Situated in the core historic district of downtown Los Angeles, this hotel will capitalize on the accelerating growth and development of the downtown area as a business and tourism destination. The design will build on its distinctive location and cultural context to create a landmark destination and memorable hospitality experience. The hotel will contain 176 guest rooms, including about 20 suites, situated on 28 floors. Public spaces will include a roof bar with pool, fine dining restaurant, garden bar with film screen, banquet space, conference facilities including screening rooms, outdoor whirlpool, retail space, business center, and fitness center.
The design of the hotel is based on the idea of a large rock in the landscape, drawing on a generation of land art in Los Angeles and the southwestern United States. It benefits from the tension with the existing historic buildings to create a distinctive icon in the landscape, framed by outdoor public spaces adjacent to the entry. Interiors will be simple and modern, using materials such as concrete, wood and glass, with a design tailored to emphasize the hotel’s cultural program. The roof bar will be downtown Los Angeles’ highest outdoor public space, with panoramic views of the skyline and mountains.
designers: Adam Sokol; Michael Wysochanski, Nancy Choi, Wei Ni Ni, Daymond Robinson, Gregory Serweta, Ana Misenas; Lesley Loo
collaborators: HLW International (executive architect) Nabih Yussef and Associates (structural engineer) AMA Consulting Engineers (mechanical engineer) Horton Lees Brogden (lighting design) Psomas (civil engineer)