The corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica will soon be a new hotel mecca location for tourists and locals in Beverly Hills with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. A dream team of designers and architects have all come together with inspired plans for the beautiful new luxury hotel, which will open in 2017.
With 170 rooms, 119 deluxe rooms and 51 suites it is expected the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will become the latest in elegant destinations in the world renowned city, where tourism is paramount, and guests enjoy the best of the best in dining and shopping destinations throughout the award winning city.

Artists Rendering Waldorf Astoria Entrance

Famed New York restaurateur and Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be at the helm in the culinary preparations and presentations in a variety of hotel dining options, and will include a sophisticated signature dining restaurant and unique rooftop offerings that will showcase inspiring and sophisticated culinary experiences for a new generation of guests. About Chef Jean-Georges: Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s culinary innovations and impressive restaurateur skills have given birth to more than two dozen dining establishments, from New York to Paris to Tokyo. Vongerichten grew up on a farm in Alsace, France, where his mother and grandmother taught him to cook and appreciate seasonality. He started his culinary training in France, but it was the time he later spent working and traveling in Asia in the 1980s that proved formative. (He cites his first trip to an open-air market in Bangkok as being particularly eye-opening.)
Serving as a protégé to chef Louis Outhier, Vongerichten’s career led him to the United States. He first created a stir on New York’s dining scene at Lafayette in the Drake Swisshôtel, then struck out on his own with Jojo in 1991. At this French fusion bistro, he pioneered his signature style of cooking with Asian spices, infused oils, vegetable juices and exotic vinaigrettes, while using a minimum of butter, cream and flour. His next New York venture was French-Thai fusion eatery Vong, which eventually spawned sister restaurants in London, Hong Kong and Chicago. In March 1997, Vongerichten opened Jean-Georges in the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York.
 Artists Rendering Jean-Georges Restaurant

Artists Rendering Jean-Georges Restaurant

“We’re thrilled to partner with Chef Jean-Georges, an acclaimed talent in the restaurant industry, to bring true epicurean excellence to Los Angeles,” said Luc Delafosse, managing director of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. “We both share a passion and understanding for creative techniques and superb quality in culinary arts and exceptional service, a philosophy that is infused throughout Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.”
A savvy businessman, restaurateur and one of the world’s most famous chefs, Vongerichten has an impressive three-star Michelin background and is at the helm of the operation and success of numerous restaurants celebrated worldwide. Through his extensive involvement in every aspect of his restaurants- from concept to menu to architectural design, as well as staff selection and trainings- the renowned chef is constantly developing fresh ideas inspired by his travels to impact the global culinary landscape.
“I’m excited to have found the perfect partner to make my West Coast debut and bring my culinary passion to one of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands,” said Vongerichten. “I truly value the opportunity to bring exquisite food and discerning guests together in one place and look forward to becoming a part of the Beverly Hills community, bringing a new inspiring environment to life and having a presence in California for the first time.”
Keeping in line with the hotel’s unprecedented luxury and authentic hospitality, both the signature Jean-Georges restaurant and unique rooftop poolside dining at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will embody elegance as guests enjoy contemporary fine dining and an array of hand-crafted cocktails.  With the unparalleled abundance of California’s local, organic treasures- in support of independent farmers and fishmongers- Vongerichten will source and create a beautiful harmony of seasonal ingredients and artful craft, highlighting the finest flavors in each dish. The indoor and outdoor dining oasis at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills sets out to strike a perfect balance between guests’ palates and their views of the space. The concept for the menu and design of the Jean-Georges restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is currently underway and the new restaurant will be unveiled in 2017 with the hotel’s opening.
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Located adjacent to The Beverly Hilton on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards in Beverly Hills, the 12-story, 170-room luxury hotel marks the brand’s first new build property on the West Coast- joining the legendary Waldorf Astoria portfolio of 25 landmark destinations. Delivering a combination of luxury and ease that has never existed before and embodying a unique urban oasis, the prestigious hotel brand’s debut in Beverly Hills pays homage to Hollywood glamour and the effortless luxury of the California lifestyle.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through have access to benefits including a Personal Concierge and complimentary Wi-Fi at 25 Waldorf Astoria hotels worldwide.
by Bonnie Carroll