If you’re a fan of Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe, you might enjoy staying at a bungalow themed around her in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. The historic bungalows at The Beverly Hills Hotel are undergoing a comprehensive restoration, and five of them feature design elements inspired by famous guests who have stayed at the hotel over the past century.
Bungalow 1, the Marilyn-themed one, incorporates aspects of the late star’s life and includes whimsical elements reflective of her most celebrated movie roles. Described as “glamorous and youthful,” this bungalow was a personal favourite of Marilyn Monroe, and it reflects the southern California lifestyle she enjoyed and loved when she stayed there.
It has curvy furniture, bright and abstract floor coverings, colourful travertine stones and gold-leafed ceilings. Strong Jean Michel Frank influences pay homage to her use of his designs in her own home, including the extensive use of parchment to envelop aspects of each room. They can also avail of Marilyn’s Menu, available via in-room dining, which is inspired by an interview that appeared in the 1952 issue of Pageant Magazine in which she revealed her favourite foods.
Guests can enjoy a Chanel N°5 fragrance bar and bath amenities, a library featuring classic Marilyn Monroe films and books, including Some like it Hot and Gentleman Prefer Blondes. They will be treated to the ‘Marilyn Monroe Champagne Bath Bubble Experience,’ featuring a Some Like it Hot bubble bath, bath pillow, wooden back brush, bath mitt and a bottle of Dom Perignon.
In total, 21 bungalows at the hotel are being redesigned as part of the restoration programme, which will be completed by July 2019. First introduced in 1915 to accommodate families who wanted more space and privacy, the iconic bungalows remain an important part of the hotel’s character. The other four bungalows inspired by famous past guests include ones themed around Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes and Charlie Chaplin.
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