Beverly Hills

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills opened in June next to the Beverly Hilton. The 170-room property offers 6,300 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including a rooftop deck with panoramic views.

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills was redesigned with a film studio theme and completed a renovation of all 264 guest rooms and public spaces. The hotel also added a new restaurant named Double Take and a game room available for private events.

Culver City

The Wende Museum of the Cold War, which features art, history and cultural exhibits from former Soviet Bloc countries, will move to a new home in the former Culver City Armory with triple the gallery space. The museum collection includes the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany.

Long Beach

The 199-room Hotel Maya, A DoubleTree by Hilton added two new event spaces: Lagunita Pavilion, a 6,400-square-foot space on the edge of Queensway Bay, and Vista del Mar Plaza, a 10,000-square-foot prefunction area with palm trees, water and fire displays, as well as a permanent stage and outdoor bar.  

Los Angeles International Airport

The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel completed the second phase of a property-wide renovation that included its 805 guest rooms, lobby area and 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

The Cambria El Segundo LAX opened with 152 rooms, an outdoor pool and fitness center.


The former Casa Malibu reopened in June as Nobu Ryokan Malibu, a traditional Japanese-style inn operated by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The ultra-luxury beachfront property, owned by tech magnate Larry Ellison, offers 16 rooms with private decks and fireplaces and is adjacent to Nobu Malibu restaurant.

West Hollywood

The Kimpton La Peer Hotel is set to open this fall with 105 rooms, 1,500 square feet of indoor meeting space, a landscaped rooftop pool deck available for events,  a fitness center and indoor and outdoor dining.

The James West Hollywood-Sunset is slated to open by the end of summer in a mixed-use complex on Sunset Strip with 208 rooms, two restaurants, a rooftop bar and 10,000 square feet of meeting space.