• Somni at the SLS Beverly Hills Receives Two Michelin Stars 

     
    POSTED June 18, 2019
     
  • Somni at the SLS Beverly Hills Receives Two Michelin Stars 

     
    POSTED June 18, 2019
     
  • Somni at the SLS Beverly Hills Receives Two Michelin Stars 

     
    POSTED June 18, 2019
     

Despite being open for only 15 months, Somni is awarded two Michelin stars. Led by Chef Aitor Zabala with Chef José Andrés, the SLS Beverly Hills restaurant celebrates the honor as well as the Michelin Guide’s return to Los Angeles after a decade.

“It’s a celebration not only for Somni but also for Los Angeles, the state of California and all of the diversity we have here. LA is known for its diverse culture, art and design; our food scene also deserves to be recognized on a global scale and Michelin is certainly going to help do that,” says Chef Zabala. “For us, it’s a great recognition of the team’s hard work and more responsibility to continue doing what we’ve been doing up until now.” 

As creative director of the West Coast’s ThinkFoodGroup, Chef Zabala implements his unorthodox approach to fine dining. In order to diminish the barriers between chef and server, Somni features a singular service model with a 10-seat chef’s counter. Each chef prepares more than 20 courses and presents them to each guest while also taking care of their every need. The courses can be paired by a wine from Somni’s three category scale or an Illusion pairing, the restaurant’s non-alcoholic beverage made from local grapes and infused with herbs, spices and fruits.

“The focus on design, F&B, and genuine sense of service makes SLS Beverly Hills the perfect destination for local and visiting food enthusiasts. Hopefully, the return of the Michelin Guide will only further strengthen that perception and help us share that exceptional culinary experience now that the spotlight is on Los Angeles,” says SLS Beverly Hill’s General Manager Christophe Thomas.

Guests are invited to experience Somni’s unique take on luxurious dining with a seat at the chef’s counter priced at $265 per guest and wine pairings for an additional $175 per guest. Tickets for the month become available at 10 a.m. PST on the first Monday of that month.

This September, Los Angeles Airport Marriott is beginning the final stage of their $50-million renovations.  

The redesign includes more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space alongside a maximum capacity of 2,500 people. The hotel will be set to host parties of any nature, including Corporate events, conventions, company retreats, holiday parties, banquets, exhibitions, workshops, and everything in between.  

 

North of Philadelphia, Bucks County is celebrating their record-breaking amount of visitors.  

In 2018, the county welcomed 8.15 million visitors, an increase of 1.6 percent from 2017 and achieved a record-breaking $1.1 billion in total economic impact. With such numbers, the hospitality industry is taking full advantage.  

As Bucks County tourist status rises, for the travelers who are searching for a local experience, Bucks County is filled with breweries, independent restaurants, and hidden gems to visit.  

 

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.