Conrad Opens Its First California Hotel in Los Angeles

The luxury property is part of the the Grand LA downtown residential and entertainment development.

Conrad Los Angeles San Laurel
The José Andrés-helmed San Laurel is on the 10th floor. Photo Credit: Conrad Los Angeles

The 305-room Conrad Los Angeles has opened within the Grand LA, a new residential, shopping and entertainment development in the city's burgeoning downtown neighborhood. The luxury property, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, marks the California debut of Hilton's high-end brand.

Among the hotel's amenities are new food-and-beverage venues from star chef José Andrés, the Conrad Spa Los Angeles, and proximity to the cultural venues in the heart of downtown.

The Andrés-helmed San Laurel, a 10th-floor breakfast and dinner destination with views overlooking the iconic, Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, offers Spanish specialties with a California touch, incorporating fresh local ingredients. Among the menu highlights are grilled Romaine with Manchego espuma, bone-in Wagyu ribeye and roasted celeriac carpaccio.

Other F&B options from Andrés include Agua Viva, a chic rooftop restaurant with a Latin/Asian fusion menu, signature cocktails and panoramic views of the city; Airlight, a pool-deck bar on the roof; and SED, which celebrates both the desert and the ocean with a menu of popular spirits and seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.

The stunning lobby features Gehry's undulating ceiling design, floor-to-ceiling windows and an arrival bar made from 11,000-year-old lava that has been polished and glazed. Prominent local artists have works on display throughout the reception and lobby spaces.

The guest rooms are outfitted with wide-planked pale oak floors and natural linen walls, as well as open wardrobes, L-shaped sofas and minibars. The Grand Avenue Suite has a private terrace, a dining room with a six-seat table, a formal living room with a bar, a master bedroom and a bathroom with a walk-in wardrobe. 

The property's 7,000-square-foot spa offers a wide range of services providing a deeper wellness experience than a typical hotel spa. Among the amenities are seven treatment rooms, a curated wellness bar with body-care and recovery products, an "enlightenment lounge", an infrared sauna and recovery cabins.

For events, Conrad Los Angeles has 12,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, including a 4,800-square-foot ballroom, as well as a 16,000-square-foot rooftop terrace with an expansive pool deck.