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( Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel )
Thompson Beverly Hills
9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; (800) 441-5050, www.thompsonhotels.com
The Thompson is just what stuffy Beverly Hills needs -- a daring, fun, noisy hangout for the art/fashion/talent agent crowd. It has a hot restaurant imported from New York, BondSt, which has a sexy lounge and a vibe that's attracting tastemakers who meet over breakfast or potent cocktails.
Just don't bring the kids; this former Best Western, built in 1961, is now an adult's retreat.
-- Valli Herman
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