Book Now! Check Into These Los Angeles Hotels Opening in 2017

Sky Deck at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Sky Deck at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown | Rendering courtesy of IHG

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.

Early 2017: Freehand Los Angeles

Freehand Los Angeles photo collage
Photo courtesy of Freehand Los Angeles, Facebook

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.

JANUARY 2017: HILTON GARDEN INN EL MONTE

Hilton Worldwide’s upscale Hilton Garden Inn brand will add the 133-room Hilton Garden Inn El Monte on Valley Boulevard.

February 2017: Dream Hollywood

Rendering of Dream Hollywood Hotel phase 2
Dream Hollywood Hotel phase 2 | Rendering courtesy of Hollywood International Regional Center

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.

February 2017: Nobu Ryokan Malibu

Deck at Nobu Ryokan Malibu
Nobu Ryokan Malibu | Photo courtesy of Studio PCH

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.

SPRING 2017: INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN

Lobby of the InterContinental hotel at Wilshire Grand Center
Lobby of the InterContinental hotel | Rendering courtesy of Wilshire Grand Center, Facebook

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.

MARCH 2017: HOTEL INDIGO LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN

18 Social at Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown
18 Social at Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown | Rendering courtesy of Hotel Indigo

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.

March 2017: CAMBRIA EL SEGUNDO LAX

Cambria El Segundo LAX
Lobby of Cambria El Segundo LAX | Rendering courtesy of Choice Hotels International

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.

April 2017: HAMPTON INN & SUITES SANTA MONICA

Rendering of Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica | Rendering courtesy of City of Santa Monica

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.

April 2017: The James West Hollywood-Sunset

Rendering of The James West Hollywood
Rendering courtesy of The James West Hollywood

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.

MAY 2017: HAMPTON INN & SUITES LOS ANGELES HOLLYWOOD

A 112-room property under Hilton Worldwide’s Hampton Inn & Suites brand will open in Hollywood on Vine Street near Santa Monica Boulevard in May 2017.

JUNE 2017: WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Rendering courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

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.

NOVEMBER 2017: NOMAD HOTEL

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.