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Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 01/17/2018
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For over a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the spot for Hollywood's brightest lights, the ultimate beacon of glamour. She greets you like a movie star from the moment you pass the iconic signage.

9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills , CA 90210
Phone: (310) 276-2251
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 34.0817957
Lon: -118.4133946

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 3
Evidence: 0
Resources: 6
Retrievals: 8179
Vistor Rating: 0.0
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The Beverly Hills Hotel, also called The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, is located on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. One of the world's best-known hotels, it is closely associated with Hollywood film stars, rock stars and celebrities. The hotel has 210 guest rooms and suites, and 23 bungalows, each designed in the signature pink and green colors which are a trademark of the hotel.

The Beverly Hills Hotel was established in May 1912, before the city's existence. The original owners were Margaret J. Anderson, a wealthy widow, and her son, Stanley S. Anderson, who had been managing the Hollywood Hotel. The original hotel was designed by Pasadena architect Elmer Grey, in the Mediterranean Revival style. From 1928 to 1932, the hotel was owned by the Interstate Company. In 1941, Hernando Courtright, the vice president of the Bank of America, purchased the hotel with friends including Irene Dunne, Loretta Young and Harry Warner. Courtright established the Polo Lounge, which was for many years the premier dining spot in Los Angeles, hosting luminaries such as the Rat Pack, Humphrey Bogart and Marlene Dietrich. Courtright paid for a significant renovation in the late forties, during which the hotel was first painted its famous pink color in 1948, to match that period's country club style. The following year, architect Paul Williams added the Crescent Wing.

The strict resident owner of The Beverly Hills Hotel from 1954 until his death in 1979 was former Detroit real estate magnate Ben L. Silberstein. In 1986, Marvin Davis bought the Hotel from Silberstein's sons-in-law Burt Slatkin and Ivan F. Boesky. On December 30, 1992, the hotel closed for a complete restoration, reopening in 1995. Since 1996 it has been run as part of the Dorchester Collection belonging to the Sultan of Brunei. In 2012, the hotel was named the first historic landmark in Beverly Hills, and two new Presidential Bungalows were added.

The song "Hotel California" by the American rock band Eagles is slightly based on the folklore behind the hotel. The cover of the band's album of the same name features a photo of the hotel itself.

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Actor Peter Finch had a heart attack in the lobby of this hotel 1977, and it's rumored that he still hangs around. While it's possible he's still here, it is believed that comedian and harpist Harpo Marx and Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff haunt here, still making posthumous music.

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3084 08/04/2019 sdonley The apparition of Peter Finch has been seen.
3085 08/04/2019 sdonley The apparition of Harpo Marx has been seen and heard.
3086 08/04/2019 sdonley The apparition of Sergei Rachmaninoff has been seen and heard.

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Wikipedia Entry
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A night at the vacant Beverly Hills Hotel
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Beverly Hills Hotel - Hotels - Love Beverly Hills
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The Beverly Hills Hotel offers the glamorous ambiance of Hollywood's Golden Age. Set on 12 lush acres, this hotel has been a celebrity hot spot since 1912.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
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The Beverly Hills Hotel Celebrity Boycott—Who Is It Really Hurting?
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