Hotel Openings, Reopenings Feature High-Profile Venues

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles is seeing a host of properties enter – or in the case of some, re-enter – the public service. Hotels are a must-have for one of the United States’ most talked-about and frequented cities, [...]

Los Angeles is seeing a host of properties enter – or in the case of some, re-enter – the public service. Hotels are a must-have for one of the United States’ most talked-about and frequented cities, and by the looks of it, developers and managers are pretty aware of that need.

Included on this list of neTwly opened venues by Huliq.com is one of L.A.’s most prestigious venues, The Hotel Bel-Air, which is prepped for reopening after a full two years of rehabilitation and improvement. The hotel has managed to keep its charm among contemporary contenders by exuding an extraordinary amount of legends and stories that focus on its celebrity-ridden location. Updating the hotel while maintaining its Spanish Colonial sensibilities has been no easy task, but the addition of outdoor features like bungalows, fireplaces and spa pools ensures nothing will lack from a customer’s experience in the “Bel-Air” of the area.

Also slated for an opening is The Hotel Wilshire near Museum Row. The September-opening venue offers 74 unique accommodations. The artsy hotel offers suitable facilities for those who prefer smaller venues to downtown’s megahotels. Around that same time, another very interesting entry into the arena will make its grand opening. A LEED-certified boutique hotel facing the Santa Monica Pier aims to attract many with its “upstanding citizen” badge from the Green Council. Not many can boast this type of certification–nor a glass wall that allows you to overlook the Pacific, a feature in the lobby of The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica.

The Huliq.com list also includes the likes of the Hotel Amarano Burbank, formerly known as The Graciela. The luxury boutique hotel is a lonely but all-too-fitting presence in the vicinity of Universal, NBC and Warner Bros.