Hollywood 1950's glamour collides with family-friendly delights at LA classic, the Hotel Bel-Air, home of the infamous Swan Lake.
A vintage Los Angeles institution, the Hotel Bel-Air is an excellent family-friendly option in the city of angels. With a newly glowing façade thanks to a massive recent renovation the hotel is now offering, amongst other goodies, the wonderful “Bel-Air basket.” A picnic basket designed by Wolfgang Puck himself comes loaded with a la carte delights such as a grilled chicken “Santorini” salad, a burrata and prosciutto di parma sandwich, house-made soft Bavarian pretzels and cupcakes. Neatly packed with a blanket, thermos, and wine, this a wonderful way to enjoy some sunshine next to the hotel’s infamous Swan Lake and its three resident swans, Athena, Chloe and Hercules.
For You -
The architectural blend of Spanish-colonial design and 1930’s Hollywood glamour results in a lavish and super-luxe stay, whether you take a room or one of the hotel’s seven exclusive suites. At the hotel’s Spa by La Prairie there is a gorgeous mosaic steam room for relaxing, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, endless sumptuous treatments and rooms for couples. Wolfgang Puck’s sensational Hotel Bel-Air restaurant will delight – it’s true foodie heaven.
For Them +
Little Royal’s Tea is a kiddie’s tea hour on Friday and Saturday afternoons that includes raspberry linzer cookies, cream-filled chocolate-dipped wafer cones and hand-picked, dried chamomile tea. iPads are available in the restaurant and by the pool for children to play games on (ideal unless you have a ban on computers at meal times,) while the surrounding 12 acres of garden are ripe for exploration. Rooms come with little bathrobes, plus girls are given a lip-gloss on arrival and boys receive sunglasses. Treasure hunts can be arranged on request.
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