Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel opens – and features a Basketball Suite

WT Writer
Nov 1, 2021

New Los Angeles hotel also features a suite with a living room pool

Launched this month in the heart of Los Angeles, the Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel has infused a historic landmark building with a modern soul. Meticulously reimagined by internationally renowned designer Kelly Wearstler, the 148-room destination features three distinct culinary spaces helmed by James Beard Award–winners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, a rooftop pool deck that offers unobstructed views of downtown L.A., as well as a basketball court suite and pool suite for luxurious stays and private occasions

Deeply residential in feel, each of the 148 rooms and suites has a story of its own. Curated vintage pieces are mixed with specially designed furnishings, hand-applied plaster detailing, a warm palette of charcoals and mauves, and richly woven textiles. Standing out are the Proper Basketball Court Suite and Proper Pool Suite. The former reimagines the building’s vintage court by elevating original details like painted court lines and double-height ceilings through a luxurious floor plan with sleeping, living, and dining areas, Spanish-influenced interior design, and sweeping city views. The latter pays homage to the building’s heritage by placing the original 35×12-foot indoor swimming pool in the center of a one-of-a-kind living room, where it’s surrounded by Portuguese-inspired marble and stonework as well as a mosaic mural by L.A. artist Ben Medansky. 


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