Nearly one year after the tragic death of Whitney Houston at the Beverly Hilton, music producer and friend of the singer Clive Davis will hold his annual Grammy party at the hotel on Feb. 9.
“The party is at the Beverly Hilton, that’s where it always is,” a publicist for Davis told The Huffington Post.
This year’s guest list includes Whitney’s friend Jennifer Hudson, who performed a Grammy tribute to the singer just a few days after her death. Also expected to attend are David Guetta, Dr. Luke and Max Martin, Les Moonves and Julie Chen, Doug Morris, Pharell Williams, Usher, Ryan Lochte and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
Whitney had been staying at the hotel because she planned to attend last year's party. She died hours before the event, which went ahead as planned. Since then, the room where Houston died, No. 434, has been taken out of circulation.
“The anniversary of Whitney Houston's death is a sad reminder to us all that we have lost an iconic and well-loved entertainer. Out of respect to the family and fans of Whitney, the guest room where she stayed was immediately taken out of inventory and all contents were removed," said Laura Millett, who handles PR for the Beverly Hilton. "Hotel management is considering options to repurpose the space but has made no final decisions at this time."
"The security measures being taken are confidential, but the hotel's highest priority is to ensure a safe environment for both party attendees and hotel guests," Millett said of the upcoming Grammy party.
Davis's publicist could not comment on whether any special arrangements had been made for the party regarding the first anniversary of Whitney's death.