Beverly Hills Hotel to be designated historic landmark

bevhillshotel.jpg If those walls could talk, eh? The one-hundredth year birthday celebration is capped off on Wednesday with a shindig that commemorates the hotel's landmark status - the first such designation under the city's historic preservation ordinance. (As Curbed LA notes, it's too bad that dozens of great old buildings had been torn down before the ordinance went into effect.) Wednesday will be Beverly Hills Hotel Day, as proclaimed by the mayor, and they'll be unearthing a 1993 time capsule that includes a framed invitation to the hotel's first party in 1912, a Tony Curtis drawing on one of the hotel's napkins, and one of Milton Berle's cigars. The place is still owned by the Brunai Investment Agency and managed by the Dorchester Collection.Below is a video of the employees from a few months back.

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