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Hotel Bel-Air taking reservations for autumn reopening

June 03, 2011|By Valli Herman | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • Rendering of a new black-and-white themed guest room at Hotel Bel-Air, designed by Alexandra Champalimaud.
Rendering of a new black-and-white themed guest room at Hotel Bel-Air,… (Dorchester Collection )

Closed for a two-year renovation, the luxury hideaway Hotel Bel-Air is planning to reopen in October with more rooms, amenities and broader food and beverage operations, all controlled by the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. Plus of course, higher room rates. The storied Los Angeles hotel had originally been expected to reopen in July.

It will make its debut with 103 guest rooms, including 12 new canyon-view rooms designed by Montreal’s Alexandra Champalimaud.  In addition, a new building features a fitness studio, loft-style guest rooms and a 4,134-square-foot Spa by La Prairie.

Rockwell Group, a New York-based architecture and design firm, has redesigned the hotel’s bar, restaurant, terrace, grand ballroom and executive boardroom. Capitalizing on the lush Bel-Air location, many of the additions take advantage of the outdoors and encourage more interactions in public spaces.

Guest rooms will include more green- and high-tech amenities, and most offer larger bathrooms, a separate shower and bath, and heated floors.

Room rates, which started at $395 per night before the renovation, now begin at  $565. But the new rates include a $100 dining credit until Dec. 29. The hotel is accepting advance reservations for the guest rooms, spa and restaurant.

Info: Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles; (310) 472-1211.

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