Travelers headed to Los Angeles will be in for a holiday treat as the area’s newest batch of hotels will offer as broad a range of experiences as the region itself. Recently-completed hotels in widely-known locales such as Downtown, Hollywood and Venice have been complemented by new lodging experiences in emerging destinations such as Culver City and Historic West Adams. Check out where your next stay may be below.
Hotels Recently Opened
DOWNTOWN L.A. PROPER
Proper Hotels has opened a second Southern California hotel at the downtown Los Angeles site of the former Case Hotel. The 13-story property, which was built in 1924, has 148 rooms as well as a multi-level rooftop pool deck and two restaurants overseen by James Beard Award-winning local chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern).
The Shay, a boutique hotel which is part of the 500,000-square-foot Ivy Station mixed-use project in Culver City, is open. The 148-room hotel, which is operated by Hyatt as part of its Destination Hotels group, features a 5,000-square-foot rooftop space with a pool, restaurant and lounge. The hotel also includes the restaurant etta, helmed by Chicago chef Danny Grant.
HYATT HOUSE LAX CENTURY BLVD/HYATT PLACE LAX CENTURY BLVD
Los Angeles’s first duel-branded Hyatt select-service property opened on Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport. With a combined 401 rooms, the Hyatt House LAX and Hyatt Place LAX feature a mid-century modern design aesthetic inspired by noted architect Welton Becket, who designed the original building in 1967. The hotels represent the only property in the LAX Corridor with a rooftop pool and bar.
The Thompson Hotels lifestyle brand, which previously operated the Hollywood Roosevelt and is owned by Hyatt, has returned to the area, with a new-build property on Wilcox Avenue between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards. The 200-room hotel, built by Dream Hollywood developer Relevant Group, features a rooftop deck with a pool.
tommie Hotels, the Hyatt-owned brand specializing in micro-suites, made its worldwide debut near Hollywood’s Cahuenga Corridor in December. The 212-room property was developed by Relevant Group, which recently opened Hyatt’s Thompson Hollywood down the block.
GODFREY HOLLYWOOD HOTEL
The Godfrey Hotel lifestyle chainlet, which has properties in Chicago and Boston, has opened a property on Hollywood’s Cahuenga Corridor near Sunset Boulevard. The hotel features 220 rooms. Off the lobby features a SoCal-centric restaurant and bar, ALK, offering a causal fine dining experience that showcases a substantial showing of plant-based and vegan options, fresh local ingredients and New American cuisine.
FAIRMONT CENTURY PLAZA
AccorHotels’ Fairmont badge has taken over the landmark Century Plaza hotel in Century City after completing its $2.5 billion redevelopment. The Fairmont Century Plaza features 400 rooms and 63 luxury residences. The project will also have 290 luxury residences in the project’s two new 46-story towers. The development includes a 14,000-square-foot spa and 24,000 square feet of private event space, as well as four food and beverage options.
Amsterdam-based hotel specialist CitizenM made its West Coast debut. The Downtown site, located at Fourth and Spring Street, features 315 rooms. Guests are surrounded by artwork by internationally renowned artists, both in-room and in shared spaces, such as wallpaper by Friedrich Kunath in the living room, and five pieces from the KRC Collection including a video art installation by The One Minutes.
VENICE V HOTEL
Venice Beach’s only beachfront hotel is now open with 30 rooms and six suites. The hotel, redeveloped from a 106-year-old building, includes a rooftop bungalow and is about five blocks from Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
ALSACE LA HOTEL
The 48-room Alsace LA Hotel opened in Los Angeles’s Historic West Adams district. The hotel features an a Mediterranean-inspired design aesthetic, a 400-square-foot meeting room and an outdoor heated swimming pool. The hotel also offers guests loaner bikes for the monthly West Adams Bike Tour.
LE MERIDIEN PASADENA ARCADIA
Marriott International’s Le Meridien upper-upscale brand has opened a 234-room hotel across the street from Santa Anita Racetrack. Managed by Pacifica Hotels, the hotel includes more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space and offers poolside food and beverage delivery. The property also includes Asian-fusion restaurant Mélange.
PENDRY WEST HOLLYWOOD
Pendry West Hollywood, which is part of the Montage Hotels & Resorts offshoot brand that debuted in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter in February 2017, opened in April at the Sunset Strip site formerly occupied by House of Blues. The Pendry West Hollywood has 149 rooms, while the project also includes 40 luxury condominiums, a live-entertainment venue, a bowling alley and two food and beverage concepts from Chef Wolfgang Puck.
FOUND HOTEL SANTA MONICA
FOUND Hotels, the new chainlet headed by former Rosewood and Fairmont executive Lew Wolff, opened the FOUND Hotel Santa Monica in West Los Angeles in February. The 88-room property includes traditional rooms, shared rooms and extended-stay facilities.
Pacifica Hotels redeveloped the Downtown site that formerly housed the Ritz Milner Hotel as the Wayfarer Downtown LA. The 156-room hotel, which features lobby restaurant Gaslighter Social Club as a rooftop lounge and firepit, opened on Flower Street in February 2020.
Hotel Mariposa, a new-build upscale-boutique hotel, opened in August 2020 with 94 rooms. The pet-friendly property has an eco-conscious, wellness emphasis.
THE GLENMARK HOTEL
The Glenmark Hotel, which is part of Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio collection, opened on Glendale’s Brand Boulevard in July 2020. The 85-room hotel, which is operated by San Diego-based Azul Hospitality Group, features 7,900 square feet of meeting space as well as coffee from Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters.
HOTELS COMING SOON
CONRAD LOS ANGELES (June 2022)
Hilton’s Conrad luxury brand will make its California debut with the opening of the Conrad Los Angeles in June 2022. The 305-room hotel will be part of The Grand LA mixed use project, which is being designed by architect Frank Gehry and is across the street from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The hotel will feature a 16,000-square-foot rooftop terrace and pool deck; and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. The Grand LA will also include 176,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 400 private residences.
AC/MOXY HOTEL (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 as well as a property under Marriott’s AC Hotels badge. The project will have 727 rooms when it opens in November 2022.
THE WHISKEY HOTEL (2022)
Restaurateur Adolfo Suaya (Gaucho Grill) is redeveloping a site near Hollywood’s Cahuenga Corridor as a 134-room whiskey-themed hotel. The Whisky Hotel will include whiskey sommeliers and whiskey-filled minibars when it opens in 2022.
JORDAN SAN GABRIEL (2022)
The former Hyatt Place property in San Gabriel is being redeveloped and rebranded under Hilton’s Curio Collection as the Jordan San Gabriel. The 212-room hotel, which is located across the street from the San Gabriel Square Mall, is slated to open in 2022.