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Got $$ to burn for a $100 Cocktail?

on 14/05/12 at 8:48 am

Booze News

One of L.A.’s most recognizable grand dames turns 100 on Saturday May 12 and marks the occasion with a $100 commemorative cocktail and movie star themed cocktail list. 10 special “These Walls are Talking” cocktails, available at the hotel’s off-lobby Bar Nineteen12 and the Polo Lounge, salute the Beverly Hills Hotel’s most notable former guests from silent film star Mary Pickford (once a neighbor) to Marilyn Monroe who filmed Let’s Make Love with Yves Montand in bungalows 20 and 21.

The Beverly Hills Hotel does look pretty great for its age: Constant upkeep and several facelifts have kept the hotel in top form. The pathways are still carpeted, the landscaping is lush, and bungalows are decadently outfitted at the “Pink Palace,” which boasts a century of celebrity connections. Undeniably pricey, the 100 Year Sidecar (priced at $100 before tax and tip) is a variation on the classic. Gold flakes rim the engraved coupe. Drink up, as the glass is yours to take home. Better be, at that price.

Each week the hotel is surprising some very lucky diners with a neat trick: Their bill is converted to 1912 pricing and the tab shrinks down to, on average, $3 to $5. Happy 100th birthday indeed.

FULL STORY via LA Weekly