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About Us

Company Overview

The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with London under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.

  • Condé Nast Traveller (USA)

    2013 Business Travel Awards 
    Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel

  • HOTELS Magazine (USA)

    2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
    Mr Peter Borer



The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Hotel Overview

As Hollywood's most exclusive and sophisticated hotel, with one of Southern California's best addresses, Peninsula Beverly Hills resembles a gracious private residence built in the classic Renaissance style. Our many guests from the world of entertainment know they can rely on our complete discretion, whether dining at our popular restaurants or staying in our famously comfortable rooms, suites and garden villas.


The Peninsula Beverly Hills targets prospective employees who possess a genuine warmth and sense of hospitality, as the hotel’s success depends greatly on the positive attitude, dedication and ownership demonstrated by its staff.

As a result of this highly personalised service unique to The Peninsula, the hotel continues to garner top awards, including recognition as the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star hotel in Southern California every year since 1993. The Peninsula Beverly Hills strives to provide the best quality service, and goes above and beyond to take care of the most important aspect of its business, the staff.


The Peninsula Beverly Hills has set the benchmark for quality and class in Los Angeles, which is why it comes as no surprise that it has been the only AAA Five Diamond Hotel in Southern California every year since 1993, amongst many other prestigious titles from leading international travel experts.

  • Condé Nast Traveler

    2013 Reader's Choice Awards - #1 Hotel in Southern California


  • Travel + Leisure
    2013 World's Best Awards - #1 Large City Hotel in the US
  • Forbes Travel Guide
    Five Star Hotel for 21 Consecutive Years
  • AAA
    AAA Five Diamond Hotel for 21 Consecutive Years
  • Global Traveler (USA)

    2012 GT Tested Awards - #1 Best Hotel in the United States


Corporate Executives


  • Mr. Offer Nissenbaum
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Managing Director

    Mr. Nissenbaum has been Managing Director of The Peninsula Beverly Hills since December 2007. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he was Regional Vice President of Operations for Omni Hotels, based in New York City, overseeing eight properties on the East Coast. He concurrently served as the company’s corporate liaison to the Global Hotel Alliance, which includes international luxury brands such as Kempinski, Pan Pacific, Dusit and Leela.

  • Mr. James Overbaugh
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Executive Assistant Manager – Food and Beverage Operations

    Mr. Overbaugh spent four years as the hotel’s Executive Chef before he was promoted to his current role as Executive Assistant Manager – Food and Beverage Operations in December 2012, in which he oversees all aspects of dining at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Overbaugh joined The Peninsula in 2008 after 11 years as Executive Chef at Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux, Forbes Five Star rated hotel in Oakhurst, California.

  • Mr. Scott Berger
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Executive Assistant Manager – Rooms

    Mr. Berger worked as Front Desk Assistant Manager before he was promoted to Assistant Front Office Manager and then Director of Front Office Operations. In 2012 he assumed the position of Rooms Division Manager. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he assisted with the opening of Wynn Las Vegas.

  • Mr. Rob Roche
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Director of Marketing

    Mr. Roche has been Director of Marketing at The Peninsula Beverly Hills since September 2010. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he was the Los Angeles-based Director of Business Development for SeaDream Yacht Club, following appointments in top sales and marketing positions at luxury hotel groups, including St Regis Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Four Seasons.

  • Ms. Aileen Carreon
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Director of Sales

    Ms. Aileen Carreon has been Director of Sales at The Peninsula Beverly Hills since January 2008. She previously served as Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Los Angeles with prior experience including sales positions at The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey and Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.

  • Mr. David Codney
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Executive Chef

    As Executive Chef at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Chef Codney oversees all aspects of the hotel’s cuisine, including the contemporary market-driven fare at The Belvedere, the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Southern California every year since 1993, and the al fresco Roof Garden. Before joining The Peninsula in December 2012, Chef Codney spent a large part of his career at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida, where he rose to the position of Executive Sous Chef and was a member of The Ritz-Carlton Task Force, opening new hotels throughout North America.

  • Mr. Toby Lent
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Director of Catering & Private Events
    Mr. Lent was appointed Director of Catering and Private Events at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 2014. Prior to joining The Peninsula, he spent time at the St. Regis Princeville in Hawaii following positions at both Shutters On The Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. Mr. Lent brings with him several years of hospitality experience including The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, The Sheraton Universal Hotel and The Sheraton Stamford Connecticut.
  • Director of Food & Beverage
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Mr. Michael Ploetz

    Mr. Ploetz joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 2014 bringing with him considerable experience in both hotels and chef-driven concept restaurants. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin he worked for Four Seasons Hotels, holding positions at Four Seasons Chicago and Four Seasons Jackson Hole.  In 2008 Michael began an extended tenure with José Andrés’ Think Food Group, holding several posts with the company including Tres, The Bazaar at the SLS, and finally as opening General Manager of Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.  Michael has also worked for Auberge Resorts and most recently as Corporate Director of Operations for celebrity Chef Michael Voltaggio.

  • Ms. Amber Loose
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Director of Spa
    Ms. Amber Loose joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 2013 as Spa Director. With over a decade of experience in luxury resorts and spa, Ms. Loose has worked at the prestigious Canyon Ranch Health Resort and Spa in Tuscon, Arizona as well as The Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California.
  • Mr. Randall Fortier
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Director of Finance
    Mr. Randall Fortier first joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 1995 as Controller. In 2000, he left the hotel and worked at various other properties including The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Rendo Beach and The Inn at Gig Harbor in Washington State. Mr. Fortier returned to The Peninsula in 2011 as Director of Finance.
  • Mr. Danny Wong
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Director of Engineering
    Mr. Wong joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotel Limited in 1993 as Project Engineer where he oversaw the building services upgrade of the old building and integrated it with the hotel extension. In 1996, he transferred to The Peak Tram Company to oversee the redevelopment of the iconic Peak Tram Station and Tower. Following completion of The Peak Tower revitalization project, he relocated to California and joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills as Director of Engineering in 2008.
  • Director of Human Resources
    The Peninsula Beverly Hills
    Ms. Nancy Kupka

    Having spent over 20 years in the hospitality business and specifically in the field of Human Resources, Ms. Kupka currently occupies the position of Director of Human Resources for The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Prior to The Peninsula, Ms. Kupka worked in Human Resources at other Los Angeles hotels including Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar, as well as many years with Le Meridien Hotels throughout the US.