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Hotel Bel-Air

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Six times I've been to the luxury hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles and still I drove right past. The five-hectare property is so recessed in its own foliage; there's barely anything to see of it from the road. A sign you might wonder? Dear heaven, no - nothing so coarse in this elite neighbourhood where the private residences are as large and reclusive as this luxury hotel. There is just a quiet plaque embedded in the stone wall of a forecourt where the valet took my car and hid it from the limos.

The Hotel Bel-Air is a retreat for the aristocracy of Los Angeles and its movie business. Hot screen faces and rock stars hang out in The Sunset Marquee behind the Strip or on the Santa Monica waterfront. Silkier movie skins, power brokers and minor royals disappear into the plush monasticism of the Bel -Air. This luxury hotel runs on a fuel rich in serenity and fancies itself as removed from 'town'.

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Written by  travelintelligence.

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Written by press. National Post 18 Nov 2006

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