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The Beverly Hills Hotel Signature Design Tour: Paul R. Williams

Paul R. Williams is known as the architect to the stars. Tour the Beverly Hills Hotel and discover how he put his signature on this iconic landmark.

$130 (2 hrs)

Category: Tour (Interior), Tour (Exterior), Guided, Talk

Join us at The Beverly Hills Hotel for an intimate talk by Karen Hudson, author and granddaughter of the hotel's legendary architect, Paul Revere Williams. Ms. Hudson will share her stories and discuss her grandfather's legacy with an intimate group of guests inside the Rodeo West room at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries before taking a short walk with a property expert to explore the influential design of Paul R. Williams and his connections to The Beverly Hills Hotel.
About Paul R. Williams, FAIA
Paul Revere Williams was a remarkable architect. In a career that spanned nearly six decades, he designed over 3,000 buildings worldwide, 2,000 or more in Los Angeles County. He was known as the ‘Architect to the Stars’ for the homes he created for Hollywood’s rich and famous, such as Frank Sinatra, Eva Gabor, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Yet he also designed public housing projects and a host of civic, commercial, community, and institutional buildings, even serving as an architect for the U.S. Navy during World War II. The American Institute of Architects, who posthumously awarded Williams the Gold Medal in 2017 (the highest honor given to an architect in the United States), described Williams as “...a figure whose accomplishments vaulted him into the vanguard of the profession. He stands as one of America’s foremost architects.” He was the first African American to receive the award.
This event is for all ages.
Street parking is available as well as valet parking at the hotel.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is The Beverly Hills Hotel.

The Beverly Hills Hotel
9461 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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