BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.—Oasis West Realty, LLC, the owner of The Beverly Hilton, and Hilton Hotels Corp. announced the first new west coast Waldorf=Astoria hotel as part of their $500 million long-term plan to revitalize the nine-acre hotel property at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards in Beverly Hills.
“Bringing two legendary hotel brands together in Beverly Hills will create a new legacy of luxury for The Beverly Hilton property,” says Beny Alagem, chairman of Oasis West and owner of The Beverly Hilton. “Together, The Waldorf=Astoria Beverly Hills and The Beverly Hilton will create a one-of-a-kind hotel property that is unmatched in its diverse offerings, services and amenities for guests and residents of Beverly Hills.”
The new Waldorf=Astoria Beverly Hills will join The Beverly Hilton, which recently completed an $80 million renovation. The Beverly Hilton will be a 402-room hotel in the future and will feature new luxury rooms and an upgraded conference center. The revitalized Beverly Hilton property will be designed to achieve U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.
Resource Recycling Planned
The green program will create 4.5 acres of new open space and gardens, enhance water conservation by recapturing storm and wastewater for on-site landscape irrigation, design energy efficient indoor and outdoor lighting and implement extensive recycling and waste management programs. In addition, The Beverly Hilton is working to create an innovative environmental program partnership with Beverly Hills schools.
The LEED announcement is part of the long-term plan unveiled in April 2006 to revitalize The Beverly Hilton property. Working with the community, world-renown architects Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, Gensler and landscape architects Peter Walker & Partners, the plan has been refined to create a stronger hotel product mix by eliminating the previously proposed hotel-condo concept and replacing it with the new Waldorf=Astoria hotel. For more information on The Beverly Hilton Revitalization Plan, visit www.revitalizebeverlyhilton.com.