Hyatt Hotels made the debut of Thompson Hollywood, a luxury lifestyle hotel on Wilcox Avenue near Hollywood and Vine. A dynamic blend of global sophistication, hyperlocal immersion and intuitive service, the prime location embodies the Thompson Hotels brand’s promise to provide guests with the ultimate in-the-know experience on the refined edge of travel.
The new 11-story hotel features 190 mid-century-inspired guest rooms, including 16 suites, sophisticated feature dining by renowned LA Chef Lincoln Carson and Bar Lis, a rooftop lounge and a pool with unparalleled views of the City. The highly anticipated project is sure to be a meeting point for tasteful travelers and the diverse Hollywood community and belongs to the Relevant Group in collaboration with Steinberg Hart for architecture and interior design from Tara Bernerd & Partners, with Ten Five Hospitality responsible for food and drinks.
“Every touchpoint of the Thompson Hollywood experience has been designed with the discerning traveler in mind, especially as the pent-up travel demand is driving tourists and locals to seek unforgettable moments,” said Bruno Vergeynst, Managing Director of Thompson Hollywood. “Whether it’s the well thought-out lobby and guest rooms from Tara Bernerd & Partners, the sophisticated dining concepts from Chef Carson, the Bar Lis Lounge on the roof or our intuitive guest program, Thompson Hollywood invites its guests to an airy Angeleno lifestyle.”
The 11-story hotel innovatively combines the hallmarks of timeless elegance with a rough industrial touch to create a unique atmosphere that is relaxing and inspiring, familiar and new. The overall design is bold and confident, drawing on the west coast modernity movement and a dash of Hollywood glamor for inspiration to blend seamlessly for a contemporary and elegant approach.
Upon entering, a trellis-covered walkway lures guests into a lobby that is adorned with medium-tone wood and teeming with greenery, creating a calm and inviting oasis upon arrival. A spectacular custom-made terrazzo floor awaits guests underfoot with an intricate metal inlay pattern that perfectly complements the elegant mid-century and contemporary furniture, the bespoke Tara Bernerd & Partners carpets and the inviting terrazzo reception counter. The convenient lobby bar – topped with an eye-catching retro green onyx – serves coffee, cocktails, or casual bites for those who come, go, or stay to socialize, making anyone stepping through the door more likely to be a resident because as a guest feels.
Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the building and in the guest rooms flood the rooms with natural sunlight, offer expansive vantage points of the Hollywood Hills and beyond, and immerse guests in the bustling energy of the city. The guest bathrooms have walls and vanities made of rich terrazzo amidst contrasting, light-tiled floors, while exclusive amenities from DS & DURGA add another touch of luxury to the experience. An honor bar with a variety of curated offerings, shiny Egyptian cotton sheets, 55-inch smart TVs, and a state-of-the-art 24-hour gym round out the other extraordinary amenities that add value to any stay.
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Through layers of inviting textures, timeless mid-century furniture and trimmings, luxurious terrazzo detailing, and a curated selection of modern art, Thompson Hollywood is redefining the concept of Hollywood glamor and is poised to be one of Los Angeles’ trendiest destinations for the culturally savvy traveler to be and locals alike.
Thompson Hotels are known for offering world-class culinary destinations on hotel premises. Thompson Hollywood offers two extraordinary food and drink experiences created and operated by Ten Five Hospitality. These include the signature restaurant Mes Amis designed by Martin Brudnizki, a modern French brasserie, and Bar Lis, a rooftop lounge inspired by the French Riviera with a spectacular panoramic view of Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area.
Run by celebrated chef Lincoln Carson, Mes Amis (French for “My Friends”) draws its inspiration from bustling cafés and brasseries from Paris to Lyon and at the same time reflects a distinctly Southern California sensibility. The menu reinterprets classic French dishes with an accessible twist, using the freshest produce and ingredients from local farms and markets, including the world famous Hollywood Farmers’ Market. Mes Amis is a new chapter for Chef Carson after his nationally acclaimed Bon Temps, which was recognized by Food & Wine, Esquire and the Los Angeles Times. As an industry leader and a James Beard Foundation nominated pastry chef, Carson also has stints at New York’s Le Bernardin, La Cote Basque, The Mina Group, Superba Food + Bread and more.
Bar Lis, designed by Bernadette Blanc, is located on Thompson Hollywood and represents the crown jewel of the experience. Chic without pretension, the new lounge on the roof captures the iconic spirit and the playful, cultivated atmosphere of the Cote D’Azur. Enjoy inventive cocktails and fresh local seafood bites, raw vegetables and authentic bistro classics al fresco, and enjoy sunset hour with uninterrupted views of the Hollywood Hills, including the Hollywood Sign. The retractable roof of Bar Lis provides year-round entertainment whatever the weather, while a separate entrance with a private elevator enables more exclusive soirees. At night, Lis Bar comes alive with vintage and contemporary DJ sets and is the perfect place to round off your stay.
“The launch of Thompson Hollywood in one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after real estate markets is a game changer for the hospitality brand,” said Grant King, Managing Partner of Relevant Group. “Not only is this property perfectly located at the legendary intersection of technology, media and entertainment, but it will inevitably increase Hollywood’s visibility as a coveted hospitality destination.”
Located near the Sunset Strip, Runyon Canyon, Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Boulevard, Capitol Records Building and more, Thompson Hollywood is in the nexus of Los Angeles’ most attractive attractions. The property joins other Thompson hotels slated to debut in 2021, including Thompson Savannah, Thompson Denver, Thompson Buckhead, and Thompson Austin.
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