March 13, 1986 |
L'Ermitage Hotel, one of America's most highly rated inns and a favorite Los Angeles-area resting spot for celebrities and wealthy businessmen, has been forced to seek bankruptcy protection because of the continuing financial problems of its principal owner, Severyn Ashkenazy. According to court records, the Ashkenazy concern that owns the luxury-suite hotel, a partnership known as 9289 Burton Co., filed a petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
February 18, 1985 |
Take the soap, for example. (And many guests will.) The well-known sliver has melted into hotel history, and now two plump beige ovals of French milled soap sit pristine on a small rattan tray. Sharing the tray are trial-size bottles of shampoo and bath gel, a bottle of Givenchy for Gentlemen and that traditional hotel amenity--the plastic shower cap. Take the beige terry robes, trimmed in brown, folded on the long marble dressing table.
May 29, 1998 |
Not many people bother to measure the length of their pool towels. But at the new L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, guests can rest assured that the thick towels draped across the dozen or so pool-side chaise lounges are "the longest pool towels in the country," according to General Manager Jack Naderkhani. In the luxury hotel business, in which hoteliers pamper wealthy clients with every imaginable service and gimmick, no detail or amenity is too small to overlook or brag about.
July 16, 1998 |
The Beverly Hills hotel L'Ermitage has emerged from a radical make-over that turned the once-stodgy hideaway into a fabulously chic luxury hotel (at least from the looks of the lobby and public rooms). If you pull that taupe Armani from the closet, you'll fit right in to the minimalist decor. The bar, with its groupings of chairs upholstered in a palette of browns and taupe, is understated and elegant.
June 21, 1986
NBC has turned to the American Film Institute to find new TV writers. The network on Friday announced that it will sponsor a Summer TV Writers Workshop that will culminate in a one-hour prime-time showcase in July, 1987. In making the announcement along with other network and AFI officials, NBC Entertainment President Brandon Tartikoff cited a shortage of good television writers.