Oscar Season heats up Beverly Hills… Where the Stars Stay & Play
The Oscar’s in Beverly Hills brings out the stars! They come to stay and play through out award season, especially the weekend of the Academy Awards. Looking to stargaze? The few blocks off of Wilshire Boulevard offers up some options! Check out some of these places where you just might spy a celebrity sighting or two.
The Beverly Wilshire
Formally, the Regent Beverly Wilshire, or as in the Movie Pretty Woman it was called the “Reege, Bev, Wilsh”, has been newly updated and a new property for the Four Seasons Brand. Renamed the Beverly Wilshire in the heart of Beverly Hills boasts 395 newly remodeled and contemporary rooms – including 137 luxury suites. Sitting at the top of Rodeo Drive it’s the perfect place for star gazing.
Celebrity Spotting: Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Ashley Greene, Tom Hanks9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212 U.S.A. (310) 275-5200
Montage Hotel Beverly Hills
Sister property to the Montage Laguna Beach, this luxe celeb stop is a Beverly Hills luxury hotel located within the famous Golden Triangle near Rodeo Drive. Beautiful rooms and suites, first-class spa and the famous spaghetti bolognese at Scarpetta Restaurant keeps the stars coming back for more.
Celebrity Spotting: Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lopez, Orlando Bloom225 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Grill on the Alley
Prepare to drop some cash for lunch at this “Old School Hollywood” celebrity haunt, where lunch deals are made by some of Hollywood’s heavy hitters- agents, producers, writers and directors. The entrance, hidden on an alley off Wilshire Boulevard, allows the famous to slip in and out inconspicuously.
Celeb Spotting: Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr.9560 Dayton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Quintessential Dinner spot for some of the best celebrity gazing around- musicians, personalities, sports stars, you name it. Just look for the paparazzi standing outside and you’ll know you’ve arrived. Don’t miss the Beijing duck, green shrimp and noodles.
Celeb Sightings: George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Tobey Maguire, Sandra Bullock344 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Barney’s New York
Barney’s New York is where the A-listers come to shop. Ladies will appreciate the jaw-dropping designer shoe department, and top notch designers from around the globe. This is where red carpet looks come from and where you’ll spy celebs dropping in for that last minute item to rock the Oscar carpet with.
Celeb Spotting: Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Afflick9570 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (888) 222-7639
The small “outdoor mall” across from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel that connects Wilshire Boulevard to Rodeo Drive– “Two Rodeo” is where the Tiffany store sits. Many an Oscar nominee has been known to drop in for a bobble or two, or dine at the little cafe next door.
Celeb Spotting: Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny DeVito, Jessica Alba2 Rodeo Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210 Photo: Oscars.org