Hotel Per La has joined Marriotts Autograph Collection of independent hotels, handpicked for their unique attributes and distinct character, while located in the most desirable destinations. This partnership marks a significant milestone for the hotel, as it will further enhance both its offerings and elevated guest experiences…
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, Hotel Per La is a lifestyle hotel housed in the former Giannini Building built in 1922, originally the headquarters of the Bank of Italy. Reimagined by HN Capital Partners and Sage Hospitality Group, the property features 241 rooms and suites as well as grand public spaces for guests and locals alike – including over 900 square metres of event space, a bustling restaurant and bar, a daytime café and a rooftop bar offering poolside drinks and dramatic views of the LA skyline.
“We are thrilled to be part of the Autograph Collection portfolio,” said Adrienne Craig-Aziz, acting General Manager of Hotel Per La. “The reputation Autograph Collection has for outstanding dedication to its experience-seeking guests is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. We look forward to showcasing our unique hotel to a wider dynamic audience and offering guests Hotel Per La’s special amenities, values and experiences that surpass expectations.”
A nod to the building’s storied beginning as a bank for the people, the ‘Per La’ name translates to ‘for the’ in Italian. Its founder, Amadeo Pietro Giannini, believed in the dignity and abilities of those commonly overlooked, signifying the hotel’s inclusive spirit and name, essentially meaning ‘for Los Angeles, and people like you’. Today, the 12-story property retains the building’s signature architectural features, while enhancing the guest experience through grand, yet playful public spaces and new food and drink concepts designed to encourage communal environment in the midst of the city’s bustling downtown.
Much of the building’s Neoclassical style, such as its Doric columns, ornate golden and blue ceiling and marble floors, have been preserved in Hotel Per La’s public spaces and incorporated alongside a new playful and approachable design reflective of the city’s diversity of cultures and characters. Reimagined by local Los Angeles interior designer, Jaqui Seerman, contemporary furnishings, airy linens, amorphic lighting and pops of bright colours that feel distinctively LA are woven throughout the open public spaces and flooded by California sunshine.
Hotel Per La features 241 guestrooms and suites that look to Italy for inspiration. Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, the guestrooms’ colour palette is drawn from the property’s fully restored gold and blue Italianate ceiling located in the lobby. Each room is appointed with custom-designed furnishings such as antique Persian rugs in saturated, vibrant colours and artwork from Paris/New York-based design studio be-poles, sourcing vintage art pieces from antique stores throughout the globe. The rooms also feature a marble writing desk with settee, Tivoli Bluetooth radios and large flat screen televisions, while the European-style bathrooms are complete with terrazzo floored walk-in showers with luxury bath amenities from Argan Perfume d’arganier, with many rooms also featuring freestanding pedestal bathtubs.
With over 4,000 bespoke pieces, the hotel art program goes on to celebrate the building’s Californian, Italian and Mediterranean heritage. Modern-style photography seen through a vintage lens allows guests to explore contemporary visions of the world and city in ways that go beyond conventional tourist attractions and clichés. Featured art also includes vintage artwork sourced from antique stores throughout Italy, various collections from Portraits de Villes and original photography from four different commissioned artists. As a result, each guestroom’s art selection is unique, while also showcasing a harmonious and consistent display journey throughout.
Hotel Per La is also home to multiple restaurants and bars – Ristorante Per L’Ora, its neighborhood restaurant thoughtfully expressing Italian cuisine through a lens of Los Angeles culture and flavors; Bar Clara, a more casual rooftop bar offering poolside drinks and Mediterranean-inspired fare with sweeping cityscape views; and Café Ora, a welcoming coffee shop and market with rotating local roasters, pastries, LA-made snacks, and an approachable wine shelf.
In addition, the property offers a generous amount of creative meeting and event spaces ranging from boardroom settings, lush courtyard dinners, to rooftop pool soirées with Downtown skyline views and grand parties in the historic lobby set under the preserved majestic cathedral ceiling.
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