Daily Pampering: The platinum rare facial at The Beverly Hills Hotel

It’s not hard to spot the various levels of platinum in Beverly Hills. Whether you’re looking at someone’s newly colored frocks or admiring the rock placement on a ring finger, platinum knows no boundaries in Beverly Hills. Now, one hotel has taken platinum to a new level.

Relaxation and revitalization will always be the mainstays of the spa industry, but the five-star properties of Dorchester Collection, including The Beverly Hills Hotel, are inviting guests to experience a new kind of pampering.

The new Platinum Rare Facial at The Beverly Hills Hotel is a head-to-toe treatment from The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie. Two therapists using the high performance Platinum Collection, including Cellular Cream Platinum Rare and Cellular Serum Platinum Rare, turn your tired skin into a thing of rare beauty.

The price? $400 for 90 minutes
The result? Red-carpet radiance

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5-Star hotels: This year’s Mobil Travel Guide List

A few weeks back we gave you the TripAdvisor’s list of the dirtiest hotels in the U.S. On the opposite end of the spectrum, The Mobil Travel Guide has recently unveiled its lists of Five-Star and Four-Star hotels. These are the cream of the finest of the fine–the places to drool over.

In all, there are 14 Five-Star hotels in the United States. California has over half of them. There are nine in all in The Golden State. Three are in Beverly Hills, one is in Los Angeles and three are in San Francisco. Another is in Oakhurst and one is in Dana Point.

New York State, with four hotels in Manhattan and one in Saranac Lake, has the next largest number of 5-Stars. The rest are scattered among Colorado (2), District of Columbia (1), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Hawaii (1), Illinois (3), Massachusetts (3), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (1), Texas(1), Utah (1), Vermont (1), Virginia (2), and Wyoming (1).

This is the first time Utah and Wyoming have made the cut. Of course, I was interested to see how Ohio fared. Not one hotel made it on the Five-Star list, but two are Four Star–one in Cincinnati, Cincinnatian Hotel and one in Cleveland, The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. To see how your state fares in the hotel luxury department, keep reading.

Five-Star Hotels:
California – Beverly Hills:
California – Dana Point:
California – Los Angeles:
California – Oakhurst:
California – San Francisco:
Colorado – Aspen:
Colorado – Colorado Springs:
Connecticut – Washington:
District of Columbia – Washington:
Florida – Manalapan:
Florida – Naples:
Florida – Palm Beach:
Georgia – Atlanta:
Georgia – St. Simons Island:
Hawaii – Wailea:
Illinois – Chicago:
Massachusetts – Boston:
Massachusetts – Lenox:
Nevada – Las Vegas:
New York – New York:
New York – Saranac Lake:
North Carolina – Pittsboro:
South Carolina – Kiawah Island:
South Carolina – Summerville:
Tennessee – Nashville:
Texas – Dallas:
Utah – Park City:
Vermont – Barnard:
Virginia – Richmond:
Virginia – Washington:
Wyoming – Jackson:
Four Star Hotels
Arizona – Carefree:
Arizona – Phoenix:
Arizona – Scottsdale:
British Columbia – Malahat:
British Columbia – Salt Spring Island:
British Columbia – Tofino:
British Columbia – Vancouver:
British Columbia – Whistler:
California – Avalon (Catalina Island):
California – Beverly Hills:
California – Big Sur:
California – Calistoga:
California – Carlsbad:
California – Carmel Valley:
California – Dana Point:
California – Half Moon Bay:
California – La Jolla:
California – Laguna Beach:
California – Newport Beach:
California – Palo Alto:
California – Pebble Beach:
California – Rancho Santa Fe:
California – San Diego:
California – San Francisco:
California – San Martin:
California – Santa Barbara:
California – St. Helena:
California – Westlake Village:
Colorado – Aspen:
Colorado – Avon:
Colorado – Denver:
District of Columbia – Washington:
Florida – Amelia Island:
Florida – Aventura:
Florida – Fort Lauderdale:
Florida – Key Biscayne:
Florida – Miami:
Florida – Miami Beach:
Florida – Naples:
Florida – Orlando:
Florida – Palm Beach:
Florida – Sarasota:
Florida – Sunny Isles Beach:
Georgia – Atlanta:
Georgia – Greensboro:
Georgia – Sea Island:
Hawaii – Kailua-Kona and the Kona Coast:
Hawaii – Lana’i City:
Hawaii – Lanai (Island):
Hawaii – Maui (Island):
Hawaii – Oahu (Island):
Louisiana – New Orleans:
Maine – Kennebunkport:
Massachusetts – Boston:
Massachusetts – Edgartown:
Massachusetts – Nantucket:
Michigan – Birmingham:
Missouri – Clayton:
Nevada – Henderson:
Nevada – Las Vegas:
New Brunswick – St. Andrews:
New Mexico – Santa Fe:
New York – New York:
New York – Skaneateles:
North Carolina – Asheville:
North Carolina – Cary:
North Carolina – Charlotte:
North Carolina – Pinehurst:
Ohio – Cincinnati:
Ohio – Cleveland:
Ontario – Toronto:
Pennsylvania – Farmington:
Pennsylvania – Hershey:
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia:
Quebec – Montreal:
South Carolina – Bluffton:
South Carolina – Charleston:
Tennessee – Memphis:
Tennessee – Walland:
Texas – Austin:
Texas – Houston:
Texas – Irving:
Texas – San Antonio:
Utah – Salt Lake City:
Virginia – Arlington:
Virginia – McLean:
Virginia – Williamsburg:
Washington – Seattle:
West Virginia – White Sulphur Springs:
Wisconsin – Kohler:
Wisconsin – Rice Lake:
Wyoming – Jackson Hole: