The new owners of a handsome but mostly vacant building at Broadway and 11th Street have shared new details with the city about their plans for a super hip Hoxton hotel, and things are looking boozy.
In a report to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, first spotted by Urbanize LA, owners Ennismore of London say they’re planning for a hotel with 164 guest rooms; a rooftop pool; a trio of restaurants and multiple bars; and live entertainment and dance floors open to the public. They’re applying for a permit to serve alcohol from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily at:
- A 2,909-square-foot basement restaurant with 99 seats
- A ground floor restaurant spanning 3,817 square feet with seating inside and outside for 186 diners
- Also on the ground floor, a 2,926-square-foot with indoor and outdoor seating for 211 guests
- An 108-seat restaurant, 82-seat pool deck, and 113-seat lounge on the roof
Ennismore, which owns Hoxton, scooped up the 10-story building at 1060 South Broadway in December, paying $30 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Hoxton brand—which markets itself as a place, "where guests can hangout alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighbourhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces"—has two hotels in London, plus locations in Amsterdam, New York City, Paris, and Chicago.
Its new DTLA property is known as the Los Angeles Railway building, because it was the headquarters for the Los Angeles Railway Corporation, which operated a system of yellow street cars. Built in 1922 in the "Beaux Arts style," it later went on to house garment manufacturers, a candy shop, restaurant, and grocery store. Film sets were once erected on the roof as were an electric sign and a 1940s radio tower, according to the neighborhood council report.
- Department of city planning application [Downtown Los Angele Neighborhood Council]
- Look Inside DTLA’s future Hoxton Hotel [Urbanize LA]
- Downtown LA's Booming South Broadway Getting Painfully Hip British Boutique Hotel [Curbed LA]
- British firm plans to remake historic downtown L.A. building into a hip hotel [Los Angeles Times]