Contents 1 History 1.1 Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria and Measure H 1.2 Beverly Hills Measure HH 2 Notable events 3 See also 4 References 5 External links


History[edit] Conrad Hilton opened the Beverly Hilton in 1955.[2] Architect Welton Becket designed the hotel as a showpiece with 582 rooms.[3] Since 1961, the hotel's International Ballroom has hosted the Golden Globe Award ceremony, presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.[4] In 1975, 50% of the property was sold to Prudential Insurance Company forming a partnership with the Hilton Hotels Corporation. The partnership sold the hotel to entertainer and businessman Merv Griffin for $100.2 million in December 1987.[5] The Beverly Hilton had completed a $35 million renovation prior to Griffin's purchase. The hotel was Griffin's second choice, as he had expressed an interest in buying the 260-room Beverly Hills Hotel, which had recently been sold to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei for $200 million by a group headed by Denver oilman Marvin Davis.[6] Griffin owned the hotel from 1987 to 2003, during which time its reputation faded as maintenance was deferred and competition increased. In 2003, Griffin sold the Beverly Hilton for $130 million to Beny Alagem, co-founder of Packard Bell Electronics, through his company Oasis West Realty.[7] Commemorating its 50th anniversary, an ambitious $80 million renovation by architecture firm Gensler began in conjunction with Hilton Hotels, which has managed the property since it opened.[8] The renovation reduced the number of rooms to 570, which feature 42-inch plasma high-definition televisions and Bose Wave radios. The rooms also have ample work spaces, reflecting a change at the hotel, which long catered mostly to leisure travelers, into a property where business travelers constitute 80 percent of the clientele. The meeting spaces and the International Ballroom—where the Golden Globes ceremony is held—were also renovated.[8] On February 11, 2012, singer Whitney Houston died in her bathtub in Suite 434. Hotel management has since renovated the room.[9] Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria and Measure H[edit] In April 2006, owners unveiled plans for a $500-million expansion to the Beverly Hilton property. The plans require an amendment to the Beverly Hills general plan's three-story height limit in order to build two 13-story condominium towers and a 15-story condo hotel, where rooms would be rented to guests when their owners are away. One intent of the owner's plan was "to position the upgraded hotel as a less-expensive 4½-star alternative to nearby five-star rivals such as the Peninsula."[10] Two new three-story buildings on Wilshire Boulevard would house 96 guest rooms and shops. The Beverly Hilton will be renovated into a smaller, 402-room hotel, renamed the Beverly Hilton Oasis.[10] A 120-room Waldorf-Astoria Beverly Hills hotel, designed by Gensler with interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon, will be included in the project.[11] The Waldorf-Astoria Beverly Hills will be the first new hotel for the brand on the West Coast. The Beverly Hilton and the Waldorf-Astoria would be separate premises, with both operated and managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation.[12] The Beverly Hills City Council approved the $500 million project by a 3-2 vote. Local resident opponents led by a group called Citizens Right to Decide Committee gathered enough signatures to place the referendum (Measure H) on the November 4, 2008, ballot with the argument that "It's Just Too Big." Measure H authorized the Beverly Hills City Council to amend the city's general plan to allow a "luxury hotel, condominiums and open space" to be built on the site of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Resolution No. 08-R-12601, “Resolution of the Council of the City of Beverly Hills amending the General Plan to enable the revitalization of the Beverly Hilton Hotel site with a new Luxury Hotel, Condominiums, and Open Space,” Los Angeles County election officials reported a week after the vote that local Measure H was losing by 68 votes, with provisional ballots yet to be counted. On December 2, 2008, Proposal H passed by 129 votes with over 15,000 cast.[13] In April 2014, Oasis West Realty, owner of The Beverly Hilton and Hilton Worldwide announced that Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will be built at the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards, adjacent to the hotel. The 12-story, 170-room Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills was designed by architecture firm Gensler with interior designer by Pierre-Yves Rochon. The hotel also features a monumental stainless steel sculpture titled 'SWAY' which was designed and fabricated by sculptor Nick Petronzio. Additionally, The Waldorf Astoria will have an upscale restaurant open to the public and stores including: jeweler Graff Diamonds, a Waldorf Astoria Spa meeting space and a ballroom that will hold up to 200 people. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is slated to open in 2017.[11][14] Beverly Hills Measure HH[edit] Measure HH (or the Hilton Condominium Tower initiative) was a November 2016 ballot initiative to allow Oasis West Realty to build a 37-story condominium tower on the Beverly Hilton site. The initiative was rejected by Beverly Hills voters, with nearly 56% voting no.[15]


Notable events[edit] Golden Globe Awards since 1961[3] Gracie Awards presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, since 1975[16] Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party[3] Richard Nixon's "last press conference", in which he lashed out at the media following his defeat in the 1962 California governor's race. U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator John Edwards was videotaped visiting Rielle Hunter, during his extramarital affair scandal. American singer and actress Whitney Houston died at the hotel on February 11, 2012 after accidentally drowning while in the bathtub of her suite.[17]


See also[edit] Greater Los Angeles portal Hilton Worldwide


References[edit] ^ http://delwebbsuncitiesmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/1955-1956.pdf ^ "About The Beverly Hilton - 5 Star Hotels in Beverly Hills | Beverly Hills, CA". www.beverlyhilton.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10.  ^ a b c Yamato, Jen (January 20, 2017). "Inside the Beverly Hilton, the home of the Golden Globes and the hardest working hotel in Hollywood". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 30 January 2017.  ^ Butler, Don (9 May 2008). "Beverly Hilton recaptures lustre of its glory days". The Leader-Post. Regina, Saskatchewan. Postmedia News. Retrieved 6 November 2015. And the Golden Globe Awards have been handed out in its swanky International Ballroom since 1961  ^ The Associated Press (25 December 1987). "Company News". The New York Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ Adelson, Andrea (17 November 1987). "Beverly Hilton Sold Once More". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ "Merv Griffin inks agreement to sell Beverly Hilton hotel". USA Today. Associated Press. 8 December 2003. Retrieved 7 June 2013.  ^ a b Sharkey, Joe (7 June 2005). "Does a 42-Inch Plasma TV Justify a 4-Star Hotel Price?". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ Kennedy, Garrick (8 February 2013). "What will happen to the room Whitney Houston died in?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ a b Vincent, Roger (1 April 2006). "Beverly Hilton Plans $500-Million Expansion". Los Angeles Times. p. C1. Retrieved 14 January 2013.  ^ a b Vincent, Roger (10 April 2014). "Checking in to grandeur". Los Angeles Times.  ^ "New Waldorf=Astoria Hotel To Join The Beverly Hilton As Part Of A Long-Term Revitalization Of Hotel Property" (Press release). Hilton Worldwide. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ "City of Beverly Hills Location of Proposed Hilton Hotel, Measure H (November 2008)". Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ Christensen, Kim (September 2, 2016). "Beverly Hills mayor, developers tangle over Hilton high-rise plan". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 September 2016.  ^ Robb, David (2016-11-09). "Wanda Group Beats Hilton In Beverly Hills Ballot Measure Battle". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-15.  ^ Seikaly, Andrea (May 21, 2014). "Gracie Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 30, 2017.  ^ Randy Lewis (11 February 2012). "Whitney Houston was to attend Clive Davis' party tonight". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 


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