Los Angeles-area hotel development activity is not cooling off any time soon. Visionary developers continue to build out properties ranging from grand Downtown L.A. hotels in stately century-old buildings, to sun-splashed South Bay resorts to modern Sunset Strip properties.
Hotels Recently Opened: What's Hot Now
AC HOTEL BEVERLY HILLS
The AC Hotels by Marriott brand made its Los Angeles debut in January 2019 with the AC Hotel Beverly Hills. Located in the historic Miracle Mile district, the hotel is redeveloped out of a 1950s-era office building and has 142 rooms.
The partnership behind Los Feliz’s Hotel Covell opened the nine-room Firehouse Hotel in a 92-year-old former Arts District fire station in April. The new hotel includes a 100-seat restaurant.
First built as a women's hostel in 1926, Downtown L.A.’s Hotel Figueroa reopened in February 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 two-story Rick's across the pool from the hotel tower.
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.
Downtown L.A.’s Mayfair Hotel, which was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River when it opened in 1926, reopened in July 2018 after a renovation of the property’s lobby, restaurant, lounges and guestrooms. The 294-room hotel’s pool will open later this year.
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).
PALIHOTEL CULVER CITY
In January 2019, local luxury-boutique hotelier Palihotels opened its 49-room downtown Culver City property in a 1920s-era building that originally served as a boarding house. The hotel features French restaurant Simonette.
SHERATON SAN GABRIEL
Marriott International’s Sheraton brand added a 288-room property in February 2018. The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel includes a steakhouse and a Chinese restaurant.
WESTDRIFT MANHATTAN BEACH
The westdrift Manhattan Beach opened in March 2018 as the first Autograph Collection hotel in Los Angeles. The 26-acre resort boasts 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.
Hotels Coming Soon
DOWNTOWN L.A. PROPER
Proper Hotels, the new brand headed by former Viceroy Hotels chief Brad Korzen, is slated to debut its Downtown L.A. hotel at the site of the former Case Hotel in the summer of 2019. 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 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.
AC HOTEL LOS ANGELES SOUTH BAY
Marriott International’s AC Hotels brand will enter the Los Angeles International Airport area in June 2019 with the debut of the AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay. The 180-room hotel will feature a rooftop bar and restaurant.
GODFREY HOTEL HOLLYWOOD
The Godfrey Hotel lifestyle chainlet, which has properties in Chicago and Los Angeles, will open a property on Hollywood’s Cahuenga Corridor near Sunset Boulevard in June 2019. The hotel will have 180 rooms.
Hotel Mariposa, a new upscale boutique hotel, will open July 2019. The Sherman Oaks property will have a modern and vibrant interior with nature-inspired ambiance and offer refreshing, chic and eco-friendly amenities. The hotel will have 94 contemporary spacious rooms, craft cocktail bar, an elegant garden courtyard with fireplace, weekly live music events, spa pool with waterfall, and convenient onsite parking.
THE HOXTON HOTEL
London-based chainlet the Hoxton will come to Los Angeles in the fall of 2019 with the redevelopment of the old Los Angeles Railway Building in DTLA. The Broadway site will be redeveloped into 164 and will also have a spa, restaurant and lounge.
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 by June 2019. 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 Thompson Hotels lifestyle brand, which previously operated the Hollywood Roosevelt and is owned by Hyatt, will return to the area in late 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.
Marriott International’s Aloft lifestyle brand will enter Glendale in late 2019 with a 90-room new-build hotel on the city’s Brand Boulevard.
FAIRMONT CENTURY PLAZA (2020)
AccorHotels’ Fairmont badge will take over the landmark Century Plaza hotel in Century City when the property is redeveloped. Scheduled to open in spring 2020, 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.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES KOREATOWN (2020)
Hilton will bring its Hampton Inn & Suites brand to Koreatown in mid-2020 with a 172-room hotel.
PENDRY WEST HOLLYWOOD (2020)
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 2020 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.
HYATT CENTRIC (2020)
Hyatt’s Hyatt Centric lifestyle brand, which made its Southern California debut in Long Beach in 2016, will enter the city of Los Angeles with a Koreatown property in mid-2020. The 6th Street project will have 192 rooms as well as 122 Hyatt Centric-branded residences and ground-floor retail.
TOMMIE HOTEL (2020)
An offshoot of Thompson Hotels that specializes in micro-suites, Tommie Hotels, which is owned by Hyatt, will make its worldwide debut near Hollywood’s Cahuenga Corridor in 2020. Thompson Hollywood developer Relevant Group will build the 212-room property.
PARK HYATT/OCEANWIDE PLAZA (2021)
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 2021, the Park Hyatt Los Angeles will have 184 rooms, including 34 suites, and will be adjacent to a retail center called The Collection at Oceanwide Plaza.
FIG + PICO (2022)
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 2022. The project’s three hotels, which will also include an AC Hotel and a Hilton Garden Inn, will total almost 1,200 rooms.