Newport Beach, Calif. based broughtonHOTELS expands its properties up and down Cali with the opening of their newest property, the Hotel Normandie (605 S. Normandie Ave., 90025; 213.388.8138), a historic cultural landmark in the Koreatown/Wilshire Center district of Los Angeles. Built in the 1920’s by famed architects, Walker & Eisen, who also designed the Fine Arts Building (1925), the Gaylord Apartments (1926), the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (1926), the Oviatt Building (1927) and the United Artists Theater (1927), the ‘Renaissance Revival’-style hotel is now welcoming guests into a new era. With its iconic neon rooftop sign, brick facade, the property has been restored to its past design. From the lobby’s sprawling staircase, high-beam ceilings, soothing fountain, library, piano and cozy gathering spots, the Hotel Normandie provides the perfect getaway.
To encourage exploration of the neighborhood, Hotel Normandie is providing each guest with a special K-Town Passport upon check-in. The package contains a One Day Metro Pass, a map featuring a walking tour of the historic neon signs on Wilshire and a listing of the best authentic Koreatown BBQ restaurants and traditional spas in the area.
Featuring 94 rooms, each floor of the hotel features photography from local historian/photographer Jody Miller, providing guests with a pictorial tour of Los Angeles. Each room features restored hard wood floors, art deco bathrooms, flat screen televisions, high speed internet and an in-room coffee maker and distinctive art pieces. Coming in 2014 will be a mix of dining and nightlife options.
The Normandie Hotel is featuring 25% off the room rate through the end of the year.