Hotel Per La Los Angeles, a new lifestyle property at 649 South Olive Street in Downtown Los Angeles, has officially opened its doors. The grand opening of the hotel includes the opening of the main restaurant, Per L’Ora, and daytime cafe and market, Café Ora. Housed in the former Giannini Building built in 1922, which was originally the headquarters of the Bank of Italy, the opening follows a reimagining by HN Capital Partners, and Sage Hospitality Group. It features 241 rooms & suites as well as grand public spaces, including 10,000 square feet of event space, a main restaurant & bar, a daytime café, and a rooftop bar offering poolside drinks and dramatic views of the LA skyline.
Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, each of Per La’s 241 rooms & suites look to Italy for inspiration. The guest rooms’ color palette is drawn from the property’s fully restored gold and blue Italianate ceiling located in the lobby.
Each room is appointed with custom designed furnishings such as antique Persian rugs in saturated, vibrant colors, and artwork from Paris / New York-based design studio Saint Lazare, sourcing vintage art pieces from antique stores throughout the globe, combined with various collections from Portraits de Villes, as well as original photographs and illustrations from commissioned artists.
Per L’Ora, the hotel’s neighborhood restaurant, introduces Italian cuisine through a lens of Los Angeles culture and flavors. With spirited, easy-going Italian light bites and dishes, Per L’Ora offers an inviting space, evoking the comforting familiarity of feeling at home, while anchored in restaurant traditions of an old-school lobby rendered with a modern twist.
The opening of Per L’Ora also coincides with a new welcoming coffee shop and market, Café Ora, modeled after a famous Venice coffeehouse, complete with a Gio Ponti Italian Murano Chandelier and a hand painted ceiling by New York based Dean Barger. Café Ora features a rotating selection of local roasters, breakfast pastries, grab and go items, and homemade gelato, along with retail products including a selection of locally made goods, like CBD products and dog treats, in addition to an approachable wine shelf and ready-to-drink cocktails.
The hotel is also home to Bar Clara, a more casual rooftop bar with sweeping cityscape views, offering poolside drinks, from vibrant cocktails to a carefully curated wine list, along with Mediterranean-inspired fare, all inspired by the herbal and citrus surroundings in the rooftop’s foliage. Paying homage to its namesake Claire Giannini, the first woman to serve on the bank’s board who broke barriers in social class and gender, the rooftop celebrates both the building’s history and Downtown Los Angeles today, offering a versatile environment for poolside lounging, afterwork drinks, and live collaborations with local musicians and culture makers.
Hotel Per La also features a variety of indoor and outdoor public spaces for hosting events from 12 to 850 people, from a lush courtyard on the second floor to various intimate and larger settings throughout the ground floor, mezzanine, and rooftop.
The spirit of Hotel Per La offers a welcoming, new, community-driven experience for Downtown Los Angeles, which is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. Set in the most walkable district of the city, Per La provides guests with a unique, car free way to experience Downtown Los Angeles, nearby to some of the city’s most notable dining, shopping, and entertainment. Conveniently situated and providing easy access to other desirable neighborhoods, like Hollywood and Santa Monica, the hotel is a short drive to both Los Angeles International Airport and Bob Hope Airport.
For further information, visit hotelperla.com