Elite Traveler Winter 2021

The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Presidential Suite BEVERLY HILLS, USA Situated at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, the iconic Beverly Wilshire is a must-visit for those with a penchant for fine dining and high-end boutiques. Since opening its doors in 1928, the hotel has been a hot spot for the rich and famous, counting Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Warren Beatty among its star-studded clientele. The best place to soak up the hotel’s history and glamour is the two- bedroom, 3,200-sq-ft Beverly Presidential Suite. Located on the ultra-private 14th floor of the Beverly Wing, the newly renovated suite is elegant and chic: think colorful modern art, contemporary furnishings and floor to ceiling windows. The spacious living room and formal dining room are made for entertaining, and the terrace is a dreamy setting for breakfast alfresco. Best feature Wraparound balcony overlooking the Hollywood Hills From $10,000 per night. Contact Joao Mateus, director of sales, joao.mateus@fourseasons.com, +1 310 858 2318, fourseasons.com

The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Presidential Suite NASHVILLE, USA

Situated in the heart of downtown Nashville, The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, prides itself on celebrating the city’s diverse arts scene and famed Southern hospitality. With over four decades of art collecting under their belts, the Pizzuti family opened the high-end hotel in 2020, adorning the walls with over 1,000 original pieces of contemporary art from their private collection. On the 20th floor, the Presidential Suite is a picture of refined elegance in shades of silver and gray. A striking Italian marble bar with seating for eight spans the open-plan kitchen; wraparound sofas are ideal for entertaining in the expansive living space; and the bathroom is floor-to-ceiling marble with a deep soaking tub. Best feature The fully restored 1920s-era Steinway grand piano with self-playing feature From $7,500 per night. Contact Lane Barnes, VIP accommodations manager, lane.barnes@thejosephnashville.com, +1 629 231 3159, thejosephnashville.com

Hotel Bel-Air, part of the Dorchester Collection, Presidential Suite LOS ANGELES, USA Tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles lies the exclusive Hotel Bel-Air — a secluded haven favored by Hollywood royalty since its opening in 1946. Part of the Dorchester Collection, this California oasis sits within a 12-acre estate complete with sprawling lake, palm tree dotted courtyards and a huge silk floss tree planted by Alfonzo Bell; the man who developed Bel Air back in the 1920s. And what better way to fully immerse yourself in the golden age of Hollywood and all its glamour than with a visit to Hotel Bel Air’s coveted Presidential Suite? Classic meets modern in this stylish space with limestone floors, natural wood ceilings, a living room with a grand piano and private dining for 10 with a chef’s kitchen to cater to your culinary needs. Best feature Infinity pool set within a spacious Spanish courtyard From $17,000 per night. Contact Jason Prost, director of sales and marketing, +1 310 887 2592, dorchestercollection.com

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