CIM, Denihan Hospitality Add First West Coast The James Hotel
Friday March 7th, 2014 - 8:34AM GB
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LOS ANGELES—CIM Group and Denihan Hospitality Group inked an agreement to bring The James hotel brand here to Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards in West Hollywood.
The James Los Angeles will be the first new ground-up hotel in West Hollywood in approximately 30 years, according to the company. It will feature two, 10-story towers with 286 rooms, two restaurants, rooftop and lobby bars and approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
CIM Group, the owner and developer of the two-block Sunset La Cienega mixed-use development, selected Denihan Hospitality Group as its joint-venture partner for the boutique hotel portion of the project. Denihan, a full-service hotel management company that owns, develops, and operates boutique hotels, is expanding its presence with The James Los Angeles, which is slated to open in 2016.
CIM designed and is developing both The James Los Angeles and the two, eight-story residential towers directly across La Cienega Boulevard that will consist of approximately 190 residences and approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of prime street retail space.
Sunset La Cienega is surrounded by the many retail, restaurant and entertainment venues in West Hollywood, and will feature plazas and public spaces designed to enhance the pedestrian experience on the Sunset Strip.
“We are excited to be partnering with CIM in one of the most prominent developments in West Hollywood in years,” stated David Duncan, president of Denihan, adding, “As a brand, The James is mindful of the needs of our neighbors, and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the West Hollywood community.”
The James Los Angeles will be the fourth hotel operating under the brand, joining The James Chicago, The James New York and The James Royal Palm, Miami.
Tags: LOS ANGELES • CIM Group • Denihan Hospitality Group • The James • Hospitality • Brands • Construction/Renovation •
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