The hospitality development pipeline for Downtown L.A. continues to hum, as city and convention center officials pass the halfway mark on their quest to reach 8,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the LACC by the year 2020.
The addition of 889 guest rooms in the InterContinental Los Angeles tower, a component of the 73-story Wilshire Grand Center that debuted last year, was a major step toward that goal. Another was the April opening of the 350-key Hotel Indigo, also a new-build, in the Metropolis mixed-use development near LA LIVE.
This month a wave of smaller hotels—each an intriguing renovation or adaptive reuse project—will begin to debut in the downtown core. Sydell Group’s NoMad Hotel is first, opening this week in a former bank building and boosting inventory by another 241 rooms. And the re-opening of the iconic Hotel Figueroa in early February, following a two-year, top-to-bottom transformation, will add 268 keys.
By mid-year, the 1924 Case Hotel building on S. Broadway should reopen as a 148-room Proper Hotel. A block north, the newest Hoxton Hotel is under construction in the 10-story L.A. Railway building (near Ace Hotel), with 164 guest rooms. And the list goes on: a Park Hyatt in the $1 billion Oceanwide Plaza development across from the Staples Center, and a W Hotel across from LA LIVE, are also in the works.
Bottom line, there’ll be much to see when we convene for BDwest in April—both this year and next! Get registered now for this year’s event, and watch for an announcement coming soon about guided tours of new DTLA hotels for BDwest attendees.