Summer Is Fabulous at the Newly Renovated Avalon Hotel

Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:

The Avalon is a hidden gem of a hotel in Beverly Hills, and not just because for our readers, the first few sips of your drink are free. Read on.

The quaint and cool Avalon Hotel, part of Viceroy Hotel Group’s Urban Retreat Collection, was recently renovated with unique interiors by renowned American designer and tastemaker Kelly Wearstler.

The Avalon was first opened as the Beverly Carlton and was designed by legendary graphic designer Alvin Lustig. Stars such as Marilyn Monroe (who lived at the hotel for a period of about three years back in the 1950’s) Mae West, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz often stayed at the hotel. More recently celebrities who have been spotted at the Avalon include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Eva Longoria, Jonah Hill and Kate Hudson.

In 1998, property developer Brad Korzen purchased it and enlisted his wife, Kelly Wearstler for a…

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