In terms of things to do, Los Angeles continues buzzing with activities for the new season. For art fans, the city is booming with new exhibits, concerts and live performances at institutions such as The Getty Center, The Ford Theatres and the Hollywood Pantages. For sports fans, L.A. has the most sports franchises, events and venues than any other city in the world, making the City of Angels a game day haven. And if you wan to make a staycation of it, and stay somewhere you haven’t tried, here is a list of some of the latest hotel openings.
Native Hotel (Malibu) – Originally built in 1947, Native Hotel (formerly known as the Malibu Riviera) was remodeled in spring 2017 and unveiled a modern new look inspired by old paradise charm. Thirteen individually curated king-size rooms make up this mid-century modernist retreat. Surrounded by acres of lush greenery and perched on the Pacific Coast Highway, guests are just steps from some of the most idyllic beaches in the world including Zuma Beach and Point Dume. www.thenativehotel.com
Nobu Ryokan Malibu (Beach Cities) –Nobu Hospitality, famous for Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature restaurants, reclaimed the former Casa Malibu and repurposed it as a ryokan, or traditional Japanese inn. The beachfront property has 16 custom rooms and opened in April 2017. www.nobuhotels.com
Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles (Downtown) – InterContinental Hotels Group debuted Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles, a hip 350-room hotel in April 2017. The 18-story Hotel Indigo is the flagship hotel at Metropolis, a $1 billion mixed-use development, which will feature three residential towers, curated retail experience and a rooftop bar. The property sits at the heart of Downtown L.A., linking the Financial District to L.A. LIVE. Design for the hotel is inspired by its surrounding neighborhood and focuses on prominent narratives from Downtown’s past including Fiesta De Las Flores, the glamorous pre-Hollywood nightlife scene and the underground speakeasies of the roaring twenties. www.ihg.com/hotelindigo
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown (Downtown) – InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is part of the tallest U.S. building west of Chicago as the Wilshire Grand Center and opened in July 2017. The hotel features 889 rooms, 110 suites and one presidential suite, including a “sky lobby” on the 70th floor. There is nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of meetings, conventions and event space. Wilshire Grand Center is a $1.1 billion project, which is developed by Korean Air and Hanjin Group, and also includes 400,000 square feet of offices and 45,000 square feet of retail space. Wilshire Grand Center is about 80 feet taller than the U.S. Bank Tower and the hotel is the largest InterContinental in the Americas. www.ihg.com
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