Los Angeles is experiencing a growth spurt like no other lately. There are new hotels being built that cater to every taste and price point. Exciting events, tasty restaurants and innovative cocktail bars are only part of the experience. Read on for a rundown 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 900-room hotel includes a “sky lobby” on the 70th 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.
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.
NOMAD HOTEL (November 2017)
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 developed 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.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES LOS ANGELES/HOLLYWOOD (August 2017)
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.
KIMPTON LA PEER (November 2017)
InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Kimpton boutique hotel brand will open La Peer in West Hollywood this fall. Located in WeHo's Design District, the 105-room hotel will feature a courtyard pool shaded by olive trees, and Viale dei Romani, a sustainable seafood restaurant.
HOMEWOOD SUITES LAX (November 2017)
Hilton’s Homewood Suites Los Angeles International Airport will be among the closest hotels to LAX when it opens in November 2017 along Century Boulevard with 121 rooms.
1 HOTELS WEST HOLLYWOOD
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.
DOWNTOWN 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.
PARK HYATT LOS ANGELES - 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 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 June 2020, the W Los Angeles Downtown will have 121 rooms and about 15,000 square feet of meeting space.
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.