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SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

SLS HOTEL AT BEVERLY HILLS Where: 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills. Inside look: A $230-million renovation and purchase of the former Le Meridien Beverly Hills hotel is the latest entrepreneurial endeavor of SBE Entertainment Group Chief Executive Sam Nazarian, the young developer of hot nightclubs (Hyde Lounge, Area), restaurants (Katsuya, Foxtail) and now hotels. The 297-room flagship of his SLS Hotels brand debuts with an assortment of renowned contributors: Philippe Starck designed the look; Spanish chef José Andrés, the cuisine; French designer Pascal Humbert, the uniforms; and Murray Moss, the retail shops. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is managing the property, which launches the SLS Hotels brand. Opening: November. Rates: Rooms begin in the $400 range. Info: (310) 247-0400;
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