Bel Air

Bel Air Travel Guide

Articles about Bel Air

By Michael Gross
Two and a half years ago, while researching a book on Los Angeles, I had dinner in an alcove booth at Hotel Bel-Air’s open-air restaurant with a real estate broker who was a regular. The place was packed and crackled with an energy that seemed dri...

Hotels in Bel Air

What sets the Bel-Air apart is its sense of sanctuary; despite the property’s relatively large size (12 acres), the warm staff, the cozy Spanish Mission-style architecture, and the old-world gestures like complimentary tea service in the lobby lounge create an intimate ambience.

Restaurants in Bel Air

The iconic hotel recently reopened after a two-year hiatus—and the restaurant is already a star. The Mediterranean-inflected California cuisine, such as the baby beet, celery root, and goat cheese salad, is a magnet for the likes of Justin Timberlake and Ryan Seacrest. Hiding from the paparazzi?