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There are a plethora of new places to stay popping up all over Los Angeles through 2017. Here are our picks for the 7 hotel openings you need to know about.
Dream Hollywood—a boutique brand defined by its young and hip vibe—is opening its first-ever Los Angeles property in Hollywood this fall. The Cahuenga Corridor hotel will have 179 rooms designed in a Mid-Century Modern style by New York-based firm Rockwell Group and an 11,000-square-foot rooftop lounge area with a retractable roof.
The hotly anticipated Nobu Hotel—Nobu Ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) is finally opening its door in Malibu this December. The 18-room property has an amazing pedigree: it’s owned by both Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro, located on Billionaire’s Beach (otherwise known as Carbon Beach) and is owned by former Oracle chief Larry Ellison.
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Proper Hotels, the new boutique brand helmed by Brad Korzen, formerly of Viceroy Hotels, is slated to open in downtown Los Angeles next March in the space previously occupied by the 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. It also has some seriously sweet design and decor, as conceptualized by Korzen’s design powerhouse wife, Kelly Wearstler.
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The James West Hollywood, LA’s answer to New York City and Chicago’s super-cool boutique hotels, is a much bigger undertaking in Hollywood. The property, which will be located in the heart of WeHo at the corner of Sunset and La Cienega, will include 286 guestrooms and suits with two Penthouse lofts; a pool, pool deck and bungalow suites; a signature eatery; a public courtyard; a networking lounge; a private rooftop lounge; a curated collection of art by local, national and international artists; a pet program; urban wellness offerings; and a 24-hour fitness center.
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China-based Greenland Group is developing Metropolis, a $1 billion mixed-use project located just east of the Harbor Freeway downtown. This thriving Metropolis will include an 18-story, 350-room hotel under InterContinental Hotels Group’s more boutique-y Hotel Indigo brand. Throughout the hotel, you’ll find décor with floral accents that recall La Fiesta de las Flores, an event that has showcased the city’s international melting pot since 1894. Its Sky Bar features sweeping views of the city, while, In your room, cityscapes fill the walls. The spa-style bathrooms don’t mess around either: they recall Hollywood glamour and the jewelry that accessorized Golden Age cinema.
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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 2017. The 900-room hotel will include a “sky lobby” on the 70th floor. Expect large, cool rooms and suites in a neutral color palette, a plethora of dining options, a spa and elegant meetings paces for any occasion.
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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, giving the aging Beverly Hilton a run for its money in a big way. The newly-built property is 12 stories tall and will have 170 rooms. The design itself is responsive to the overall architectural styles prominent in Southern California, and is a contemporary interpretation of Hollywood glamour drawing inspiration from the rich history of California’s Streamline Moderne style. With Sweeping, silken white stone curves and bold bronze ornamentation, the design pays homage to Los Angeles’ Golden Age. To create a cohesive architectural design inside and out, Gensler and Pierre-Yves Rochon, joined by PYR’s parent company Perkins+Will, co-designed the hotel’s exterior. Expect oversized guestrooms, which will be well appointed with luxury elements including furnished entry foyers and floor to ceiling windows that open onto large balconies. The triple-height lobby features a large clock, the design signature of Waldorf Astoria. Hand-painted murals of California landscapes define the wall space on either side of reception. The hotel will also offer a restaurant courtesy of Michelin-star rated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and high-end boutiques.