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Beverly Hills Hotel

8 Iconic Hotels That Have Inspired Beloved Songs

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Oyster

There are some hotel names you just know, whether you've ever stayed at the hotel or not. These iconic spots can be famous for a variety of reasons: t...

Boycott of the Pink Palace: The True Story

James Duke Mason | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
James Duke Mason

It may very well be the case that the Sultan doesn't care about the boycott and that it doesn't have a monetary impact on him. But that's not the point. We're doing it because it is the right thing to do, and if that means we may never go back to the hotel so long as we live, then so be it.

Max Mutchnick's Ugly Little Salad

Blair Fell | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Blair Fell

Do we really need tone-deaf shallowness coming from the heroic gay co-creator of one of the most significant and impactful gay comedies on television? For fluffy pancakes?

The Pro-Gay Reason John Legend Dropped Out Of A Hollywood Party In His Honor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Singer John Legend is the latest celebrity to join a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel after the hotel's owner, Brunei leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah...

Could NYC's Plaza Hotel Come Under Anti-Gay New Ownership?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE Aug. 19: A spokesperson for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed the original Wall Street Journal report in an email cited by Reuters. "Neither ...

Lauren Bacall, Too ...

John Mauceri | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

Inadvertent angels come in many sizes and shapes. They are not always angels of mercy, and -- as many can attest -- Lauren Bacall was no Mother Teresa. And yet there was at least one lesson to be learned from knowing her a little.

Kim Kardashian Weighs In On Anti-Gay Hotel Owner

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Kim Kardashian is speaking out on the boycott launched against the Beverly Hills Hotel after the hotel's owner, Brunei leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah,...

The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Dangers of Keyboard Activism

Rose McGowan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Rose McGowan

While I applaud those who are raising their voices against the Sultan of Brunei and his country's implementation of Sharia Law, I think there's an opportunity being missed. I'd love for those boycotting to be lions that roar at Brunei, not little mice that squeak at a hotel chain.

Joe Satran

Actress Rose McGowan Hosts 'Gay-In' At Boycotted Beverly Hills Hotel

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As the sky dimmed to periwinkle on Wednesday evening, the bright pink Beverly Hills Hotel, normally resplendent around sunset, looked deeply melanchol...

5 Very Stylish Reasons to Visit Beverly Hills in 2014

Karin E. Baker | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Karin E. Baker

Unique and gorgeous, each has a theme, such as film noir, the golden age inspired by Marilyn Monroe, high-gloss 1970s glamour, a stylishly sophisticated view of the 1960s, and the birth of modern glamour.

Why Calls for Boycotts Always Hurt The Wrong People

Lynda Bekore | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

American hotel workers are not highly paid to begin with, and they deserve a lot better than a bunch of celebrity reactionaries preventing them from doing their jobs.

Why Celebrities Are Boycotting This Iconic Hotel

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ellen Degeneres and Jay Leno are among a group of protesters boycotting the iconic, century-old Beverly Hills Hotel. The establishment, once frequente...

Brunei's Sharia Law Will Be Rewarded by Obama's Fast-Track Trade Deal

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Rewarding Brunei, the first East Asian nation to follow in the footsteps of Taliban-era Afghanistan by stoning gays to death, will send a grotesque message to the world.

Government Hypocrisy

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
SidneyAnne Stone

I understand that politics is a complicated game but, in the spirit of full disclosure and transparency, isn't it better to just say what these things are really all about? Wouldn't we be more trusting of our politicians? I may not like it but, quite frankly, I don't like this either.

Fighting Back Against Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Laws

Katherine Spillar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Katherine Spillar

Much of Hollywood's money goes to the Beverly Hills Hotel as it's a popular spot for conferences, galas, award ceremonies and fundraisers. However, the tony hotel is part of the Dorchester Collection, a hotel group owned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, dictator of the Southeast Asian nation, Brunei.

Why LGBT Groups Are NOT Happy With This Famous Hotel

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Beverly Hills Hotel has become the subject of a boycott by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist groups after the owner, and lead...

My Friendship With Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer: How They Buried the Hatchet

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In My Friendship with Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal: How They Buried the Hatchet, I explain how I convinced both men to sit down for a joint interview. Getting these literary lions together with their claws not protruding was not easy.

London Hotel Denies Gay Couple Pre-Booked Double Room, Offers Them Single Beds Instead

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay British couple claims a London hotel denied them a pre-booked double room because of their sexuality. As the BBC reports, the pair claims th...

Does The Beverly Hills Hotel Have Ties To 'State-Sponsored Homophobia'?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Things aren’t looking too bright for the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel. On Feb. 13, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) r...

HOT HOT HEAT

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

With temperatures soaring into the hundreds, we all need to cool off. While taking refuge in a movie theatre (perhaps at one of the Arclight's 21+ ...

PHOTOS: Beverly Hills Hotel Given A Very Special Honor

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 06.27.2012 | Los Angeles

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

New Book Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Beverly Hills Hotel

Jay Weston | Posted 07.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, The First 100 Years tells the inside story of what makes this city and this hotel a mecca for the ambitious, the rich and striving-to-be rich and famous of the entire world.

Oscars For The Rest Of Us

2011-02-22-marpoplogoweb1.jpg | Posted 02.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of Marpop. By Mar Yvette Forget those ridiculously self-important Oscar parties going on around town. You’re not invited ...

Retracing Marilyn's Footsteps In LA (PHOTOS)

2011-02-22-marpoplogoweb1.jpg | Mar Yvette | Posted 01.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of MarPop By Mar Yvette It's been nearly five decades since Marilyn Monroe passed away, but she remains one of the most...

Lucy Blodgett

Michael Gross Takes On The Platinum Triangle

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 12.31.2011 | Los Angeles

Real estate is "the contemporary version of pornography, drugs, sex, rock and roll -- a subject of obsessive fascination," said author and chronicler of all things social Michael Gross in a sit-down interview.