Chanel No.5 amenities, a champagne bath and golden design details bring the old Hollywood glamour-vibes in the room that once hosted the legendary cinematic blonde
There are pop culture icons and then there is Marilyn Monroe. A legendary woman with a turbulent life, whose tragic death only added more mystery to the myth that surrounded her. And there is no place that fits the iconic blonde as Hollywood does- she is forever associated with the bright lights, the big avenues and the lush mansions that nurtured her image.
Monroe, like many other Hollywood stars, did at the time, love staying in hotel bungalows in search for some privacy and serenity, away from the paparazzi and the press. Paying tribute to the iconic star and former guest, the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel launched a Marilyn Monroe-inspired bungalow which brings back the old Hollywood glamour.
Bungalow 1 was actually Monroe’s personal favourite, as she stayed there for whole weeks during her career (she also filmed scenes from the film Let’s Make Love in Bungalows 20 and 21. Warmth and femininity abound in this newly-restored bungalow which captures the spirit of the screen goddess, from the curved silhouette of the furniture and warm colour palette to the gold-leafed ceiling and whimsical touches.
The one-bedroom bungalow features a living room with a fireplace and dining area, plus a half bath, while the master suite has a full bath, dressing room, and private terrace. The main suite can connect to two adjoining bedrooms to expand it to a 2,620-square foot three-bedroom suite.
Chanel No.5 bath amenities, a Marilyn-inspired Champagne Bath Bubble Experience and a custom library with books she loved to read aim to give the visitor this behind-the-scenes look into the actresses’ life, a feeling of getting in her shoes. Also, the bungalow is surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens and exotic flowers, while the star of the show is undoubtedly the glorious master bedroom, with a huge and comfortable bed and soft linens.
Guests can even dial up room service to place an order from the Marilyn menu: prawn cocktail, heirloom carrot salad, DiMaggio’s spaghetti and meatballs, grilled New York steak, and Marilyn’s ice cream sundae. The dishes were inspired by a 1952 interview she did with Pageant Magazine.