Commune Hotels & Resorts to Build Two Hotels in L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO—Commune Hotels & Resorts will add two new-build hotels in the greater Los Angeles area to its portfolio. The properties will be part of the Thompson and Tommie brands. Both projects are being led by a private developer with multiple ventures in the mixed-use urban area. 

“The resurgence and robust future of Hollywood create a prime opportunity for us to bring the first new-build Thompson hotel to Los Angeles and introduce tommie to the West Coast,” said Niki Leondakis, CEO, Commune Hotels & Resorts.  “The privilege of working closely with our partners in the layout and programming of the two buildings provides the opportunity to genuinely weave the new hotels into the fabric of the neighborhood in each of the brand’s distinctive ways.”

On Wilcox Avenue, north of Sunset Boulevard, Thompson Hollywood will be a 200-key hotel that embraces the scene and style of Hollywood, according to the company. The ground floor of the 10-story building will comprise the hotel lobby, a 4,595-sq.-ft. restaurant, a 1,862-sq.-ft. bar and an outdoor plaza. With views of the iconic Hollywood sign and downtown Los Angeles, the penthouse level will include an outdoor pool with deck, a 1,430-sq.-ft. restaurant and a fitness center.

tommie Hollywood will stand nearby on Cahuenga Boulevard, south of Sunset Boulevard.  According to the company, the neighborhood is being proposed for the new micro lifestyle hotel because of the synergy between the tommie brand ethos and the neighborhood’s cultural fabric. tommie Hollywood is in early planning stages. 

Thompson Hollywood and tommie Hollywood will break ground once entitlements and permits are secured, which is anticipated by end of 2015. Both hotels are slated to open in 2017.