Hotel Bel-Air – operated by Dorchester Collection - will re-open in October after 24 months of extensive refurbishment and redesign.
The new Hotel Bel-Air website now provides access to never-before-seen digital renderings which portray the thoughtful restoration; a collaborative effort
between two internationally renowned design teams, Alexandra Champalimaud and Rockwell Group.
“We are so excited to re-open Hotel Bel-Air,” said general manager Tim Lee.
“We hope our new and returning guests will be comforted by our attention to detail in restoring the beloved iconic elements while adding contemporary touches that will elevate the guest experience.
“We are proud of our efforts and believe Hotel Bel-Air will continue to rank as one of the best hotels in the world.”
The hotel has always been known for its individuality and great care was taken to keep much of the hotel’s originality.
The familiar Spanish Colonial architecture splashed in “Bel-Air Pink” is still present while a new generation of Bel-Air aesthetic is reflected through different design themes representing the glamorous eras of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s conveyed in a fresh, youthful and elegant manner.
The hotel will re-open this autumn with a total of 103 guestrooms and suites, featuring 12 new accommodations, built into the hillside offering sweeping canyon views, expansive sliding glass walls, outdoor fireplaces and spacious decks with private spa pools.
Most of the guestrooms and suites will have larger bathrooms with separate shower and bath, and heated floors. In addition, there will be seven individually designed specialty suites including the famed Grace Kelly Suite and a new Presidential Suite compound with 6,775 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space.
The signature Bel-Air swans have remained at Swan Lake during the entirety of the restoration process, enjoying a new circulation pump giving them the clearest water to glide in. The installation of the new pumps will save Los Angeles 1.5 million gallons of water a year.