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Beverly Hills Hotel: Timeline for 100-year history
1978: Neil Simon’s “California Suite,” starring Maggie Smith and Bill Cosby, uses the hotel as a set.
1979: Silberstein’s daughters Muriel Slatkin and Seema Boesky inherit the hotel after their father dies.
1985: Seema Boesky and her husband Ivan Boesky gain control of the hotel. Ivan Boesky is indicted by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading a year later.
1986: Denver oil executive Marvin Davis purchases the hotel.
1987: The hotel is bought by the Brunei Investment Agency. (The agency’s luxury hotel properties now belong to the Dorchester Collection.)
1992: The hotel closes in December for a $100 million restoration.
1995: The hotel reopens that June.
2012: The Beverly Hills Hotel celebrates its centennial.
SOURCE: “The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows _ The First 100 Years” by Robert S. Anderson.
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