When it came to finding the ideal spot for the first Godfrey Hotel on the West Coast, Oxford Hotels & Resorts settled on a parcel of land a block south of Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood surrounded by technology and entertainment companies, high-rise apartments, retail, restaurants and nightlife.
Think all of the energy and excitement of Sunset Boulevard combined with the history and glamour of the Hollywood Palladium and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, with guests of the modern, Steinberg Hart-designed property placed squarely in the middle of one of the most storied and symbolic neighborhoods in the city.
“The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood opens amid a new era for the area, with the return or debut of several major entertainment, tech and creative houses to the neighborhood (Netflix, CNN and Viacom, to name a few), while long-standing favorites of pop culture, like Amoeba Records, share its block,” says Oxford Capital Principal Sarang Peruri. “Over 25 major development projects are slated this year, including a 100-percent increase in residential units and the $450 million, mixed-use destination Academy on Vine.”
Situated at 1400 Cahuenga Blvd., and set to open in August, the seven-story, 75,000-square-foot hotel is Oxford Capital’s fourth Godfrey Hotel and will feature glam, retro-chic environs crafted by The Gettys Group. Expect artistic and creative touches—such as oversized metal sculptures and dichroic glass that changes color as the light hits it—and 220 guest rooms sporting black-and-white finishes, tufted headboards, custom brass light fixtures, and opulent baths boasting rain showers and artistic wallcoverings, all in a palette of smoky green and blush pink.
Look for a SoCal-centric dining experience led by Executive Chef Dorian Southall at About Last Knife, with menu items including regionally sourced, Southland-inspired dishes such as Tomahawk Shortrib Mole and Whole Roasted Pacific Snapper, and a curated bar program offering seasonal cocktails, local craft beers and global whiskeys.
Rounding out the offerings is a ground-level al fresco courtyard and wine bar, and the i|O Godfrey rooftop and pool lounge—the largest rooftop space in Hollywood at 11,600 square feet, replete with film screenings and rotating art via a 28-foot projection mapping wall, and unparalleled views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown L.A.
“The Godfrey Hotel’s high-energy restaurant, nightlife and events venues, carefully curated guestrooms and artwork throughout will be a complementary addition to the neighborhood,” says the hotel’s general manager, Clay Andrews. “It will provide a new cultural hotspot for locals and travelers alike.”