BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (January 28, 2014) — The Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel announced today a partnership with Guittard Chocolate Company’s corporate executive pastry chef, Donald Wressell, to present the City of Beverly Hills and thousands of visitors with a larger-than-life birthday cake as the centerpiece of the City of Beverly Hills’ Centennial Block Party on Rodeo Drive, set to take place on April 27.
The Luxe Hotels/Guittard cake, will stand at a staggering 10-feet high, 15-feet wide, 20-feet long, and will weigh approximately 4,000 pounds, depicting the iconic Beverly Hills City Hall tower and the world-renown Rodeo Drive. Wressell plans to bake a kosher chocolate cake, which is anticipated to serve approximately 15,000 slices to community members and Rodeo Drive visitors who attend the Block Party on Sunday, April 27.
The Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, winner of the Beverly Hills 2013 Golden Palm for community service, renews its commitment to the city’s community by orchestrating and sponsoring the Beverly Hills birthday cake.
“We are thrilled to work with the Rodeo Drive Committee and Guittard Chocolate Company to honor the City of Beverly Hills on this important day in its history,” said Founder and Chairman
of Luxe Hotels, Efrem Harkham. “As proud members of the Beverly Hills community, we are excited to show our gratitude to the city for supporting us and other local businesses for the past 100 years. This landmark anniversary only happens once, so an over-the-top cake is very fitting for the occasion.”
“I want to thank the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, Guittard Chocolate Company and the Rodeo Drive Committee for putting together this wonderful event in celebration of our 100th birthday,” said Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch. “Today 15,000 people can truly have their cake and eat it too as we celebrate our Centennial and Beverly Hills Independence Day. Recently the City Council voted to recognize April 24 as our day of independence, in recognition of that day in 1923 when residents voted against annexation to the City of Los Angeles.”
The Beverly Hills Centennial Block Party on Rodeo Drive will take place Sunday, April 27 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. The event will span the 200, 300, and 400 blocks of Rodeo Drive and will include carnival games and rides, entertainment and a grand finale to conclude the evening.
About Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
The flagship of the Luxe Hotels brand, the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel boasts the distinction of being the only hotel located on the world-famous street, known worldwide as the “Walk of Style,” with its world-class designer boutiques and the glamour of Beverly Hills. Set amongst couture fashion houses and restaurants featuring world-class cuisine from famed chefs, it’s the ideal hotel of choice among both local residents and traveling guests seeking a glamorous backdrop for virtually any celebratory event. The decidedly boutique, 88-guestroom hotel conveys a stylish blend of the relaxed Southern California spirit and the elegance of Beverly Hills with its luxurious minimalist ambiance and elegant appointments including original artworks, oversized mirrors and fine furnishings. With the French-inspired On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge, local visitors and international guests alike, can dine with style. Known for its wrap-around penthouse terrace and open rooftop deck, the property is the ideal spot to host functions with views second to none. For more information, please visit, http://www.luxehotels.com/rodeodrive add us at www.facebook.com/LuxeRodeoDrive, follow us on Twitter at @LuxeRodeoHotel and on Instagram at @LuxeRodeoDriveHotel.
About Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive, internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and entertainment, is a unique destination for both Southern California residents, as well as visitors from around the globe. The more than 100 distinguished retailers all help create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of this famed street. For more information about Rodeo Drive, please visit www.rodeodrive-bh.com and follow us on Twitter at @RodeoDriveBH.