I have never been to Hotel Bel Air before it closed for a major renovation in 2009 but I recently visited the renovated Bel Air by famous interior designer, Alexandra Champalimaud, and it is just superb.
Hidden away in Bel Air residential suburb, the hotel has been a discreet nest for the elite since the 50’s.
The rooms, surrounded by acres of lush gardens, are well sized and are furnished with colonial style and a great attention to detail.
Just a few minutes’ drive from the centre, the relaxing and charming retreat has a legendary pool, a fusion cuisine restaurant and the first La Prairie Spa in the USA offering the most exceptional treatments.
The delicious breakfast at the pool every morning was definitely a treasured moment during my stay.