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LA 2019: New Business

New Hotels

A few industries seemed to have made (and will continue the trend in 2019) an impact on LA’s new business scene.  In this article we will take a brief look at two of them from the hospitality industry: hotels and restaurants.

Following are seven new hotels that are set to be built in LA in 2019:

  • Palihotel boutique eastside hotel called the Silver Lake Pool & Inn set to launch in the spring.
  • Hoxton Downtown LA hotel will take over the historic 10-story Los Angeles Railway Authority building on South Broadway, with 174 rooms. There will be four cheekily named room types including Snug for solo travelers, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy. 
  • 220-room Godfrey hotel offer indoor-outdoor event spaces, a destination lobby bar and a casual steakhouse called About Last Knife.
  • Proper Hotel Downtown 148 room hotel will take over the 13-story, red-brick YWCA building on Broadway, which originally opened in 1924
  • Park Hyatt featuring state-of-the-art spa and wellness center, an outdoor pool and deck and a collection of carefully selected partner restaurants and retailers.
  • Fairmont Century Plaza crescent-shaped 19-story tower originally designed by Minoru Yamasaki. It will have 400 rooms, a gourmet café, a brasserie serving American classics and a rooftop bar, among other amenities.
  • Thompson Hotel (to open in late 2019) 200 guestrooms decorated by London-based interior design firm Tara Bernerd & Partners.

Cannabis cafes and lounges have been approved for opening in 2019 in West Hollywood 

According to Eater: “West Hollywood will have actual eateries, lounges, and cafes that allow smoking, vaping, and/or munching on edibles and weed-infused food. “This news is a game-changer, and far surpasses what many describe as a stalled dispensary application process in Los Angeles’ Department of Cannabis Regulation. Throughout the country, there are only seven consumption lounges in San Francisco, one in Oakland, and one in Denver. but WeHo’s group of new businesses could place West Hollywood on par with Amsterdam, Netherlands for cannabis tourism, and maybe eventually surpass it”  

Meanwhile, a restaurant to check out next year if you haven’t done so already is LA’s Somni, which was included in Ann Arbel’s  ‘10 Coolest Places to Eat in 2019,’ article.  One of the chef’s principal workers, Aithor Zabala has been described as “pushing the boundaries of food,  making some of the most avant-garde and all out exciting cuisine in America.”