WARREN BEATTY celebrates BEVERLY HILLS hotel 100th year
CATCHING up: Celebrities joined forces in the Centennial Celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotels & Bungalows 100th year anniversary. The legendary hotel united with swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux to celebrate with a cause, as the multi-day event in last week benefitted the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Clive Davis, Bryan Lourd, Rick Rosen, and Ben Silverman were dubbed the Honorary Weekend Ambassadors. The celebrity hosts included a blinding list of stars like Warren Beatty (who was honored by Girard-Perregaux for dedication to MPTF), Brett Ratner, and Bill Cosby.
Cosby, the comedic king, began the festivities with a poolside event under the stars benefitting the American Comedy Fund, in junction with Viacom Entertainment Group and MPTF; bringing out celebs such as Barbara Davis, and Kristen Bell. On saturday, Nostalgia set the scene as a vintage-themed pool party showcased iconic pictures taken by the photography icons themselves, such as Bruce Davidson, Terry O’Neil, and Julius Shulman to name a few. Once night fell, guests such as Cat Deely and Mena Suvari enjoyed a performance by Mary J. Blige, and the premiere of Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman’s film esteeming the hotel’s history, which was narrated by Lauren Bacall.With the striking number of stars that attended the celebration, The Beverly Hills Hotels and Bungalows is sure to have an even brighter future for years to come. written by Mary Anderson, photos Stefanie Keenan | Getty Images for BHH.