monumental artwork that has concealed the south-facing exterior of the building
for the last month has come down as Andaz
West Hollywood begins to reveal its many layers in preparation for Thursday’s opening.
been quite a journey, but we’re delighted to have the doors opening on
Jan. 8,” said General Manager Michel Morauw.
“We look forward to welcoming our first guests and the community to
Hollywood has gutted the 14-story former Hyatt
on Sunset. While guests may still find subtle hints from
its earlier days, the new hotel focuses on unique details and locale of
Thursday also marked the opening of the highly anticipated RH restaurant.
French-trained chef Sebastien Archambault has
been working tirelessly with local vendors and growers to create his
“market to table” menu focusing on regional, seasonal ingredients
and personal choice.
In addition to a menu of signature dishes, RH will
offer a market list. Guests will be able to choose items off this list
and customize their own dinner.
The restaurant will also showcase local
wines inspired by boutique vintners celebrating the best of
Sebastien and his team
work in a kitchen completely open to the 100-seat bar and restaurant. The
walk-in coolers even feature glass doors so guests can observe their entire
meal taking shape from storage and preparation to cooking and plating.
Hashimoto added final details to his aluminium and stainless steel public
sculpture that adorns the faade of RH and the hotel.
Andaz delivers an innovative hospitality
experience blending personal preferences with attentive and uncomplicated
service. This unique collection of hotels reflects the personality of each
locale, and is dedicated to creating natural and vibrant living spaces where
travelers can indulge in their own personal sense of comfort and style.
property openings scheduled include Andaz
West Hollywood, Andaz Wall Street,
Andaz Fifth Avenue (all in 2009)
and Andaz Austin (autumn
2010). For more information, log on to www.andaz.com.