Los Angeles continues to add to its world-class collection of hotels. New properties are being built across the city that cater to every taste and price point. Stunning design, exciting events, globally inspired restaurants and innovative 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.
INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN
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 889-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 167-room property includes Israeli inspired cuisine at The Exchange restaurant and Rudolph's Bar & Tea in the lobby. The Broken Shaker rooftop bar opened in September 2017.
The Dream Hotels boutique-luxury brand opened on Hollywood’s “Cahuenga Corridor” in July 2017. Dream Hollywood features 178 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 made its Hollywood debut 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?
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.
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.
THE JEREMY/1 HOTEL
Starwood Capital opened The Jeremy West Hollywood in August 2017 as part of the Sunset La Cienega mixed-use project. The 286-room hotel, which was previously earmarked to be operated under Denihan Hospitality’s James brand, will be transformed into a 1 Hotels eco-luxe property during the next year.
HOMEWOOD SUITES REDONDO BEACH
Hilton’s Homewood Suites Redondo Beach opened in May 2017. Located less than five miles from Los Angeles International Airport and the Redondo Beach Pier, the property’s 184 rooms range from studios to two-bedroom suites.
Sydell Group, which opened The Line Hotel in Koreatown in 2014, opened the Los Angeles outpost of New York’s NoMad Hotel in January 2018. The NoMad is 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 features 241 rooms, a rooftop pool and the first non-New York restaurant operated by Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara (Eleven Madison Park).
KIMPTON LA PEER
InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Kimpton boutique-hotel unit opened La Peer in West Hollywood in January 2018. The 105-room hotel is located in the city’s design district and features a roof deck.
First built as a women's hostel in 1926, Downtown L.A.’s Hotel Figueroa is reopening in January 2018 after a $55-million renovation. The 268-room hotel features six bars and restaurants, including the Mediterranean inspired Breva, casual poolside dining at Veranda, and the exclusive Bar Alta on the mezzanine.
DOWNTOWN L.A. 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 151 rooms as well as a rooftop that includes a restaurant, bar and pool.
Korzen will open a second Southern California property under the Proper Hotels brand in Santa Monica in early 2019. The 271-room hotel will be developed out of a historic 1928 structure and an adjacent new building at Wilshire Boulevard and 7th Street.
H HOTEL/HOMEWOOD SUITES
A dual-branded property under Hilton’s Curio Collection and Homewood Suites badges will open this fall at the site of a former office building near LAX. The H Hotel, L.A.’s first hotel within the Curio Collection, will have 168 rooms when it opens in late September 2017. The Homewood Suites Los Angeles International Airport will have 122 rooms when it debuts this October.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES KOREATOWN
Hilton will bring its Hampton Inn & Suites brand to Koreatown in October 2018 with a 172-room hotel.
WESTDRIFT MANHATTAN BEACH
Debuting in January 2018 as the first Autograph Collection hotel in Los Angeles, the 26-acre westdrift Manhattan Beach will boast 392 luxury guest rooms, a 9-hole golf course, a signature indoor / outdoor restaurant, a CrossFit-inspired fitness center and more than 35,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, including 18 meeting rooms, a traditional ballroom and three large, industrial-chic venues.
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 October 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.
The New York-based micro-suite specialist will enter Los Angeles with the redevelopment of the old Hotel Cecil site, which houses the Stay on Main budget property as well as about 300 residential units. The new hotel will have 340 rooms when it opens in mid-2019.
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 early 2019, the Park Hyatt Los Angeles will have 184 rooms, including 34 suites.
Two Roads Hospitality’s Thompson lifestyle brand, which previously operated the Hollywood Roosevelt, will return to the area in mid-2019 with a new-build property on Wilcox Avenue between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards. The 200-room hotel, to be built by Dream Hollywood developer Relevant Group, will have a rooftop deck with a pool.
FAIRMONT CENTURY PLAZA
AccorHotels’ Fairmont badge will take over the landmark Century Plaza hotel in Century City when the property is redeveloped. Scheduled to open in June 2019, the Fairmont Century Plaza will have 394 rooms and 63 luxury residences, down from the hotel’s 726 rooms when it shuttered in 2016. The project will also have 290 luxury residences in the project’s two new 46-story towers.
SUNSET TIME/PENDRY WEST HOLLYWOOD
Pendry, the Montage Hotels & Resorts offshoot brand that debuted in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter in February 2017, will make its Los Angeles-area entry in December 2019 when the modern-luxury hotel is built as part of the Sunset Time mixed-use project slated for the Sunset Strip site formerly occupied by House of Blues. The Pendry West Hollywood will have 149 rooms, while the project will also include 40 luxury condominiums.
W LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN
Downtown L.A.’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. Slated to open in December 2020, the W Los Angeles Downtown will have 300 rooms and about 15,000 square feet of meeting space.
MOXY/FIG + PICO
The Fig + Pico Conference Center multi-hotel project in Downtown Los Angeles is slated to include L.A.'s first hotel under Marriott International’s Moxy brand when it opens in early 2020. The project’s three hotels will total about 1,100 rooms.