In 1900, the Amalgamated Oil Company commissioned a round of oil exploration in the area known today as Beverly Hills. After many unproductive attempts, they reorganised as the Rodeo Land and Water Company in 1906 and renamed the land Beverly Hills after Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. The city's first streets, including swanky Rodeo, were constructed in 1907.
To further stimulate development, the Beverly Hills Hotel was constructed in 1912 and became the centre of community life. Beverly Hills, the city, was incorporated in 1914. It might have been just another city outside Los Angeles, but the hotel brought a touch of elegance to the area and the movie stars of the day took notice. In 1919, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford led the wave with their redesigned hunting lodge turned mansion, named Pickfair. Hollywood’s A-list soon followed with the likes of Gloria Swanson, Will Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, John Barrymore, Buster Keaton, Clara Bow and Rudolph Valentino erecting their own mansions and estates.
The rest as they say…....Today, Beverly Hills is one of the world's most luxurious shopping areas, full of hotels you'll recognise from the movies and, of course, plenty of the rich and famous.
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Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford