The Beverly Hilton Celebrates its 60th With Invite-Only Soirée & Neil Lane Jewelry Retrospective

From www.justluxe.com by Nicolle Monico
The Beverly Hilton Celebrates its 60th With Invite-Only Soirée & Neil Lane Jewelry Retrospective

A longtime celebrity haunt and home to the Golden Globes since 1961, The Beverly Hilton’s name is synonymous with Hollywood and red-carpet glamour. On Friday, August 21, the iconic hotel threw a retro-themed pool party to celebrate its 60th diamond anniversary. We joined a slew of invitees for the night and enjoyed an evening of food, drinks, live music and celebration.

The Beverly Hilton

As we arrived, we were welcomed by warm smiles and friendly greetings from a large number of hotel staff who were lined up on both sides of the red carpet. It was a charming introduction to the night’s lavish affair. At the pool, hanging chandeliers hung against blue backdrops while flowers rested in the pool up against the overwater stage. Poster-sized black-and-white vintage photographs took guests back in time to the hotel’s early years.

The Beverly Hilton

Hosted by Neil Lane, jeweler to the stars, the soirée featured a retrospective showcasing a hand-picked collection of his pieces worn by various celebs. The heavily-guarded exhibit showcased accessories donned by A-listers including Madonna, Rihanna, Lorde, Catherine Zeta Jones and Charlize Theron.

Attendees were treated to six food and cocktail stations, which offered a glimpse into the property’s past with decade-specific drinks. Fulfilling our sweet-tooth needs, Sprinkles cupcakes were on hand and scattered throughout the venue in regular and bite-sized samples. A large-scale replica of the hotel was made into a cake, which was later served to guests. Smashbox was on-site offering complimentary makeovers paired with Moët & Chandon Champagne, sweet treats by Sugarfina and photo booth pics.

The Beverly Hilton

In attendance was The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting in a romantic Valentino dress and Neil Lane jewelry with husband Ryan Sweeting in Tom Ford. Also making an appearance were Ali Fedotowsky (Bachelorette) with beau, TV host Kevin Manno; Devious Maids‘ Dania Ramirez; actress Amber Stevens-West with her mom; UnREAL‘s Arielle Kebbel; and actor Topher Grace.

Serenading the crowd towards the middle of the night was Grammy-nominated singer Gavin DeGraw. The vibrant artist was all smiles throughout the night and had his audience dancing and singing to some of his older, chart-topping hits. Synchronized swimmers, the Aqualillies, also performed as a throwback to the Beverly Hilton’s opening in 1955 when Esther Williams inaugurated the pool. VIP guests were invited to a meet-and-greet with the Chariot singer following his performance. DJ Michelle Pesce, a four-time DJ for the official Grammy after-party, followed up DeGraw on the turn tables. 

The Beverly Hilton

As an LA staple, The Beverly Hilton has seen its fair share of glamour throughout the years, and the chic event was a beautiful celebration of that history. Cheers to another 60 years and more red carpet soirées!

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