Los Angeles hotel to look like “rock in the landscape”

New York Architecture firm ASAP has designed a hotel for downtown Los Angeles made to look like a "rock in the landscape".

The project will contain 176 rooms, including 20 suites, situated on 28 floors.

Public spaces will include a roof bar and pool that will be downtown Los Angeles’ highest outdoor public space, with "panoramic views of the skyline and mountains".

The development will also contain a restaurant, a garden bar with film screen, banquet space, conference facilities including screening rooms, outdoor whirlpool, retail space, business centre and fitness centre.

The hotel’s design draws on a "generation of land art in Los Angeles and the southwestern US".

The project uses "existing historic buildings to create a distinctive icon in the landscape, framed by outdoor public spaces adjacent to the entry".

Interiors will be simple and modern, using materials such as concrete, wood and glass, with a design tailored to emphasise the hotel’s cultural programme.

The hotel will capitalise on the "accelerating growth and development of the downtown area as a business and tourism destination".

Images via ASAP

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