One of the most enduring icons of Los Angeles is a pink hotel on Sunset Boulevard. The guest list of the Beverly Hills Hotel, built in 1912, reads like a Who’s Who of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The bungalows are legendary; they were valued by stars such as Elizabeth Taylor because of the ultimate privacy they offer. Mere mortals love the tropical gardens and retro swimming pool where, legend has it, Raquel Welch was discovered. After an evening spent in the Polo Lounge, you’ll be able to write a screenplay yourself.