The star-powered Beverly Hilton’s new collection of lushly manicured outdoor areas is an event all its own
Written by Wendy Bowman
Home to some of Hollywood’s most glam gatherings—including more than 200 annual red carpet extravaganzas—The Beverly Hilton is upping its special-occasion game with a new multimillion-dollar urban oasis. Designed as a seamless indoor-outdoor event experience, complete with fashionable furnishings and living succulent walls, The Gardens opened in June and adds extra flourish to the property’s already thriving event operations.
“We’ve always wanted a dedicated outdoor space to take full advantage of Southern California’s amazing weather, where we would be able to create unique and quintessentially ‘California’ experiences,” says Sandy Murphy, the hotel’s general manager. “The Gardens enhance the already extraordinary event experience at The Beverly Hilton—from the renowned International Ballroom that hosts the Golden Globe Awards to the other three ballrooms.”
The Gardens are designed for various occasions, including weddings, social affairs, fashion shows, launch activities, press junkets and photo shoots, as well as corporate meetings and retreats. Expect two distinctive and versatile settings: The largest space at 6,650 square feet, the alfresco Wilshire Garden features a lush green lawn and living walls boasting more than 5,000 varieties of succulent plants, and accommodates up to 600 guests at round tables or ceremony-style seating; the connecting 1,760-square-foot Secret Garden hosts up to 100 amid palm trees, cozy nooks, chic furnishings and a striking waterfall feature.
“The rich, living succulent walls make a stunning backdrop for events, and the glass doors between the Wilshire Garden and Secret Garden provide a seamless transition from one space to the other,” says Murphy. “What makes the space so unique is its versatility. It offers the perfect blank canvas for any type of event.”
“We’ve always wanted a dedicated outdoor space to take full advantage of Southern California’s amazing weather, where we would be able to create unique and quintessentially ‘California’ experiences.”
– Sandy Murphy, General Manager of The Beverly Hilton
Also new on the lineup is an expansion of the hotel’s popular Beverly Hills Collection of meeting spaces and ballrooms with the addition of the California Terrace. The 1,220-square-foot area is highlighted by a retractable wall of windows, bringing abundant light and space to the pre-function area and elegantly connecting to the Beverly Hills Ballroom.
“From high-profile celebrity galas to fast-paced corporate affairs, the hotel’s skilled team has events down to a science, from catering to operations,” says Murphy. “We already offered a wide variety of spaces, and The Gardens just expands our versatility even more…so that we truly have something for every type of event.”
THE GARDENS AT THE BEVERLY HILTON
9876 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90210
310.274.7777 | beverlyhilton.com