Luxury hotel proposal pits celebrities against celebrities in Benedict Canyon

A proposal to build a luxury hotel in a swanky, wooded enclave of Benedict Canyon has pitted some of L.A.’s biggest deal makers, movie executives and celebrities against each other in a pitched battle over the future of one of L.A.’s most expensive neighborhoods.

The Beverly Hills-adjacent site of the upscale hotel project — in a neighborhood where home prices range from $3 million to $100 million — is the 33-acre former home of billionaire businessman Kirk Kerkorian. The property was sold in 2015 for $19 million.

A planning committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to make a preliminary decision