The Beverly Hills Hotel, known for its celebrity clientele like Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, is getting another claim to fame.

The Pink Palace has just been named the City of Beverly Hills' first Historic Landmark. Fittingly, the accolade comes as the hotel celebrates its 100th anniversary. The hotel was erected in 1912, before Beverly Hills was even officially founded as a city. Since then, it has become an icon, housing the Hollywood jet set and entertaining thousands of visitors a year.

The ceremony to celebrate the distinction of Historic Landmark will be held on September 12, when a historic time capsule from 1993 will be opened. Rumored artifacts include a cigar from Milton Berle and drawings from a frequent celebrity guest. A new time capsule -- with contents unknown -- will also be planted, and the Mayor's office will issue a proclamation declaring September 12 to be "Beverly Hills Hotel Day."

Celebrate the hotel's history with a look back at images from the past 100 years.

Many images are courtesy of the upcoming book, "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson.

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  • 1912

    1912: Hollywood Hotel former manager Margaret Anderson builds the Beverly Hills Hotel for $500,000 with architect Elmer Grey.

  • 1912

    1912: Opening Party of The Beverly Hills Hotel <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1914

    1914: Beverly Hills becomes an incorporated city. (Image circa 1912) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1915: The first five of the hotel's private bungalows are built. (Image circa 1912.) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1919

    1919: Douglas Fairbanks buys a lodge and expands it into "Pickfair" house with his love Mary Pickford, above the hotel.

  • 1923

    1923: The front lawn of the Beverly Hills Hotel. <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1928

    1928: Interstate Company of New York buys the hotel from Margaret Anderson. <em>Image courtesy of Facebook.</em>

  • 1933

    1933: With the economy devastated by the Great Depression, the hotel closes in April. (Drawing circa 1911)

  • 1934

    1934: Bank of America reopens the hotel under trusteeship in February. Image circa 1925.

  • 1937

    1937: Cesar Romero and Carole Lombard sharing a moment at The Beverly Hills Hotel. <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1938

    1938: The Beverly Hills Hotel pool and sandy beach. <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1939

    1939: William "Hernando" Courtright, Bank of America's then vice president, is chosen to oversee the hotel's liquidation, and becomes the hotel's longtime manager. (Image circa 1954)

  • 1942

    1942: Courtright buys the hotel with friends Loretta Young, Irene Dunne, Harry Warner and Joe Schnitzer, and renames the El Jardin restaurant as the Polo Lounge in honor of polo players. (Photo circa 2012) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1942

    1942: Billionaire Howard Hughes moves into the bungalows, staying there on and off for 30 years. (image circa 1940s)

  • 1948

    1948: The hotel is painted pink, dubbed the "Pink Palace," as part of a redesign during the 1940s by African-American architect Paul Williams that includes the Crescent Wing and Fountain Coffee Room. (Image circa early 1950's)

  • 1949

    1949: Rita Hayworth marries Prince Aly Khan. The star is photographed at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool here in the 1940's. <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1954

    1954: Detroit real estate magnate Ben L. Silberstein buys the hotel. (Image of The Fountain Room circa 2012) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1955

    1955: Receiving a phone call at the pool has always been a hallmark of exclusivity at The Beverly Hills Hotel. <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1957

    1957: Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall's film "Designing Woman" is shot at hotel's pool, Cabana Club. <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1959: Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand stay in bungalows 20, 21 while filming "Let's Make Love."

  • 1978

    1978: Neil Simon's "California Suite," starring Maggie Smith and Bill Cosby, uses the hotel as a set. (Image of Neil Simon circa 1966.)

  • 1979

    1979: Silberstein's daughters Muriel Slatkin and Seema Boesky inherit the hotel after their father dies. (Image circa 2012) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1985

    1985: Seema Boesky and her husband Ivan Boesky gain control of the hotel. Ivan Boesky is indicted by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading a year later. (Image circa 2012) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1986

    1986: Denver oil executive Marvin Davis purchases the hotel. (Davis with Joan Collins circa 2000.)

  • 1987

    1987: The hotel is bought by the Brunei Investment Agency. (The agency's luxury hotel properties now belong to the Dorchester Collection.)

  • 1992

    1992: The hotel closes in December for a $100 million restoration. (Image circa 2012) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 1995

    1995: The hotel reopens that June. (Photo circa 2012) <em>This photo is courtesy of "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows - The First 100 Years" by Robert S. Anderson, Official Historian for The Beverly Hills Hotel, publication date May 2012.</em>

  • 2012

    2012: The Beverly Hills Hotel celebrates its centennial.