Hotel Bel-Air to Close due to Major Renovation

Major refurbishment expected to take 18-24 months

By: By Lisette Mejia

Hotel Bel Air to Close // (c) 2009

 Hotel Bel Air

Hotel Bel-Air, an iconic California property rich in Hollywood lore, will close Sept. 30 while it undergoes a major refurbishment expected to take 18-24 months.

The extensive update will include renovation of the hotel’s 91 rooms and suites, its restaurant and private dining rooms as well as the famed Champagne Bar. Under the direction of appointed interior designers David Rockwell and Alexandra Champalimaud, much of the investment will be technological in the efforts to modernize bedrooms and public areas.

Clients can anticipate the hotel to reopen with 12 new villas to be constructed within the hotel’s 12-acre grounds, best known for its beautiful and exotic gardens. A spa consisting of seven treatment rooms and three junior spa suites will also open.

“The renovation project will revitalize the hotel and bring it up to date. Our guests absolutely love this hotel, as it is a home away from home, and our vision for the newly refurbished Hotel Bel-Air is to create somewhere that will enchant both local residents and international travelers,” said Tim Lee, general manager, who will oversee the project.