From hip boutique hotels to sky-high towers and a new luxury landmark in Beverly Hills, the hotel scene in Los Angeles is about to get much splashier. Here are the five most eagerly anticipated property openings set to welcome guests this year.
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
No question, the biggest opening of 2017 will be Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on the prime triangle alongside the Beverly Hilton. The 12-story, 170-room property, designed inside and out by Pierre-Yves Rochon, features a restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a spa by La Prairie and crystal by Lalique. Look for oversized balconies and a rooftop pool and lounge deck with panoramic views and VIP cabanas. The Presidential Suite is a fully furnished apartment at 3,215 square feet, complete with Noir Saint Laurent marble, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a 1,459-square foot private terrace as well as a private spa and personal home theater. The suite’s Crestron™ smart home system serves as a kind of digital butler, with controls for room service, lighting, music, and in-room entertainment.
Nobu Ryokan Hotel Malibu
It’s been the buzz of Malibu for more than two years but it finally looks like Nobu’s Ryokan will open alongside Nobu Matsuhisa’s Malibu gorgeous sushi spot in late spring. Perched over the Pacific Ocean, the exclusive hideaway in a 9,200-square foot, two-story building will feature eleven suites and five ocean-front bungalows with custom teak soaking tubs, views halfway to Japan and, no doubt, some of the best room service this side of Tokyo. King crab salad in bed, anyone?
NoMad Downtown Los Angeles
The Los Angeles outpost of New York’s super-cool NoMad is set to open by fall in the 1923 Giannini Place bank building once home to Bank of America. Sydell Group, the outfit behind Koreatown’s super trendy Line Hotel, will bring the chic to 250 rooms on 12 floors, topped, naturally, by a pool on the roof. Opening date to be announced.
The James West Hollywood
James Hotels brings its distinctive style of curated good taste to Los Angeles this spring. The Denihan Hospitality Group property marks the west coast debut for brand with a West Hollywood location on the Sunset Strip. It doesn’t get more convenient than the corner of Sunset Blvd and La Cienega. The James features 286 rooms along with two restaurants and a rooftop bar (managed by SBE).
The Dream Hollywood
Scheduled for a February 1 opening, Dream Hotels’ Dream Hollywood, designed by Rockwell Group, is the west coast flagship of the young and stylish boutique brand. With 178 rooms on ten floors in prime Hollywood at Selma near Cahuenga, the Dream’s standout feature is the 11,000-square-foot rooftop with a pool under a retractable roof. Private entrances and VIP rooms, of course.