HOTELS ARE STILL HOT FOR HOLLYWOOD

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When Mama Shelter Los Angeles opened in the heart of Hollywood this past summer, we were thrilled to welcome the hip but affordable, design-forward yet super relaxed hotel to the United States (other Mamas are nesting in France and Istanbul.) But in the midst of admiring the chalk artwork of LA’s top artists on the ceiling and marveling over the fun room amenities like the iMac TV and cartoon masks on the nightstand lampshades, we also couldn’t ignore the construction happening on the next block over on Selma Avenue.

As it turns out, that construction is for another hotel–The Dream Hollywood, the next creation from the Dream Hotels brand. There’s no opening date but we wouldn’t be surprised if this Dream, an 180-room hotel, spread out over 10 stories, comes true sometime next year. But the Dream won’t be the only new boutique hotel in Hollywood.

Commune Hotels & Resorts has a 200-room Thompson Hotel planned for Wilcox Avenue, north of Sunset Boulevard, with huge F&B spaces, a rooftop pool and up close views of the Hollywood sign.  Commune also plans to open a tommie micro-hotel somewhere nearby. (Meanwhile, we’re still waiting on the first tommie in New York, which has now pushed back its opening until April. Gah.)

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What the Thompson Hollywood will look like.

Meanwhile, there’s one more lifestyle hotel brand with their sights set on Hollywood-ish–Kimpton Hotels, who will open a 105-room property on N. La Peer. Technically this is West Hollywood, but the hotel will have prime location–sandwiched between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue and within walking distance to the yummy Gracias Madre vegan Mexican restaurant.

And remember, both The James and Edition Hotels will open within the next few years in West Hollywood as well.

But the good news for Mama Shelter is that she’ll be able to rule the Hollywood roost for a little while longer, especially when her rooftop opens. Whenever that is. Hurry up, Mama!

[Photo: Thompson Hotels]

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Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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