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Celebratory 50-Cent Martinis On Offer at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Celebratory 50-Cent Martinis On Offer at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

There’s no such thing as a free lunch or, most times, a 50-cent martini

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Martini, anyone?

Feeling lucky? You should be. For the next twelve days, you can score a martini for two thin quarters at a famous hotel that normally charges $18 for the drink that E.B. White called “the elixir of quietude.”

Even Julia Robert’s Vivian, the down-on-her-luck prostitute in Pretty Woman, could afford the late-night special that’s being offered for the next 12 nights at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. That is, if she could get there within 19 minutes and 61 seconds after the clock strikes midnight. (A short window, to be sure.) That’s when TheBLVD bartenders will be mixing up 50-cent martinis to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Four Seasons, the upscale hoteliers that now own the Beverly Wilshire. With its towering ceilings, chi-chi outdoor patio, and eight-foot illuminated onyx bar, TheBLVD will be featuring 50-cent martinis now through May 8, 2011.

It’s a deal that puts even Wal-Mart to shame. This is a hotel that caters exclusively to the well-heeled, with steaks at Wolfgang Puck’s Cut, designed by Richard Meier (the acclaimed architect of L.A.’s Getty Center) going for $20 an ounce. And the Penthouse suite starts at $25,000. Yes, it’s the biggest suite in Hollywood and, sure, the suite comes with access to a Porsche. Let’s just suffice it to say, this is not the kind of place where words like blue light special are usually muttered, which makes this 50-cent deal even sweeter. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/Dulimaman)

So congratulations Beverly Wilshire! Here’s to you and your 50-cent martinis!

Other specials brought in to celebrate the Four Seasons’ 50th anniversary include the Mikimoto Cocktail, which is the 50-cent martini’s polar opposite. For the rate of $1961.00 per cocktail, you’ll sip on mandarin-infused Ulimat vodka, Cointreau, and lychee and you’ll take home an Akoya pearl bracelet and a Swarovski glass. If you’re more into saving than splurging, they are also offering $50 off any hour-long (or longer) treatment in the hotel’s spa.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


George Clooney Slept Here

Enough already! Kate and William are honeymooning in Seychelles. But most of the rest of the British Royal Family chose to stay at the Beverly Wilshire, the tony hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivan and Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis fell in love.

That’s not all that happened at this Italian Renaissance beauty that was built in 1928 when Beverly Hills had fewer than 18,000 residents. For example:

1. John Lennon checked in during a rare fight and temporary estrangement from Yoko Ono.

2. HBO’ Entourage regularly films there.

3. For years, Warren Beatty lived in the penthouse suite.

4. The family reception following Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held there.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ limo regularly pulls up to Cut, the hotel’s Wolfgang Puck steakhouse.

6. BFF’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been known to join them.

7. Chris Brown and Rihanna shacked up there during a brief post-arrest reconciliation.

8. Justin Timberlake got into a tiff with a photographer while staying there with Jessica Biel.

9. Dashiell Hammett wrote “The Thin Man” there.

10. In the 50’s, Elvis took up residence while shooting movies at nearby Paramount Studios.

11. Even the Dalai Lama has bunked there.

12. Lucy Lawless held her wedding reception there.

13. Socialite Barbara Hutton died of a heart attack there in May 1979.

14. Elton John, Mick Jagger and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber all called it home for long stretches.

15. Speaking of Royals, in 1998, at the height of “Titanic” hystery, the Beverly Wilshire threw a benefit for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund. It was attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Ralph Fiennes, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and couples who have long been kaput, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.


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