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Check-in: Montage Beverly Hills

- Farah Khan, Kiwi Collection.

There’s a country club feel when you pull into the porte cochère of the Montage. Lined up are limos, Ferraris, Porsches and immaculately-kept vintage cars awaiting their riders. This is Beverly Hills after all, where the wealthy and well-known come to play and partake in therapy of the retail kind (hello, Rodeo Drive).

The property is similar to the Hotel Bel Air, but in the heart of the action. My Junior Suite included a walk-in closet, bath, shower, separate living room and a private balcony facing the Hollywood Hills. There is nothing lacking in their room service menu. Because I arrived late, I opted to stay in and watch a movie, ordering up truffle popcorn and feeling right at home, albeit more glamorous.

For a more balanced meal, visit Scarpetta for some of the best Italian in town. Then head up to the exclusive, reservation-only “£10”, an intimate whiskey bar specializing in The Macallan Single Malt, for a nightcap. Relax into one of the cozy couches or on a warmer night sit out on the beautiful balcony. Personalized service from the bartender who keeps it old school mixing drinks on a tray is what you’ll get. The cocktails come in exquisite crystal ware and are served with candied nuts—it’s all in the decadent details.

Oh, but you have kids? No sweat. The hotel has a kids club. Activities keep the children busy, so parents can shop and sip. They also arrange movie nights on the rooftop and slumber parties.

Speaking of slumber parties, even if you live in Beverly Hills, book yourself in for an adult one—this place makes the perfect staycation.

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