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We're Certainly Curious About Beverly Hills' New Sirtaj Hotel

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  Site Where: 120 South Reeves Drive [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90212
April 26, 2013 at 9:51 AM | by | Comments (0)

A brand new hotel has opened in the heart of Beverly Hills, just steps from the famed Rodeo Drive. Earlier this month, Sirtaj, has opened its door in one of America's most famous zip codes. Well kinda, since, technically, this is in 90212, but who's counting?

The super trendy digs feature 32 rooms with free WiFi and creature comforts like Egyptian cotton linens. If the welcome cocktail isn't enough and you just need to raid the minibar, expect SoCal goodies as the custom mini-bars are stocked with locally-sourced treats .Oh, and java-addicts will appreciate the in-room LavAzza coffee-machines to prevent any dropping after Rodeo-Drive shopping.

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Lotsa New Looks and a Not-Yet Open Hotel For LA

April 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (2)

Once again, here's your semi-regular update on the Los Angeles hotel scene....

The Loews Santa Monica: We've been chronicling the exterior update to the Loews Santa Monica since the beginning of the year. The other day we drove by at sundown and noticed special light projections on the exterior as well as a living wall. Pretty! But it turns out changes were happening on the inside as well. Guestrooms have new glass balconies that enable better enjoyment of the Pacific Ocean views. Later this year the pool will get premium poolside cabana rooms and beach-level rooms that will have residential-style patios, complete with fire pits. Rates at the hotel start at $498 a night for a weekend in mid-May. Ocean view rooms are more at $588.

The Moment: Last we checked in on The Moment, the new boutiquey hotel in Hollywood (above), the place had missed its planned February opening. Looking on the hotel website today, we still can't book a room for tonight or later this weekend or the first of May. We were, however, able to find a room in mid-May for $235 a night for a queen bed. That includes free WIFi and complimentary bikes. While the website may not have room rezzies open for tonight at this time, it does sport some cool new photos of the rooms. If you can splurge, the king suite patio at 600-sq.ft. looks the coolest with two flat-screen TVs and even a Keurig machine.

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The Coolest Hotel Instagram of the Day Goes To...

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  Site Where: 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
March 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

..The Montage Beverly Hills and its view of Beverly Drive.

While the Central and East Coast are shaking in their boots wondering if/what kind of weather monstrosity is going to hit in the next few days (it's March, right?), this West Coast cutie is standing proud on the corner saying "Snow who? Snow what?"

The Montage knows not of such snowy thangs in Cali-for-ni-a. And we just love this pretty pic they posted on Intagram boasting all their hotness. Perhaps this snap it will inspire you to appreciate your warmth (if you live in such weather) or get out of the cold by taking a look-see at our Caribbean Guide.

There's a reason why Al Roker and Storm Phillips have huge followings. Weathermen have influence! Donchaknow?

[Photo: Montage Beverly Hills]

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Five New Things to Love at Thompson Beverly Hills

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  Site Where: 9360 Wilshire Boulevard [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90212
February 4, 2013 at 5:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Beverly Hills may conjure old-school glamour and a dash of Julia Roberts but Thompson Beverly Hills has proven its staying power since opening five years ago. It just goes to show being hip has its benefits.

And while there's nothing wrong with the hotel (buzzing rooftop pool, sleek and chic rooms with balconies, REN bathroom amenities, etc), it is going through some major changes, and we like-y!

See what's in store after the jump.

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Warning: Dina and Lindsay Lohan Are Staying at The Beverly Hills Hotel

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Boulevard [map], Beverly HIlls, CA, United States, 90210
February 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

All looks quiet...for now.

We're still not quite sure how Lindsay Lohan, arguably one of the worst celebrity hotel guests EVER, still manages to find a luxury hotel in Los Angeles wiling to take her in, even after being blacklisted by Chateau Marmont and turned down by two Santa Monica hotels.

This time, the poor unfortunate soul is the Beverly Hills Hotel. TMZ reports:

LiLo and DiLo were turned away from TWO famous hotels in Santa Monica late last night (we heard Shutters and Loews)... after they arrived in L.A. for Lindsay's court hearing.

But the search continued ... and the Lohan ladies were finally able to find a suite in the Hills of Beverly ... at the same hotel where Howard Hughes lived on and off for 30 years.

TMZ even has a pic of Dina posing in front of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel sign. Subtle! We have no idea who is footing the $1,000+ night room rate at the hotel but maybe "Liz and Dick" did better than we had previously thought.

We just hope the Lohans can complete their stay at the BHH without incident, especially since the hotel just completed a major renovation! But if the hotel finds damage to the tune of $50,000 in cigarette burns, well, we might just have to say we told you so.

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Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air Pampers Guests for Oscars

January 30, 2013 at 1:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's Oscar time! Or, as they say in Los Angeles hotels, "award season," which is equivalent to "high season" everywhere else outside of Tinsel Town so good luck getting a room. Oh, and you'll never see so much neck craning in hotel lobbies in your life. We've seen "normal" people throw on a cute outfit and dark shades just to get their five minutes. But we know our readers are much more fancier.

In honor of award season, the Dorchester Collection's Hotel Bel-Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel are giving guests the opportunity to experience a red-carpet moment with special amenities and themed packages that celebrate perhaps the only thing Hollywood looks forward to in February. This only happens once a year, people, so pay attention and start booking!

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Coolest Hotel Instagram of The Day Goes To...

January 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

...the Beverly Wilshire! The hotel helped Today Show host Savannah Guthrie do her best "Pretty Woman" impersonation outside the property.

No doubt with all those bags she was getting her shopping on in anticipation of the upcoming Oscars. The tv segment can be seen here. http://ow.ly/gNLdP

[Beverly Wilshire, Instagram]

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AKA Beverly Hills Sends Spago Up To Your Suite

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  Site Where: 155 N. Crescent Dr. [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
January 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you happen to be using the AKA Beverly Hills as an extended stay haven while in LA ( and who wouldn't with all these perks?) you can now add ritzy-room service to the amenities offered.

The brand has joined with culinary wunderkind Wolfgang Puck to create Spago in-Suite. This is the first "room-service" type venture for the chef. Now, Each AKA full-service suite will include a menu featuring items from Puck's flagship Beverly Hills restaurant Spago. In addition to the well-loved favorites (pizza!) there will be a rotating list of daily specialty entrees (perhaps the liberty duck breast with pear-mustard raisin compote) to commemorate Puck's 30 year anniversary and Spago's new menu.

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DineLA Restaurant Week Starts Today: Hotels Hoping For Your Hunger

January 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

Right on the heels of New York Restaurant Week is dineLA Restaurant Week, where the West Coast shows they’ve got culinary chops to display as well.

This year's twice yearly 12-day event goes from January 21-February 1 and patrons will be treated to showcases specially-priced $15, $20, and $25 lunch menus and $25, $35, and $45 dinners. Over 250 restaurants from the tiny taqueria on the coast to Gordon Ramsay’s at The London West Hollywood will be serving up everything from casual fish tacos to rich braised shortribs. A complete list can be found at www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA.

Naturally we’re listing where to eat in the hottest hotel restaurants and what’s on offer. And unlike New York’s Restaurant Week, it appears that tables are available at some places on the weekend. Go figure!

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The Beverly Hilton Shows Its Golden Globes

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Blvd. [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
January 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last night the legendary The Beverly Hilton was able to put a string of bad luck behind it and focus on what it has been well-known for, hosting the Golden Globe Awards in the famous International Ballroom.

This 70th year was especially welcome because the event was hosted by funny gals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who would surely inject a welcome dose of humor in a hotel that hasn't had its funny bone tickled in a minute.

And though YMMV when it came to celeb fashion choices, there's no doubt the hotel was ecstatic at all the love being shown, with a good amount of Tweets and images being shown throughout the night. They shouted out everyone from NeNe Leakes from the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" on their feed to "Modern Family's" Ed O'Neill.

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Creative Plates Great and Small At New Caulfield's In Thompson Beverly Hills

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  Site Where: 9360 Wilshire Blvd. [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90212
January 7, 2013 at 4:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

We talk so much about New York and Chicago restaurants, that we may have neglected LA a bit. While we were chatting up chefs at Atlantic City’s Savor Borgata event just before Thanksgiving, we also ran into chef Stephen Kalt who heads up the delectable Fornelletto.

He told us that he was resurrecting a restaurant called Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills, which would replace the Bond Street eatery.

The Le Cirque vet has designed a Mediterranean menu fit for discriminating Angelenos, with homemade charcuterie, a variety of grilled pizzettes and pastas, and a laundry list of inventive main dishes.

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Post-Shopping Idea: Try These Hotel Holiday Teas

December 20, 2012 at 6:06 PM | by | Comments (2)

We have been spending so much time on cocktail culture (well, it has been a rough few months), we figured we should be a little more balanced with our beverage coverage.

We started a bit by paying some attention to another one of our favorite pasttimes--afternoon tea. That can mean a simple cuppa for some of you--a jolt of caffeine to carry you through the day, or for more leisurely sorts, a more elaborate weekend high-tea filled with all sorts of yummy delights. We want to focus on that one--so much more fun, yes?

Now that chillier climates prevail in many parts of the country, the call for afternoon tea is in full demand and these hotels put out what we think are mighty fine spreads. We’ve seen quite a few people duck in to a hotel around the 4’o clock hour and chill over a demitasse of Darjeeling, a curried-chicken finger sandwich, and a jam-filled tart. We heartily approve.

Just remember, pinkie's up!

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