Wayfarer TV exclusive: inside Los Angeles’ luxurious Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

by James Wilkinson

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is one of Los Angeles’ newest and most luxurious hotels, offering 119 rooms and 51 world-class suites in one of California’s most desirable locations.

The property, which opened in June 2017, was designed by renowned interior design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, and the hotel’s art-deco influenced design has wowed locals and visitors alike since its inception.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is home to the first West Coast dining outposts by legendary French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the signature restaurant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, and the al-fresco dining hotspot, The Rooftop by JG, which sits atop the 12-story building.

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, helmed by executive chef Steve Benjamin, offers delectable seasonal California dishes with locally sourced foods.

To find out more about the stunning property, Wayfarer Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, spoke on camera to the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills’ Commercial Director, Jeffrey Petizon.


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Book a seat in Fiji Airways’ brilliant Business Class cabin


Fiji Airways flies Los Angeles via the airline’s hub in Nadi from Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Melbourne, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Wellington and across the South Pacific.

The flights are operated by Fiji Airways’ world class fleet, which includes the flagship Airbus A350-900, headlined by the carrier’s all-new Business Class that features flatbed seats with all-aisle access.

Onboard Fiji Airways flights at the pointy end, expect top food and wine, particularly thanks to the new Business class menu from renowned Kiwi-Fijian chef Richard Cross, fantastic entertainment (including Wayfarer TV episodes!), a sleeper service for overnight flights and some of the world’s best onboard service.

Fiji Airways has a fantastic new Business Class menu

In economy class, passengers can upgrade their journey with some additional benefits such as the My Bubble and My Island seating arrangements allow passengers to purchase an extra seat or row respectively in economy for extra space and comfort. My Island comes with a mattress topper, Business class pillow, additional blanket and seat belt extension.

Travellers onboard all services will enjoy the award-winning Fijian hospitality and travel perks including increased baggage allowance from 23kg to 30kg for economy class passengers on all international flights and a complementary ‘Our Ocean Our Life’ in-flight activity pack for kids.

Fiji Airways flies its flagship A350s to Los Angeles

Fiji Airways recently announced the launch of Vancouver flights, which commence on November 25, and alongside the new services, Fiji Airways’ CEO, Andre Viljoen, has bigger plans for the company, including doubling Los Angeles and upping San Francisco flights, adding extra Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and continuing to up the onboard food and beverage ante.

The plans come alongside soaring performance for Fiji Airways, with the carrier reporting phenomenal forward bookings in 2023 that are already ahead of 2019’s solid numbers.

To find out the latest, Wayfarer Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, spoke exclusively on camera to Viljoen at Nadi Airport recently.

When it comes to flying to the United States, Fiji Airways offers services to Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco. For bookings, visit fijiairways.com