The world’s most recognizable brands, chefs and developers are taking to Beverly Hills to expand their footprint in 2021 and beyond. Here’s what visitors can expect.
(BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. This summer, the sun is shining even brighter in Beverly Hills. The world-class destination celebrated for year-round sunshine, statuesque palm trees, manicured gardens and unparalleled hospitality is welcoming a new generation of restaurants, retailers and galleries to the storied City just in time to meet a growing consumer demand for travel. The City’s award-winning hotels, a varied mix of Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond and boutique properties, are also preparing up for a sunshine-filled summer, welcoming travelers of all kinds. Nearly 90 percent of American travelers expect to take trips this summer, whether to vacation, visit friends or relatives, travel on business, or attend a conference (source: Destination Analysts, May 2021).
“Beverly Hills has an ease and energy that attracts businesses and visitors from around the world,” says Julie Wagner, CEO of Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau. “Now that we’re open again, visitors will find shoppers venturing to our designer retailers and unique boutiques, restaurants welcoming guests with elaborate new outdoor dining experiences, and families picnicking in our picturesque parks – it’s a beautiful time to be in Beverly Hills.”
As the state of California prepares to fully reopen on June 15, business in Beverly Hills is projected to surpass pre-pandemic levels and expand to include a variety of new retail and restaurant options for visitors to enjoy this summer. Travelers will also get a glimpse of what to expect in Beverly Hills throughout the summer via a Sending Sunshine social media campaign featuring a series of video vignettes inspired by the City’s sun-soaked hotels.
New Dining Experiences
Spago L’extérieur: Wolfgang Puck expanded his iconic Spago restaurant with a 6,500 square-foot outdoor dining venue at the cul de sac of Canon Drive. The modular pavilion houses a cocktail bar and semi-private eating areas book-ended by a vibrant Tomokazu Matsuyama mural.
MÍRAME: Michelin-starred chef Joshua Gil and founding partner Matthew Egan introduced a contemporary Mexican restaurant with California sensibility in the heart of 90210. Highlights include house made masa from heirloom corn varietals and small batch Mexican spirits.
The Pie Room by Gwen: Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and pastry chef Amy Taylor debuted a sweet and savory pie shop on South Beverly Drive. Deli-style sandwiches recently added to the menu are perfectly paired with a picnic at the lily pond in nearby Beverly Gardens Park.
Héritage Fine Wines: The French-owned restaurant and wine bar has reopened with a star-studded rooftop dining concept overlooking City Hall. The Paris Tokyo sushi lounge is accessible via an elevator in the back of the shop.
Nusr-Et Steakhouse: Salt Bae officially brings his renowned steaks, flair for over-the-top luxury dining and Instagram-worthy salting techniques to a location on Canon Drive next to Spago.
For a complete list of new and existing dining experiences in Beverly Hills, visit the dining section of the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau website at lovebeverlyhills.com/restaurants.
New Boutiques and Retailers
Henry Jacques: The French haute perfumerie opened its first U.S. atelier in Beverly Hills with exclusive new scents and bespoke fragrances. The boutique resembles a classical 19th-century French apartment with an arresting display of flasks, beakers, and other containers that pay homage to the company’s original laboratory in France.
Christian Louboutin: A new red-carpeted two-story West Coast flagship arrived in Beverly Hills in a building that once housed Charlie Chaplin’s offices. Now, it stocks the French luxury label’s footwear, fragrances, bags and leather accessories for men and women.
Onitsuka Tiger: The Japanese sportswear brand’s new 2,400 square-floor space on Rodeo Drive carries exclusive limited-edition sneakers only available in Beverly Hills. The store is the second U.S. flagship in North America and the first to sell Onitsuka Tiger’s children’s collection for “uncommonly cool kids.”
For a complete list of new and existing shops in Beverly Hills, visit lovebeverlyhills.com/shopping.
New Art + Culture Experiences
Winn Slavin Fine Art: The premier provider of fine paintings and sculptures welcomed its second location in a modern new space on Rodeo Drive. Its collection includes Blue-Chip museum art from some of the world’s most sought-after contemporary artists including Sir Daniel Winn, Ira Reines, Michel Desroches, Boban, and Igor Zaytsev.
Casa Perfect: The 1971 Beverly Hills mansion turned sprawling 5,000 square-foot art gallery arrived in Beverly Hills courtesy of The Future Perfect, one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. The so-called Los Angeles Casa was designed by local architect Raul F. Garduno. Founder David Alhadeff recently provided a rare view of the appointment-only gallery and his life in Beverly Hills with this Monocle narrative.
Love Anatomy: Romanian-American painter Alexandra Nechita’s Love Anatomy sculpture has been installed on the corner of Burton Way and Rexford Drive. The eight-foot-tall woman made out of bronze is the latest addition to the City’s public art collection of nearly 100 pieces, which visitors can view for free throughout its spacious parks and gardens.
Iron Root by Ai Weiwei: A cast-iron sculpture by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei now resides outside of City Hall. The stunning piece was crafted using dry fragments from various Chinese trees.
For a complete list of art and cultural activities in Beverly Hills, visit lovebeverlyhills.com/public-art-in-beverly-hills.
New Hotel Dining Experiences and Packages
Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills: The new Red Carpet Private Flight Package invites guests on a private journey in partnership with Private Jet Services. Offer highlights include private jet charter, private VIP check-in, accommodations in the spectacular Presidential Suite, private dinner on the hotel’s rooftop and private rooftop pool cabana. Available for booking now through the end of summer.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills: The first international property of the Maybourne Hotel Group, will begin to reveal its transformation – from rooms and suites by acclaimed interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan to the highly-anticipated André Fu designed Maybourne Bar. The newly expanded Terrace restaurant overlooking Beverly Canon Gardens will continue to be a central meeting place for LA locals to linger, while an exciting all-new rooftop pool and restaurant concept will open this summer.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills: On June 24, the hotel will host a Mid Summers Night Cocktails & Flower Crown Making Class taught by McQueen Flowers with cocktails using botancials suchs as lavender, elderflower and rose. Le Petit Belvedere, The Living Room, and The Roof Garden, will also roll out new menus for the summer.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills: The Summer Escape at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills includes access to a guest room or suite with a terrace and stunning views of the city, an exclusive welcome amenity, lunch for two guests at The Rooftop by JG, and complimentary nightly valet parking for stays between two and five nights. The new package is available for now through September 30, 2021.
THEBlvd at the Beverly Wilshire: The restaurant and lounge known for its patio overlooking world-famous Rodeo Drive and iconic setting inside The Beverly Wilshire reopens on June 4. Guests can dine on fresh, local California cuisine and unique and playful cocktails and libations.
Sant’olina at The Beverly Hilton: The new pop-up dining experience in partnership with The h.wood Group offers mouth-watering Mediterranean fare and 360 views of Los Angeles. Chefs Michael Teich, David Johns and SLAB’s Burt Bakman combine vibrant herbs and spices to create a healthy menu packed with flavor.
Renewed Focus on Green Spaces
Beverly Canon Gardens, Beverly Gardens Park, Virginia Robinson Gardens, Doheny Greystone Park and Will Rogers Memorial Parks are just a few of the expansive green spaces travelers can enjoy while visiting Beverly Hills. As more residents and visitors seek outdoor activities in which to enjoy the City’s year-round beautiful weather, Beverly Hills plans to continue adding more art exhibits and gardens to its celebrated sun-drenched parks.
For a complete list of outdoor activities in Beverly Hills, visit lovebeverlyhills.com.
Coming Soon to Beverly Hills…
One Beverly Hills: The sprawling mixed-use development will feature a new luxury hotel, condos, publicly accessible botanical gardens, and 10-acre green space across 1.375 million square feet. Construction is expected to be completed by 2024.
Cheval Blanc Beverly Hills: The ultra-premium hotel from French luxury goods purveyor LVMH will house 115 rooms, a rooftop pool and private club. The Cheval Blanc property is expected to open in 2025 on Rodeo Drive and Little Santa Monica Boulevard.
Chanel: The French fashion house is transforming its Rodeo Drive flagship store with the construction of a three-story commercial building that will include a rooftop and outdoor terrace for private appointments, small private events for fashion and fine jewelry, press launch events and video shoots.
About Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, a premier travel destination, is centrally located in greater Los Angeles with beautiful weather year-round, five-star hotel accommodations, superb dining from some of the biggest culinary names in the world, and unrivalled shopping. The city is also known worldwide for its grand mansions, multitude of art and architecture, spas and salons, and exceptional walkability. Learn more at LoveBeverlyHills.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.