The Beverly Hilton | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo courtesy Beverly Hilton Hotel

The Beverly Hilton

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. 

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Photo courtesy Yamasaki Associates

Century Plaza Hotel

Designed by Minoru Yamasaki for ALCOA, the hotel opened in 1966 and illustrates Yamasaki's love of ornamentation through materials and pattern.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Estrada Courts

Painted at the height of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, the Estrada Courts murals enlivened the 1942 garden apartment complex.