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If you've got the need for speed, you'll have extra incentive to stay at the SLS Beverly Hills and The Redbury. The hotels, which are part of SBE Hotel Group, now have speedy new BMWs that are available for guest use.
SBE is partnering with BMW to offer guests the company's latest rides. At SLS Beverly Hills, you can take a seat in an ActiveHybrid 750Li (see above photo), which is considered the world's fastest, street-legal hybrid on the market. So at least you'll be green while speeding down Rodeo Drive to do some shopping. At the Redbury, you can choose from the ActiveHybrid 750Li or the 550i Gran Turismo. Talk about tricked out!
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Beacher's Madhouse at the Hollywood Roosevelt has seen its share of stop and starts. First David Arquette is signed on, then he isn't, then he is. The opening date was pushed back several times. The latest news is that Kelly Osbourne will be joining the oompa loompa circus as creative director.
She'll somehow fit the new gig into her schedule as a fashion correspondent for E! and contributor to Joan Rivers' Fashion Police. She'll work with just-outta-rehab Arquette, who's back as a co-host with creator Jeff Beacher.
If you long for the days of your youth, when you could spend the day playing in the arcade, the Hollywood Roosevelt offers an entertainment option so that won't have to fight with 11-year-olds to get some game action.
Opened by nightlife visionaries Med Abrous and Marc Rose, The Spare Room, a dark, cozy, upscale gaming parlour and cocktail lounge, where you can play without mom telling you it's time to go home. The Spare Room, which sits in the mezzanine level of the hotel, has an old rec room vibe with two vintage bowling lanes, games galore and an old-school photo booth.
While everyone's pulling out his best Tom Colicchio face and judging Richard Blais and Michael Isabella's four-course menu (Blais, you should have went with the Cap'n Crunch ice cream) on last night's Top Chef finale, we are scoping out all of the hotels featured on the all-stars competition.
The last two cheftestants were left to duke it out over the stove in the Bahamas. Of course, they holed up on the island's hotel-for-the-stars, The Cove Atlantis. The chefs, who stayed in an earth-toned suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, each chose one of the 21 Atlantis restaurants in which to set up their own one-night-only eateries.
[Jeff Beacher] sent antique-looking, oversize books containing mini-bar bottles of Red Bull and vodka, and an invite to the venue which starts previews Wednesday. Some VIPs got them personally hand-delivered by an Oompa Loompa. "Privileges will be withdrawn from any individual who removes one or more midgets from the library," warns the invite.
Right in time for the Oscars, Hollywood Roosevelt just opened its newest restaurant, Public Kitchen and Bar. The lobby restaurant, which replaces Dakota, will be the perfect setting for an Oscars dinner, since the hotel hosted the first awards ceremony.
Then there's the contemporary American fare from Executive Chef Tim Goodell, the man behind the hotel's upscale burger joint 25 Degrees. The under-$30-a-dish menu includes chicken liver terrine with kumquat marmalade and grilled rustic bread; chicharrones with chilis and lime; gnudi with brown butter, chanterelles and bacon; and crispy oxtail galette.
You won't see a single pair of scissors at Blo; the salon only does blowouts. The typical service includes a wash and blowout in about 30 minutes for $33. At that price, we'd be tempted to lazily have someone else do our hair each day we stay at the hotel.
It’s not just hotels suffering from opening jitters at the moment; hotel shows are getting performance anxiety, too.
We were uber-excited for the Valentine’s Day opening of Beacher's Madhouse - basically a modern day circus, minus the animals and with extra comedy and vaudeville - at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Monday, but now we’re told that the opening has been postponed to March 16.
The cast and crew of the award-grabbing Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush flick are checking into big-name hotels on both coasts to build buzz ahead of the Oscars on February 27, where the film is up for a jaw-dropping 12 awards.
First up this week was a fete at the Chateau Marmont that predictably drew a giant roster of stars, including co-stars Firth and Rush. Director Tom Hooper and money man Harvey Weinstein were also on hand—along with Renee Zellweger, Quentin Tarantino, Michelle Williams and Jeremy Piven, according to The Daily. Apparently, James Franco was also in the house but not at the party.
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They are all up to no good at hotels!
Let's start with The Man with the Golden Voice first. After a life-changing week last week that started with him homeless on the streets of Cleveland and ended with several job offers and a luxury room at the Jumeirah Essex House, Ted Williams was detained by police at the Renaissance Hollywood last night.
The LA Times reports that police were called to the hotel for a disturbance. When they arrived, they found Ted and an "unidentified family member" who had been in a heated argument. (The Gossip Cop says it was one of Ted's daughters.) Maybe they were arguing over who would pay for valet at the hotel which runs up to $29 a night.
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The show, which is essentially a modern-day circus without the animal acts, officially opens on February 14. Tickets can be reserved here but are being sold as memberships and table service rather than single tickets.
Plus, they are still saying that most of the tickets are sold-out for the first three months. Wow, really? There's that much of a demand for this show? And is it so over-the-top you may want to reconsider your relationship with alcohol the next day?
Forget Christmas and New Year's. For NBA groupies, the best time of the year is February when the NBA All-Star Game happens.
This year, the b-ball festivities are happening in Los Angeles which means that LA-area hotels will not only be hosting NBA teams, coaches and fans but groupies as well. And guess what? They are already starting to scope out the team hotels, in particular The W Hollywood Hotel.
The NY Post has an article all about how ladies look to snag athletes from the NFL and NBA and we thought this tip was hilarious:
BallerAlert's "Eleven8," for example, suggests memorizing the layout of the W Hotel in Hollywood, where, she said, the NBA stars will rest their heads during February's All Star Weekend in Los Angeles.