29 images

SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, USA
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, USA
Philippe Starck breaks the mould with this rebirth of the old Le Meridien. Highlights of his six-storey Starckitectural statement are the ground-floor Bazaar with its pâtisserie, bar and tapas eateries catered by celebrity Spanish chef José Andrés and the rooftop, with its oversized picture frames arranged to capture striking views of Beverly Hills and the Santa Monica mountains. Of the 297 rooms, notably furnished with “floating” beds backed by glass headboards, 61 are suites and seven of those are “fitness suites” equipped with 200-exercise Technogyms. Work it out.
Insider tip: Harley Pasternak, founder of the 5-Factor Diet, designed the fitness program.
465 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA, +1 310 247 0400, slshotels.com. Doubles from $570 per night



Best New Hotels 2009 slideshow

We’ve got the keys to the most fabulous new hotels in the world. From an elegant palazzo in Florence to a handsome lodge in Tasmania, it’s about unique experiences. The best news? They don’t all cost a bomb. Check in.


more collections

Email your friend

Send this link to your friend or yourself via email.

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.