The W Hotel is coming to downtown Los Angeles as part of a $700 million mixed-use, tower project being planned across from Staples Center, Chinese developers announced this week. A 250-room W Los Angeles Downtown, part of the Starwood family of hotels, will replace the existing Luxe Hotel, Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Group Co. executives said. The planned hotel, set to open in 2019, will be on the northeast corner of Hazen’s tower project that also includes 650 condo units and 80,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
The full project will include three towers built over two phases on a block in the South Park area bounded by Figueroa and Flower streets between Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street. Construction on the tower project is set to start in 2017.
“We are beyond excited to be bringing such an amazing hotel brand to downtown Los Angeles and believe it will be in line with the high-end, high- quality brand name product we will be delivering as part of our development,” Hazens Group General Manager Greg Sun said.