Thursday, July 15, 2010
In 1987 Bolthouse moved to Los Angeles from Joshua Tree, California. He began working as a club promoter at Opus Lily in 1989, that same year Bolthouse Productions was founded. His early career included promoting the Roxbury, The Viper Room, and the House of Blues. He also opened the Los Angeles clubs Babylon, Opium Den Sunset Blvd.’s Coffee House and the venue Avalon of which he is still currently a partner.Bolthouse is also a partner and co-owner of the Body English night club at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
In 1991 Bolthouse partnered with Jenifer Rosero and in late 2005, Bolthouse Productions and Sam Nazarian’s SBE Entertainment Group (SBE) announced a partnership to develop, promote and operate nightclubs, supper clubs, restaurants, lounges and bars. Together with SBE, Bolthouse collaborates on nightlife venues and fine dining establishments including the Hyde Lounge, the nightclub Area, Foxtail, Katsuya and Chef Michael Mina's XIV Restaurant, as well as designer Philippe Starck.In 2008 Bolthouse began work on the newly opened luxury hotel SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills which features the four-star restaurant Bazaar by José Andrés. Upcoming projects include the in-development Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
In 2010 Brent Bolthouse and Guy Starkman teamed up on Trousdale, a restaurant that attracts many celebrities on the ground floor of a WeHo office building.