Staycation in style at these brand-new hot spots across the city.
The guest room fireplace provides a warm welcome at DTLA Proper. PHOTO BY THE INGALLS
DOWNTOWN L.A. PROPER Among downtown’s sparkling skyline shines this historic Broadway Corridor landmark turned 148-room hotel. DTLA Proper—the second of its kind in L.A. after Santa Monica Proper—opened in July. A product of Kelly Wearstler’s creative vision, the hotel blends modern and historic design through local art and vintage accents. Each thoughtfully designed room and suite is uniquely curated and comes with imported linens, custom robes and Aesop amenities. DTLA Proper continues to impress with its two destination restaurants, spearheaded by the award-winning chefs behind a.o.c., Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine and more. Both highlight European culture and California roots with market-driven ingredients and signature cocktails to match. Caldo Verde presents casual elegance and Portuguese cuisine, while Cara Cara boasts panoramic views, fire pits and California-fresh flavors. Other incredible amenities include a rooftop pool deck, a ground-floor lounge, a 24-hour fitness center and more. From $350 per night properhotel.com/downtown-la
Thompson Hollywood’s rooftop pool and bar area. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
THOMPSON HOLLYWOOD With properties spanning from Los Cabos to New York, Thompson Hotels has made its first foray into L.A. with Thompson Hollywood. The luxury boutique hotel is ideally located, granting guests access to dynamic dining—like L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele—and a bustling nightlife scene. Dressed in a serene design scheme by British interior architecture studio Tara Bernerd & Partners, the 190 luxury guest rooms and 16 suites are a welcome respite from the area’s goings-on. Chef Lincoln Carson (formerly of the critically acclaimed Bon Temps) is the force behind the hotel’s Mes Amis, a modern French California brasserie, and the rooftop lounge, Bar Lis, where guests can sip expertly mixed cocktails from the rooftop with 360-degree views of the Hollywood Hills and beyond. From $399 per night, hyatt.com
Rise and shine to ocean views and sunny California vibes at Venice V. PHOTO BY MARK DURLING
VENICE V HOTEL Embody the spirit of Venice Beach at one of its only shoreside hotels. Venice V Hotel’s location within The Waldorf, a historic landmark that hosted Hollywood Golden Age stars like Charlie Chaplin and Clara Bow, is legendary, to say the least. Its history shines through in the design, which is also infused with hints of the area’s bohemian fl air. With names like “The Artist” and “The Sun Lover,” the spacious suites and rooms offer ocean views and themed—but not cheesy—decor. The first of its kind to open in L.A., the hotel provides the perfect setting to unwind and explore the surrounding areas like Abbot Kinney, where guests can peruse some of the West Side’s best destinations, from restaurants like Gjelina and The Butcher’s Daughter to boutiques ranging from Heist to Aviator Nation. From $265 per night, venicevhotel.com