It List: The Best New Hotels 2011
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The Redbury, Hollywood
Sam Nazarian’s latest L.A. opening has all the buzz expected of his club-centric SBE brand. Yet with its apartment-style suites, the Redbury is more functional than big sister SLS. Creative director and Rolling Stone magazine photographer Matthew Rolston appointed the 57 spacious “flats” with vintage turntables and rock posters in homage to the hotel’s prime location opposite Capitol Records; if the framed photos of Hendrix and Monroe aren’t enough to drive the celeb-centric culture home, the paparazzi lingering outside are a reminder that you are, indeed, in Tinseltown. Doubles from $299.