Tis the season to make special memories
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is so festive this time of year, filled with floor-to-ceiling bedazzled Christmas trees adorned with velvet bows and gold and silver grand ornament balls lining the entrance. Find the elegant menorah setting and admire the dripping red poinsettia blooms cascading like waterfalls. Just walking through the lobby will ignite the holiday cheer – the perfect place for a photo shoot with memorable winter backdrops.
Visit this glamorous urban oasis to celebrate the holiday season, a longtime favorite of Hollywood celebrities. Now until Jan.1, find the Après Ski Theme Experience in the Lounge, inspired by the rich traditions of the French Alps and the sophisticated mountain ambiance of partner hotel Four Seasons Resort Megève.
Order signature cocktails, sample the Alpine-inspired menu, and take photos in the romantic dimly lit Aspen-like lounge complete with antler chandeliers, timber walls, and a cozy faux ski gondola. Curl up on a couch to try some favorite winter offerings – like Mont-Blanc Eggnog or Mulled Wine from the Cask – paired with Cheese Fondue and dipping options of sourdough bites, Yukon potatoes, mushrooms, and charcuterie. Continue the dipping affair with Chocolate Fondue featuring seasonal fruit.
Other culinary options to excite the taste buds from the French slopes include cheese gougeres, assorted French cheeses, charcuterie, almond baked brie with pear mostarda, and Balmoral smoked salmon pate with dill, cream cheese, and salmon roe on crostini. Try the delicious Four Seasons Megève signature cocktail, the Negroni des Alpes made with Gentiane des Peres Chartreux, white vermouth, and gin; or sip on a Hot Chocolate complete with a teddy bear marshmallow – nonalcoholic or spiced up with a little Macallan.
Special holiday events bring the spirit Holiday Cart in the Lobby throughout December: Enjoy the festive spirit all December long with a holiday cart in the lobby, stocked with delightful drinks and sweets crafted by the hotel´s culinary team. Featured treats will include hot apple cider, roasted chestnuts, hot cocoa, eggnog, and more.
Snow on the Front Drive – December 19–25: Experience the magic of winter as the Hotel´s front drive is transformed into a snowy wonderland every 15 minutes.
Santa Mail in Lobby – December 18-25: Send letters to Santa directly from the lobby, where a special mailbox awaits guest wishes.
Elf On the Shelf – December 17-24: Keep an eye out for mischievous elves as they make appearances throughout the Hotel.
Indulge and immerse in the holiday with a hotel stay at this wintry wonderland (in sunny California) or a rejuvenating spa treatment inspired by Alpine traditions. Parents can even book skincare, massage, and beauty treatments for children ages 12-17, mirroring the charm and serenity of Four Seasons Megève. Use the Get Away Get More offer for up to $500 in experience credit.
For reservations and inquiries, call 310 273 2222.
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