From a hip hostel to modern boutiques and luxury properties, more than a dozen hotels are opening in Los Angeles this year, adding to a hotel collection regarded as one of the most dynamic and forward thinking in the country. Pack your bags and get ready to check into one of the exciting new hotels opening in L.A. in 2017.
Sydell Group is introducing its Freehand hotel/hostel brand to Los Angeles. The Freehand, which has properties in Miami Beach and Chicago and includes private rooms as well as hostel accommodations, will be built at the site of the Commercial Exchange Building at 8th and Olive Streets in Downtown L.A. The property will include 226 rooms, the Broken Shaker rooftop bar, the lobby-level Rudolph's Bar & Tea, and The Exchange Restaurant, which explores the multicultural flavors of L.A. through an Israeli lens.
Hilton Worldwide’s upscale Hilton Garden Inn brand will add the 133-room Hilton Garden Inn El Monte on Valley Boulevard.
The Dream Hotels boutique-luxury brand is scheduled to open on Hollywood’s “Cahuenga Corridor” in early 2017. Dream Hotel Group’s (formerly Hampshire Hotels Management) local outpost will have 179 rooms, an 11,000-square-foot rooftop lounge area and a Mid-Century Modern decor designed by New York-based Rockwell Group.
Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa is taking over the former Casa Malibu and repurposing it as a ryokan, or traditional Japanese inn. The beachfront property, which is owned by tech magnate Larry Ellison, will have 18 rooms.
The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will be part of the tallest U.S. building west of the Mississippi River when the Wilshire Grand Center opens in the spring of 2017. The 900-room hotel will include a “sky lobby” on the 70th floor. The $1.1 billion project, which is being developed by Korean Air and Hanjin Group, will also include 400,000 square feet of offices and 45,000 square feet of retail space. When completed, Wilshire Grand Center will be about 80 feet taller than the U.S. Bank Tower.
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 will include an 18-story, 350-room hotel under InterContinental Hotels Group’s Hotel Indigo brand.
Choice Hotels International’s upscale Cambria badge will enter the Los Angeles area with the opening of Cambria El Segundo LAX. Slated to open by March 2017, the hotel, to be developed by Fillmore Hospitality, will have 152 rooms as well as a bistro called Social Circle. The hotel will be located about two miles south of Los Angeles International Airport.
Hilton Worldwide’s Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica will have 143 rooms. The hotel will be near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and 5th Street, about four blocks east of the historic Santa Monica Pier.
Denihan Hospitality Group’s James luxury brand will make its West Coast debut as part of CIM Group’s Sunset La Cienega mixed-use project in West Hollywood. The James West Hollywood-Sunset will total 286 rooms and will include two restaurants – including an Italian concept operated by SLS Hotels parent SBE – a rooftop bar, and about 10,000 square feet of meeting space. The project will also have a 190-unit residential building and about 40,000 square feet of retail space.
The Los Angeles area’s first hotel under Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria luxury brand will open on the triangular corner next to the Beverly Hilton. The newly-built property, with Streamline Moderne design influences, will be 12 stories tall and will have 170 rooms.
Sydell Group, which opened The Line Hotel in Koreatown in 2014, will open the Los Angeles outpost of New York’s NoMad Hotel by next winter. The NoMad will be 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 will have about 250 rooms as well as a rooftop pool.