Hotel Per La joins Autograph Collection

Hotel Per La joins the Autograph Collection by Marriott Bonvoy. The hotel joins Autograph Collection’s 290 independent hotels handpicked for their unique attributes, distinct character and location in the most desirable destinations across nearly 50 countries and territories.

Located on the corner of 7th and Olive Streets in downtown Los Angeles, Hotel Per La is a lifestyle hotel housed in the former Giannini Building built in 1922, originally the headquarters of the Bank of Italy. Reimagined by HN Capital Partners and Sage Hospitality Group, the property has 241 rooms and suites and grand public spaces for guests and locals, including 10,000 square feet of event space, a restaurant and bar, a daytime café, and a rooftop bar with poolside drinks and views of the LA skyline. 

"We are thrilled to be part of the Autograph Collection portfolio," acting GM Adrienne Craig-Aziz said in a statement. "The reputation Autograph Collection has for outstanding dedication to its experience-seeking guests is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. We look forward to showcasing our unique hotel to a wider dynamic audience and offering guests Hotel Per La’s special amenities, values and experiences that surpass expectations." 

Storied Architecture & Contemporary Design

A nod to the building’s storied beginning as a bank for the people, the “Per La” name translates to “for the” in Italian. Its founder, Amadeo Pietro Giannini, believed in the dignity and abilities of those commonly overlooked, signifying the hotel’s inclusive spirit and name, essentially meaning “for Los Angeles, and people like you.” Today, the 12-story property retains the building’s signature architectural features, while enhancing the guest experience through grand yet playful public spaces, and new food and drink concepts designed to encourage communal environment in the midst of the city's bustling downtown. 

Much of the building’s Neoclassical style, such as its Doric columns, ornate golden and blue ceiling and marble floors have been preserved in Hotel Per La’s public spaces and incorporated alongside a new playful and approachable design reflective of the city’s diversity of cultures and characters. Reimagined by local Los Angeles interior designer Jaqui Seerman, contemporary furnishings, airy linens, amorphic lighting, and pops of bright colors that feel distinctively LA are woven throughout the open public spaces and flooded by California sunshine. 

Sophisticated Guestrooms

Hotel Per La has 241 rooms and suites that look to Italy for inspiration. Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, the guestrooms’ color palette is drawn from the property’s fully restored gold and blue Italianate ceiling located in the lobby. Each room is appointed with custom-designed furnishings such as antique Persian rugs in saturated, vibrant colors, and artwork from Paris/New York-based design studio be-poles, sourcing vintage art pieces from antique stores throughout the globe. The rooms also feature a marble writing desk with settee, Tivoli Bluetooth radios and large flat screen televisions, while the European-style bathrooms are complete with Terrazzo floored walk-in showers with luxury bath amenities from Argan Perfume d’arganier. Many rooms also feature freestanding pedestal bathtubs.

With over 4,000 bespoke pieces, the hotel art program celebrates the building’s Californian, Italian and Mediterranean heritage. Modern-style photography seen through a vintage lens allows guests to explore contemporary visions of the world and city in ways that go beyond conventional tourist attractions and clichés. Featured art also includes vintage artwork sourced from antique stores throughout Italy, various collections from Portraits de Villes and original photography from four different commissioned artists. As a result, each guestroom’s art selection is unique, while also showcasing a harmonious and consistent display journey throughout.