoying a bite to eat in one of the four dining spots. While the rooftop Grill has sweeping views of the city, it is the Garden Bar that is the best for celebrity spotting – or simply to enjoy a cool drink during the heat of a Californian summer.
As the hotel is a magnet for celebrities, you’d expect all-star service. And the Montage certainly delivers that.
It boasts the largest bi-level spa in L.A, complete with therapy and mineral pools (with separate men and women’s areas). Elsewhere there is a fully-equipped gym that offers daily classes, as well as a rooftop with another pool.
Each of the 201 rooms and suites have a private patio or balcony, marble bathtubs and a separate glass-walled shower. Pillows are monogrammed with your initials (which is above and beyond) while each room comes with a tablet that controls everything from the temperature in the room to ordering room service.