Affluence abounds in Beverly Hills 90210 and its surrounding area. From the haute couture clothing in the designer shops along Rodeo Drive to the Italian Renaissance-style architecture of the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel to the Hollywood elite hobnobbing with their agents at one of the many swanky dining venues in Beverly Hills. For groups, this exclusive community delivers high-end hotels, interesting venues, fine dining and other enriching experiences.
Beverly Hills straddles the northwest edge of Los Angeles and is nine miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. Travelers can also fly into Bob Hope Airport in Burbank—also nine miles from the city center—or Long Beach Airport, a 23-minute drive.
In Downtown Los Angeles is the 720,000-square-foot Los Angeles Convention Center, but Beverly Hills meeting venues can welcome smaller group functions. The Paley Center for Media houses a number of contemporary, distinctive spaces, including the Bell Family Gallery, ideal for cocktail receptions and private dinners for 100 seated or 200 standing; the John H. Mitchell Theater with a capacity for 150; a roof garden; and the Grant A. Tinker Board of Trustees Room for 16 persons. Once construction is complete, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the historic Beverly Hills Post Office will be another world-class venue.
A stomping ground for A-list movie stars, media moguls, successful entrepreneurs and other wealthy folk, Beverly Hills boasts 5 Star accommodations and stellar service. The 569-room Beverly Hilton on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards has more than 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space and the luxurious Aqua Star Spa. Located within the famous Golden Triangle, the elegant 201-room Montage Beverly Hills combines old Hollywood glamour and modern luxury throughout and the signature restaurant, Scarpetta Beverly Hills, known for inventive Italian cuisine by Chef Scott Conant.
When it comes to dining venues in Beverly Hills, Wolfgang Puck's flagship location, Spago, continues to be a fan favorite with seasonal American cuisine and plenty of people-watching. La Dolce Vita keeps its strong following content with hearty Northern Italian staples in a cozy and inviting setting perfect for parties of up to 80; while Tiger Restaurant tempts the taste buds with sushi and savory small plates like Duck Leg with Kabocha Ravioli.
Most likely ground transportation will be arranged for groups, but when exploring on their own visitors can do so on foot or take a 40-minute narrated Beverly Hills Trolley tour of the area's art, architecture and historical landmarks (tours depart on the hour from 11 AM to 4 PM at the southeast corner of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way).
For all venues in Los Angeles, browse the LA event venue directory.