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by Sophie Gayot




I just came back from a two-hour tour of Sam Nazarian’s first hotel of his SLS collection, the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Designed by Philippe Starck, the Los Angeles address is a unique property that will surely set new standards; not to mention that chef José Andrés is in charge of your gastronomical pleasures.


I would like to thank Sam for what his endeavors bring to the hospitality and culinary world.


Get a full photo tour, with the images below. Click on them for a larger view.

Click here to see the grand opening party of SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on December 5th, 2008.


Click here to read more articles about Sam Nazarian and sbe properties, including SLS Las Vegas.


  You can click on each photo to enlarge. (All photos by Sophie Gayot)


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