The Beverly Hilton Awarded Four Stars By 2013 Forbes Travel Guide

The Beverly Hilton Named Forbes Four-Star Hotel for Sixth Straight Year

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February 28, 2013

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - For the sixth year in a row, The Beverly Hilton was honored in the 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide by Forbes Travel Guide, an annual ratings designation which has been the gold standard for hospitality excellence since the company's founding in 1958 as Mobil Travel Guide. Only 226 hotel properties in the world were awarded Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide; the 2013 award winners are showcased on Startle.com, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide."We are so pleased to once again receive this distinguished award from Forbes," said Sandy Murphy, General Manager of The Beverly Hilton. "We strive to provide a superior experience for our guests, and this award is a true testament to the efforts of our staff."

Opened in 1955 by distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton is nestled in the epicenter of the entertainment industry, where Beverly Hills meets Hollywood. Instantly recognizable by its retro exterior - a nod to its mid-century architectural style designed by Welton Beckett - the interior and guest rooms have undergone several significant design updates to suit the modern discerning traveler.

Spanning almost nine acres, the property's 569 guest rooms offer luxury amenities and evoke the best of relaxed California living with panoramic city views and inviting indoor/outdoor living spaces. Overlooking the iconic Aqua Star Pool at The Beverly Hilton are Circa 55 Restaurant and Trader Vic's Lounge, where Hollywood starlets, guests, and locals alike enjoy the famed cuisine. Also located on the pool level is the Aqua Star Beauty Spa by BABOR, which is the first BABOR branded beauty spa in the United States.

The Beverly Hilton manages events and meetings from conception to execution with full-service teams in catering, production and technology. The meticulously re-engineered International Ballroom, where the Golden Globes are held, can accommodate any event as it boasts the most advanced technology in the nation.

"The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world's finest hotels, restaurants and spas," said Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. "By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities."

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings. To view the complete list of 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners, visit www.startle.com/forbes-travel-guide-star-award-winners/2013-star-award-winners.

About Forbes Travel Guide and Startle.com
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide and originator of the prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications, has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. The information gathered from the inspectors' visits can be found along with content by curated hospitality experts, tastemakers, Forbes Travel Guide editors and correspondents at Startle.com, online home of Forbes Travel Guide.

About The Beverly Hilton
Opened in 1955 by distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton, a Forbes Four-Star hotel, combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Nestled at the crossroads of the iconic Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 569-room hotel features 101 suites including nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection. With more than 60,000 square feet of indoor and open-air event space, The Beverly Hilton boasts the most technologically advanced meeting space of its kind in the country. The hotel's renowned International Ballroom plays host to glamorous annual events include the Golden Globe Awards Show Oscar Nominee Lunchone, Pre-Grammy Gala, and the Milken Institute's Global Conference. The legendary Aqua Star Pool is Beverly Hills' largest pool and is the setting for numerous recognizable photo shoots. The adjoining Aqua Star Beauty Spa by BABOR offers red carpet-ready treatments in a secluded setting. Circa 55 restaurant entices guests with locally-sourced cuisine in a stylish setting overlooking the pool, while Trader Vic's Lounge, a Hollywood staple for generations, offers a lively scene with Polynesian flair. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhilton.com or call 310.274.7777.

Contact

Natalie Bond
Murphy O'Brien (for The Beverly Hilton)
+1 310 586 7104
nbond@murphyobrien.com

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