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.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES LOS ANGELES/HOLLYWOOD
A 112-room property under Hilton Worldwide’s Hampton Inn & Suites brand opened in August 2017 on Vine Street near Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.
HOMEWOOD SUITES LAX
Featuring 121 rooms, Hilton’s Homewood Suites Los Angeles International Airport became one of the closest hotels to LAX when it opened in October 2017 along Century Boulevard.
NOMAD HOTEL (January 2018)
Sydell Group, which opened The Line Hotel in Koreatown in 2014, will open the Los Angeles outpost of New York’s NoMad Hotel in January 2018. 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.
SHERATON SAN GABRIEL (February 2018)
Marriott International’s Sheraton brand will add a 288-room property in early 2018. Located in San Gabriel, the property will include a steakhouse and a Chinese restaurant.
KIMPTON LA PEER (December 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.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES PROPER (July 2018)
Proper Hotels, the new brand headed by former Viceroy Hotels chief Brad Korzen, is slated to enter Los Angeles in July 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.
WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION (October 2018)
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 the fall of 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.
PARK HYATT LOS ANGELES - OCEANWIDE PLAZA (December 2018)
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 December 2018, the Park Hyatt Los Angeles will have 184 rooms, including 34 suites.
THE BRICKS (December 2018)
The Bricks is a 200-room hotel that will be part of Wyndham Hotels’ recently launched Trademark Collection of independently operated hotels. Located two blocks from STAPLES Center, the property will include 10,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a ground-floor restaurant when it opens in late 2018.
1 HOTELS WEST HOLLYWOOD (2018)
Starwood Capital’s 1 Hotels eco-luxe brand will make its West Coast debut in 2018 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.
SANTA MONICA PROPER (January 2019)
Ex-Viceroy Hotels chief Brad Korzen will open the second Southern California property under his Proper Hotels brand in Santa Monica in early 2019. The 271-room hotel will be developed out of a 1928-built structure and an adjacent new building at Wilshire Boulevard and Seventh Street.
FAIRMONT CENTURY PLAZA (June 2019)
AccorHotels’ Fairmont badge will take over the landmark Century Plaza hotel when the hotel is redeveloped. Slated to open in June 2019, the Fairmont Century Plaza will have 394 rooms and 63 luxury residences. The project will also have 290 luxury residences in two new 46-story towers.
THOMPSON HOLLYWOOD (June 2019)
Two Roads Hospitality’s Thompson lifestyle brand, which formerly operated the Hollywood Roosevelt, will return to the area 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.
ONE BEVERLY HILLS (June 2019)
China’s Wanda Group will develop the site just west of the Beverly Hilton into a mixed-use project that will include a 134-room hotel and 193 luxury residences. The project will also include almost four acres of garden space.
PENDRY WEST HOLLYWOOD (December 2019)
The Montage Hotels & Resorts offshoot brand, Pendry will make its Los Angeles-area entry in 2019 with a modern-luxury hotel that will open at the Sunset Time mixed-use project slated for the Sunset Strip site formerly occupied by House of Blues. The Pendry will have 149 rooms, while the project will also include 40 luxury condominiums.
W LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN (2020)
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.