Live Like a Mogul in a Howard Hughes-Inspired Hotel Bungalow

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The Beverly Hills Hotel has been pleasing guests since opening in 1912 (Photo by Freddy Sherman)

Beverly Hills Hotel Bungalows

If you want to live like a billionaire, The Beverly Hills Hotel has a new celebrity-inspired accommodation that’s right up your alley. Bungalow 3A, inspired by Howard Hughes, is where the reclusive billionaire often lived for long periods of time. In fact, he lived in various bungalows at the luxury hotel for over 30 years. First introduced in 1915 (the hotel opened in 1912), the bungalows offered enough room to accommodate families that wanted more space and privacy as many would spend the entire winter here. They are known the world over for their history with Hollywood royalty, which includes Marilyn Monroe living on and off in Bungalow 1 and 7, Howard Hughes spending over 30 years in Bungalow 4 and Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich calling them home for several years. Modern guests include some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and music.

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The living room and dining room of the bungalow (Photo by Freddy Sherman)

Howard Hughes Bungalow

The Hughes-inspired bungalow is part of a series of celebrity-inspired spaces the iconic hotel has been introducing as they complete a renovation of all their bungalow accommodations. Last year, they launched Bungalow 1, inspired by Marilyn Monroe and two years ago saw the introduction of Bungalow 5, inspired by Elizabeth Taylor and Bungalow 22, inspired by Frank Sinatra. After the Marilyn and Howard Hughes bungalows, the hotel will next debut Bungalow 9, inspired by Charlie Chaplin.

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Bungalow 3A, inspired by Howard Hughes (photo courtesy of the Beverly Hills Hotel)

Celebrity Inspired Accommodations

Where the Marilyn-inspired bungalow is filled with pinks and a very feminine vibe, the Howard Hughes-inspired Bungalow 3A is very masculine with a beautiful Art Deco style. There’s a lot of leather and brown and tan colors and also a lot of Hughes-inspired accessories and artwork. I really liked the collection of model airplanes located throughout the suite. Aside from the Hughes-inspired design, guests staying in Bungalow 3A get some Howard Hughes-themed amenities. The first is the Aviation Cocktail Kit featuring Aviation Gin, Crème Yvette liqueur, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur. The bungalow comes with a butler and he can mix up a mean one for you. You also get mini roast beef sandwiches as the eccentric billionaire used to request the hotel leave his roast beef sandwiches under a tree outside his bungalow almost every night. Yours can be delivered to the bungalow’s cool dining room or to the full kitchen the suite features.

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The living room area, note the airplane-inspired aluminum-clad chair (photo courtesy of the Beverly Hills Hotel)

Luxurious Privacy

All the bungalows at the Beverly Hills Hotel also offer something very special, complete privacy for you and any guests. Not only do you have your own, self-contained little house, with no common walls with any other accommodation, you (and your guests) can come and go with complete discretion. The bungalow’s front door and back patio gate lead to winding pathways behind the hotel, which then lead out to the street behind the hotel. Bungalow guests and their guests can come and go without having to go though the lobby and can even park on the street next to the bungalows. The luxury hotel sits within 12 acres of lushly landscaped gardens and pathways.

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The spacious bedroom, which opens up to a large patio area (photo courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel)

The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Bungalow 3A, inspired by Howard Hughes, starts at $8,500 per night.

Read more of Freddy Sherman’s take on travel on his Go World Travel Blog. You can also follow more of his adventures at luxuryfred.com, on his luxuryfred Instagram feed and on his YouTube channel.