Godfrey Hotel Hollywood to open spring 2019

A rendering of the Godfrey Hotel Hollywood. Photo credit: Oxford Hotels & Resorts

Oxford Capital Group and Oxford Hotels & Resorts are developing the The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, a 220-room luxury lifestyle hotel located at 1400 Cahuenga Boulevard (one block south of Sunset Boulevard), which is on track to open in spring 2019. 

“This location within the Cahuenga retail corridor includes fantastic restaurants, boutique retailers, and world-class entertainment and nightlife. We’re immediately adjacent to Arclight Cinema, CNN Tower, and Amoeba Records, as well as the under-construction Academy Square and Rise Hollywood,” Sarang (Sar) Peruri, principal at Oxford Capital Group and Oxford Hotels and Resorts, said in a statement. “The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood will complement an already vibrant neighborhood with authentically designed, technology-forward guestrooms, the second location for our chef-driven casual steakhouse concept About Last Knife, and two levels of indoor-outdoor event spaces and destination nightlife for hotel guests, visitors, and locals to enjoy.”

After successfully negotiating the relocation of previous tenants, the previous building was demolished in September 2017 and excavation completed in November 2017. Thus far this year, the property's concrete foundation and podium were completed in May 2018 and the steel structure was completed with the building’s topping off in July 2018. Oxford plans to complete the building envelope in January, setting the stage for a spring 2019 opening.  

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“We’re thrilled to continue the national expansion of our Godfrey Hotel brand, which parallels the ongoing growth and energy surrounding our new Hollywood location,” John Rutledge, founder, president and CEO at Oxford Capital Group and Oxford Hotels and Resorts, said in a statement.

The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood’s exteriors are designed by Los Angeles-based Steinberg Hart and its interiors are designed by The Gettys Group of Chicago. Local artists were engaged to create “interactive” moments throughout the property, including oversized metallic sculptures and dichroic glass installations.

The arrival experience includes a private driveway and porte-cochère, including concrete flooring that glitters under spotlights and an indoor-meets-outdoor feel with floor-to-ceiling windows and NanaWalls. An expansive backlit feature wall serves as the backdrop to the check-in experience.   

The guestrooms include an offering of either kings or double queens, bathrooms with rain showers and glass doors, large TVs, desks, glass and wood barn doors, millwork, flooring and in-room technology designed for business or leisure travelers, as well as families. Second-floor courtyard rooms contain a sliding door, connecting guests to their own private terraces.  

The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood’s courtyard and rooftop venues feature expansive green wall and projection mapping video wall, water and fire features and multiple distinct spaces for private events. The rooftop includes a pool and both indoor and outdoor bars at which guests can mingle while enjoying cocktails with Hollywood and downtown views. Guests can utilize a central courtyard, which will include multiple seating areas and a wine bar. On the ground floor will be Oxford’s gastropub-meets-steakhouse concept, About Last Knife, which will offer SoCal-inspired dishes alongside classic steakhouse specialties reimagined. 

The hotel will also provide bike valet and bike parking, electric vehicle charging stations, solar panels on the rooftop, energy-efficient smart thermostats and environmentally friendly hotel operations.