Once upon a time, the Beverly Hilton was America’s fanciest new hotel

Vintage Beverly Hilton Hotel - California in the 1950s

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Introducing America’s most sumptuous hotel: The Beverly Hilton (1955)

Synonymous with the gracious living of Beverly Hills, the magnificent new Beverly Hilton is the most recent member of the famous Hilton family of distinguished hotels.

Ideally located at Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the hotel is of California contemporary style and has 450 air-conditioned rooms, many with private balconies. Among the glamorous attractions are spacious landscaped grounds, sunken swimming pool cabanas, shops and parking for 1000 cars.

In keeping with friendly Hilton Hospitality, guests at this new hotel will enjoy the fittest service, unexcelled food and the foremost in entertainment. The four restaurants and live cocktail lounges including L’Escoffier, The Bali Room and The Star On The Roof are each decorated in smart, distinctive decor.

America's most sumptuous new hotel Beverly Hilton (1955)

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Hilton & Statler Hotels select Avis Rent-A-Car for their guests

At the beautiful new Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, the transportation desk provides a guest with a new Plymouth or other fine car from Avis for $7 a day and 8 cents a mile… including gas, oil and insurance. (There is never an extra charge for extra passengers.)

Beverly Hilton hotel and Avis Rent-a-Car - 1956

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