Dream Hotels’ West Coast flagship resort, Dream Hollywood, is set to open February 1, and its aim is to do much more than assist the ongoing revitalization of the iconic neighborhood.
“I truly believe this is going to be a real destination,” says general manager Ayo Akinsete, a native of southeast London who also opened Dream Downtown in the meatpacking district in New York City. “There’s really nothing like this in LA, nothing of this scope where you have a hotel with [multiple] different food and beverage and nightlife offerings. We’re going to offer these vast experiences and still be able to curate everything to each guest’s preferences.”
The sixth Dream hotel will feature 178 guest rooms and sweets designed by the Rockwell Group, “blending the surreal and contemporary”—Dream’s design philosophy—with the city’s mid-century modern architecture.
“The building is so unique looking, and there is meant to be this indoor-outdoor feel throughout the whole property,” Akinsete says. “There are floor-to-ceiling windows with direct views of the Hollywood hills, and we’ve pulled inspiration from the houses in those hills. The roof has a direct view of the Hollywood sign. It’s impossible to miss.”
Other interesting features include a tree-lined, stone-laden alleyway with retail shops and outdoor seating for restaurants and bars, and a 10,000-square-foot rooftop restaurant and bar with a pool equipped with a hydraulic floor that rises up to disperse the water and create a memorable walkway space.
Tao Group’s Beauty & Essex, which opened recently in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan, will be part of Dream Hollywood’s extensive offerings, with more nightlife and F&B partners on the project set to be revealed soon.