L.A. new Hotels
LOS ANGELES — Several hotels in Los Angeles County are currently under construction or have been recently developed.
The following is a summary of some of these new hotel developments.
JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE — The JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE is scheduled to open in March 2010 as part of the $2.5 billion L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment complex developed by AEG. The hotel will feature 879 guest rooms, including 35 suites, along with more than 77,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space, including three floors of stacked ballrooms. With its central location in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Downtown district, the hotel will provide a deluxe level of comfort and personal service within a unique environment designed to reflect its location. 213.763.7700, web: www.lalivemarriott.com
Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles – The first Ritz-Carlton “all club” property in the United States is scheduled to open in 2010. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, a 123-room “all club” hotel will be situated on the upper floors of a 54-story tower located at the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment complex developed by AEG. Also included on the property will be 224 private condominiums, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE. The tower housing The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will feature a metal and glass curtain wall exterior, and will consist of both vision and non-vision glass units in colors of blue and green and patterns to create a distinctive profile in the Downtown skyline. This hotel will feature a 3,400 square foot Club Lounge, which will also serve as the 23rd floor check-in area for guests. A small boardroom will be available adjacent to the lounge area, providing meeting space suitable for business meetings. Another unique feature of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will be a combined Lobby Lounge and restaurant on the 24th floor with windows offering panoramic views of Downtown and the surrounding Southern California region. An outdoor rooftop swimming pool and terrace will offer guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles a relaxing retreat from the city below. web: www.ritzcarlton.com
Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens (formerly the New Otani Hotel &Gardens) – The Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens is a 21-story, full-service hotel, with intriguing accents derived from Japanese culture. The hotel features 434 guest rooms and 20 suites, including three Japanese suites. Flexible meeting spaces can be configured to meet specific needs, accommodating any event from boardroom meetings for 20 attendees to large-scale receptions for 850 guests. Restaurants at the Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens include the Garden Grill, Thousand Cranes restaurant and the Azalea restaurant. For the ultimate in relaxation, there is an on-site health spa, Sanwa. Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens is located in Downtown Los Angeles in the heart of Little Tokyo. 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90012; 213.629.1200, web: www.kyotograndhotel.com
Park Fifth — A $1 billion high-rise condominium complex featuring a 14-story, five-star hotel and spa, Park Fifth, is poised to become the tallest residential building in the west. It will be among the 10 tallest in the world, changing the Downtown LA skyline. Construction could start as early as 2008 and the hotel could be open by 2010. The 1.4 million-square-foot project features 732 condos and 218 hotel rooms. Located at the northeast corner of 5th and Olive streets, the project will offer six floors of underground parking to serve residents and hotel guests. Restaurants and stores are planned at street level; the complex will have direct access to the Pershing Square subway station. Web: www.parkfifth.com
O Hotel Los Angeles – This historic 1920s hotel re-opened its glass doors in late 2007. A serene haven for the business traveler, urbanite and out-of-towner, O Hotel offers 68 deluxe rooms with upgraded comforts, modern amenities and efficient service expected of well-tended boutique establishments. Located in the heart of the City’s Financial District and part of the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles, O Hotel is across the street from shops and dining at Macy’s Plaza, only a few blocks from STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. A six-treatment room health spa will be opening in summer 2008. 819 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, 90017, 213-623-9904, web: www.ohotelgroup.com
The London West Hollywood (formerly the Bel Age Hotel) – The London West Hollywood opened in April 2008, following a complete evolution in design, amenities and service. The opening comes a little over a year after the successful launch of its sister property, The London NYC in Manhattan, and brings together many of the same award-winning partners and collaborators from that project – including acclaimed designer David Collins Studio and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. The 223 guest suites will feature an open floor-plan, which presents unobstructed views through a private terrace. The hotel will introduce a one-of-a-kind rooftop spa experience, anticipated to open in late 2008. 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 866.282.4560, web: www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com
Palihouse West Hollywood – Palihouse West Hollywood offers 21 hotel guest suites and 16 condominium homes designed with long-stay guests in mind. This is the first of three new Palihouse-branded Urban Lodges, with the other two to be located in Hollywood and Venice. Each Palihouse proposes a unique California experience and is defined by service, contemporary style, convenience, fraternity and a Bohemian flair for the unexpected. The minimum length of stay is 14 days and rates begin at $175 per night. Amenities include complimentary guest access to Equinox gym and in-room dining services. The project also contains a courtyard brasserie, an espresso bar, rooftop sundeck and a lobby living room lounge. Outfitted with indoor and outdoor meeting and event facilities, catering for all occasions is offered. 8465 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, 90096; 323.656.4100. web: www. palisadesdevgroup. com/lodging/palihouse/
W Hotel – A new W Hotel is under development as part of the mixed-use Hollywood & Vine Project, located across from the historic Pantages Theatre and above the Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line subway station. The hotel will have 305 rooms and the property will include a private rooftop pool and gym, a signature restaurant, a 9,200-square-foot spa and a rooftop bar. The $600-million area project will not only include the W Hotel, but also W Residences, approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space and a civic plaza. W Hotel is scheduled to open in 2009. Web: www.legacypartners.com
Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood (formerly Doubletree Hotel) – The Hotel Palomar Los Angeles–Westwood, under management of San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, is scheduled to open in June 2008. Improvements will include extensive guest room upgrades, a decrease in the number of guest rooms to create more suites, a destination spa and fitness center. The hotel will also feature many eco-friendly practices as part of its daily operations. Among them will be in-room recycling bins, energy-efficient lighting, water-efficient fixtures, toiletries made from natural ingredients, organic food and beverage options in minibars, as well as a restaurant that follows the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch’s sustainable seafood guidelines. The new 19-story hotel will have 268 guestrooms and suites outfitted with high-end amenities and services. 10740 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90024; 310.475.8711, web: www.thewestwoodhotel.com
Montage Beverly Hills – Opening in Fall 2008, the Spanish Revival-style Montage Beverly Hills, located in the heart of the Beverly Hills triangle just steps from Rodeo Drive, will offer 201 guestrooms, a full-service spa, signature restaurant, rooftop pool, street-level retail boutiques, 20 residences, as well as adjacent public gardens connecting Beverly and Canon Drives, and a city-owned underground public parking facility with 1,172 spaces. 225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210; 310.860.7800, web: www.montagebeverlyhills.com
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills (formerly Le Meridien at Beverly Hills) – SBE Hotel Group, a division of SBE Entertainment Group, will debut its much-anticipated Philippe Starck designed SLS Hotels brand in Fall 2008 with the opening of the first SLS property, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Introducing dynamic new concepts for dining and guest services, SLS will provide an evolved luxury hotel experience for today’s evolved traveler. The 297-room SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills will be operated under a management agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048; 310.247.0400, web: www.slshotels.com.
The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena (formerly the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel &Spa) – The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena is a legendary Pasadena landmark, set on 23 acres overlooking San Marino. This luxurious property is the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in Pasadena and the closest to Downtown Los Angeles. Its facilities include 380 guestrooms and suites, including cottages situated throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds, a Michelin Star dining room, outdoor pool and terrace, three lighted tennis courts, bike riding and nearby golf, a full-service Huntington Spa and fitness center, and more than 60,000 combined square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Langham Hotels International is expected to invest $25 million to upgrade the property. 1401 S. Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, 91106; 626.568.3900, www.langhamhotels.com
Residence Inn by Marriott Burbank Downtown – Opened in September 2007, this location offers 166 guest suites, with full-size kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. An outside pool area with fire pit and fitness center is offered as well. 321 S. 1st Street, Burbank, 91502; 818.260.8787, www.ResidenceInnBurbank.com
Custom Hotel (formerly Furama Hotel) – The Custom Hotel is a 12-story, 250-room hotel that has been transformed into a vibrant and contemporary space, while adding significant outdoor areas including a heated pool, stadium sundeck, pool bar and grill, poolside cabanas, fire pit and DJ lounge. The hotel boasts uniquely refreshing rooms and suites offering some of the city’s most stunning and panoramic views, including those of the ocean, Malibu, Hollywood Hills and Downtown Los Angeles. Guest rooms include classic and custom-designed furnishings, a signature bed, flat screen LCD TV, stereo with iPod docking and mini bars. The hotel’s newest restaurant, Bistrotek, is a full-service bistro serving dinner and cocktails. 8639 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, 90045; 310.645.0400, www.customhotel.com
Terranea Resort – Set in the grandeur of a Mediterranean estate and encompassing over 102 oceanfront acres on the magnificent Palos Verdes peninsula, Terranea Resort, expected to open in mid-2009, is an ideal setting for meetings, conferences and corporate retreats. Terranea offers over 63,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor meeting and event space, including an 18,000-square-foot grand ballroom, two junior ballrooms, 16 breakout rooms and three board rooms, as well as 75,000 square feet of outdoor function spaces offering breathtaking ocean views. The resort features 582 generous guest rooms, a variety of restaurants and lounges, and a host of amenities including a 25,000-square-foot spa and fitness center featuring 24 treatment rooms, a myriad of pools and a golf academy; providing ample opportunities for team building and recreational pursuits.
Pacific Palms Resort – Set on a hilltop of 650 wooded acres with sweeping views of Los Angeles, the Pacific Palms Resort has just completed a $60 million renovation that has transformed the property into an ideal venue for meetings and retreats. Pacific Palms has more than 45,000 square feet of function space, including a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, 28 meeting and breakout rooms, a business center and technology café. Its 292 newly renovated guestrooms, six suites and two presidential suites are decorated with an eclectic California flair including granite bathroom surfaces, floor-to-ceiling windows with plantation shutters, balconies, executive-style workstations and ergonomic chairs. The two 4-star Golf Digest-rated championship courses have been fully refurbished, as have the driving range, practice area and three putting greens. The newly opened 11,000-square-foot lifestyle Spa at Pacific Palms features a Zen-like environment and a wide-ranging menu including traditional, cutting-edge and Asian-inspired custom treatments. The final touch was completed on May 8 when RED Restaurant & Bar opened. A hip destination restaurant, RED features fireside dining and stunning views. One Industry Hills Parkway, Industry Hills 91744, 626.810.4455, www.pacificpalmsresort.com.
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