The Los Angeles Railway building has housed all manner of establishments since it opened in 1920. A garment manufacturer, a candy shop, a restaurant, a grocery store and, on its roof, film sets and radio towers – this former L.A. Railway Authority headquarters has seen it all. But this summer, just a year away from turning a hundred, the 10-story institution will become The Hoxton, Downtown LA.
The new hotel’s 174 guestrooms, all designed by Ennismore Design Studio, draw inspiration from the building’s beaux arts architecture and downtown Los Angeles’ Latino urbanism movements. Wall paneling, chevron flooring and burl timber reveal an additional French influence. Other features will include copper and brass details, marble surfaces, zellige-tiled bathrooms and House of Hackney printed textiles. Spread across all ten floors of the building, the hotel’s rooms will come in four types: Snug, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy.
The Hoxton, Downtown LA will provide several food and drink options for guests looking to stay in. The lobby restaurant and bar will serve locals and guests all day; a downstairs basement bar will become a new late-night destination; and a rooftop pool and restaurant will act as the perfect place for guests to get some sun, look out over the historic theater and cinema district or simply watch the sun set.
Travelers opting to explore the area will have plenty of opportunities too. Having undergone a significant revival lately, the neighborhood now offers an assortment of dining and shopping options. Just short walks away, visitors can also easily explore the city’s Fashion District, catch a game at the STAPLES Center, learn about the music industry at the GRAMMY Museum, step out onto the vertigo-inducing open-air observation deck OUE Skyspace LA, or, only a block away, visit Los Angeles’ Street Light Museum (located in the city’s Department of Public Works, the space is open one Friday every month).
For more information, travel advisors can reach out to The Hoxton, Downtown LA’s senior sales manager Gabriella de Castro at [email protected].