New Los Angeles Hotel Openings and Upcoming Projects

Rendering of Metropolis Los Angeles
Metropolis Los Angeles | Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Buoyed by a record number of annual visitors for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles finished 2016 with the fastest growing rate of hotel-room demand of any major U.S. market. With room inventory expanding by 2%, the L.A. hotel market recorded an 81% occupancy rate, while room rates rose 8.5% from a year earlier, according to STR. With such demand growth in mind, developers continue to build a combination of independent and chain properties across the region. 

OPENED JULY 2016: THE KINNEY

The Quad at The Kinney hotel
The Quad | Photo courtesy of The Kinney, Facebook

Pacifica Hotels’ boutique hotel The Kinney opened in late July on Washington Boulevard, about a half-mile east of Venice Pier. The Kinney has 68 rooms and features a year-round heated pool as well as a social area called the Quad, which includes ping pong tables, a fire pit and chaise lounges.

OPENED AUGUST 2016: RESIDENCE INN PASADENA OLD TOWN

Marriott International’s upscale Residence Inn brand debuted in Pasadena proper in August. Residence Inn Pasadena Old Town has 144 rooms and is located on Fair Oaks Avenue, three blocks north of Colorado Boulevard.

OPENED SEPTEMBER 2016: HAMPTON INN & SUITES GLENDALE

In September, Hilton Worldwide added Glendale’s first hotel under the Hampton Inn & Suites upper-midscale select-service brand. Located on Brand Boulevard, the Hampton Inn & Suites Glendale has 94 rooms.

OPENED SEPTEMBER 2016: HILTON GARDEN INN BURBANK

Burbank’s first Hilton Garden Inn opened on San Fernando Boulevard with 209 rooms.

OPENED OCTOBER 2016: SHADE HOTEL REDONDO BEACH

Aqua Deck at Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
Aqua Deck | Photo courtesy of Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, Facebook

In October, Zislis Group soft-opened the Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, the second property under its luxury-boutique Shade brand. The 54-room hotel, whose sister property is in Manhattan Beach, offers marina views, an event space that can accommodate as many as 250 guests, and a rooftop “Aqua Deck” with a pool.

OPENED NOVEMBER 2016: HAMPTON INN & SUITES LAX EL SEGUNDO

The 171-room Hampton Inn & Suites LAX El Segundo debuted in early November on Sepulveda Boulevard near the southern edge of Los Angeles International Airport.

MARCH 2017: COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT SANTA MONICA

Marriott’s Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica is slated to open near the western terminus of the Metro Rail Expo Line and feature 134 rooms.

APRIL 2017: FREEHAND

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. The property will include 226 rooms as well as a rooftop pool when it opens in early 2017.

APRIL 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.

APRIL 2017: CAMBRIA EL SEGUNDO LAX

Lobby of 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: HOTEL INDIGO LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN/METROPOLIS

Rendering of lobby at Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown
Lobby at Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown | Rendering courtesy of IHG

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.

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 early 2017.

MAY 2017: THE EVERLY (KIMPTON)

The Everly Bedroom | Rendering courtesy of The Everly
The Everly Bedroom | Rendering courtesy of The Everly

InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Kimpton boutique-hotel division will enter Hollywood with The Everly. The 216-room hotel will feature a fifth-floor pool deck with views to the Pacific Ocean as well as a street-level café.

REOPENING SPRING 2017: HOTEL FIGUEROA

Hotel Figueroa Pool | Rendering courtesy of Hotel Figueroa
Hotel Figueroa Pool | Rendering courtesy of Hotel Figueroa

Downtown’s Hotel Figueroa reopened in November after the property, which was first built as a women’s hostel in 1926, received $55 million in upgrades. The 268-room hotel, which is known for its Spanish Colonial architecture, features six bars and restaurants.

MAY 2017: 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.

JUNE 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.

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.

JUNE 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 old 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.

JULY 2017: INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN

Rendering of the view from Wilshire Grand Center
View from Wilshire Grand Center | Rendering courtesy of AC Martin

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. 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.

AUGUST 2017: THE LA PEER (KIMPTON)

La Peer Lobby Rendering | Rendering courtesy of La Peer Hotel
La Peer Lobby Rendering | Rendering courtesy of La Peer Hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Kimpton boutique-hotel unit will open The La Peer in West Hollywood. The 105-room hotel will be located in the city’s design district and will feature a roof deck.

OCTOBER 2017: HOMEWOOD SUITES LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Hilton’s Homewood Suites Los Angeles International Airport will be among the closest airports to LAX when it opens along Century Boulevard with 121 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.

FEBRUARY 2018: HAMPTON INN & SUITES KOREATOWN

Hilton will bring its Hampton Inn & Suites brand to Koreatown with a 172-rooms hotel.

MARCH 2018: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES PROPER

Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel
Downtown L.A. Proper | Rendering courtesy of Proper Hotels

Proper Hotels, the new brand headed by former Viceroy Hotels chief Brad Korzen, is slated to enter Los Angeles 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 145 rooms as well as a rooftop that includes a restaurant, bar and pool.

JUNE 2018: WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION

Rendering of Edition West Hollywood
Edition West Hollywood | Rendering courtesy of Edition Hotels

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 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.

SEPTEMBER 2018: FAIRMONT CENTURY PLAZA

Fairmont Century Plaza Rendering | Rendering courtesy of Fairmont Century Plaza
Fairmont Century Plaza Rendering | Rendering courtesy of Fairmont Century Plaza

AccorHotels’ Fairmont badge will take over Century City’s Century Plaza hotel when the hotel is redeveloped. The Fairmont Century Plaza will have 394 rooms and 63 luxury residences, down from the hotel’s 726 rooms when it shuttered in 2016. The project will also have 290 luxury residences in the project’s two new 46-story towers.

NOVEMBER 2018: PARK HYATT/OCEANWIDE PLAZA

Rendering of Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanwide Plaza
Park Hyatt Los Angeles | Rendering courtesy of Oceanwide Plaza

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. The Park Hyatt Los Angeles will have 184 rooms, including 34 suites.

JUNE 2020: W LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN

Downtown Los Angeles’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. The W Los Angeles Downtown will have 121 rooms and about 15,000 square feet of meeting space.

DATE TBD: PENDRY WEST HOLLYWOOD

Pendry West Hollywood
Pendry West Hollywood | Rendering courtesy of Erlich Architects

Pendry, the Montage Hotels & Resorts brand that’s slated to debut in San Diego later this year, will make its Los Angeles-area entry when the modern-luxury hotel is built at the Sunset Strip site formerly occupied by House of Blues.

DATE TBD: TRINITY/EMBASSY HOTEL

Los Angeles’s 102-year-old Trinity Auditorium building on Downtown’s Grand Avenue will be redeveloped into a hotel with 183 rooms as well as a ballroom and a rooftop pool deck.

DATE TBD: CECIL HOTEL SITE

Lobby at Stay On Main hotel
Photo courtesy of Stay On Main

New York-based Simon Baron Development is planning to redevelop the old Cecil Hotel site, which houses the Stay on Main budget property as well as about 300 residential units, into a combination of residential units and upscale hotel rooms. The yet-to-be-named hotel will have a rooftop pool and other amenities.