stayL.A. - May 2014

Rendering of "The Bloc." Image from the Ratkovich Company

The Hip & Artsy Ace Hotel Open in Downtown

The Ace Hotel’s new location in Downtown’s historic theatre district opened in January, 2014 in the United Artist Theatre building. The hotel has 180 guestrooms and a fantastically decorated, restored  1,600-seat vaudeville theatre venue, and modern-retro art installations everywhere you look. The restaurant and bar L.A. Chapter, and the rooftop poolside lounge have already gained critical acclaim and are officially a place to be seen. A private Screening Room, suites and banquet room are available for film premieres and presentations, and there’s an “Undefeated” branded fitness center open 24 hours a day. 

Residence Inn & Courtyard by Marriott at L.A. LIVE

The $172-million, 373,000-sq. ft. hotel project is in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, directly across the street from the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment complex and a block from the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 23-story high-rise houses a 174-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 218-room Residence Inn by Marriott, including 11,754 sq. ft. of meeting facilities and 5,100 sq. ft. of restaurant space, expected to open in 2014.

Setting the Bar for Style - The Line Hotel

Billed as “the first lifestyle hotel in the United States to draw upon Korean and Korean-American culture, food and design,” The Line Hotel opened in January 2014 in Koreatown (Downtown L.A.).
The Line is a collaboration between the Sydell Group of hoteliers, one of L.A.’s great celebrity chefs Roy Choi, cocktail empresarios the Houston Brothers and designers Sean Knibb and Poketo. The Line has 12,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space and private dining space for events with up to 1,000 people, including two ballrooms (4,000 and 2,440 sq. ft.).

An All-New Look for The L.A. Hotel Downtown

The L.A. Hotel Downtown just completed a $20-million renovation, following a transition in spring 2013 to become a Hyatt Regency. The hotel got an all-new modern, elegant look, including the more than 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space - including 23 meeting rooms, two ballrooms (one 7,440 sq. ft.), and 4,000 sq. ft. of pre-function space. The business and fitness centers, restaurants, grand lobby and exterior were renovated, all 400 guest rooms and 69 suites got service upgrades.

The Wilshire Grand - L.A.’s New Convention Headquarters Hotel

The $1.1 billion, 900 room, 73-story Wilshire Grand hotel developed by Korean Air is under construction at Wilshire and 6th St., a few blocks from the Los Angeles Convention Center and adjacent to Metro subway lines. It will feature retail and restaurants, and 400,000 sq. ft. of office space, and a 73rd floor "sky lobby" reached by an ultra high-speed elevator, said to be one of the fastest in the world. At 1,100 ft. tall, it will be the tallest building on the west coast when it opens in 2017.

The James Hotel

The James Hotel brand is coming to CIM’s Sunset La Cienega development on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. The first ground-up hotel in West Hollywood in 30 years, the James will feature two 10-story towers with 286 rooms, two restaurants, rooftop and lobby bars and approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, all with spectacular views of Los Angeles.

Transformation of Sheraton Downtown into Dining, Shopping & Hotel Destination

The $160 million The Bloc project will transform the historic Downtown L.A. building housing a shopping mall and Sheraton Downtown Hotel into a sleekly designed, open-air, street-friendly dining shopping, and hotel destination. The building will be opened to the sky to allow for more light, and will include street-accessible high-end shops stores and restaurants, green public plazas and internal access to the Metro subway stop directly under the building. The 485-room Sheraton Downtown Hotel will have complete renovations to all rooms, public spaces and its 26,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, plus an additional swimming pool, outdoor spa and cabanas, with completion expected in fall 2015.