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The History of the Beverly Hilton

1953

Conrad Hilton and actress Terry Moore at the groundbreaking of The Beverly Hilton on August 28, 1953.


1953

1955

For a splashy grand opening, screen siren Esther Williams inaugurated the Aqua Star Pool at The Beverly Hilton by swimming through white gardenias with students from her swim school.


1955

1962

Rock Hudson presents Marilyn Monroe with the Golden Globe for Favorite Actress at The Beverly Hilton on March 5, 1962.


1962

1973

Actress Lucille Ball, with her husband, Gary Morton, and Sammy Davis Jr., attends the Friars Club benefit for Milton Berle at The Beverly Hilton in October 1973.


1973

1978

Film director Steven Spielberg sits with director and producer George Lucas at a Directors Guild of America awards ceremony hosted at The Beverly Hilton on March 11, 1978.


1978

1983

A winning smile: actor Tom Cruise poses for a photo shoot in front of a fountain in the Oasis Courtyard at The Beverly Hilton.


1983

1987

Entertainer Merv Griffin purchases The Beverly Hilton from a partnership of Hilton Hotels Corporation and Prudential Insurance Company.


1987

1992

Actor and comedian Arsenio Hall and singer Patti LaBelle at the eighth Annual Carousel of Hope Ball at Beverly Hilton.


1992

1999

At the 56th Annual Golden Globes, Angelina Jolie promised her table that she would jump in the Aqua Star Pool if she won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for “Gia.” Following the awards show, she fulfilled that promise by jumping into the pool… in her Randolph Duke gown!


1999

2000

“Friends” stars and co-hosts Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Jennifer Aniston attended The 10th Annual Fire & Ice Ball, to raise funds for Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program December 11, 2000 at The Beverly Hilton.


2000

2001

Singer Stevie Wonder performs as Barbra Streisand, Berry Gordy, Warren Beatty, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, and Chris Tucker look on during the Rainbow/PUSH Coalitions Fourth Annual Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton.


2001

2003

Model Cindy Crawford walks on stage during the second Annual “Runway for Life” celebrity fashion show, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at The Beverly Hilton.


2003

2004

Singer Beyoncé Knowles performs on stage at the 16th Carousel of Hope Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz, benefiting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at The Beverly Hilton on October 23, 2004.


2004

2005

LeAnn Rimes performs on stage with Smokey Robinson at the Society of Singers 14th Annual Ella Award honoring Sir Elton John at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 10, 2005.


2005

2008

The Beverly Hilton completes a more than $80 million renovation to the guest rooms including the lavish Penthouse Collection suites, and the Lobby, Registration, and Concierge desks.


2008

2009

President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Committee at an event at The Beverly Hilton in 2009.


2009

2010

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez serenade the guests with a duet during the 32nd Anniversary Carousel of Hope Gala held in the International Ballroom at The Beverly Hilton.


2010

2011

As the first stop during their United States tour, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend Variety’s Venture Capital And New Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton on July 8, 2011.


2011

2012

Honoree George Clooney and Neil Diamond celebrate raising over $2.5 million for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the 2012 Carousel of Hope Gala at The Beverly Hilton.


2012

2013

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler deliver closing remarks and jokingly gripe about not winning the night’s top honors during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held in The Beverly Hilton’s famed International Ballroom.


2013

2014

Kerry Washington enjoys the Godiva Chocolate lounge at the 2014 InStyle/Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton on January 12, 2014.


2014

2015

The Beverly Hilton celebrates its 60th Diamond Anniversary on August 21st with a glamorous poolside red carpet event, featuring live music by Gavin McGraw!


2015

2016

Jennifer Lopez struts down the red carpet in her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes held in The Beverly Hilton’s famed International Ballroom.


2016

2017

Jimmy Fallon, first-time host of the 74th Annual Golden Globes, rolls out the red carpet to launch off Globes week at The Beverly Hilton!


2017