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Hot List: New L.A. Hotels

May 2018 - Sky Delta
Fresh off a multimillion-dollar revamp, this DTLA fixture draws on its Spanish colonial roots for decor inspiration. Cocktail lovers: Nab one of the 28 setas at Bar Alta, a swanky reservations-only spot serving bespoke drinks.

An Oasis of Whole Fish, Aperol Spritzes and Pool Hijinks in a Downtown Legend

April 2018 - By Hadley Tomicki - Urban Daddy
At least we've conjured up Veranda, a breezy, picturesque restaurant and bar that you'll find by the pool in back of Hotel Figueroa, now open come gloom or shine. Check it out. In time, we'll ideally all be frolicking around here in the sunshine, passion fruit La Croix-infused Aperol Spritz in hand, our friends clad in light linens.
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Hotel Figueroa's New Veranda is a Downtown Poolside Paradise

April 2018 - BY Farley Elliot - Eater LA
Downtown’s remodeled Hotel Figueroa is nearly back in full swing, having opened its lobby-adjacent Casey Lane restaurant Breva earlier this year. Now it’s time to peek inside Veranda, the breezy back dining area with access to the property’s well-known coffin-shaped pool.
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Why Casey Lane is Dominating Late-Night Dining in L.A.

April 2018 - By Andy Wang - Food and Wine
Chef Casey Lane went to San Sebastián when he was doing research for Breva, his restaurant in downtown L.A.’s newly restored Hotel Figueroa. He immediately saw similarities between the Basque resort town and Los Angeles.

The Best New Restaurants to Try This Week

March 2018 - By Devra Ferst - Tasting Table
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Inside the Updated Hotel Figueroa

DTLA - Walking into the Hotel Figueroa in 2018 can be a bit of shock. Standing in the sun-dappled lobby, where the bright white walls are splashed with colorful paintings, is a stark contrast to the formerly dimly lit, Moroccan-themed space.
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A Basque Brasserie Inside the Legendary Hotel Figueroa

March 2018 - By Hadley Tomicki - Urban Daddy

What's old is new again. Normally, we'd have nothing whatsoever to back up a ridiculous saying like that. But today, we have Breva, a new Basque brasserie from chef Casey Lane, now open at Downtown's gloriously restored Hotel Figueroa.

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Bar Review: The New Face of the Hotel Bar

March 2018 - By Robert Simonson - PUNCH

Not long ago, if you were visiting an American city and looking for a good time, the first thing you did was get the hell out of your hotel. Then the boutique hotel arrived.

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Bryant Ng and Other Great L.A. Chefs Take Their Food to the Masses


Many of L.A.’s best chefs are making it a lot easier to enjoy their food. From quick-service sandwiches and pizza delivery to over-the-top brunches and festival appearances, here’s a look at what’s new:

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L.A.'s Buzziest Bars for Spring Cocktails

March 2018 - By Fiona Chandra - Entertainment Voice

The Los Angeles cocktail scene has been buzzing with several new bar openings (and bar programs changing hands) throughout the city. With spring now officially here, it’s the time to check out the spring forward cocktails at L.A.’s latest hotspots.

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Siteseeing: Downtown Los Angeles


Hotel Figueroa, located across from the Staples Center, will reopen this spring following a $55 million refresh that restored the 1926 building to its former Spanish Colonial splendor.

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Peek Inside the Soon-to-Open Hotel Figueroa

February 2018 - By Alysia Gray Painter - NBC Los Angeles

Like so many landmarks around Southern California, Hotel Figueroa will mark its first century in less than a decade. It opened as "an exclusive women's hostelry by the YWCA" in 1926, and soon became a "social gathering place for female artists."

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Revamped Hotel Figueroa Opens Monday

February 2018 - By Bianca Barragan - LA Curbed

After a hiatus of more than two years, Downtown’s Hotel Figueroa reopens Monday. Desk staff confirmed that the hotel, shuttered for a remodel since November 2015, will welcome guests starting next week. (It was previously expected to open in the fall of 2016.)

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Downtown LA's Long-Dark Hotel Figueroa Turns On the Lights This Weekend

February 2018 - By Farley Elliot - Eater LA

It looks like Downtown’s Hotel Figueroa will be opening this weekend, just in time for the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities. After a protracted remodel that has taken longer than anticipated, the sudden arrival of the gorgeous Mediterranean property is certainly a surprise.

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A Panoply of Places to Honor America's Women


It's always worth celebrating National Women's History Month, which occurs every March. Given the tenor of the times and a certain five-letter hashtag that's been circulating on social media, it's an ideal time to visit places that celebrate women and women's issues.

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Inside the Historic Hotel Figueroa's Gorgeous Remodel in Downtown LA

February 2018 - By Farley Elliot - Eater LA

Downtown’s hotel renaissance is in full swing, and the latest name to start booking rooms is none other than Hotel Figueroa.

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8 Dreamy New Hotels That Are the Perfect Excuse for a Staycation

February 2018 - By Dana Dickey - Pure Wow

Historic buildings. Sumptuous design. Clever cocktails. Chic scenes. And quiet, cozy interludes. These are what you can find in L.A.’s best new hotels.

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Hotel Figueroa Is Finally Reopening

February 2018 - By Eddie Kim - LA Downtown News

It’s been quite the wait for the revamped Hotel Figueroa, which closed for renovations in November 2015 with a goal of reopening a year later. Various delays besieged the 1926 property, but on Monday, Feb. 19, guests will be checking in again.

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It's Official: One of the World's Best Bars Is Coming to Los Angeles

January 2018 - By Farley Elliot - LA Eater

The Times says to expect an opening this spring, though there’s no confirmed date as Zaric is also still currently working on a multi-functional bar experience at the remodeled Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles, also slated for an arrival in the next several months.

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The Best New Restuarants in Los Angeles

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A Basque Brasserie Inside the Legendary Hotel Figueroa. The Gin and Tonic Game Is Strong With This One

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The 21 Most Anticipated Los Angeles Restaurant Openings, Early 2018

January 2018 - By Farley Elliot - Eater LA

2018 is already shaping up to be another incredible year for Los Angeles’s restaurant scene. Big-named players from across the globe (and right here at home) have been working furiously to bring their projects to life.

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18 Projects to Watch in 2018

January 2018 - By Eddie Kim, Jon Regardie and Nicholas Slayton - LA Downtown News

DTLA - When it comes to transformative projects, it will be hard for Downtown Los Angeles to top 2017. Additionally, the community welcomed its largest recreation space in L.A. State Historic Park, several new hotels and approximately a dozen housing developments.

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LA's Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2018

January 2018 - By Lesley Balla - Zagat

ow that LA has officially been recognized as the most exciting dining city in the country, don’t expect things to slow down. This year promises huge openings from notable local chefs and restaurateurs as well as award winners from New York, San Francisco and everywhere in between.

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A Dead Building Is Reborn as the NoMad Opens

January 2018 - By Nicholas Slayton - LA Downtown News

DTLA - In 1923, with a young Downtown Los Angeles emerging as a hub of business and finance, Amadeo Giannini opened the Bank of Italy headquarters at the northwest corner of Seventh and Olive streets.

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Here They Come: The 20 Best Hotel Openings of 2018

By Berit Baugher - Fathom

We’re calling it now: 2018 is going to be an especially great year for hotel openings. From historic renovations to off-the-grid glamping sites in some of the world’s most spectacular settings, travelers will be treated to incredible design, thoughtful collaborations, and memorable experiences.

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Nine Drinking and Dining Openings for the New Year

January 2018 - By Eddie Kim - LA Downtown News

DTLA - The new year brings a blank slate for the dining and drinking industry in the Central City. In the next 12 months some restaurants will close, others will find their footing, and many more will debut with wide-eyed optimism about the possibilities of Downtown Los Angeles.

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Downtown and Beyond, Los Angeles is Booming


Los Angeles has been developing at breakneck speed, with new properties and group offerings cropping up on a seemingly daily basis.

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An Urban Oasis in Downtown LA

October 2017 - By Nicole Quaste - Global Traveler

Originally opened in 1926 as a safe haven for women travelers, Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles pays homage to the city’s rich history. Following a two-year, $30 million renovation, the newly modernized Spanish Colonial-style resort is scheduled to open in late fall.

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Five Easy Upgrades on the Gin & Tonic

August 2017 - Punch Staff - Punch

For much of its history, the Gin & Tonic hovered above the realm of recreation. Today, however, it’s not uncommon for a simple G&T to boast a laundry list of ingredients meant to elevate the simple highball.

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The 15 Most Anticipated Los Angeles Restaurant Openings, Fall 2017

August 2017 - Eater Staff - Eater LA

LA’s restaurant scene is heating up this fall after a tremendous first half of the year that brought on three notable Italian restaurants and a slew of other compelling places like The Exchange, Rosaline, Vespertine, and Verlaine.

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Historic Hotels

August 2017 - Smart Meetings Magazine
The Hotel Figueroa opened in 1926. Currently, it's undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation and will reopen later this year. Its exterior will maintain its graceful Moorish look, while the Moroccan interior will...
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Where To Eat Now - LA's Most Essential Restaurants

July 2017 - Edited by Michalene Busico - LA Magazine
Chef Favorites - Casey Lane - The Tasting Kitchen; Breva and Veranda at Hotel Figueroa
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Inside LA's New Foodie Havens

Los Angeles’ dining scene is on fire, with chefs from around the country — and globe — lured by its sunny climes, crisp produce and (relatively) cheaper rents. Developers have taken notice, building food-focused destinations with multiple marquee restaurants and bars all in one spot.
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A Hotel for Creatives


Hotel Figueroa ( will be restored to its 1920s Spanish Colonial splendor in June 2017. There are 268 rooms and suites, all designed with comfortable elegance and in-room technology in mind for today's modern traveler.

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The 54 Best Things To Do in Downtown L.A. Right Now


Trendy blocks. Delicious eats. Killer coffeehouses. Must-see shops. Splashy new bars. The revival of our once-idle city center kicked off more than a decade ago, and it’s only picking up the pace.

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4 New Hotels Heating Up L.A.'s Luxury Travel Scene


Los Angeles is abuzz with new luxury hotel openings. From the hills of Hollywood to the sands of Malibu, these are the hottest new places to stay in the City of Angels.

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The Remodeled Hotel Figueroa Wants to Change the Way You Think About Cocktails


The waves of summer are surely here already, with a week of 80 degree weather and more sunshine on the way. That’s what makes the poolside drinking options at the upcoming Hotel Figueroa in Downtown so tantalizing.