Beverly Hilton


The Beverly Hilton

JFK called this elegant hotel the "western White House."

Place Details


9876 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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The intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards is graced with the crisp lines of this mid-century luxury hotel.

Painted a familiar shade of Welton Becket's favored color, marshmallow white, the building was called the "western White House" by President John F. Kennedy.

Its 570 rooms and enormous International Ballroom have welcomed many celebrities to events including the Golden Globe Awards and Academy Award nominee luncheon.

Although the private balconies were originally divided by brightly colored panels, the building's exterior remains fairly intact. In 2007, the historic Tiki bar Trader Vic's was closed and reopened as a poolside lounge. 

Marvin Rand | Beverly Hilton
Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives
Chris Nichols Collection | 1964.
Chris Nichols Collection | Rendering of Beverly Hilton
Chris Nichols Collection
Jim McHugh | new hotel...Parking for 1