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The Redbury, Sam Nazarian's Newest Hotel, Will Open on Sept. 1 (And Look What's Inside!)

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August 5, 2010 at 7:56 AM | by | ()

Earlier this week, we noted that hotelier and nightclub man Sam Nazarian would be opening a new hotel in Hollywood called The Redbury Hotel. Detes were a bit scant on the property including the opening date and we were dying for more information, particularly when will it open and how much are the rooms? Somewhere, someone must like HotelChatter.

Today we've learned the hotel is already a member of the Preferred Hotels collection and it was recently promoted in the group's latest newsletter for I Prefer members. Not only that, there's a whole web page devoted to The Redbury on Preferred Hotels with room pics and everything!

Here's how the hotel describes itself on Preferred Hotels:

Welcome to The Redbury, the latest addition to the award-winning sbe Hotel Collection, curated by visionary Creative Director and renowned photographer, Matthew Rolston, in collaboration with sbe Founder and CEO, Sam Nazarian. Situated at the iconic convergence of Hollywood and Vine, The Redbury's guest suites, amenities, and services provide an unpretentious and engaging hospitality experience, appealing to a community that is passionately connected to the arts, music, fashion, and entertainment.

Oh boy there is so much more here so we're just going to break it down for you one by one.

The Rooms
The Redbury has 57 "guest flats" that mix traditional English antiques with touchs of some Old World ethnic cultures. They are designed to be residential and home-like but they will accommodate stays up to one day, one week or as long as the guest needs.

The rooms, er flats, range is size from 750-1,020sq.ft. and feature European style kitchens with gas burners, washer and dryers, 300-thread count Italian linens, oversized walk-in showers and private patios or balconies, among other things.

The breakdown of flats are as followed: 11 Highland Flats, 19 Sunset Flats, 11 Vine Flats, 12 Hollywood Premier Flats, and 4 Redbury Signature Flats.

Amenity Madness
The flats will include high-speed WiFi (no word on how much it costs), access to the sbe VIP program, 24-hour room service created by Executive Chef Daniel Elmaleh, 40-46" HD LCD TVs with DVD players, vinyl collection and record player, DVRs, oversized kitchen work island and luxury robes.

Available on Request
Need more to play with during your stay? Request an Apple iPad, room service from sbe's Katsuya Hollywood sushi restaurant or your own grocery delivery. Your pet can also get custom bedding and allergy sufferers can request hypo-allergenic linens while parents can order up cribs and cots.

The Restaurant
To be called Cleo and helmed by chef Elmaleh, the restaurant will serve lunch, dinner and late-night fare from noon to midnight daily. The menu will feature seasonal grilled Pinchos, small-plate selections of meats, seafood, and vegetables as well as salads, homemade Lafa flatbreads, a raw bar, and an array of vegetarian items. The stars of the show will be the dishes cooked inside a stone oven. (The website has already declared Cleo a "sought-after" restaurant but we see no evidence of another location elsewhere.)

Previously, Eater LA reported the restaurant will have reasonably priced food that should draw in locals as well as the guests upstairs.

Opening Date and Rate
We're already foaming at the mouth over these services and amenities (with the exception of the lack of a pool) and to put the cherry on top of our Redbury sundae, we've learned the hotel will open on September 1 with room rates starting at $299 a night for a Highlands flat--a 750-sq.ft. pied-à-terre with a king bed. Rates go up about $50 from there, capping off with the two bedroom, two bath Redbury Signature Flat at $699 a night.

Phew. We need a moment to digest all this hotel goodness. It sounds like a serious competitor for Hollywood and West Hollywood's boutique hotels (again with the exception of that lack of a pool.) We're going to take a minute to collect ourselves together but we'll be back shortly with more analysis. In the meantime, let us know what you think about the Redbury in comments below!

Archived Comments:


The choice of fabrics and patterns is "home-like" in a very vintage way to say the least... My eyes are sore!


yes, we need to do a design analysis shortly.


A stylish hotel that is refreshingly un-Stark.
Follows the lead of Ace, but with more luxe and refinement.
Could there maybe be lobby music that doesnt make you want to bump and grind? I know, I'm showing my age.