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Hotel Bel Air

My Mom Gave Me The Best Wedding Gift Of All, And It Didn't Cost A Dime

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich Rockman | Posted 03.31.2017 | Weddings

There’s a piece of advice my mom gave me before my wedding ― long before I was engaged, even. I’ve passed the wisdom on to other friends who mar...

Two Great Chefs, One Meal, Two Books!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Spago Chef Wolfgang Puck has always been gracious toward fellow chefs who wrote an outstanding cookbook.

Five Glam Getaways for Mother's Day

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

For a significant part of a child's life, a mother acts as a one-woman concierge, chauffeur, maid, cook, and more. So the least her offspring (with some help from dad, perhaps) can do is to return the favor, and I say take it up a notch and bring in the hotel professionals.

Hotel Bel-Air Is Restored And Reopened

Dane Steele Green | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

You can't have a hotel in L.A. and not somehow turn to the silver screen for inspiration, and this place does it in spades, but in such a way as to not look forced or faked.

Catch: A Modern Seafood Destination

Scott Bridges | Posted 01.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

I really like what Hotel Casa del Mar is doing. Between Aidan Demarest's innovative mixology and Sven Mede's seafood-laden menu, there's very good reason to be excited about Catch.

The Brunchies

Scott Bridges | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

I give you my humble awards in a handful of categories integral to a proper brunch. In the tradition of those ubiquitous award program euphemisms, here are "The Brunchies."

Two Great Chefs, Puck & Ducasse, Prepare One Great Dinner at Hotel Bel-Air!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Spago Chef Wolfgang Puck called me the morning after he catered the dinner at George Clooney's house for President Obama, and he was kind enough to detail the menu for that special evening.

L.A. Restaurant Scene is Booming!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The first few months of 2012 have proved to be a scintillating scene for the restaurant festival which is our fair city.

Princess Grace Comes to Bel-Air for Montblanc

Jay Weston | Posted 04.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

In the mid '50s, I spent several weeks on the set of Royal Wedding. Several times I was introduced to Grace Kelly on the set. Enchanted by her, as was every man. All of this came back to me yesterday at the Hotel Bel-Air.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Ingenues Celebrate Grace Kelly

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 02.27.2012 | Los Angeles

On Saturday morning, the Oscar celebrations began with Montblanc Jewelry Brunch at the Hotel Bel-Air. It was a fete fit for Hollywood -- celebrating P...

Start Valentine's Day & Mardi Gras Early With Picks From Zagat

Zagat | Posted 04.14.2012 | Los Angeles


An Insider's Look at Paramount's Golden Globes Weekend

Jay Weston | Posted 03.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

At the Friday evening party at the studio, I had an opportunity to speak to Jane Fonda about her new book, Prime Time. We discussed her conclusion that the last third of your life can be the best.

Hotel Bel Air: The Swans Stay in the Picture

David Dixon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

If Robert Evans, the infamous Hollywood producer, were to have opined on the Sultan of Brunei's renovation of the Hotel Bel Air, I imagine that his first demand would be that "the swans stay in the picture."

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air Restaurant Is Extraordinary

Jay Weston | Posted 01.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

With all of the glamour and glitz, it comes down to the food... and it's absolutely sensational in the Wolfgang Puck tradition of modern California with European and Mediterranean influences.

Hotel Bel Air Reopens... And the Swans Are Back!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The formerly somewhat dreary hotel, nestled into the woods of rustic Bel Air, has been brightened, refurbished and rebuilt to maintain its oh, so romantic atmosphere while accommodating guests in this wired age.

Famed LA Hotel Reopens After 2-Year Renovation

Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

The Hotel Bel-Air, the famed 5-star retreat in Los Angeles, is set to open on Friday following an extensive two-year renovation. The hotel is part ...

Wolfgang Puck's L.A. Food Wine Festival Is Special

Jay Weston | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

For the past 27 years I have faithfully attended and written about the Wolfgang Puck/Barbara Lazaroff "Meals on Wheels" Benefit. But this year there is a new gala.

PHOTOS: Historic Hotel Bel-Air Will Reopening Soon

Posted 08.07.2011 | Los Angeles

The Hotel Bel-Air, a six decade-old symbol of Los Angeles glamour, has announced in a press release that it will reopen its doors in October 2011. The...

Confirmed: Wolfgang Puck To Oversee All Food At Hotel Bel Air

Eater LA | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

We've just received confirmation from a creative over at the under construction Hotel Bel Air that, as surmised, once the venue reopens this fall, Wol...

Hotel Bel-Air Announces Summer 2011 Reopening

Grub Street Los Angeles | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Hotel Bel-Air has announced its plans to reopen next summer. Now that wasn't such a long, bad sleep, was it? Among all the remodeling, which fortunate...

LA Native Katharine Karabian (Beverly '97) & Luca Giovanardi Wed in Capri

The Daily Truffle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

My friend Katharine Sabine Karabian recently wed Luca Giovanardi at the Grand Hotel Quisisana in Capri. In a bold move, Katharine (who graduated from...

Own a Piece of Hollywood History

NBC Los Angeles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

KNBC Reports: In its heyday the Hotel Bel-Air was host to a bevy of rich and famous all throughout the Los Angeles area, and now much of the furni...