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The Maybourne Beverly Hills Thrills with California-Inspired Cuisine and Art

It is the first North American property from Maybourne Hotel Group, owners and operators of Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley in London, as well as The Maybourne Riviera on France’s Côte d’Azur

by Terry Zarikian

February 16, 2023

The Terrace restaurant at The Maybourne Beverly Hills / Photo: Courtesy of The Maybourne Beverly Hills

A direct flight from the newly reopened Orlando Terminal C made my trip to The Maybourne Beverly Hills a breeze. At LAX, the property’s driver was at baggage claim to transport me to my destination in the city’s renowned Golden Triangle. A block from the world-famous Spago, the flashy Mastro’s Steakhouse and the even flashier Nusr-Et, the hotel is also surrounded by a sophisticated landscape of exclusive boutiques such as Chanel, Gucci, Cartier, Ralph Lauren and Hermès.

Corn agnolotti at The Terrace restaurant / Photo: Courtesy of The Maybourne Beverly Hills

I arrived in time for a late lunch at the hotel’s main restaurant, The Terrace, a buzzy all-day indoor/outdoor eatery serving California-inspired cuisine, wines and cocktails in a setting overlooking the Beverly Cañon Gardens. Two delightful dishes brightened my afternoon: hamachi crudo with slightly pickled d’Anjou pears, touched by the aromas of California tangerines and the natural beauty of Purple Ninja radishes, followed by the popular homemade corn agnolotti with black truffle. Later that evening I visited the more formal dining room—which features a vaulted colonnade, blue horseshoe banquettes and a captivating multicolored mural by Silver Lake-based artist Jessalyn Brooks—to enjoy charcoal-grilled prawns with aioli and Parmesan gnocchi alla vodka.

Library Suite / Photo: Courtesy of The Maybourne Beverly Hills

The property spans nine floors, with panoramic sun-filled balconies looking out on the vibrant foliage of Beverly Cañon Gardens and its rows of monumental palm trees. Guest rooms and suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows, framing the same glow of light that inspired filmmakers during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Designer Bryan O’Sullivan crafted the spacious interiors, combining bespoke furnishings and a soothing pastel palette with touches indicative of Maybourne’s European traditions, from curated libraries in every suite to custom vases by Belgian glassware purveyor Henry Dean and one-of-a-kind artwork.

Rooftop pool / Courtesy of The Maybourne Beverly Hills

Featuring an ever-growing and evolving collection, the hotel celebrates California artists, with key works by Kort Havens, Jennifer Guidi, Ed Ruscha, Mary Weatherford and more. The Maybourne Beverly Hills is also home to a variety of culinary experiences, including The Maybourne Bar, a jewel box nestled in the lobby where magnificent experiences are created by award-winning head mixologist Chris Amirault. A believer in the Five Elements Theory—which says that everything in nature is connected by earth, water, fire, air and space—he had me taste the Pan Am, a beautiful rum-lime-pineapple concoction with a whiff of white tea and apricot eau-de-vie. Nights can also be finished off under the stars at The Cigar and Whiskey Bar. And this spring sees the West Coast opening of the acclaimed New York restaurant and bar Dante on the hotel’s roof. The Mediterranean-style farm-to-table menu will include roasted Santa Barbara black cod with salmoriglio sauce and cedar-smoked California rainbow trout with grapefruit, blood orange, avocado and arugula.