Alagem Capital and Cain International partner to develop One Beverly Hills urban resort
Alagem Capital Group, in partnership with Cain International, has launched One Beverly Hills, a striking and dynamic mixed-use urban-resort in the heart of world-famous Beverly Hills.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the award-winning architectural practice led by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, and nationally distinguished landscape architecture firm RIOS, the 17.5-acre site is currently one of the largest and most environmentally advanced private real estate development project underway in the United States.
The site represents the unification of several properties adjacent to the iconic Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. One Beverly Hills will add three environmentally sustainable buildings to the site: two residential condominium towers and a third building housing a 42 All-Suite luxury hotel and 37 shared ownership condominiums. All of this is set around eight acres of botanical gardens that will be planted at the heart of the site. The Beverly Hilton will see extensive upgrades to bring the green of the gardens into the hotel experience. With the driving philosophy of creating the most healthy and future-forward development, the new buildings and gardens of One Beverly Hills are designed to exceed California’s own ambitious sustainability goals. One Beverly Hills is expected to open in 2026.
“We are proud to be partnering with Cain International. Our shared commitment to building a beautiful and an environmentally responsible project will resonate for generations,” says Beny Alagem, CEO of Alagem Capital Group. “By combining elegant architecture with the most advanced technologies, we are defining development in a post-COVID world. One Beverly Hills is designed to reflect our Southern California lifestyle with deep, wide balconies and spacious, sunlight filled rooms. The green of the gardens extends up the buildings’ facades, framing unobstructed views from the mountains to the Pacific. This project could only be built in Beverly Hills. It is a city I have a deep connection with and am committed to investing in. One Beverly Hills will change the way sustainability and healthy living is approached and sets the standard for future development.”
“One Beverly Hills perfectly reflects our mission to create forward-thinking spaces that seamlessly bridge commercial space, residential life, and community,” says Jonathan Goldstein, Cain International's CEO “Cain has made strategic investments across the US in some of the most notable and iconic ground-up developments and we are excited to deliver a landmark project together with the Alagem Capital Group that will represent a new architectural gateway to the iconic city of Beverly Hills. The scale, visually stunning architecture, public realm and environmentally conscious design initiatives established throughout One Beverly Hills will set a new standard and will shape the future of development for decades to come.”
Foster + Partners is leading the One Beverly Hills masterplan with Los Angeles based multi-disciplinary design firm RIOS overseeing landscape architecture. The award-winning studios are working together to establish a unique melding of buildings and landscape with well-being as the central focus. One Beverly Hills will seamlessly integrate the existing Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills into a unified 17.5-acre site. The legendary Beverly Hilton will receive significant reinvestment to reflect the design of One Beverly Hills, with a new arrival drive and lobby area, ballroom upgrades, restyled pool and 36 new poolside cabana rooms. A new 38,000-square-foot conference center will have the most sophisticated technology and be enhanced with unique breakout areas that capitalise on the perfect Southern California weather. Joining the established hotels will be a new 10 story building that will include 42 all- suite guest accommodations, a fine dining restaurant and 37 shared ownership condominiums.
One Beverly Hills will include a private members club open to residents and a select number of non-residents looking for a level of service and amenities that rival the finest resorts around the world. Members will enjoy 130,000 square feet of calming space over three levels, divided into retreat, clubhouse and fitness areas. A luxurious wellness focused state of the art spa will be the central hub of the retreat, with the clubhouse home to various entertainment opportunities including a private restaurant, lounge, wine tasting room and cellar, screening rooms, and bowling alley, to name a few. The fitness area will offer a number of options for members at all levels of engagement including private training rooms, open cardio spaces, an indoor lap pool, indoor basketball and pickleball courts, as well as an outdoor fitness facility that allows members to enjoy the California sunshine.
Additionally, the two residential towers will maximise privacy and provide unobstructed views from the Pacific Ocean to the mountains beyond the famous Hollywood Hills sign. They will be the two tallest buildings in Beverly Hills, and merge with the gardens and Los Angeles Country Club landscapes by continuing the greenery up the facades. Their curving and receding forms, soft edges and oversized balconies mediate between private living and garden greenery, breaking down boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. These sophisticated homes will range between 2,000–16,000 square feet, feature 12-to-16-foot ceilings, designer kitchens with smart appliances and special technology for air, water, comfort, lighting and audio control. Floor to ceiling glass will open to oversized balconies up to 15 feet deep, with some residences including plunge pools on terraces and direct access from elevators. To further elevate the lifestyle of One Beverly Hills, all the residences will have access to luxury hotel services.
As the heart of One Beverly Hills, the Botanical Gardens will be a sustainable oasis of wellness, encouraging exploration and relaxation. Foster + Partners have ingeniously devised an elevated platform to be built from the western side of the property across to the Beverly Hilton to create the magnificent Botanical Gardens. This eight-acre haven will be dedicated to over 40 tree and 250 plant species from 13 different botanical regions of California and feature curated sculptures, water features, shaded seating areas, 2 miles of pathways and other amenities. Predominantly planted with water smart landscaping, the entire garden will be irrigated through an extensive grey-water system. A community- based conservancy made up of One Beverly Hills residents, school and community leaders, and representatives of the hotels will oversee educational programming and operations.
Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners, says: “In its beginnings, Beverly Hills was agricultural flat land – a green oasis that fed a growing urbanity. A century later, we have seized on this inspiration to create an organic architecture that merges with landscape, a large part of which is publicly accessible, creating a shared resource for the City. The richness of Californian culture owes much to its diversity of influences, which comes together with the urgent need for sustainability – particularly conservation and recycling of water for the greenery. We welcome the opportunity to create a holistic masterplan based on a green approach across the entire site.”