Los Angeles Lands First AC; More Big City Openings

NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel brands are expanding in gateway cities across the country. Openings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago are among the cities with recent buzz. Here’s a closer look:

First AC Makes Mark in L.A.

AC Hotel Beverly Hills is the first Los Angeles-based locale for the design-led European lifestyle hotel brand, AC Hotels by Marriott. Developed by Reliable Properties and Seaview Investors, and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the 142-room property is close to Rodeo Drive, The Grove, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Petersen Automotive Museum and the Beverly Center.

The original Art Deco facade embeds the new 11-story hotel in historic architectural legacy. Design Force Co. designed the property. The hotel has food and beverage options, a rooftop pool and fitness center.

Theater District Property Opens its Doors

Hotel Emblem is now open in San Francisco. The boutique property, located where Nob Hill meets Union Square, is inspired by the Beat Generation—San Francisco’s literary and cultural movement of the 20th century.

The hotel is owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Company and is a member of The Viceroy Urban Retreats. Located in the Theater District, the 96-room hotel has wellness offerings along with multiple food and beverage options.

Hotel to Set Roots in Historic Boston Neighborhood

The Whitney, a new 66-­room luxury boutique hotel, is set to open this spring in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill.

The property, developed by Boston­-based Related Beal and operated by Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM), has fitness experiences, a dining concept, a garden and art collection. Boston­-based Hacin + Associates designed architecture.

Chicago Hotel Offers Airport Access

DLR Group, Janko Group and The Gettys Group have opened the The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare officially opened its doors in November 2018 and is the first boutique offering in Rosemont. It is close to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and offers guests easy access to Allstate Arena, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and Rivers Casino.

The 99,317-sq.-ft., five-story, 165-key hotel includes a lobby space with interactive art, food and beverage options and meeting space. Gettys Group provided interior design services and DLR Group provided architecture and engineering design services on the project.