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About Hotel Per La Los Angeles

Located on the corner of 7th and Olive Street in Downtown Los Angeles, Hotel Per La is housed in the former Giannini Building, built in 1922 and originally the headquarters of the Bank of Italy.

This new downtown Los Angeles hotel features 241 signature rooms and suites and grand public spaces for guests and locals alike — including 10,000 square feet of event space, a ground floor restaurant and bar, a daytime café, and a rooftop bar offering poolside drinks and dramatic views of the LA skyline.

Exterior of Hotel Per La

The Story Behind the Name

A nod to the building’s beginning as a bank for the people, Per La translates to “for the” in Italian. Its founder, Amadeo Pietro Giannini, believed in the abilities of those commonly overlooked, signifying the hotel’s inclusive spirit and name — essentially meaning “for Los Angeles, and people like you.”

Today, our 12-story Downtown LA hotel retains the building’s signature architectural features, while enhancing the guest experience through playful, contemporary public spaces, and new food and drink concepts that encourage community socializing and dining, creating a relaxed, breezy environment in the midst of the city’s bustling downtown.

Dining area

Neoclassical Style, LA Flair

Much of the building’s Neoclassical style — such as its Doric columns, ornate golden ceiling, and marble floors — have been preserved in Hotel Per La’s public spaces and incorporated with a new design to create a wabi-sabi aesthetic reflective of the city’s eclectic mix of residents. Contemporary furnishings, airy linens, and pops of bright colors that feel distinctively LA are woven throughout the open spaces and flooded by California sunshine.

  • A guest walks down a hallway with their luggage.
  • A guest walks down a hallway with their luggage.

A Grand Entrance

Upon entry, the reimagined lobby experience offers a distinctive sense of arrival from the moment you walk through the new awning over the entryway. A botanical oasis with oversized mirrored arches and a soothing water feature makes way for the dramatic archway inspired by the Amalfi Coast. It’s encased in mirrors that open into the distinct main lobby and restaurant spaces, which was originally the main banking hall.

An elegant room with an arched table and gold chairs

Artistic Spaces, Local Artisans

Over 4,000 pieces of art — from commissioned works to vintage prints sourced between Italy and California — can be seen throughout the hotel’s public spaces. They include a hand-painted tapestry behind the reception desk from LA muralist Jessalyn Brooks and a rich, purple lounge with Baldessari-inspired art. Additionally, many of Hotel Per La’s furnishings and décor have been sourced from local artisans.

Explore The Neighborhood

Bar Clara

Grand Central Market

LA’s largest and oldest public market. When the doors first opened in October 1917, the “Wonder Market” (as it was then called) was billed as “the largest and finest public market on the Pacific Coast.” It filled the entire ground floor of the Beaux-Arts-style Homer Laughlin Building, the region’s first steel-reinforced, fireproof structure. At the time, Los Angeles was the country’s 10th most populous city — and downtown was the epicenter of a flourishing metropolis. Today, the Market’s 40 stalls are home to an only-in-LA blend of legacy vendors like China Cafe and Roast To Go (Grand Central Market tenants for over half a century), rising stars, and success stories from the city’s buzzing food scene.

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Located on the edge of the expanding Arts District in DTLA, ROW DTLA is a 30-acre urban enclave made for and by a collective of bold creatives, risk-takers, entrepreneurs, and forward thinkers. ROW DTLA was built from 1917 to 1923 along the Southern Pacific Railroad and continues to be a major hub for the distribution of produce across the region. ROW DTLA houses the 7th Street Produce Market, an open air wholesale produce market first established in 1917. On Sundays, the marketplace is converted into Smorgasburg, a food market.

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Gentle Monster

Korean eyewear company Gentle Monster has landed with a flagship store in LA’s rapidly renewing downtown area. Each of the brand’s stores boasts a creative, experiential “story” that blends retail with art, and this one is no different. A quirky, whimsical take on “harvest”, the LA store features installations referencing the traditional agriculture of pre-industrial Korea. Quiet and zen-like, the space is in contrast to the rapid-fire spirit of downtown LA. Marble, metal, and mother-of-pearl bring nature into the city, and interconnected rooms take visitors on a journey through the various stages of the harvest.

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Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market is a multi-brand retailer originally located on Dover Street, in Mayfair, London. It has stores in New York City, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, and Los Angeles. Dover Street Market was created by Rei Kawakubo of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons and her husband Adrian Joffe.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2003, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Home to the LA Phil and Los Angeles Master Chorale, Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy through its exterior and interior design.

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A new take on native Kyoto cuisine by Chef Yoya Takahashi, kodō is a sushi and izakaya restaurant at kensho rykn. The menu celebrates sushi, robata, and authentic izakaya favorites.

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MOCA & Geffen Contemporary

Established in 1979, MOCA is the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles, dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is a contemporary art museum with two locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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The Varnish

Opened in 2009, The Varnish is an award-winning speakeasy located through the dining room of Coles. Accolades include Spirited Awards’ Best American Bar and a spot on the World’s 50 Best Bars list. Even with its short list of no-nonsense classic-style cocktails, the bar has managed to remain on every LA drinker’s radar. A dimly lit watering hole for visitors and locals alike, The Varnish is proof positive that talented bartenders, quality booze, and well-balanced cocktails never go out of style.

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Hauser & Wirth

Occupying a former flour mill, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents art exhibitions, events, and learning activities which connect with the local community in a vibrant architectural space. The globally located gallery represents over 90 artists and estates who have been instrumental in shaping its identity, and who are the inspiration for Hauser & Wirth’s diverse range of activities that engage with art, education, conservation, and sustainability. Outposts include Hong Kong, London, New York, Southampton, Los Angeles, Somerset, Menorca, Monaco, Zurich, Gstaad, and St. Moritz.

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The Last Bookstore

California’s largest used and new book and record store, The Last Bookstore started in owner Josh Spencer’s downtown Los Angeles loft in 2005. During the revitalization of downtown LA, the store grew into the 22,000 sq. ft. space in the Spring Arts Tower at 5th & Spring. The store continues to buy, sell, and trade as they have from day one. In addition to over 250,000 new and used books on two floors, the store also sells rare books, thousands of vinyl records, and graphic novels, as well as housing partner pop-up shops.

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The Broad Museum

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Offering free general admission, it was founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. The museum is home to more than 2,000 works of art, and is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.

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The Bradbury Building

The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs, and elevators, and their ornate ironwork. It’s home to the members-only co-working space, NeueHouse, which offers a diverse set of creative spaces including private studios, broadcast and podcast facilities, conference rooms, screening rooms, private phone booths, wellness rooms, and more.

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