Famed hotels turn 100 in 2012
Three famed hotels turn 100 in 2012
2012 has turned out to be a milestone in the luxury hospitality industry, as three of the most famed hotels in North America celebrate their centennial birthdays. From across the country, up to our neighbors in Canada, The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, and the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, will each blow out 100 candles this year.
Each of these hotels has played an important role in setting the standard for luxury hotels. The Beverly Hills Hotel, one of the first sought after destination on Los Angeles’s Sunset Boulevard, opened in May of 1912, and has since been a playground for the world’s rich and famous. To celebrate, the hotel has created signature cocktails as an ode to the past with names such as the Rebel, named after Marlene Dietrich, and the Norma Jean, for Marilyn Monroe.
The Fairmont Copley Plaza, in the historic town of Boston, is celebrating its 100th, along with the much-loved Fenway Park, this year. To honor the occasion, the hotel is hosting 100 days of events, activities, and package deals, which also comes as the hotel wraps up a stunning $20 million renovation project.
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal is not simply a luxury hotel; it is the first establishment to bear the Ritz-Carlton name, now synonymous with perfection and indulgence. The hotel is currently closed for an expansive, extraordinary $150 million renovation, which will feature private residences and a Tiffany story, but is taking reservation starting June 1.
The Karma Foundation, a full-service social organization, prides itself on providing our members with high-class, memorable luxury experiences, and hotels, via our exclusive global partnerships, play a large part in creating those experiences. It’s amazing to see hotels, that defined luxury 100 years ago, are still the top influencers. Congratulations to each of these establishments for standing the test of time.
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