What's New in Beverly Hills Fall and Winter 2012

RELEASE DATE: Saturday, September 1, 2012

This season, Beverly Hills, California is seeing exciting hotels, dining, shopping and beauty experiences emerge. These buzz-worthy, new spaces include Yojisan, a sushi house from famed restaurateur Giacomino Drago that merges modern and traditional, The Phoenix, a countrified upscale lounge bringing a new level of nightlife to the city and Kyle by Alene Too, a multi-designer boutique with women's fashions co-founded by celebrity Kyle Richards of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame.  Learn more at www.lovebeverlyhills.com.

Hotels

AKA Beverly Hills
155 N. Crescent Drive
(310) 385-1924
stayaka.com
Located in the Golden Triangle, AKA Beverly Hills comes to the city from luxury extended stay hotelier, AKA.  The apartment-style properties effortlessly combine the comfort and feel of a private residence with the convenience and amenities of a luxury brand hotel.  Each of the 88 penthouse suites and private access two story townhomes is designed with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, custom furnishings and a private balcony.  Guests stay a minimum of 30 days at AKA Beverly Hills, and while there, enjoy the services of a dedicated concierge and doorman, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a residents-only garden courtyard, business and technology services with complimentary high-speed Internet access and same-day valet laundry and dry cleaning options. 

Sirtaj Hotel
120 S. Reeves Drive
(310) 822-3997
sirtajhotel.com
Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood just south of Wilshire Boulevard, Sirtaj Hotel will offer an intimate boutique experience with 32 fully appointed rooms and modern amenities in a contemporary setting.  Guests will also enjoy access to a sleek bar and cocktail lounge area within the main lobby of the hotel.   Sirtaj is planned to open in November.

Dining/Nightlife

Yojisan Sushi
260 N. Beverly Drive
(424) 245-3799
yojisan.com
Yojisan Sushi deftly encompasses both the modern and the traditional with contemporary Japanese cuisine, situated behind a sleek façade on Beverly Drive. The restaurant is the brainchild of well-known chef and restaurateur Giacomino Drago and his trusted partner, Chef Yoji Tajima. The pair work together to execute imaginative dishes. Yojisan delights with creative and unique, yet simply understood food, while, Drago's widely regarded talent for providing amazing service in a welcoming atmosphere is fully experienced.

The Phoenix
14 La Cienega Blvd
(310) 289-5925
thephoenixla.com
This countrified upscale bar serves up high-end beers, specialty cocktails and one menu item (steak frites). The lively lounge also has a gaming area with darts, pool and shuffleboard. The Phoenix is founded by partners of popular West Hollywood bar Surly Goat along with the Dolce Group.

BierBeisl
9669 S. Santa Monica Blvd
(310) 271-7274
bierbeisl-la.com
This authentic Austrian restaurant opened earlier this year and has quickly gained a cult-like following. The restaurant serves Austrian food and drink including fine Austrian beer, wine and sausage. Bierbeisl also features an Austrian Schnapps bar, created traditionally with fruits harvested by Austrian farmers, and gourmet Austrian chocolate selections, using cocoa beans as the base with surprising flavor combinations (ketchup, peanuts).

Clementine
9326 Civic Center Drive
(310) 461-0600
beverlyhills.clementineonline.com
Clementine is a family-owned, neighborhood bakery-café featuring fresh baked pastries, seasonal salads and sandwiches, fresh and frozen soups and entrees to take home for dinner. Food is made from scratch by hand using the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farmers' markets.

The Grill Pit
111 N. La Cienega Blvd
(310) 289-8881
This new restaurant offers farm fresh, inexpensive Mediterranean food on Restaurant Row.

Shopping

Kyle by Alene Too
9647 Brighton Way
(310) 278-6200
alenetoo.com
Kyle by Alene Too is a women's clothing boutique. Alene Too has partnered with Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame to create a new multi-designer shop. The boutique looks to create an amazing fashion experience with the newest clothing and accessories, a focus on customer service and fabulous events.

Intermix
400 North Beverly Drive
(310) 623-1619
intermixonline.com
Intermix is a multi-brand fashion retailer that offers a well-curated mix of on-trend pieces, celebrating each customer¹s personal sense of style with an intimate, individualized approach. The boutique focuses on exciting, coveted fashion trends with the finest mix of emerging and established designers, including ALC, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe, DVF, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney and Thakoon.

Tumi
430 N. Rodeo Drive
(310) 623-1186
tumi.com
Tumi is the leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories. The brand is focused on design excellence, functional superiority, technical innovation, best-in-class quality and outstanding customer service.

Art

Daniel Maltzman Gallery
268 N. Beverly Drive
(310) 613-3825
danielmaltzman.com
Contemporary artist Daniel Maltzman is inspired by Richter and Warhol. His works consist of layers of paint and imagery that exude energy and life, drawing viewers into a world of pop culture, vibrant color and movement. Maltzman's work has a spontaneous feel, but can be universally understood with the focus on his signature - the feminine figure. The opening exhibition includes two collections Abstract and Female Figurative.

Beauty

Lashfully
421 N. Rodeo Drive
(310) 275-4622
lashfully.com
Lashfully is a beauty salon that specializes in eyelash extensions, offering more than 70 types of lashes.  They provide thick, dramatic eyelashes that can last up to two weeks between touch-ups. The salon also offers makeup application and memberships that provide discounts for regular lash maintenance.

Luna D'oro Beauty House
9669 Brighton Way 
(310) 717-0971
luna-doro.com
Luna D'oro Beauty House is a luxurious, relaxing getaway with high-quality nail services and cosmetics that will help clients look and feel their best. All of the salon specialists are trained and certified by Christina Fitzgerald, a famous Australian hand and foot care professional with 30 years of experience. They also take a course taught by a leading Beverly Hills podiatrist. The space is decorated with exclusive art pieces, ethnic furnishings, rare books and antique carpets for a one-of-a-kind experience.

About Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills is one of the world's most sought-after locales.  Centrally located in greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills is a premier vacation and business travel destination, boasting beautiful weather year-round, acclaimed full-service and boutique hotel accommodations, sumptuous dining, and incomparable shopping.  Synonymous with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills enjoys an international reputation as the home and playground of A-list movie stars.  The city is not only known worldwide for its grand mansions and chic shops along Rodeo Drive, but also for its multitude of art and architecture, spas and salons, and exceptional walkability.  Learn more at www.lovebeverlyhills.com or on Facebook and Twitter. 

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the city's incorporation in 2014, Beverly Hills is gearing up for city-wide celebrations to kickoff in summer 2013.  On the horizon for the city is a new theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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