Los Angeles is experiencing a growth spurt like no other lately. There's new hotels being built that cater to every taste and price point. Exciting events, tasty restaurants and inovative cocktail bars are only part of the experience. Read on for a run down of L.A.'s most exciting new properties and be sure to book a visit to your favorites soon.
The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is a centerpiece of the Wilshire Grand Center, which opened in June 2017 as the tallest U.S. building west of the Mississippi River. The 900-room hotel includes a “sky lobby” on the 70th floor, the Spire 73 outdoor bar, and Sora sushi restaurant on the 69th floor. The $1.1 billion project, which was developed by Korean Air and Hanjin Group, also includes 400,000 square feet of offices and 45,000 square feet of retail space. The Wilshire Grand Center is about 80 feet taller than the previous record holder, the U.S. Bank Tower.
HOTEL INDIGO LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN
China-based Greenland Group is developing Metropolis, a $1 billion mixed-use project located just east of the Harbor Freeway in Downtown L.A. Metropolis features an 18-story, 350-room hotel under InterContinental Hotels Group’s Hotel Indigo brand that opened in April 2017. Hotel Indigo features the lobby level Metropole Bar+Kitchen and 18 Social, a classic cocktail lounge with sweeping views of the city.
NOBU RYOKAN MALIBU
Located in the former Casa Malibu Inn space, this beachfront hotel opened in April 2017 as the first property of the Nobu Ryokan brand, owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, actor Robert DeNiro, and film producer Meir Teper. Modeled after a ryokan, or traditional Japanese inn, the 9,200 square-foot property features teak soaking tubs, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, serene outdoor patios, and exclusive bites from the adjacent Nobu Malibu.
Sydell Group introduced its Freehand hotel/hostel brand to Downtown L.A. in June 2017. The Freehand, which has properties in Miami Beach and Chicago and includes private rooms as well as hostel accommodations, is located at the site of the historic Commercial Exchange Building at 8th and Olive Streets. The 226-room property includes Israeli inspired cuisine at The Exchange restaurant and Rudolph's Bar & Tea in the lobby. The Broken Shaker rooftop bar is scheduled to open in late July 2017.
The Dream Hotels boutique-luxury brand opened on Hollywood’s “Cahuenga Corridor” in July 2017. Dream Hollywood features 179 rooms, a Mid-Century Modern design, and The Highlight Room, an 11,000-square-foot rooftop dining and nightlife concept.
KIMPTON EVERLY HOTEL
InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Kimpton boutique hotel division entered Hollywood in August 2017 with The Everly. The 216-room hotel will feature a fifth-floor pool deck with views to the Pacific Ocean as well as the street-level Jane Q restaurant and the Ever Bar.
WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS
Opened in June 2017, the Los Angeles area’s first hotel under Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria luxury brand is located on the triangular corner next to the Beverly Hilton. The newly-built property, with Streamline Moderne design influences, is 12 stories tall and features 170 rooms.
COURTYARD SANTA MONICA
Marriott’s Courtyard Santa Monica select-service badge opened in March 2017 near the western terminus of the Metro Rail Expo Line in Santa Monica. C'mon, how cute is that mid-mod lobby?
Choice Hotels International’s upscale Cambria badge entered the Los Angeles market with the opening of Cambria LAX in May 2017. Developed by Fillmore Hospitality, the hotel has 152 rooms as well as a bistro called Social Circle. The hotel is located about two miles south of Los Angeles International Airport.
Downtown L.A.’s Hotel Figueroa is reopening in October 2017 after the property, which was first built as a women’s hostel in 1926, received $55 million in upgrades. The 268-room hotel features six bars and restaurants.
Sydell Group, which opened The Line Hotel in Koreatown in 2014, will open the Los Angeles outpost of New York’s NoMad Hotel this November. The NoMad will be redeveloped out of Downtown L.A.’s Giannini Place, which was built in 1923 as the headquarters for Bank of Italy (which became Bank of America). The 12-story hotel will have 250 rooms as well as a rooftop pool.
DTLA LOS ANGELES PROPER
Proper Hotels, the new brand headed by former Viceroy Hotels chief Brad Korzen, is slated to enter Los Angeles in March 2018 with a Downtown L.A. property located at the site of the former Case Hotel. The 13-story property, which was built in 1924, will have 145 rooms as well as a rooftop that includes a restaurant, bar and pool. They will open the second Southern California property under the Proper Hotels brand in Santa Monica in early 2019. The 271-room hotel will also be developed out of a historic 1928 structure and an adjacent new building at Wilshire Boulevard and 7th Street.
KIMPTON LA PEER
This fall, InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Kimpton boutique-hotel unit will open La Peer in West Hollywood. The 105-room hotel will be located in the city’s design district and will feature a roof deck.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES LOS ANGELES/HOLLYWOOD
A 112-room property under Hilton Worldwide’s Hampton Inn & Suites brand will open in Hollywood on Vine Street near Santa Monica Boulevard in August 2017.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES LOS ANGELES/SANTA MONICA
Hilton Worldwide’s Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Santa Monica features 143 rooms. Opened in April 2017, the hotel is located near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and 5th Street, about four blocks east of the historic Santa Monica Pier.
1 HOTELS WEHO
Starwood Capital’s 1 Hotels eco-luxe brand will make its West Coast debut this summer as part of the Sunset La Cienega mixed-use project in West Hollywood. The 286-room hotel was previously earmarked to be operated under Denihan Hospitality’s James brand.
HOMEWOOD SUITES LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Hilton’s Homewood Suites Los Angeles International Airport will be among the closest hotels to LAX when it opens in October 2017 along Century Boulevard with 121 rooms.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES KOREATOWN
Hilton will bring its Hampton Inn & Suites brand to Koreatown in February 2018 with 172-rooms.
WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION
The first U.S. West Coast property under Marriott International and Ian Schrager’s Edition lifestyle brand will open on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood in June 2018. Developed by the Witkoff Group and New Valley, the hotel will have 190 rooms and as many as 20 luxury condominiums. The hotel will boast two rooftop pools.
PARK HYATT/OCEANWIDE PLAZA
Oceanwide Plaza, the mixed-use project that will be built adjacent to STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE, will include L.A.'s first hotel under the Park Hyatt luxury badge. Slated to open in November 2018, the Park Hyatt Los Angeles will have 184 rooms, including 34 suites.
W LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN
Downtown Los Angeles’s first hotel under Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ W lifestyle brand will be part of a $700 million project to be built by China-based Shenzhen Hazens at 11th and Figueroa Streets, across the street from L.A. LIVE and Staples Center. Opening in June 2020, the W Los Angeles Downtown will have 121 rooms and about 15,000 square feet of meeting space.