The bar at the Hotel Bel Air. I love the way the place makes you feel like you’re miles away from a big city.
Once a playground for the likes of Mses Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, Hotel Bel-Air offers Hollywood regency for a new era – a 12-acre paradise in the exclusive neighbourhood of Bel-Air, built high in the canyons of Los Angeles. 483 specimen trees and more than 4,000 plants surround paths that weave through the tropical hotel grounds, and the signature oval-shaped pool is tucked away in a tranquil setting framed by hanging palms and cascading blooms – the perfect spot to relax and savour every moment. The hotel’s Swan Lake suite has been a favourite among celebrities for many years (Messrs Gene Kelly, Cary Grant and Richard Nixon to name a few), offering maximum privacy with discreet access to the restaurant and pool without having to pass through the main hotel spaces.